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RIP Bobby Fischer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spup1122, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Just got the AP news alert that Bobby Fisher has died.

    Story says he was 64 and died in Iceland.
  2. Wasn't he in that movie with Tommy Lee Jones?

    Hey, someone had to do it.
  3. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    But not you!
  4. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I heard he did good work in it.
  5. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    RIP, batshit chess guy. Must have been pretty painful to be Jewish and anti-Semitic at the same time.

    Any chance we can shit-can the Brad Renfro stuff now? No? OK, never mind.
  6. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    That was one weird dude, may he rest in peace.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    With the obligatory Renfro reference out of the way, I'll add this:

    I guess heaven needed a rabid anti-Semite.
  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I remember the piece Jr. Schaap did on him.

    That was a weird, weird bird.
  9. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    To mock or ease or honor the passing of this tortured soul, go to your copy of Best American Sports Writing of the Century (we all have one, right?), and re-read Brad Darrach's 1973 Fischer piece from Playboy, "The Day Bobby Blew It." A classic.
  10. You know, I was reading that story <i>on Wednesday</i> for no reason. I just thought of it out of nowhere, snagged the book and started reading it.

    I'm legitimately weirded out right now.

  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Guess no one's searching for him now.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I guess God needed an opponent in chess. He was sick of beating everyone. The last time God lost, the Almighty banished the winner from Heaven. Hopefully he learned how to be a better sport since then.
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