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RIP Randy Smith

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Of the Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer.


    He had just written a column for Monday's paper on the Masters.
  2. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's all I can say.

    (I know this is frightfully inappropriate, but I saw the thread title, and thought we were talking about the GM who ruined the Tigers in the '90s.)
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I honestly thought it'd be the former Buffalo Braves shooting guard.

    RIP and condolences to this man's family and friends.
  4. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Have known Randy as "say Hi along press row" guy for years.
    Crossed paths with him early in my career.
    Just saw him about six weeks ago at a UConn game. So sad to hear of this.
    RIP, Mr. Smith.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That is sad, sad, sad news. Randy was a terrific newspaperman and by far my favorite member of the UConn Horde.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A terrible 14 months for Connecticut writers.

  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Wow. My condolences for the Smith and the Journal Inquirer families.

    RIP to a man who died way too soon.
  8. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Randy was one of the great characters of Connecticut sports journalism. Nobody ever questioned the independence of his column writing and, boy, could he strike a nerve. The JI, at least when I was there, had more balls than any section in the state and Randy was pushing the envelope on a pretty regular basis. He had some legendary run-ins, too. Anyone remember him and Jack Evans going at it? It got physical at least once. I enjoyed working alongside Randy at the mall or having a drink with him at Chuck's.
  10. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    sounds like my kind of guy

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    No shit...
  12. Good friend. Terrific columnist.
    And, when I first met him, a dead ringer for Peter Gammons, so much so that it used to startle me when I saw him at, say, a UConn-PC game.
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