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RIP Jan Kemp

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    A significant figure in the history of Georgia and NCAA athletics. Complications of Alzheimer's at 59. Wow.

  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Oh my God. My grandmother and great aunt both have some form of dementia, possibly Alzheimers. One is 86; the other is 84.

    But 59? Ouch. What a terrible way to go, and at such a young age.

  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    There really should be a movie made about Kemp's story. Talk about your voice crying in the wilderness.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    On Lifetime... not that it shouldnt be on ESPN
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    ESPN would fuck it up.

    EDIT: I'm glad the AJC didn't have comments enabled on her obit.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I thought of that too, Mr. Coffee. Comments from the UGA boosters would have been ugly. Guest book, with screened comments, is a better touch.
  7. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Seeing how a mere online column of the week's picks over there almost always devolves into a racist, hate-filled, pig-ignorant flamewar, I'll have to agree.

    Voice in the wilderness. Sadly, she still is.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I loved it several years later when UGa came out with a football or basketballl media guide with a classroom setting on the cover, trumpeting its players as true student-athletes, and Georgia Tech pointed out the mathmatical equation on the blackboard was incorrect ...
  9. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    My response to that would have to be
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I'm shocked to read of the cause of death.

    I know what the statistics say when an elderly person, in their 70s or 80s, falls and breaks a hip, but I wouldn't have expected this from someone who's 59.
  11. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Rest in peace, brave one.
    We've lost a good person in Jan Kemp.
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