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#41 Whitehouse

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:04 PM

Former CNN sports caster, in fact the very first CNN sports caster, Nick Charles is clinging on to life. he commented a lot of boxing matches.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:59 AM

Alice Ward, mother of Mickey Ward and thus portrayed on the big screen in the recent movie The Fighter, dead at 79.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Oct 12 2010, 05:31 PM, said:

Heard today that George Cooper - identical twin brother of Henry - died a few months ago. Don't recall seeing a post here. George was arguably the better boxer in the early days but injury stalled his career after which - as an identical twin - he was further held back because he was the same weight as Henry and prevented by the rules of boxing's governing bodies from fighting his own brother for titles.

Looks like the family reunion is on.

Henry Cooper dead at 76.


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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:12 PM

As was pointed out to me elsewhere, this means that only Maggie is left alive from Bjørge Lillelien's most famous piece of sports commentary.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

Boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper dies aged 76

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:44 PM

Here's a link

just scrolled back and realised I'm a couple of hours behind everyone else with the n ews .Sorry! :lol:
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

View PostSpade_Cooley, on May 1 2011, 09:12 PM, said:

As was pointed out to me elsewhere, this means that only Maggie is left alive from Bjørge Lillelien's most famous piece of sports commentary.
Won't be long before the clean sweep.. :lol:
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

How cruel and unjust.

He properly hurts Muhammad Ali but then, after a controversial corner incident, goes on to be beaten with a shocking cut. Forced to sell his Lonsdale belts after being caught up in the Lloyds of London crash. And now in his death, the lead story on the UK news is ripped from him after just a few hours when a super villain is taken out. Poor old Henry Cooper - RIP.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Cooper's death is on the front page of every UK newspaper this morning except the Guardian and the Independent. Why does the left hate Britain so much?
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

View Postnotaguest, on May 1 2011, 11:57 PM, said:

View PostSpade_Cooley, on May 1 2011, 09:12 PM, said:

As was pointed out to me elsewhere, this means that only Maggie is left alive from Bjørge Lillelien's most famous piece of sports commentary.
Won't be long before the clean sweep.. :lol:

It's not like there is a curse of Bjørge Lillelien. Four of the eight were already dead when he said it.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

View PostGordon Comstock, on May 2 2011, 03:23 PM, said:

View Postnotaguest, on May 1 2011, 11:57 PM, said:

View PostSpade_Cooley, on May 1 2011, 09:12 PM, said:

As was pointed out to me elsewhere, this means that only Maggie is left alive from Bjørge Lillelien's most famous piece of sports commentary.
Won't be long before the clean sweep.. :lol:

It's not like there is a curse of Bjørge Lillelien. Four of the eight were already dead when he said it.

Five, actually....only Diana, Henry Cooper and Maggie were alive at the time.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

View Postsympathyforthedevil, on May 2 2011, 06:00 PM, said:

View PostGordon Comstock, on May 2 2011, 03:23 PM, said:

View Postnotaguest, on May 1 2011, 11:57 PM, said:

View PostSpade_Cooley, on May 1 2011, 09:12 PM, said:

As was pointed out to me elsewhere, this means that only Maggie is left alive from Bjørge Lillelien's most famous piece of sports commentary.
Won't be long before the clean sweep.. :banghead:

It's not like there is a curse of Bjørge Lillelien. Four of the eight were already dead when he said it.

Five, actually....only Diana, Henry Cooper and Maggie were alive at the time.

You're right of course. For some reason I was confusing Eden with Macmillan

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:52 PM

View PostGodot, on Nov 21 2008, 12:39 AM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Nov 20 2008, 11:01 PM, said:

Former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Genaro Hernandez, 42, has been diagnosed with "a rare form" of cancer. This boxing forum says he's suffering from stage four cancer of the head and neck.
How many stages are there? If there are five, he's on the ropes but if there are 10, well he might just go the distance.

He put up a brave fight, but the Grim Reaper has landed the killer punch.

Genaro Hernandez Dies at 45.

