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    Lou Duva was a legend in boxing. He managed and trained many champs. Main Events was one of the most powerful companies in the sport.

    Among his many champs, he was also known for coming so very close to a couple of huge upset wins. Meldrick Taylor just had to stay on his feet to take Julio Cesar Chavez's title and got KO'ed with a couple of seconds left. Andrew Golota had an easy win against champion Riddick Bowe but inexplicably, couldn't control the low blows and got disqualified.

    RIP to an icon in the sport.
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    James Cotton, 81. Blues harmonica. Was the best ever.
    RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    Lou Duva was a legend in boxing. He managed and trained many champs. Main Events was one of the most powerful companies in the sport.

    Among his many champs, he was also known for coming so very close to a couple of huge upset wins. Meldrick Taylor just had to stay on his feet to take Julio Cesar Chavez's title and got KO'ed with a couple of seconds left. Andrew Golota had an easy win against champion Riddick Bowe but inexplicably, couldn't control the low blows and got disqualified.

    RIP to an icon in the sport.
    Sounds great. I'd followed Lou Duva on and off for many years, but not continuously. I was more into the boxers than the promoters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    Lou Duva was a legend in boxing. He managed and trained many champs. Main Events was one of the most powerful companies in the sport.

    Among his many champs, he was also known for coming so very close to a couple of huge upset wins. Meldrick Taylor just had to stay on his feet to take Julio Cesar Chavez's title and got KO'ed with a couple of seconds left.
    Sorta
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    Legendary Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dead at 87

    http://time.com/4706200/newspaper-co...alflow_twitter

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    Legendary Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dead at 87

    http://time.com/4706200/newspaper-co...alflow_twitter
    Here's another great link: http://nypost.com/2017/03/19/pulitze...in-dies-at-86/

    One of the best hard-nosed reporters whose columns I've ever read. He definitely was one of the great ones.

    One of the footnotes in his career, which thankfully didn't define him, was that Al Berkowitz, the much villianized "Son of Sam" convict, wrote directly to Jimmy Breslin when he (Son of Sam) was on the loose, shooting blond-haired teen girls in Bensonhurst/Bath Beach, Brooklyn around 1977.

    Breslin put that into his articles, since it was Berkowitz who'd written to him, the only journalist he'd contacted. In the end, Jimmy was correct in that the so-called .44 caliber killer (who used a Charter Firearms "Bulldog" (snub-nosed) 5- or 6-shot revolver) would likely be caught with a parking ticket. Yep, cops trailing every single buyer of that weapon, make their catch when Berkowitz got a ticket near and around the time when one of the shootings took place.

    An army of cops surrounded Berkowitz' vehicle to catch him ... on his way, heavily armed, to shoot up a club. Berkowitz remains the only person I've ever heard of who was brought into court in an armored car. That's how much he was despised.

    Thank you very much, Jimmy Breslin. I read my father's copy of the NY Daily News, often to read your articles. You will be greatly missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    Legendary Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dead at 87

    http://time.com/4706200/newspaper-co...alflow_twitter
    Remember Jimmy from Goodfellas (Robert DeNiro's character)? He hated Breslin for writing critical articles about him. That's what I remember about him, along with him being single handedly responsible for me drinking Piels when I was broke.

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    David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandson of John D. - which is to say, the last of the real Rockefellers - died at age 101.


    I grew up not far from the main Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills. When I was a teenager, I used to love driving the narrow, winding road that went through parts of the estate. At one point there was a driveway with a plain metal mailbox on a post. The mailbox read, "DAVID ROCKEFELLER." I thought that was kind of cool, for the billionaire chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandson of John D. - which is to say, the last of the real Rockefellers - died at age 101.


    I grew up not far from the main Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills. When I was a teenager, I used to love driving the narrow, winding road that went through parts of the estate. At one point there was a driveway with a plain metal mailbox on a post. The mailbox read, "DAVID ROCKEFELLER." I thought that was kind of cool, for the billionaire chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Did you knock it over?
    I would have been having too much fun driving way too fast in my Dad's Mercedes sports car to stop for that. I knew every inch of that stretch of road by heart, so I could take the tightest turns with just a well-timed tap on the brakes.
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    ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
    http://nypost.com/2017/03/22/gong-sh...ntent=20170322

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    It's been a bad few days for guys called Chuck.
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    RIP Hitman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    It's been a bad few days for guys called Chuck.
    These things come in threes. Chuck Norris better watch out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    These things come in threes. Chuck Norris better watch out.
    Maybe we should start a Chuck death pool?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck
    That's our second Arby's in town. Some say it's better, the fries are curlier, though I wouldn't know. I'm loyal to the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Maybe we should start a Chuck death pool?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck
    Looking at that list it appears Chuck Yeager is the oldest living Chuck on it.
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    Back in the late 70s there was a Gong Show tour using local celebrities. They came to Siena College where I was going to school. A bunch of us musicians put together a Blues Brothers act and won. I was hammered at the time, but mostly I remember it being a lot of fun.
    Let the kids play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    Back in the late 70s there was a Gong Show tour using local celebrities. They came to Siena College where I was going to school. A bunch of us musicians put together a Blues Brothers act and won. I was hammered at the time, but mostly I remember it being a lot of fun.
    Of course it was. You were hammered at the time.
    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
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    Roger Wilkins, 85, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for editorials on Watergate.
    RIP

    *RW would have a field day with this mess in DC today*
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