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Andy Rooney RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Per CBS News. I guess retirement didn't agree with hm.
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Guess his clock stopped ticking.

    Didn't take long after retirement, did it? I'd read he'd fallen ill (or something) and wondered if he knew it was coming.

  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Joe Paterno, take note.
  4. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I loved watching him. Made me laugh every time. RIP.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'll miss those eyebrows that threatened to take over the world.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Abe Vigoda ... well, you know.
  7. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Saddened. Learned a lot from his books. RIP to a gifted writer.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Bear Bryant syndrome. You retire, you die...
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Eddie Robinson feared that very thing.

    RIP, Mr. Rooney
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I think that this is akin to Charles Shultz, who quit when he couldn't draw Peanuts anymore and died a month or so later. Rooney only quit because he knew he was very sick. He didn't fall ill and fade away due to retirement.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Maybe not.

  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed more than a few minutes with Andy Rooney. RIP to a man who, surely unknown to many (or at least me), had a distinguished writing career (and the guts to lose his job when not allowed to have a scathing commentary on Vietnam aired) before 60 Minutes. Sure he became the stereotype of the angry old man. But someone who cared whether there was actually a Mrs. Smith behind Mrs. Smith's pies is OK by me.
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