Junior Seau (For obvious reasons)
This thread is to remember great professioanl athletes that have fallen.
Who is someone that you idolized and have lost, post up something to remember them by.
Macho Man Randy Savage.
I used to watch him when I was a child and even though he wasnt my all time favorite wrestler, he always was able to set the stage and involve the crowd. The impact from the elbow drop he would do from the top turnbuckle was always something I could feel through the tv. Especially being in person. He was great in his character, on tv, in the ring and a decent man.
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My favorite basketball player when I was a kid was Dave Debusschere of the Knicks. Hadn't seen him in a while, then we saw him on the court at a celbration of Patrick Ewing's career. My wife and I both thought, "he loooks good." He died of a heart attack on the street in NYC a couple of months later.
While he never played professionally, he did play through college and I grew up a Niners fan, so Bill Walsh's passing was a sad day.
His contribution to both game planning and organizational planning was huge and many of his philosophies are still in use today.
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
3× Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII)
1981 AP NFL Coach of the Year
1981 Sporting News Coach of the Year
1981 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of the Year
2× UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1981, 1984)
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I know this isn't AS recent as some, but when Bobby Murcer passed I was devastated.
He was one of my favorite commentators for the Yankee games
He had a nice career. Not the "next Mickey Mantle" that people wanted, but a nice career. Being from Oklahom, like Mantle, didn't help.
The Murcer for Bonds trade was huge at the time.
I saw Thurman Munson's name at baseball-rference.com when I went to check Murcer's numbers. A friend's family was at the first game at Yankee Stadium after Munson's death in a plane crash. The camera captured my friend's sister crying in the stands during the tribute to Munson. The video was played on the board at the stadium for years.
People would come up to her in the supermarket or where she worked in a bank and ask if she was the girl in the video well into her adult years.