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Damn You, Jimmy V!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I've got college hoops on TV tonight in the background while I'm doing some paperwork. Then the Jimmy V speech comes on. I begin to watch. At first, I'm thinking these cynical thoughts about players like Chris Washburn. Then, within a minute, I'm tearing up like a little girl until Dickie V and Coach K walk him off stage. Bastard.
  2. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Yup. No matter how many times I watch it or how much of it I know by heart, I can't change the channel when he's on.

    In fact, about half an hour ago, I was digging up Dave Kindred's "trees will tap dance" column to quote on our board.
  3. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Possibly the greatest speech in the History of Sport.

    His and Gehrig are 1, 1A.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I recorded it tonight, so I can hear it any time I need a lift.
  5. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I still remember the mood around campus when it was announced that he died. Somber, somber time.
  7. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    And I have to admit ... Dickie V's story about the little girl who had knee pain - which was later found to be cancer - gave me a lump in my throat. Dick Vitale can be a pretty good speaker.
  8. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    When he's not yelling.
  9. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    A damn amazing speech. I don't cry ever, and I get a little teary-eyed at that one.

    My father passed away from cancer four months ago, and I just found out today that my uncle was diagnosed with colon cancer (thankfully, it hasn't spread anywhere yet). If I wasn't completely dog-ass broke right now, I'd give money to the cause in a heartbeat.
  10. soccer10k

    soccer10k Member

    My favorite part is "your family, your religion, and the Green Bay Packers".
  11. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I've been fortunate to have a pretty healthy family history ... except for cancer. Took three of my grandparents and an uncle at the age of 31 ... which is my wife's age and the age I turn in a month.
  12. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Get checked. Don't be afraid.
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