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RIP Curly Neal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Globetrotters Legend. Dribbler extraordinaire.

    Sorry for the video title - it really is the longest and best highlight reel I could find.

  2. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Meadowlark. Curly. Marques. Tex. Geese. Some amazing players with amazing skills. Playing "Sweet Georgia Brown" in his memory today.
  3. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    They were so great! My first live basketball game was a HG game at the Muni. The next one, Vanderbilt versus somebody, was kind of a letdown, but then again, I was six.
  4. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Goose Tatum, singular. Not plural.

    My sister and I saw them in the middish 1970s — I still think I have the ticket stub somewhere; I'm not a hoarder ... not really — when Neal and Lemon and such were with the team. Tremendous showmen.
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  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    In maumann's defense, IIRC they had a Geese Ausbie.

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  6. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Well, shit.

    Let the flogging commence.
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  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Saw them in SoCal one year. Always fascinated watching them. So much fun.

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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Fear not, you captured the spirit of the thing [/dickiedunn]
  9. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Bless Wide World of Sports for bringing the 'Trotters into my living room when I was a kid.

  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Saw them as a kid at MSG in the early 80s, and multiple times in the last decade with the kids. Always fun to watch.

    Sweet Lou Dunbar was awesome too.

    RIP Curly. Scooby Doo will never be the same.
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  11. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Goose was before my time. Geese Ausbie was my reference. However, Gooses, Geeses, Mices, Meeses.
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  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Goose was really the first Globetrotter "clown" (top comedy star). They started out in the late 1920s as a serious team, started doing a few fun tricks during blowouts in the 1930s, then evolved in the 1940s to a mostly-comedy act with Tatum as the funnyman. They did beat the Minneapolis Lakers in some playing it straight series.
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