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    Today is a dark day in baseball. Yankees starter/reliever Cory Lidle was killed when his plane slammed into a 50 story high rise. He was killed. This is particulary hard for me and all yankees fans as we had seen him almost every game. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as the family for the other person killed.

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  • CaliGirlRamsFan
    Sad day for NYC.
    by CaliGirlRamsFan
    Very sad day for Cory's family and NYC.

    What a trip!
    -10-11-2006, 04:24 PM
  • RamsFanSam
    Father's Day
    by RamsFanSam
    Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!

    How are you celebrating the day?

    Me, I started mine out by talking crap at the whiner's board AND the vikings board...

    then lawn work, followed by beer and barbecue.
    -06-17-2007, 07:28 AM
  • AvengerRam_old
    The day Sherman's behavior becomes the norm, is the day I get a new hobby.
    by AvengerRam_old
    Here at ClanRam, where we dislike the Seahawks for the most part given their rival status, it comes as no surprise that Richard Sherman's outburst has been almost universally condemned.

    But let's not kid ourselves. There is a segment of fans who love and applaud his behavior. I'd guess that most Seahawks fans are cheering him as a hero this morning - not merely for his play on the field (which nobody questions), but for his "persona." I have not ventured over to any Hawks boards or Twitter, but I'm sure there are a lot of people who think his outburst was entirely justified and "good for the game."

    I've been a football fan for over 35 years. I've eagerly awaited the start of every season, and I've never missed a Super Bowl.

    But if Sherman's behavior ever becomes the norm, I think I'd give it all up and find a new way to occupy my Sunday afternoons in the Fall.

    And let's be honest... no team is innocent of this kind of nonsense. We've heard stories, for example, of our own Janoris Jenkins crossing the line with his "trash talk." I, for one, cringe when our guys behave that way.

    It will be interesting to see how the NFL reacts. On the one hand, I think the league wants to be perceived as an organization that favors sportsmanship. On the other, as Howard Stern has proven for decades, shock sells.

    In the end, I suspect that there will always be Richard Shermans, but they will remain on the fringe.

    At least I hope so.
    -01-20-2014, 07:43 AM
  • RamDez
    Funeral tributes to Jinky
    by RamDez
    Funeral tributes to Jinky Newsroom Staff

    There were tears and laughter as Jimmy Johnstone was laid to rest today, and the tributes to Celtic's Greatest Ever Player at his funeral proved both fitting and moving...


    “The wee man was an incredible personality and an incredible footballer. He had unbelievable ball control, as sharp as a tack, as fit as anything, as brave as a lion.

    "People talked about Jimmy's fans. Jimmy loved the fans - because he was a fan himself. If he had not had such a talent, he would have been on the terraces with everybody else.

    "Wee man - you will never walk alone, son.”

    “To see him racing down the wing at full speed, stop dead and leave the pursuing defender to storm past like a bull charging at a matador seemed almost to defy the laws of physics. Twisting and turning on the proverbial sixpence he destroyed entire defences.

    "There was no doubting his courage. He was subjected to brutality that sometimes called more for a prison sentence than a red card. But he never dived, never hid, and indeed showed that he could handle himself.

    "I saw Jimmy Johnstone play - and we will never see his likes again. He will live for ever in the memory of the Celtic family.”


    [On Jinky teaming up with Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr] "He thought he had arrived as a pop star. He did mention to me he thought Jim was singing out of key. I said 'I have known Jim Kerr 35 years - how can you tell the difference?'

    [On Gordon Strachan] "He went out one afternoon drinking with Jimmy. He lasted an hour - and I don't think he has had a drink since.

    "He told Rod Stewart he did not care for his new 'swing music'. Rod told him 'I'm making a fortune from it.' Jimmy said 'I don't care, go back to the old stuff.

    “Jimmy was very conscious of his shortcomings. But he paid the price for those shortcomings over the past five years in his immense efforts to find funding for research into the disease which brought his life to a very premature end.

    "Today is St Patrick's Day. Given the history of the little club founded by a Marist brother called Brother Walfrid in 1888, a team that was created to counteract the terrible poverty of the Catholic community in the east end of Glasgow in that era, I think that our wee genius will be hugely appreciative of the fact that the date of his funeral is the day when we celebrate the feast of St Patrick.”
    -03-19-2006, 02:42 AM
  • txramsfan
    In my thoughts MO flood victims
    by txramsfan
    Just saw the devastating pictures on about the floods going on in my hometown of Poplar Bluff, MO where my mom still lives, and what appears to be most of Missouri and hope that the water subsides soon and people who are affected by this weather tragedy can begin piecing their lives back together.
    -03-20-2008, 11:29 AM