Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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JoeMauer89 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 pm

Herman Cain was a great man, very smart businessman. Politely keep your political opinions out of this thread, there's a thread where they belong.


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Normally, I would say nutz to you sweetheart but, lucky you, I don't wanna risk the Admin's wrath.

And in case you didn't know it, there have been plenty of political comments in posts above. So mebbe you want to show how tough you imagine yourself to be by smartin' off to them.


Oh by the way, I saw you play against Humboldt High back in the day here in St Paul's West Side. You might recall they used the Williams shift on you which is a play being used very often in MLB nowadays.
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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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JoeMauer89 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Herman Cain was a great man, very smart businessman. Politely keep your political opinions out of this thread, there's a thread where they belong.


Go Twins,
JoeMauer89
I’ll give you that he appears to have been a smart businessman, but “a great man”? Never struck me as such. Why do you think he was great?

Not sure that the multiple women who accused him of sexual assault and having a decade+ long affair would agree he was a great man.

He did drop out of the 2012 race because of those allegations, if I may have your permission to mention politics.

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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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Brooklyn wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:53 pm
JoeMauer89 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 pm

Herman Cain was a great man, very smart businessman. Politely keep your political opinions out of this thread, there's a thread where they belong.


Go Twins,
JoeMauer89

Normally, I would say nutz to you sweetheart but, lucky you, I don't wanna risk the Admin's wrath.

And in case you didn't know it, there have been plenty of political comments in posts above. So mebbe you want to show how tough you imagine yourself to be by smartin' off to them.


Oh by the way, I saw you play against Humboldt High back in the day here in St Paul's West Side. You might recall they used the Williams shift on you which is a play being used very often in MLB nowadays.
Brook,

Poorly worded on my part. What I meant was in this forum its usually to recall anecdotes/memories of peoples lives. Politics inevitably finds its way in. Its very unfortunate that Herman Cain has to become a political weapon in regards to CV-19, but it looks like thats the way its headed. I'll keep my thoughts on that to myself. They absolutely used the Williams shift on me, because I only struck out ONCE in all of High School. And BTW, I really considered going to Florida State to play QB there. It was just was much a sport I loved, who knows maybe I would have ended up on the Vikings and had a 16 year Pro Bowl Career. Kirk Cousins may have never had the career arc he did, and maybe if RGIII gets hurt, hes still the starter in Washington and Alex Smith never leaves SF and never gets hurt! Think about that for a second...

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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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njbill wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:59 pm
JoeMauer89 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Herman Cain was a great man, very smart businessman. Politely keep your political opinions out of this thread, there's a thread where they belong.


Go Twins,
JoeMauer89
I’ll give you that he appears to have been a smart businessman, but “a great man”? Never struck me as such. Why do you think he was great?

Not sure that the multiple women who accused him of sexual assault and having a decade+ long affair would agree he was a great man.

He did drop out of the 2012 race because of those allegations, if I may have your permission to mention politics.
njbill,

I conflated great businessman with great man, that one is on me. I agree with you there, his character was lacking in a lot of other areas. Politics is inevitably tied in I agree, Its just a little unfortunate for him to become a political tool but that's how its headed. I always thought his slogan for Godfather's Pizza should have been, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCfH4c7RR6M

"This is pizza"

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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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JoeMauer89 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:51 am

... I'll keep my thoughts on that to myself. They absolutely used the Williams shift on me, because I only struck out ONCE in all of High School. And BTW, I really considered going to Florida State to play QB there. It was just was much a sport I loved, who knows maybe I would have ended up on the Vikings and had a 16 year Pro Bowl Career. Kirk Cousins may have never had the career arc he did, and maybe if RGIII gets hurt, hes still the starter in Washington and Alex Smith never leaves SF and never gets hurt! Think about that for a second...

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This is a forum so there's no need to keep your thoughts to yourself. On the contrary, we are here to express ourselves, thanks to Admin.


Re Wiliams shift, yes, your quick bat enabled you to keep from striking out. But I think it was your great pull hitting that forced the Hawks to use it.

I distinctly recall how you were projected more as a NFL prospect in your days at CDH. Thankfully, you did not go there. Reminds me of Bob Paradise (also from CDH) who was projected as a MLB project and went undrafted by the NHL. Yet, he had a 14 year pro hockey career. Heck of a player for darn sure.
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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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Brooklyn wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:17 am
JoeMauer89 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:51 am

... I'll keep my thoughts on that to myself. They absolutely used the Williams shift on me, because I only struck out ONCE in all of High School. And BTW, I really considered going to Florida State to play QB there. It was just was much a sport I loved, who knows maybe I would have ended up on the Vikings and had a 16 year Pro Bowl Career. Kirk Cousins may have never had the career arc he did, and maybe if RGIII gets hurt, hes still the starter in Washington and Alex Smith never leaves SF and never gets hurt! Think about that for a second...

Go Twins,
JoeMauer89

This is a forum so there's no need to keep your thoughts to yourself. On the contrary, we are here to express ourselves, thanks to Admin.


Re Wiliams shift, yes, your quick bat enabled you to keep from striking out. But I think it was your great pull hitting that forced the Hawks to use it.

I distinctly recall how you were projected more as a NFL prospect in your days at CDH. Thankfully, you did not go there. Reminds me of Bob Paradise (also from CDH) who was projected as a MLB project and went undrafted by the NHL. Yet, he had a 14 year pro hockey career. Heck of a player for darn sure.
Brook,

I found this online, since we are going down that path. Some interesting names on this list!

https://athlonsports.com/two-sport-athl ... e-greatest

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Re: never to be forgotten

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JoeMauer89 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:55 am

Brook,

I found this online, since we are going down that path. Some interesting names on this list!

https://athlonsports.com/two-sport-athl ... e-greatest

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Great list but there is one humongous name missing - Joan Joyce who excelled at FOUR sports and is still coaching:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Joyce


Image

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/04/36/53/ ... /360x0.jpg



Also missing is a long list of Brits who excelled at cricket and soccer:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5teucDoGadQ



And there is an even bigger list of players who excelled at cricket and field hockey.



So many greatly gifted athletes over the years! Never to be forgotten.
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To me, the biggest omission is Wilt. Track and field (numerous running events, high jump, shot put) and volleyball. How would you like to be on the receiving end of a Wilt spike?

Great list though. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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njbill wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:21 pm
To me, the biggest omission is Wilt. Track and field (numerous running events, high jump, shot put) and volleyball. How would you like to be on the receiving end of a Wilt spike?

Great list though. Thanks for posting.


Bingo!


I was saying to myself, some really big Super Star is missing - but who?

Now I know!
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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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I was just debating this with my cousin who ran track in high school and college.

In high school, Wilt ran a 49.0 440. The world record at the time was 45.8. The guy who finished third in the race in which the world record was set ran 49.8.

Remember when he was going to box Ali? Wilt was a great athlete but I think it would have been a mistake to get in the ring with the champ. :lol:

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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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njbill wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:48 pm
I was just debating this with my cousin who ran track in high school and college.

In high school, Wilt ran a 49.0 440. The world record at the time was 45.8. The guy who finished third in the race in which the world record was set ran 49.8.

Remember when he was going to box Ali? Wilt was a great athlete but I think it would have been a mistake to get in the ring with the champ. :lol:
Agreed there!

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Re: Obituaries - Gone but not forgotten.

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Wilt and Ali, and Cosell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuX7FlddCRg

Jim Brown discussing the proposed Wilt vs. Ali fight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyrP3HqkpRw

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