2018 Obituaries

Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:44 pm

Al Frazier, former flanker and halfback with the Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Denver Broncos died on December 2, at the age of 83:


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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:58 am

Rod Jones, former tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks died on December 8, at the age of 54:



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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Citizen » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:22 am

Rossovich had an image as a goofball who would do anything on a dare. I remember reading this Sports Illustrated profile (https://www.si.com/vault/1971/09/20/612 ... -a-success) at age 9 and being absolutely mesmerized by his antics. The image was probably half-manufactured, but it got him the attention he wanted.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby nicefellow31 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:41 pm

BD Sullivan wrote:
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.


I was ten that year and have vague memories of that show. I seem to recall some guy saying over and over (when asked if he wanted to play), "football you bet".
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby nicefellow31 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:43 pm

74_75_78_79_ wrote:
BD Sullivan wrote:
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?


LOL. I didn't read your post before replying about the "football you bet" comment. Nice to know my memory is still working properly.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Rupert Patrick » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Bill Fralic, former Falcon and 2nd pick in 1985 Draft, died:

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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Rupert Patrick wrote:Bill Fralic, former Falcon and 2nd pick in 1985 Draft, died:

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/former-n ... ith-cancer


Fralic was good enough at Pitt that some people were delusional enough to think he could win the Heisman. He was also the guy behind the Pitt PR people coming up with the pancake "stat" that counted how many times he flattened a defender.
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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:14 am

Mike Montler, former center, guard and tackle with the Boston/New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions died on December 13, at the age of 74:


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Re: 2018 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:34 am

Ron Waller, former halfback with the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, as well as former head coach with the San Diego Chargers (1973) died on December 16, at the age of 85:


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Re: 2018 Obituaries

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