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RIP Bill the Beerman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WazzuGrad00, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    A Seattle sports legend ...

    The Seattle Times

    Bill Scott started out as a vendor with a tray of beers and a voice that could fill the Kingdome. He ended up selling his enthusiasm to sports crowds across the country.

    He was Bill the Beerman, a Seattle original who didn't need a uniform to work a crowd. Just his signature overalls, a jersey and perhaps a hat.

    Scott died Sunday morning at home in Seattle of cardiac arrest. He was 58. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer more than five years ago.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This is not a good week to be a mascot-type figure, is it?
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    bill the beerman started the wave. kingdome, 1977, a very, very young tom petty watched him in action. anyone else who claims they started the wave is full of shit.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If he'd been there to work the Pilot games in '69, they would never have gone bankrupt ... and Milwaukee would've been left with nothing but a minor-league team.

    OH WAIT .... ;D
  5. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Subtle... ;)
  6. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Oh lord ... God love Bill the Beerman. Also spent more than a few afternoons in the Dome, but do not give him credit for the wave. That's like giving him credit for herpes. Besides, the clowns who call Montlake home claim it, which I find fitting.
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    lester, if you go through life and the pacific northwest knows you as bill the beerman, you're damned sure taking credit for the wave.
  8. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    A fine point.
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