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R.I.P., Dante Lavelli

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by pseudo, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member


  2. damn, that's sad

    what an amazing player
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I did not know his nickname was gluefingers
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    A few days ago I drove by the spot where Lavelli's Furniture was and didn't see it there anymore. Don't know if I missed it or it was already closed down. RIP
  5. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    The obit doesn't mention it, but Lavelli fought at the Battle of the Bulge. I guess he used to tell people that he never ran as fast on the football field as he did in France.

    A friend of mine was in the process of scheduling an interview with him for our AAFC project. He (and the rest of us) are devastated by this news. Rest well, Mr. Lavelli.
  6. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    RIP the pride of Hudson High!
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    One of the best football names ever.
  8. And it would have been a great name for a poet, and actor, or a Cardinal.
    (Holy Roman, not St. Louis or Chicago.)
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    My uncle, who recently died, was a good friend of Dante's. Don't know too much about the man other than that he was extremely generous.

    I still have an autographed poster of his my uncle gave me.

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  10. chester

    chester Member

    I had the good fortune to speak with Dante on a number of occasions, and he always seemed to be willing to speak regardless of what subject I was calling about. Truly one of my favorite former players to talk to.

    RIP Dante.
  11. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    What a wonderful gentleman! He returned a call here to our shop one night and I had the pleasure of answering. Before I could transfer him to the guy who had called him, he asked my name, what I did, how long I've been here, my age, etc.

    After I transferred the call, I hung up my phone and said, "I just had the pleasure of talking to an NFL Hall of Famer, Dante Lavelli, and he told me it was HIS pleasure to talk to ME!" He then spent just short of an hour on the phone with our guy.


    RIP, Mr. Lavelli.
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