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Gerald Ford

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by donaugust, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. donaugust

    donaugust Member

    Anyone running anything on Gerald Ford in the sports section tonight or tomorrow?
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Not here. News side is taking it all, as they should be.
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Wonder if Mitch Albom will have something on Ford in a day or two?

    Also, now the Wolverines have two more reasons for them to win the Rose Bowl
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Too late tonight. I would hope somebody (hello, AP?) would develop an appropriate sidebar sometime between now and the funeral. Doug Ferguson could probably dash off 2,000 words about Ford and golf right now.
  5. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Here's a possible connection -- Ford was still the president when Tiger was born in '76.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    There will probably be folos today about Ford's Michigan days (playing without a helmet, no less) as well as the obligatory Fergie golf piece.
  7. My guess is, Lyndon's snark aside, Ford never played a game without a helmet.
    RIP to one of the last of the Not Insane.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Not that those helmets did much good. My great-uncle played at Michigan 15 years after Ford, and the docs said his dementia pugilistica was caused by too many undiagnosed concussions during his football days.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Yes he was... but Tiger was born in '75.

    As for Ford, hard to argue with his athleticism. Aside from his football activities at Michigan, he skiied into his late 70s and played golf this side of forever. He played at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic for 23 years, most famously in 1995, when he played with Presidents GHW Bush and Clinton and Bob Hope in a memorable fivesome.

    Trivia question: who was the pro who played in that group?
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    "Another Person I Didn't Meet in St. Louis"
  11. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Craig Stadler?
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Scott Hoch, who the hell is Scott Hoch?
    Anyway, I cheated.
    From bhcc.com
    The biggest single news event at the Classic during the '90's didn't even involve the world's top professionals. In 1995, the team of President Bill Clinton, President George Bush, President Gerald R. Ford, Tournament Host Bob Hope and defending champion Scott Hoch teed it up for the tournament's opening round (with the White House Press Corps and 25,000 fans following behind). This historic day was the first time a sitting president had played during a PGA TOUR event and perhaps the first time three presidents had played together — ever.

    Edit: If AP does move something on Ford and golf, this will be it. Last I saw was something about his playing days at Michigan.
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