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RIP Travis Roy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

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

    Haven’t seen it but on Twitter, but Travis Roy passed away.

    In 1995, 11 seconds into his first shift at Boston University, he slid awkwardly into the boards and became a quadriplegic. His Travis Roy Foundation donated millions for paralysis research.
  2. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    He did all he could with what he was given. No one can want or ask for more.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    11 seconds into his first shift and it was all over. Such a cruel thing. That hung with me for a few years after it happened. It was 25 years ago.

    I see "11 seconds" and think of the 2004 Vermont D-I field hockey title game. I covered the best program in the state.

    In this year, the best program in the state had the best player in the state.

    To make a long story short, Maegan (16) raced the opening ball down the middle, zig-zagging thru all-comers, deked the freshman goalie, and smacked it into the back of the cage for a 1-0 lead just 11 seconds into the game. Neither team scored over the final 59:49 and the best team in the state repeated as champions.

    I was the only photog to get this shot, based on a hunch and dumb luck of being in the right place at the right time.

    11 seconds into the championship.

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  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Way to make it all about you. Jk
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  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The way BU and Jack Parker stood by him was atypical, and they should be commended for it. RIP.
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