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RIP Will Robinson (the basketball one)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Overrated, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    The guy had been around basketball seemingly forever.

    http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080428/SPORTS0102/804280409/1004/SPORTS

    RIP, sir.
     
  2. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    Coached at Illinois State when my family first came to the area in the early 70s. Still thought of fondly in these parts.
    RIP
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Great guy... loved to talk, coach and loved people.
    RIP...
     
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Wow. RIP.
     
  5. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Billy Mumy was and always will be Will Robinson to me. RIP nonetheless.

    YD&OHS, etc
     
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Too early for a danger joke?






    Just checkin'.
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No, but in this case, inappropriate.

    In a sense, Will Robinson was like Buck O'Neill -- classy, patient, always a story, always enjoyed people and life.
     
  8. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I'm usually all for making fun of anything and everything, but I agree with Slappy here. That's precisely why I put (the basketball one) in the title.
     
  9. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Mr. Robinson's birthdate was June 3, which meant that back before they moved the pre-draft camp, his birthday used to fall during that week. I still remember when he turned 90 and the other scouts got him a cake and presented it in the lobby of the Moody Bible College gym.
    Will Robinson was an absolute gentleman.
    And he was a much more important basketball figure than some understand.
     
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