1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

RIP Stewart Udall

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Stewart Udall, who was Secretary of the Interior under JFK and LBJ, passed away over the weekend, at age 90. I'm listening to Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban and I did not know this tidbit about Udall and his part in sports history.

    When George Preston Marshall built RFK stadium, he built it with federal funds and (still) is owned by the City of Washington, in which makes it federal property . Udall told Marshall that if he didn't want his lease of the stadium yanked by the feds, Marshall had to integrate the Redskins. The Redskins were the last holdout in integrating their team, no thanks to Marshall.

    Marshall drafted Ernie Davis, who refused to play for "that S.O.B." and eventually drafted Bobby Mitchell.

  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Read a really good obit on Udall today.
    Didn't know he had been an all-conference basketball guard at Arizona or many of his other accomplishments. He lived a life worth copying.
    His great grandfather also carried out the Mountain Meadow Massacre and was later executed for it.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Read that Udall considered himself a "jack" Mormon - whatever that means.
  4. "Jack" Mormon typically means someone who follows the tenets of the LDS Church, but drinks/smokes/etc.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Sounds perfect - you can drink / smoke/ gamble and have 3 wives.
  6. Not quite. Besides, one is enough. :)
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Jack Mormon is the rough equal of someone calling themselves a Recovering Catholic or the Bacon eating Jew who hands out Christmas presents.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    A great conservationist and lover of the great outdoors.

    The Udalls are like the Kennedys of the Rockies.
  9. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    I can envision a Jewish kid's uncle walking in and saying "Mazel, mazel, good things! Merry Christmas, kid!" as he hands out Christmas presents during Hanukkah.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You mean they chased anything in a skirt?
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    This explains the origin of a great band name: Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page