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RIP, Dick Lynch

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Former NY Giants player and long-time radio broadcaster:

  2. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I seemed to always get his football card in the mid-'60s, in every pack. Along with Ernie Wheelright.
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Sorry to hear. I liked Lynch best when he was paired with Jim Gordon in the 80s. Whatever happened to Gordon?
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Jim Gordon died in 2003.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I have coffee several times a week with a guy who played with Dick Lynch on the Giants. He was quite upset when I told him today that Lynch had died. Lynch apparently was a great teammate and an even better person.
  6. "And the Giants are going to Tampa!" was his call - or something along those lines - when Matt Bahr kicked his fifth field goal against the Niners. God, listening to those Giants games from the 80s and early 90s in the car with my father, a big Giants fan, bring back such memories.

    He, Jim Gordon and Karl Nelson were a great radio team. This is such a shame to hear.
  7. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Gordon: "TouchDOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW he dropped it."

    RIP, to a loyal son of Mara Tech.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    By all accounts, Dick Lynch was a class act all the way.
    He also lost his son in the Sept. 11 terror attacks but did not miss a Giants game that season.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Not the most popular feller in the Sooner State (thanks to his part in ending The Streak). But RIP.
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Here's film (in color!) of the winning ND drive:

  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    r.i.p. to one of the truly genuine good people around. class act and a gentleman all the way.

    covering what i believe was the giants' first road game after 9/11, i suffered a broken ankle outside the rca dome in st. loo. giants docs x-rayed my ankle. the maras invited me to fly back to jersey with them on the team's charter and had a kid fetch my stuff from my hotel room. arranged for a car to pick me up at giants stadium and drive me home.

    anyway, lynch was probably the most attentive person to me on the flight -- the giants were first-class all the way; two back-up o-linemen n carried me up the steps to the plane -- but dick was the person sitting next to me. this was after losing a son at the wtc. what a strong, caring man.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Good story.

    Giants have had a number of true class acts, over the years, and Lynch sure as hell was one of them.
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