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RIP, Leonard Skinner/Lynyrd Skynyrd

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member


    Leonard Skinner, the no-nonsense basketball coach and gym teacher whose name is forever linked with Jacksonville's legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep early Monday morning. He was 77. ...

    Mr. Skinner never asked to become part of rock 'n roll lore. He was just a by-the-book gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School who, in the late 1960s, sent some students to the principal's office because their hair was too long, touching their collars in the back.
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP, Leonard Skinner/Lynard Skynyrd

    He's in heaven sending Ronnie Van Zant to the principal's office for besmirching his name.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP, Leonard Skinner/Lynard Skynyrd

    Sounds like he was a simple kind of man.

    Seriously, tho, RIP. I would think it kind of a kick to have a band named after me.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP, Leonard Skinner/Lynard Skynyrd

    He leaves his wife of 50 years - Linda Lou.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    You already had a big leaguer named after you. What else do you want?
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I guess we'll never see him no more.

    For sure.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Ewwwwwwwww, that smell, can't you smell that smell?

    (It's Leonard Skinner's corpse).

    He was only 77!?!? That means he was only in his mid-to-late 30s when he was harrassing Van Zant and company. For some reason I always imagined Skinner as more of a crusty, old-school gym coach ...
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Now Johnny Van Zandt will write Brickyard Road II: The Sequel.
  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    If IIIII leaa-ve here tomorrrrrow, will youuuu still rememberrr meeeeee
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The crowd at the funeral mass, to the organist: "PLAY FREEBIRD!"
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If ever "end of thread" should be used, it's now.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    THE Dooley Womack?
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