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johnsteed

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Oh-boy, down to 2...

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Daffy

I said my favorite player played centerfield in New York...not for New York...

That leaves Willie and the Duke...last chance John Steed.

Geez, I went all in with Mickey Mantle. I have no more chips left! :confused:


Okay, well, you're calling him "The" Duke, so I'm going with Duke Snider (mortgaging the garage on this one).


What's the verdict duck, can I keep the garage?



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It's been a LONG time since having a "real" baseball discussion without having to talk about Chan Ho Park or Byung-Yun Kim.
LMFAO... that's funny :) Good thing you don't have to field Ichiro or Matsui(s) questions :)

Captain America-Roger Staubach
I never did live anywhere in Texas - in fact, only been there once in my life - but America's Team were dominant at the time and I never could manage to adopt the Jets or the Giants... Joe Namath notwithstanding... so you can imagine my disappointment when America's Team became America's toyboys... especially being led by a Bruin.

Now can you guess which university I went to... LOL...

Sorry for derailing the thread - I'm trying to find a way to split this off elsewhere, but my moderator buttons are a bit rusted and I have to figure out how to keep the original stuff intact while moving the fun sports discussion to Wild Card... maybe Vortran can lend a hand...
 

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No stones left unturned...

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Need I mention who my favorite basketball player of all time is? Or team, for that matter?

Oh, it's a secret. :cool: A Phil Jackson fan. :D :lolup::notworthy


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spearmaster

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Can't be Willie because he did play for New York... and New York... but then again, the Duke also played for New York at one time...
 

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Oh, it's a secret. A Phil Jackson fan.
:puke:

Gotta hand it to him though, he's much better on the sidelines...

Remember "The Pearl" and "The Glide"?

All of my sporting heroes were fine, upstanding examples of society and wonderful role models. I'm not sure this was entirely by choice, but perhaps just the luck of the draw. Bradley was my dad's classmate at Princeton.
 

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And a deep-fly to center... Way back...

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Can't be Willie because he did play for New York... and New York... but then again, the Duke also played for New York at one time...

Love how you brought-up Willie's time with the Mets. Funny how they say he sucked with the Mets, but he really didn't his first year. As far as "the Duke", he gradually became a shadow of his former-self after the team moved.


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johnsteed said:
Love how you brought-up Willie's time with the Mets. Funny how they say he sucked with the Mets, but he really didn't his first year. As far as "the Duke", he gradually became a shadow of his former-self after the team moved.
Willie was already a legend by the time he joined the Mets - and you're right, he was still pretty good his first year there but age finally caught up with him.

The Duke actually played for Casey Stengel one year towards the end of his career.

So technically, it can't be either of them... LOL...
 

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You can keep your garage, JS...it was the Duke.

I was a big Dodger fan...even after the move. Loved Kofax and Drysdale in the 60's. Then we got the Rangers here in the 70's and I've been suffering with them ever since...lol.(Arlington is only 20 miles from Dallas)

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Spear, living in Dallas, one occassionally runs into a sports figure from time to time. It has been my good fortune to meet Mr. Staubach at several functions over the years. You will be pleased to know that he is very personable, down-to-earth and quite outgoing. As is Troy Aikman.

The "royal flush" of my all-time sports encounters was to dine with Tom Landry and his wife (Alicia) twice. He was very entertaining...he even shared some hilarious antedotes with us. We were alone at one point...and I asked "Hey Coach, mind if we talk some football???" He smiled and said "That's my favorite subject."

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It's got to be "The Duke"...

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The Duke actually played for Casey Stengel one year towards the end of his career.

So technically, it can't be either of them... LOL...

That's right, hahaha. You're right. :D


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Well, Daffy said he played in New York, and not for New York, so I guess that since:

a) The Giants were called the "New York" Giants, that means it must be...

b) The "Brooklyn" Dodgers, thus leaving us with "Duke Snider".


Now, can I get a Chuck Jones autographed photo of you now? :D



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Duke was a Dodger...Willie was a Giant...

Those nano seconds with the Mets don't count...lmao.

I've always liked Willie...he was great and never got payed. One of the reasons he went to the Mets was an offer from the casinos in Atlantic City to be a spokesperson. Baseball threatened to kick him out (gambling)...so he had to pass. Not fair at all.

