Monday, August 04, 2008

People Who Die

Sad, sad, sad. JMS was a pure heart.

Roll Tide, John Mark, Roll Tide

A true inspiration-
"John Mark Stallings loved Point Clear.

Maybe not as much as he loved Alabama football, but there were always his family's traditional trips to the bay when his dad coached the Crimson Tide in the 1990s. John Mark would dip his toes in the water and light up with that grin, the one that inspired anyone fortunate enough to make his acquaintance.

He won't soon be forgotten, as evidenced by the response that met John Mark's death Saturday morning in Paris, Texas. It seemed everyone — from dozens of former players to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley to Terry Saban, wife of current Tide coach Nick Saban — expressed condolences."

Here's a YouTube of a John Mark piece done for half-time of the 92 or 93 Alabama-Auburn game.

YouTube - John Mark Stallings


Again, damn! Skip's voice filled every summer and fall I can remember.

Longtime Braves broadcaster Skip Caray dies at 68:

"Skip Caray, a voice of the Atlanta Braves for 33 years and part of a family line of baseball broadcasters that included Hall of Famer Harry Caray, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, the team said. He was 68."

People who didn't die.....

NY girl falls 14 stories, saved by sooty landing:
"A 12-year-old girl fell into a chimney on the roof of her apartment building, plummeted 14 stories down the flue and landed almost unscathed in a pile of furnace soot.

Grace Bergere, a young rock drummer, remained hospitalized Saturday for treatment of an injured hip."
Best part:

"While her father screamed her name, firefighters opened a metal door at the bottom of the chimney, ready for the worst.

But then Grace's small hand poked out of the soot."

Alabama Ass Whuppin has obtained the exclusive picture of this young rock drummers hand coming out of the furnace:


Those crazy Alabama evangelicals and their freezer games.

Police: Body found in Ala. freezer was mother of 8:

"Police believe a body found in a small-time evangelist's home freezer is his wife and a mother of eight, and arrested him on a murder charge as he preached at a south Alabama church. Anthony Hopkins, 37, was being held in the Mobile County jail Wednesday awaiting a bond hearing and appointment of an attorney."

How's that for a morbid Monday?


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