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RIP Vince Dooley

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by maumann, Oct 28, 2022.

  1. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    This post started out great, then it just … petered out.
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I’m gonna say being 90 might have been the tipping point.
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  3. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Dooley was one of the great poor mouthers
    I heard a conference call one time when they were about to play Vanderbilt
    As usual, Georgia was really good and Vandy was horrible
    What could Vince do to say these guys could make a game of it?
    “Well, they have this punter, and he might be the finest punter I’ve ever seen. He can spin it left, spin it right and make it do anything.”
    The Vandy punter got a lot of work but he couldn’t do much to stop the shellacking
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  4. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Get that Vols shit out of Dooley's RIP thread.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    First person to greet him at the gates was probably Lewis Grizzard.
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  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    That's a perfect example of his signature style of poor-mouthing.

    Unlike, say, Lou Holtz, who would play up his team's problems -- "Our boys are so small and weak, and we're so decimated by injuries, we don't have a chance against USC" -- Vince would find one thing, no matter how small, that his opponent was great at.

    Here are some things I actually heard him say:

    “Temple may be the toughest team we’ll face this year, tendency-wise.”’

    "[Don't remember the school] has the finest long-snapper I have ever seen."

    And my all-time favorite: "Tulane may be the best winless team in the history of college football."
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  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Sparing a thought for Paul Newberry who did the most dead-on impersonation of Vince Dooley (and his secretary) I’ve ever heard. Not mean-spirited, just funny.
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  8. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    With catfish on the table
    And gospel in the air
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