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Spear, living in Dallas, one occassionally runs into a sports figure from time to time. It has been my good fortune to meet Mr. Staubach at several functions over the years. You will be pleased to know that he is very personable, down-to-earth and quite outgoing. As is Troy Aikman.

The "royal flush" of my all-time sports encounters was to dine with Tom Landry and his wife (Alicia) twice. He was very entertaining...he even shared some hilarious antedotes with us. We were alone at one point...and I asked "Hey Coach, mind if we talk some football???" He smiled and said "That's my favorite subject."

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OMG... :eek: :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy

Sidenote: I've got to get out of Korea and start meeting some famous people... pronto...


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Daffy said:
Spear, living in Dallas, one occassionally runs into a sports figure from time to time. It has been my good fortune to meet Mr. Staubach at several functions over the years. You will be pleased to know that he is very personable, down-to-earth and quite outgoing. As is Troy Aikman.
I think we can all agree that Mr. Staubach has lived an exemplary life :)

And Troy Aikman is a nice guy - but he was a lousy quarterback, and worse yet, a Bruin.

(can you tell I'm still suffering from the shock loss this morning?)

The "royal flush" of my all-time sports encounters was to dine with Tom Landry and his wife (Alicia) twice. He was very entertaining...he even shared some hilarious antedotes with us. We were alone at one point...and I asked "Hey Coach, mind if we talk some football???" He smiled and said "That's my favorite subject."
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Tom Landry was also one hell of a guy from all accounts. No doubt he ranks up there with the best of all time... those must have been some enjoyable encounters.

The only pro football player I ever met was Toni Fritsch... never met any other pro sports figure that I can recall... but met quite a few Olympians from all over the world, including one memorable encounter with Detlef Schrempf at the '84 Olympics, and Lee Evans, who had a mailbox at the place I used to work, and also met a few TV stars.

Come to think of it, I *did* meet one other pro football player - Fran Tarkenton - nice guy - but he was a TV star then, had been out of football a few years already and was hosting "That's Incredible".

Steed, just how long *have* you been in Korea?

As for nanoseconds, I guess I can agree with that :)
 

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I've always liked Willie...he was great and never got payed. One of the reasons he went to the Mets was an offer from the casinos in Atlantic City to be a spokesperson. Baseball threatened to kick him out (gambling)...so he had to pass. Not fair at all.

I occasionally listen to Rick Barry's radio show on KNBR680, and he's pretty tight with Willie and others from the Bay Area. I believe that Willie does do some stuff in Vegas, like greeting people, in various capacities (all of which I'm not sure of). He's not rich like his Godson, but he has lots of nice contracts to keep him more than happy. :)


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Steed, just how long *have* you been in Korea?

It's been 5-years now. I miss real TV!!!

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Great stuff gentlemen, very memorable evening/night/morning. :thumbsup:


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I occasionally listen to Rick Barry's radio show on KNBR680
OMG... Mr. Underhand Free Throw... didn't know where he'd gone off to. Also a great player...

It's been 5-years now. I miss real TV!!!
You're telling me... I last lived in the US in 1988... thank goodness for CNN and ESPN...
 

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Bradley and the Knicks...

Drafted by the New York Knicks, he completed his Oxford studies and returned to basketball in 1967. “Dollar Bill” developed into one of the Knicks= most solid players at forward and was instrumental in New York’s 1970 and 1973 NBA champion*ships. His 12.4 ppg career average on Knick teams that featured Hall of Famers Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Earl "the pearl" Monroe and Jerry Lucas pale in comparison to his overall value to championship basketball. After retiring from basketball in 1977, Bradley was elected a U.S. Senator from New Jersey in 1979.

I identified with DeBusschere's commando style...loved watching those Knicks.

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Walt "Clyde the Glide" Frazier :)

Dave DeBusschere was a rock :) That team was a great team to watch, like you said. The only other team I ever watched during that era was the Harlem Globetrotters... and the Celtics, only because it was the rivalry :)
 

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Walt "Clyde the Glide" Frazier

Can't believe I did not remember that k/nickname...lol...kudos Spear.:notworthy

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