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RIP Don Banks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    He’d just been hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to cover the NFL. In fact, his first story was published Saturday.

    Don Banks, longtime NFL reporter, dies at 56

    Died in his sleep at a hotel in Canton while in town to cover Hall of Fame weekend. He was 56.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Literally sick to my stomach. One of the best guys I ever worked with and so happy to have that job.
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  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Can't top what Moddy said. RIP.
  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I had no idea he was so young. I remember when he was hired as the third nfl guy at SI and just loving his writing because it was a great middle between Dr Z and King. I modeled my writing style after him and I really feel that helped me get my first big (and last big) gig). I was in a couple of media scrums with him and always thought about telling him how much I admired his work. I wish I had.
  5. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Just terrible.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Said this in the journalism thread. Just awful and I am so sorry for his loved ones.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Oh no. Terrible news. Respected the heck out of his work, full of knowledge but without ego.

    56. Shit.
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Dammit. Good God.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Devastating news. My condolences to his family. A complete gut punch.
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

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