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    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    Updated 11:00 AM ET, Mon May 4, 2020


    (CNN)Don Shula, the longtime Miami Dolphins coach and architect of the only perfect season in NFL history, died at his South Florida home Monday morning, according to the team.



    "Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years," the team said in a statement. "He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene."


    The 90-year-old is survived by his wife, Mary Anne, and children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike.

    RIP, always loved the Dolphins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    Updated 11:00 AM ET, Mon May 4, 2020





    RIP, always loved the Dolphins.

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    A lot of famous people have died over the last month or so.

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    08 – Johnny Yune, Actor/comedian – starred in They Call Me Bruce? (1982) and They Still Call Me Bruce (1987) – age 85 (dementia)

    16 – Stuart Whitman, Actor – starred in movies; The Comancheros (1961), The Longest Day (1962); TV shows Highway Patrol (1955–1957), Cimarron Strip (1967) – age 92 (skin cancer)

    17 – Lyle Waggoner, Actor – a cast member on “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-’74) and Steve Trevor on “Wonder Woman” (1975-’79) – age 84

    17 – Alfred Worden, NASA Astronaut – was with NASA 1966-’75, Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission (1971) – age 88 (stroke)

    20 – Kenny Rogers, C&W singer/songwriter/actor – sang with The First Edition – “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” (1969) and solo won a Grammy Award for “The Gambler”, also starred in movies and TV shows and – age 81

    24 – Terrence McNally, Playwright – Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992),Ragtime (1996),The Full Monty (2000); inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters – age 81 (COVID-19)

    26 – Mark Blum, Actor – played Richard Mason in movie “Crocodile Dundee” (1986) and Denny Gordon in “Blind Date” (1987) – age 69 (COVID-19)

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    29 – Jill Gascoine, Actress(UK) – played Detective Maggie Forbes in the ITV series “The Gentle Touch” (1980-’84) and “C.A.T.S. Eyes” (1985-’87) – age 83 (Alzheimer’s disease)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    A lot of famous people have died over the last month or so.

    04 – Tom Dempsey, NFL Football player – was a placekicker for numerous teams, held record for longest field goal, 63 yards which held for 43 years (1970-’13) – age 73 (COVID-19)
    I remember seeing him in the Guinness book of world records when I was in elementary school. He had half a foot and no hand on one of his arms. Without looking it up, I believe he was with the Saints when he kicked the 63 yard field goal. I could be wrong about that.
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    Tom Dempsey, was allowed to wear a special shoe, and in the days he played football was real football not this watered down don't touch anyone BS. Some of these stars today would have had their career shortened by the real football players. You should have seen Jim Brown run over people in his day in the mud and snow, he looked like a big truck bearing down on you. Yeah football was once a great sport to watch, now not so much with all the disrespect and insults from no more than thugs employed to carry a ball and run fast... Most learned how to run fast out running their local policemen. Myself I was a Dallas fan but then everyone was a Dolphin fan during their winning reign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    Tom Dempsey, was allowed to wear a special shoe, and in the days he played football was real football not this watered down don't touch anyone BS. Some of these stars today would have had their career shortened by the real football players. You should have seen Jim Brown run over people in his day in the mud and snow, he looked like a big truck bearing down on you. Yeah football was once a great sport to watch, now not so much with all the disrespect and insults from no more than thugs employed to carry a ball and run fast... Most learned how to run fast out running their local policemen. Myself I was a Dallas fan but then everyone was a Dolphin fan during their winning reign.
    The most satisfying moment for me as far as the NFL is concerned was watching the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl and deny Belichick his perfect season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    Tom Dempsey, was allowed to wear a special shoe, and in the days he played football was real football not this watered down don't touch anyone BS. Some of these stars today would have had their career shortened by the real football players. You should have seen Jim Brown run over people in his day in the mud and snow, he looked like a big truck bearing down on you. Yeah football was once a great sport to watch, now not so much with all the disrespect and insults from no more than thugs employed to carry a ball and run fast... Most learned how to run fast out running their local policemen. Myself I was a Dallas fan but then everyone was a Dolphin fan during their winning reign.
    It’s way too loaded with profanity and racial slurs to post here, but if you want some fun, listen to what Richard Pryor said about Jim Brown in his comedy bit. It’s before my time, but evidently he would drag five or six guys down the field. I know Jim Brown from The Dirty Dozen in 1967 which is also before my time.
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    Both Dempsey and Shula cheated.

    Dempsey used a squared-off chunk of wood to kick the FG.
    Shula convinced a snowblower-guy to clear a patch of snow during a game, so his kicker could kick a FG.

    " And that's how it is... " --Walter Cronkite
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    Both Dempsey and Shula cheated.

    Dempsey used a squared-off chunk of wood to kick the FG.
    Shula convinced a snowblower-guy to clear a patch of snow during a game, so his kicker could kick a FG.

    " And that's how it is... " --Walter Cronkite
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