Well done to the 11 teams who kept the faith on the DDP. I think this means Wormer, He's A Dead etc, etc is now in second place.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:16 AM

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:47 AM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jun 7 2011, 04:52 PM, said:

View PostGodot, on Nov 21 2008, 12:39 AM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Nov 20 2008, 11:01 PM, said:

Former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Genaro Hernandez, 42, has been diagnosed with "a rare form" of cancer. This boxing forum says he's suffering from stage four cancer of the head and neck.
How many stages are there? If there are five, he's on the ropes but if there are 10, well he might just go the distance.

He put up a brave fight, but the Grim Reaper has landed the killer punch.

Genaro Hernandez Dies at 45.

Well done to the 11 teams who kept the faith on the DDP. I think this means Wormer, He's A Dead etc, etc is now in second place.

Wormer, He's A Dead... is now in 3rd place, behind Daniel Faraday's Notebook and The Living End. DFN got Terry Jenner on May 25th, which gave him 8 points.

The Living End - 77
Daniel Faraday's Notebook - 57
Wormer, He's A Dead Man! - 52
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:27 AM

View PostangryGreatness, on Jun 8 2011, 06:47 AM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jun 7 2011, 04:52 PM, said:

View PostGodot, on Nov 21 2008, 12:39 AM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Nov 20 2008, 11:01 PM, said:

Former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Genaro Hernandez, 42, has been diagnosed with "a rare form" of cancer. This boxing forum says he's suffering from stage four cancer of the head and neck.
How many stages are there? If there are five, he's on the ropes but if there are 10, well he might just go the distance.

He put up a brave fight, but the Grim Reaper has landed the killer punch.

Genaro Hernandez Dies at 45.

Well done to the 11 teams who kept the faith on the DDP. I think this means Wormer, He's A Dead etc, etc is now in second place.

Wormer, He's A Dead... is now in 3rd place, behind Daniel Faraday's Notebook and The Living End. DFN got Terry Jenner on May 25th, which gave him 8 points.

The Living End - 77
Daniel Faraday's Notebook - 57
Wormer, He's A Dead Man! - 52


It's a bigger lead than that, with Ann McPherson getting the finger. The updated table will be up tonight...
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:07 AM

View Postthemaninblack, on Jun 7 2011, 11:27 PM, said:

View PostangryGreatness, on Jun 8 2011, 06:47 AM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Jun 7 2011, 04:52 PM, said:

View PostGodot, on Nov 21 2008, 12:39 AM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Nov 20 2008, 11:01 PM, said:

Former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Genaro Hernandez, 42, has been diagnosed with "a rare form" of cancer. This boxing forum says he's suffering from stage four cancer of the head and neck.
How many stages are there? If there are five, he's on the ropes but if there are 10, well he might just go the distance.

He put up a brave fight, but the Grim Reaper has landed the killer punch.

Genaro Hernandez Dies at 45.

Well done to the 11 teams who kept the faith on the DDP. I think this means Wormer, He's A Dead etc, etc is now in second place.

Wormer, He's A Dead... is now in 3rd place, behind Daniel Faraday's Notebook and The Living End. DFN got Terry Jenner on May 25th, which gave him 8 points.

The Living End - 77
Daniel Faraday's Notebook - 57
Wormer, He's A Dead Man! - 52


It's a bigger lead than that, with Ann McPherson getting the finger. The updated table will be up tonight...

Oh Christ, I didn't know McPherson had passed.
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Paul Allen, Bob Barker, Glenn Beck Posted Image, Jerry Cantrell Posted Image, Carol Channing Posted Image, Orson Scott Card Posted Image, John Elway Posted Image, Kenny G Posted Image, Bill Gates, Ben Gibbard Posted Image. Ben Haggerty Posted Image, Donald M. Kendall Posted Image, Amanda Knox Posted Image, Gary Larson Posted Image, Ryan Lewis Posted Image, Chuck Palahniuk Posted Image, Anthony Ray Posted Image, Adam West, Jim Whittaker Posted Image, Michael Winslow Posted Image

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:57 PM

Billy Costello

The former WBC Light Welterweight champion has died aged 55.
Oh, Mickey! What's EGREGIOUS?!

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:38 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on May 12 2008, 12:30 AM, said:

An article in the Independent about American boxing journalist George Kimball, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer with a prognosis of "six weeks to two years".

George Kimball has died. He was on my DDP team... in 2009 and 2010.
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