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Payne Stewart - 14 years later

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by UNCGrad, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe it's been 14 years since Payne Stewart died in an eerie plane crash. Happened on this day.

    Pinehurst, site of the 1999 U.S. Open that Payne won a few months before his death, has a few photos and video clips today:

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    14 years? Is that a big anniversary? That's an odd commemorative number.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yup. Next year, it'll mean way more!
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Also on board was Stewart's agent, Robert Fraley, a one-time back-up quarterback at Alabama who had a hand in one of the strangest Alabama-Tennessee games ever 39 years ago this month (speaking of timely anniversaries):

  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Retired abruptly?

    Fraley was also Parcells agent and then through Parcells became
    Francesa's agent.
  7. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I once got into a furious debate at a roulette table over what I considered to be an odd number.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm with you on this.

    I used to be really big into writing anniversary stories. It was an easy angle, and I suppose milestones like 50 years, in particular, or 20 years, are ways that people stop for a moment and consider the passage of time.

    But it's way overdone. It feels so arbitrary and manufactured, particularly since we now make a big to-do over things like 14th anniversary.

    Part of this is just me. My wife, for example, really gets into annivesary dates and times of the year. For example, she's dreadfully anticipating the one-year anniversary of a relative's death. That kind of thing just doesn't do a whole lot for me. Wonder if it's a gender split at all.
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  9. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Am I missing where they're making a big deal over the 14th anniversary? I just see where they've written the date with a "We still miss you, Payne." They don't even have the number 14 written anywhere, at least as far as I can see.
  10. I blame 9/11 and Generation X.
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  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Like the anniversary of people's births. Those are totally overdone. ;)
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  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Because we're supposed to be celebrating the anniversary of people's conceptions. [ducking]
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