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RIP Max McGee

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The former Packer who caught a bunch of passes in Super Bowl 1 is dead at 75. Reported on a local TV station tonight.

    No cause of death reported yet (my paper hasn't even confirmed it yet), but some inside info I knew about a year or two ago was that he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

    UPDATE: Fell off the roof of his home. No word on why he was up there.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Oh fuck. :'(

    RIP to a great Packer, and the subject of one of the most famous images in Super Bowl history:

  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    One of the great stories in Super Bowl history, too.

  4. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    I always enjoys hearing about this story:


  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    That story always gave me the impression that he played fairly hard, but lived life a lot harder, had fun and didn't care who knew.

    RIP Max ... hope some of that personality rubs off on others ...
  6. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    Hey, if you can party that much and make it to 75, you're doing pretty good.

    McGee also was one of the founders of Chi-Chi's, and it made him millions.

    What a life Max had.
  7. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    RIP. Loved reading about him in Kramer's book.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    RIP Chi Chi's, too, the site of my first-ever date. :'(
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Lombardi: "Gentleman, this is a football."
    McGee: "Hey, coach, not so fast."

  10. AreaMan

    AreaMan Member

    Why did Chi Chi's fold? The one around where I live was always busy. I went there all the time and the next thing I know, they're nowhere to be found.
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    That's a good question. Where I am it was a great place to go for Monday Night Football because it was also Margarita Mondays.
  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Hepatitis A outbreak in 2003 pretty much ruined their name.

    RIP, Max McGee. Whenever old-timers get carried away pontificating about how Vince Lombardi wouldn't put up with anything less than 100 percent compliance, it's always fun to point out that the hero of Super Bowl I was out on the town getting obliterated before the biggest game of his life.
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