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RIP Crazy Ray

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A sad day in the Land of the Blue Star. :'(
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    Cowboys super fan “Crazy Ray” dies at 76
    AP Photos TXRH101-03
    DALLAS (AP) — Wilford “Crazy Ray” Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who energized crowds with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading for decades, died Saturday. He was 76.
    Jones died about 11:30 a.m. at his home, said Tracy Moberly, a friend of the family. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease were listed as the causes of death, according to the Dallas County medical examiner’s office.
    Known as the Cowboys unofficial mascot, Jones entertained fans with sideline antics and magic tricks while wearing his signature chaps, six-shooter and blue vest.
    Though he was not paid by the Cowboys, he was given a special parking space at Texas Stadium and granted all-access at home games.
    “He touched thousands of lives and generations of football fans,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the team’s Web site. “He will remain an important part of this team’s heritage and family for as long as fans go to Cowboys games and feel his spirit.”
    Crazy Ray Jones, who had a leg amputated in 1997, had battled ailing health in recent years, including five heart bypasses and a stroke. Friends had set up a Web site — www.savecrazyray.com — seeking donations to help the family pay for medical and utility bills.
     
  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Crazy Ray was the shit. I'm remembering the old NFL Films clip of him wiping his brow with a felt Falcons pennant during a playoff game in the late '70s.
     
  3. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Truly a sad day in Cowboys land. :(
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The only good to come of this —

    Rowdy's next!
     
  5. patchs

    patchs Active Member

  6. Damn. Who will fill out the triumverate -- Denver's Barrel Man? The Jets' fireman? The old dude at the Redskins games who wears the headdress?
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He had a wife named Ingrid.

    Automatic SCOREBOARD.
     
  8. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    What about that big fucker in the Dawg Pound? O-dog?
     
  9. boots

    boots New Member

    Don't forget the guy wearing the Birdman suit at Eagles games or the Green Santa Claus at Eagles games or Raider fan (watch out, he'll piss on you) with the Mad Max getup?
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Isn't that just about all of them?
     
  11. boots

    boots New Member

    And speaking of Crazy Ray, he and the Redskins mascot used to always stage good battles when the two teams played. It was fun to watch.
    Also, I remember the Redskins mascot getting the shit kicked out of him at the Vet. Philly didn't show him any brotherlylove that day.
     
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    Yeah, urination and Raider fans go hand in hand. However, Browns fans will actually piss in their beer bottles and throw them at you. That's cute.
     
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