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30 Turkeys of the Year (Updated)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ilook forward to reading Pat Reusse every Thanksgiving...
    While Mariotti made the list, he's not the TOY... that honor is:

    http://www.startribune.com/508/story/830500.html
     
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    This sounds familiar.
     
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    What business Lucia had being the runner-up, I'll never know.

    And, hey, Pat, quick question: How many times did Clem Haskins win this award BEFORE you found out from another paper's reporting that he'd been running a cheating factory.

    Oh, that's what I thought.

    You're still better than Sid, though.
     
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    I'm curious: He mentions Kerri Strug in 1996 as being the only other female Grand Turkey. What on earth would have possessed him to give Strug that "honor" the same year she won the Olympic gold medal for her team with a courageous performance? Anybody in the Twin Cities remember why?
     
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    Was that supposed to be funny?
     
  6. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    i'm surprised glen mason didn't win this year
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    Mason was a 2003 winner

    • 1978: Woody Hayes
    • 1979: Pete Rozelle and Bowie Kuhn
    • 1980: Bobby Knight
    • 1981: George Steinbrenner
    • 1982: Billy Martin
    • 1983: Paul Giel
    • 1984: Les Steckel
    • 1985: Lou Holtz
    • 1986: Dr. Kenneth Keller
    • 1987: Carl Pohlad
    • 1988: Lou Nanne
    • 1989: Mike Lynn
    • 1990: Kent Hrbek
    • 1991: Chris Doleman
    • 1992: 25 Years of Golden Gophers football
    • 1993: Norm Green
    • 1994: Jack McCloskey
    • 1995: Warren Moon
    • 1996: Kerri Strug
    • 1997: Dennis Green
    • 1998: Pohlad
    • 1999: Clem Haskins
    • 2000: Jesse Ventura
    • 2001: Randy Moss and Cris Carter
    • 2002: Kevin McHale and Flip Saunders
    • 2003: Glen Mason
    • 2004: Red McCombs
    • 2005: Bob Naegele

    OTHER TURKEY HONORS

    • Grand Turkey named in honor: Herschel Walker (1991)
    • Turkey of Millennium: Isaiah Rider Jr. (1999)
    • Lifetime Achievement: Chris Voelz (1995), Bud Selig (1996)
     
  8. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year


    Geez, did she stand him up in the bar at the last Championships or something?
     
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    You would probably have to remember her bratty behavior after the Olympics to understand why she might be named a "turkey."
     
  10. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    Yeah, I guess it's probably stuff I would slap myself for not remembering, but quite frankly almost everything about that Olympics and its aftermath were wiped away from my memory not too long after.
     
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    IIRC (and it's been a while), she wanted more money than the rest of the girls for the post-Olympic tour, among other things. I also think that she's disliked by most of her former teammates.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Turkey of the Year

    Not to be a youknowwho for digging up the old thread (LOL), but to save time...
    Reusse's 30th turkey of the year... ( I forgot he did fatboy Charlie last year...)


    http://www.startribune.com/sports/35164824.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsX
     
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