2018 Obituaries

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Postby Eagles One » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:35 am

Marvin Terrell, former guard with the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs died on December 1, at the age of 80:


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Postby JohnTurney » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:11 pm

Ex-NFL linebacker Isiah Robertson killed in Texas car crash

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Postby Eagles One » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:14 pm

Alex Wizbicki, former defensive back and halfback with the Buffalo Bills of the All-America Football Conference and Green Bay Packers died on December 3, at the age of 97:


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Postby 74_75_78_79_ » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:31 pm



The Philadelphia Bell! Roommates with Tom Selleck at USC? Never knew about ‘San Pedro Beach Bums’ until today!
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Postby fgoodwin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:12 am

Former Niner, Cowboy and Oiler Gene "Duke" Babb, age 83, died December 02, 2018.

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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:06 am

74_75_78_79_ wrote:Never knew about ‘San Pedro Beach Bums’ until today!


Consider yourself lucky. The one thing I recall about this show was that when ABC showed The Longest Yard for the first time on TV in September 1977, this show (which was on the following night) had commercials that offered highlights of the episode that had a similar plot of playing football against unethical lowlifes. This miserable show was thankfully cancelled before the end of the year.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby 74_75_78_79_ » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:32 am

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74_75_78_79_ wrote:Never knew about ‘San Pedro Beach Bums’ until today!


Consider yourself lucky. The one thing I recall about this show was that when ABC showed The Longest Yard for the first time on TV in September 1977, this show (which was on the following night) had commercials that offered highlights of the episode that had a similar plot of playing football against unethical lowlifes. This miserable show was thankfully cancelled before the end of the year.


Well, upon some amateur youtube/wiki research, you certainly-enough seem to be right about me being...'lucky'. I asked some of my co-workers tonight if they remember it and they each said no to my further mystery/humor/laughter/intrigue. I was in 1st-grade at the time and not only did I not like sports at all at the time, but 8PM was past my bedtime anyway. First off...it was not a half-hour but a full hour sitcom comedy (not a very sensible formula)! Aaron Spelling did produce this.

Okay, 'Beach Bums' was 'conveniently' (pre-remote-control) on the same channel (ABC) as Monday Night Football, but just one problem...'Little House on the Prairie' was on NBC during that time (yes, 'Bums' was apparently no MacGyver a decade later)! I'd like to think if I was more of-age Autumn '77, I'd simply have no problem watching that very show that took place in Walnut Grove and then at 9PM EST, simply getting my ass off the couch (not a hard chore, right?) to turn the channel three knobs right to then get my ass back on the couch to watch my Steelers induct DeBartolo into the League opening Monday Night, 27-0 (and then every MN after that)!

"Football, you bet!" was, apparently, the big but real fleeting (VERY soon to be forgotten forever and ever) saying at the time during that Sept-Dec '77 period. A sub-"Where's the Beef"-like term from that easily forgotten show. Simply watching the theme-song, and the ABC promos, makes me remember how - despite some real good stuff being on TV at the time - there was a lot of trash as well. That very theme-song of 'Beach Bums' reminds me of just how many very bad, some-formulaic/forgettable crap was on TV at that very time! I'm usually pretty good at seeing a trailer and being able to tell if it is good or not and I see nothing of this show via youtube that exactly piques any interest in me at all! Even though the actor (Stuart Pankin) who played (the 'nerd') in my favorite high-school-themed movie ever ('The Hollywood Knights') is in it. Nor despite they (desperately) getting the cast of 'Charlie's Angels' to appear, as themselves, in the pilot ep or they getting NFL-ers (Rossovich amongst them, also Frank Gifford, and 'Karate-Kid' villain Martin Kove on it too) in another ep as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger being in the last (10th) aired episode (Ep 11 never aired at all).

Not much is really offered about this show online which has to say SO MUCH! Not even a full ep (from someone who may have recorded it beta at the time) is even available on youtube. It just simply wreaks of "forget about it"! What's a worse TV series? The super-weak 'White Shadow'-precursor that Namath starred in after he retired, or the two other 'Animal House'-inspired frat-house shows (on the two other networks) that competed with the also-weak 'Delta House'? Again, plenty of real bad TV in the late-'70s despite plenty of great classic stuff along with it!

As for Rossovich himself...didn't really know about him, but upon reading that he played for those struggling Eagles of the late-'60s/early-'70s (guess he and Ditka were teammates) I do remember an NFL Films piece of the Eagles playing at Franklin Field that very time and remember they showing someone in a mustache on the sideline being real outspoken. I'm thinking that may have been him. He seemed like quite a character. He and Selleck roommates at USC. How is it the coincidence of future-celebs being roommates while they're in college? Like Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore being roomies while at Harvard during that 29-29...'loss' of theirs?
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:21 pm

74_75_78_79_ wrote:As for Rossovich himself...didn't really know about him, but upon reading that he played for those struggling Eagles of the late-'60s/early-'70s (guess he and Ditka were teammates) I do remember an NFL Films piece of the Eagles playing at Franklin Field that very time and remember they showing someone in a mustache on the sideline being real outspoken. I'm thinking that may have been him. He seemed like quite a character. He and Selleck roommates at USC. How is it the coincidence of future-celebs being roommates while they're in college? Like Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore being roomies while at Harvard during that 29-29...'loss' of theirs?


One bizarre story/urban legend about Rossovich was that he got stuck in some major traffic jam behind a bus. He ended up getting out of his vehicle...and started licking the dirt off the bus. Sounds ridiculously untrue, but he did have a rep for being off-the-wall, so who knows?
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Rupert Patrick » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:29 pm

BD Sullivan wrote:
74_75_78_79_ wrote:As for Rossovich himself...didn't really know about him, but upon reading that he played for those struggling Eagles of the late-'60s/early-'70s (guess he and Ditka were teammates) I do remember an NFL Films piece of the Eagles playing at Franklin Field that very time and remember they showing someone in a mustache on the sideline being real outspoken. I'm thinking that may have been him. He seemed like quite a character. He and Selleck roommates at USC. How is it the coincidence of future-celebs being roommates while they're in college? Like Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore being roomies while at Harvard during that 29-29...'loss' of theirs?


One bizarre story/urban legend about Rossovich was that he got stuck in some major traffic jam behind a bus. He ended up getting out of his vehicle...and started licking the dirt off the bus. Sounds ridiculously untrue, but he did have a rep for being off-the-wall, so who knows?


I remember a segment on NFL Films a few years back where Steve Sabol talked about how in his bachelor days he shared a house with Rossovich and Timmy Brown when both were with the Eagles, and he reunited with his former roomies to reminisce about the good old days.
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