Cowboy quarterback Don Meredith speaking about Garrison’s dependability, “If it was third down, and you needed four yards, if you’d get the ball to Walt Garrison, he’d get you five. And if it was third down and you needed twenty yards, if you’d get the ball to Walt Garrison, by God, he’d get you five.”
You might also remember him as a TV spokesman for Skoal:
“Put a pinch between your cheek and gums”.
Richard Roundtree, who died October 24th at the age of 81 was perhaps best known for the “Shaft” series of movies starting in the early '70s; he had a long career in cinema with more than 150 credits, and was considered to have played “the first black action hero”.
Knight raised Indiana to the national top tier while upholding academic standards, but he was notorious for the rage he directed at players and referees.
Bobby Knight, one of college basketball’s signature coaches and a singular personality renowned for his tempestuousness and hubris, qualities that helped bring him to the pinnacle of his sport and also tainted his success, died on Wednesday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 83.
His death was announced on his website. It did not give a cause.
Mercurial and volatile, Knight was among the most polarizing characters in American sports. He was a brilliant coach who sought out intelligent players, deployed a ferocious man-to-man defense, extolled the virtues of precision passing and preached the necessities of boxing out, rebounding and never-ending hustle.
Known as a principled perfectionist and a master teacher, he was also a driven competitor for whom losing was agony and a relentless motivator whose chief tool, it often seemed, was the anger-fueled rant.
Sadly my guess is that he will follow shortly. He’s been on hospice care for quite a while and I think the loss of his wife will be the straw so to speak. May she rest in peace
@Kidsandliz Thanks for the link (and enabling the reading for us).
Nice, comprehensive reporting. I had forgotten much of that story. For one thing, I didn’t remember they had 3 sons. Amy got all the press.
@phendrick I think her brothers are older as she was the only one living in the white house. And it may be her brothers wanted their privacy. I could see their parents working hard to make sure that happened. Sort of harder when you actually live in the white house.
@Cerridwyn@heartny@Kyeh Sorry to hear about your parents. That happened with my aunt and uncle. They were 97 and 99 in a nursing home. One died and the other died 12.5 hours later. Incredibly hard on my cousins to loose both parents so close together but it was, I am sure, unimaginably tough on my aunt to know her husband had died. This was 4.5 days after her 97th birthday. My uncle so wanted to live to 100. He had 4 months to go to make it to 100. It was a blessing for her that she died so that she wasn’t living in deep grief without her husband of 72 years.
@Cerridwyn@heartny@Kidsandliz@Kyeh My father never expected to outlive my mother, but then she got taken by pancreatic cancer at 81, and he lived to be 93. My oldest brother relocated him to an assisted-living place near him for the last three years, after my father cut himself while preparing a meal, badly enough to need a trip to the ER, twice in one week. He’d developed a very minor hand tremor in his late '70s, and it got progressively worse with time. I’ve got one now, and it worries me a lot.
@Kidsandliz Per the article, “They also had three sons during the years 1947 to 1952.” The youngest would have been 24+ when they moved into the White House in January, 1977. [My parents were well shed of me by that age.]
I’m guessing that when she got her dementia diagnosis, she understood perfectly well what it was and what it meant and she handled that with as much dignity as she handled everything else all these years
I ran home from school, and scheduled classes in college around GH from like ‘81 to ‘88, lol! I loved the whole Cassadine saga (and Scorpio’s accent) and just couldn’t wait to watch that whole adventure.
I believe that was also around the time Rick Springfield was Noah Drake, so that may have had something to do with me watching as well.
The cast was really great during those years. I’d love to rewatch that part sometime…I wonder if it’s possible to watch certain segments of old soaps?
Oh wow, now that was a favorite show (both of them) and I’ve probably had the theme song to H.R Puffinstuff stuck in my head more times than any other. Still can’t believe I’m at that age when all of the icons from my childhood shows are dying. That’s life, the end!
Henry Kissinger died today at the age of 100.
Most of those years he was a foreign policy wonk, including as Secretary of State for both the Nixon and Ford administration, and was often seen on news programs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kissinger