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RIP Ralph Beard

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by imjustagirl2, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Big name for UK hoops dies at 79.

  2. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Probably one of the best guard who never got a chance to be as great as he could be. RIP. Never heard anyone say a bad word about the man.

    He also lost his house in a tornado a couple of years ago and lost a bunch of memorabilia.

    Big news in the Bluegrass State.

    IJAG still hates UK by the way.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Yeah, it's why I wasn't so deferential in my post.

    But he mattered. A lot. Especially to the bookies. (oops, was that out loud?)
  4. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Now, now.

    He really did piss away a ton of talent. Rajon Rondo gets compared to him a lot, except beard could shoot.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    And apparently wasn't a cancer who quit on his coach.

    Oops, was that out loud too?
  6. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    He did kind of set the tone for the UK scandals though.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Yeah, but everyone liked him.

    Rondo? I've heard conflicting reports.
  8. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Conflicting reports on people liking him? I don't think anyone was sad to see him go. Talk about a team cancer.

    On comparisons with Beard, I've heard Beard was quick enough to hang with Rondo any time.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Beard, of course, was innocent.
    We know this because while mocking the NYC schools caught up in the scandals of '51, The Baron loudly proclaimed that not only would his boys never do anything like that, no unsavory characters could ever get close enough to his perfect program for such a thing to happen.
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Not surprisingly, Google Images comes up dry when searching for an 11-ft. poll.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The Baron, 1951:
    "Gamblers couldn't get at our players with a ten-foot pole.''

    Five of his players were eventually caught point-shaving.
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