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1 hour ago, Lroy said:

@EKX16 is a winner already!

Terry Jones, 77

I wish I wasn't. I love all things Python. I remember when Graham Chapman passed on I just watched all the DVD's I had, and laughed at all the sketches. I will do the same for Terry Jones to celebrate his life with laughter.

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28 minutes ago, BigD'sGingerLorry said:

Rob Rensenbrink, 72, Footballer, Anderlecht & Holland

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Scored the 1st goal in the game against Scotland in 78. Which was, I think, the 1000th goal scored at the world cup

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4 minutes ago, CB said:

Scored the 1st goal in the game against Scotland in 78. Which was, I think, the 1000th goal scored at the world cup

And hit the post in the last minute of the final when the score was 1-1.

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Robert Archibald: Former GB and Scotland basketball player dies at 39Robert Archibald and Kieron Achara in action for Great Britain

Image captionRobert Archibald (left) played 42 times for Great Britain

British basketball has reacted with "sadness" to the "shock" news that Robert Archibald, the only Scot to play in the NBA, has died at 39.

Born in Paisley, the forward/centre also represented Scotland and Great Britain at the Olympics.

British Basketball Federation chairman Maurice Watkins described Archibald as "a fantastic ambassador".

Basketball Scotland counterpart Kevin Pringle said he was "a trailblazer".

Archibald, whose first club was Dunfermline Reign, was the son of Scotland and GB captain Bobby Archibald, and went to high school and college in the USA on a basketball scholarship at the University of Illinois.

He began his senior career with Memphis Grizzlies in 2002 before moves to Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.

Archibald moved to Valencia in 2004 and played eight seasons in Europe's top leagues, joining Scavolini Pesaro, Joventut Badalona, with whom he won the Fiba EuroCup title in 2006, Azovmash Mariupol, Unicaja Malaga and CAI Zaragoza.

Having won his first cap in 2007, he played for Great Britain 42 times, including at the 2009 and 2011 EuroBasket tournaments, but retired in 2012 and went back to the USA to live and to work in insurance.

Great Britain centre Andrew Betts, who played with Archibald on the GB team and with Joventut, said: "I'm heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of my friend and team-mate Rob.

"He was truly one of the nicest, funniest guys I ever met. I spent some of my favourite years of basketball with him and his family on and off the court. RIP big fella."

GB basketball's Watkins was also "deeply saddened" to learn of Archibald's passing in Chicago.

"He was a fantastic ambassador for Scottish and British basketball and will be fondly remembered for his great contribution to the game in our country, his talent and his great achievements," he said.

Basketball Scotland chief executive Pringle said that the death had come as "a complete shock to us all".

"He was a wonderful man and a great friend, as well as being a trailblazer and an inspiration to others," he added. "Robert loved the sport and demonstrated what can be achieved through hard work and the right attitude.

"Throughout his extraordinary career, he always played with pride and determination and was always a credit to his country, whether representing Scotland or GB at home or abroad.

"The basketball community has lost a great role model and a true friend and the thoughts of the whole community are with his family at this difficult time. We will miss him."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/basketball/51248659

Apparently suicide which makes it even more heartbreaking

 

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On 1/25/2020 at 10:41 PM, BigD'sGingerLorry said:

Rob Rensenbrink, 72, Footballer, Anderlecht & Holland

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RIP.  Was the holy grail of Panini 78 stickers.

I took about 100 doubles to school and eventually got him in a swap.  Then like an eejit decided to get involved in a chase and dropped them all on the playground.  An almighty scramble ensued then I heard one voice pipe up "Ya beauty, Rob Rensenbrink!"

He remained the blank space in my Holland squad :(

 

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Everybody probably heard his cut-glass accent and assumed he was an Oxbridge toff. 

I think his beginnings were very humble though and that he spent some time labouring in Scotland. He could turn to a rough Glasgow accent at the drop of a hat. 

One of my friends knew him through the Water Rats and always said he was a class act. 

 

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20 hours ago, skygod said:

Everybody probably heard his cut-glass accent and assumed he was an Oxbridge toff. 

I think his beginnings were very humble though and that he spent some time labouring in Scotland. He could turn to a rough Glasgow accent at the drop of a hat. 

One of my friends knew him through the Water Rats and always said he was a class act. 

 

He was privately educated in London but for some reason ended up doing an engineering apprenticeship in Glasgow. 

It was wartime I suppose.

 

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On 1/29/2020 at 1:00 PM, Fankle said:

He was privately educated in London but for some reason ended up doing an engineering apprenticeship in Glasgow. 

It was wartime I suppose.

 

After he told his parents he wanted to be an actor, they were so horrified they sent him to serve an apprenticeship at a pump and turbine firm in a Clydebank shipyard, apparently.

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9 hours ago, CB said:

John Andretti (56) Racing driver - Indycar, NASCAR etc

I wonder what the odds were on his uncle Mario outliving him when he was racing F1 in the 60s and 70s?!!

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On 12/21/2019 at 5:57 PM, CB said:

Think this is my 3rd or 4th try in a row with her.

In other news. That sniper rifle I ordered in November has finally arrived...

Should've gone with Kirk!

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13 minutes ago, BigD'sGingerLorry said:

Kirk Douglas, 103, actor

RIP Kirk one of the great hollwood actors from the golden age of Hollywood him and Jimmy Cagney my fav actors put the modern ones to shame

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