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 on: Today at 06:42:12 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by doctordoowop
There  is no "answer."    We just have  to  agree to   disagree.   I think  Robb said  sports  requires  running.  One can walk in a game.

No question that golf  is incredibly  hard  physically.

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 on: Today at 04:33:50 PM 
Started by doctordoowop - Last post by jp05
I think the physical aspect of big 4 professional sports dictate that older players are at a huge disadvantage. As the years roll by, everyone is more susceptible to injuries and slowed reflexes (Satchel Paige and Gordie Howe excepted!). Even golfers, who can remain winners into their late 40's, simply can't compete with 25 year old competition.

My point is that, while skills are degraded, age group sports are still "sports".

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 on: Today at 12:25:34 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Shandy
Thanks for the info, Lou.

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 on: Today at 12:14:54 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by JoeC
I stopped by both places on a business trip to Memphis in the Fall of 1978. So ... that's almost 40 years ago.

At Sun, all you could do then was sort of enter the doorway and see where Marion Keisker (the receptionist, acetate cutter and general factotum to Sam Phillips sat), shuffle a few more paces inside and look at the small room that was the recording studio. This room was behind sturdy, but clear, glass. About all there was to see. Which, in an odd way, was enough! Enough for me to say I'm glad I stopped by.

At Graceland, in 1978 (remember, this was only a year after Elvis's death), you could only go in the main floor to see a couple of rooms. Then, you could wander outside by a small pond where a few gravestones mounted horizontally to the ground were, including Elvis's. Not much to see back then. Across the highway from his house was this huge airplane (his) sitting between a couple garish "souvenir places" -- the kind you see with signage that screams at you. Reminded me of fireworks stands throughout rural America but filled with all manner of Elvis trinkets. Wasn't any crowd to get in Graceland, and I did see Elvis's dad or uncle (had to be one of them) taking the admissions at a small booth outside the house.

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 on: Today at 11:19:55 AM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Gino
Shandy -

During the day, Sun Studios operates as a low-key tourist attraction.  At night they still do recording there. Graceland is naught but a glitzy tourist trap.

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 on: Today at 04:52:17 AM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by Robb_K
Bill Russell--only other guy  who puked before  every game.

BTW,  who did  Wings  get  for Hall?


They got nothing much: Hank Bassen, Forbes Kennedy, Bill Preston, and Johnny Wilson for both Glenn Hall and all star future HOFer, Ted Lindsey.  Ownership was punishing Lindsey for being the most active star in The NHL's Union movement, and Hall was sympathetic to it, and also they were disappointed in his play in that past year's playoffs.  They traded to get Sawchuck back, so Hall was superfluous.

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 on: June 24, 2017, 09:13:05 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by doctordoowop
Bill Russell--only other guy  who puked before  every game.

BTW,  who did  Wings  get  for Hall?

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 on: June 24, 2017, 05:33:58 PM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Shandy
They just let you walk into Sun?  I think Graceland is the kind of thing you sort of have to see if you're there.What was your impression?  Tacky?

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 on: June 24, 2017, 03:19:43 PM 
Started by Robb_K - Last post by bklynmike101
Sawchuck - though Plante & Hall were also terrific. Any votes for Johnny Bower, still quite active on the memorabilia circuit?

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 on: June 24, 2017, 10:07:08 AM 
Started by Shandy - Last post by Gino
The ORIGINAL B.B. King's club in Memphis was a place I'd always try to visit when I was there on Uncle Sam's dime - always great blues artists and great ribs.  My other Memphis stop was the Sun Studio, but unless dragged by my peers I avoided (dis)Graceland.

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