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Sports Gold medalist downhill skier Bill Johnson dead at 55

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MutteringJohn, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Jayla

    Jayla VIP Extreme Gold

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    :ballhit:But funny.
     
  2. Ben Dover

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    I didn't remember him at all, and I recall having watched the '84 Winter Olympics.

    I still remember Mary Lou Retton and Mary Decker from the '84 Summer Games
     
  3. XXXXX

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    How sad... I wish him peace now.
     
  4. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    If Shuli were here, he'd make a slalom/shalom joke right about now.
     
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    Sorry, but that is terrible.
     
  6. lovetalkradio

    lovetalkradio Well-Known Member Banned User

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    You should see the doc. Explains a lot.
     
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  7. Shart Garfunkel

    Shart Garfunkel I brought the magic suitcase

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    Robin, I've skied. The head of the Olympics said I was the best skier he'd ever seen. He begged me to join the team. I just couldn't do it. All my energy goes into this show, Robin.
     
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    What is missing from this is he had a wild, hot dog style, and did it his way, much to the consternation of the coaches, and fellow teammates. He wouldn't
    train with the team, so he wouldn't get crash techniques. That comeback fall
    just set in motion all his health problems. Add to all of this, he had a divorce
    From his wife that he wanted back, and she all but deserted him these last
    few yrs. so much so, the kids they had together wouldn't even visit him in the
    convalescent home! (Bitch.) Those last few yard in the c. home, just brutal.
    So VERY sad for him. Still worth watching though. Thanks Billy. RIP.
     
  9. ninifunkhauser

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    Looks like he had a better sunscreen than Picabo
     
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  10. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    "Caught stealing cars as a teenager, the judge gave him a choice: Attend ski school or head to jail. So he went to Mission Ridge Ski Academy in Washington, where he developed his talent."

    Okay, there may be something to this whole white priviledge thing after all.
     
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    Picabo Street became an RN after her skiing career ended. But she could never work in an intensive care unit. Because when she answered the phone she would say "Picabo ICU.":hiding:
     
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    I can't ski.
     
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    Snotty Crunchy guy living in a creamy world...... VIP

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    Let me balance this out.......I'd bet he lived in his past, And didn't take things seriously until it was too late....Just guessing....But would
    put money on it......Now take this guy.......Have you seen his "A Football Life"? Just see what everyone who has known him says about him..FYI.....I HATED him when he played............Fucking Cowboys!!!!
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  14. larry Darrel

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    Probably more like: "Robin, skiing is stupid, it's dangerous, you can die from skiing. One of the Kennedys died while skiing. You have to be crazy to ski. Anyone who skies is nuts Robin."
     
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    I surely will. I tried looking for it on YouTube with no luck. Is it a recent doc? Thanks!
     
  16. Zendriveseven

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    Edit: found it!
     
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    Never forget...



     
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    Staubach was the real life "Captain America". Dude was a badass...
     
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    Was on ESPN earlier today.
    (Not that it does you any good now....)