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    American Football Players

    And yet Rob Ryan carries on:
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    Football

    Swansea's famous Transporter Bridge err...
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    American Football Players

    Former Detroit and Buffalo defensive lineman Reggie Rogers
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    Jimmy Savile

    That's a bit of a Multi-Coloured Jock Shock Hmm: http://www.telegraph...-being-gay.html
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    Andy Ripley and other boofheads

    Former Wales international Matthew Watkins has given an update on his pelvic cancer, saying he may never be fully cured
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    Jimmy Savile

    Can't help but think there may have been a more sinister side to the creation of Mr Blobby
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    Fleetwood Mac

    Just posted on their Facebook page: they've cancelled the Australian and New Zealand leg of their world tour as John McVie's been diagnosed with cancer
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    Benn There, Done It?

    I'm sure he's happy enough just to have outlived Maggie
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    The Chequered Flag

    Thought this might happen, as hardcore F1 fans are generally both melodramatic and anal enough to get irate over something as trivial as this. I read at some point that according to British law, an accident isn't considered fatal if the person behind the wheel dies over a year after it happened, so I'd go by that - if you start getting away from that sort of objective measure by making it subjective, it becomes a bit silly F1 fans on the internet are a weird bunch. They complain when circuits are "too safe" but are the first to panic when a driver is injured and suggest that everything should be made safer. They also love having dead drivers to pay tribute to every 5 minutes, in a rather odd way - they're probably worried at the thought of De Villota officially not dying as the result of her accident so they won't be able to mention it all the fucking time, even though they probably will anyway. These arguments will continue for years, just for the sake of it
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    American Football Players

    And hours later his former boss, and owner of the Tennessee Titans, Bud Adams, has died at the age of 90
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Strange, I don't remember that at all and I thought I hadn't missed much of The Fast Show. Was that a regular sketch? No, it was a one-off
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Sad news, although I initially mixed him up with Colin McFarlane - they were both in The Fast Show, particularly in this sketch, though McFarlane was more of a regular
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    American Football Players

    Shula's probably the most likely to go in the next few years and get a UK obit. I can imagine the younger ones going on for a while yet - Gibbs was still pretty active with his NASCAR team until recently while Johnson's still doing a fair bit of TV punditry Chuck Noll has outlived most of his famous Pittsburgh Steelers defence
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    The Chequered Flag

    Awful news to wake up to. At a circuit traditionally considered very safe, while not even at the wheel - terrible luck. He probably thought nothing of it beforehand
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    And here's an obit Two hits in a week. Surging up the table
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    The Chequered Flag

    Pretty much. The tributes have been rather generous, as ever - she wasn't a particularly talented driver and was there because of her wealthy family; her father drove in F1 in the 1980s as a result of this as well. Duxford is just a runway used for straight line testing. The accident was probably the result of an error by her This is the problem for women in motorsport - yes, some are making their way up the ladder but many of them aren't very good and are only progressing because sponsors see the publicity value. We shouldn't dehumanise pay drivers because they are trying to do the best they can the same as any other driver, but at the same time we can't really get around the fact that some of them are potentially a danger because they're competing against much faster drivers. Hopefully with the exposure coming from the likes of Susie Stoddart/Wolff and De Villota, there will be a new generation of female drivers that can compete in Europe. We already have Danica Patrick and Simona de Silvestro doing well in the US on merit, and some have done well in endurance racing where outright speed isn't as much of an issue. So it's only a matter of time before a genuinely talented female driver makes it to F1 on merit Is it worth having with a few slower female drivers hanging around the margins of F1, showing themselves off as female F1 drivers without showing the public that they're not very good? Probably, as long as that's how far it goes. While it may have been De Villota's error that caused the accident, that doesn't necessarily mean it's her fault - maybe there was some kind of procedural error or someone didn't explain something. I doubt we'll ever know because Marussia haven't said much at all about the accident, but we may soon find out as the De Villota family are considering legal action against Duxford (and I'd not be surprised if they took legal action against Marussia now as well)
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    The 10th Death Of 2013

    Kalashnikov
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    The 9th Death Of 2013

    Priebke it is Should get into double figures from here, you'd have though
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    Erich Priebke

    Priebke ist tot
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    The Chequered Flag

    Very sad and sudden. "Found dead in hotel room" sounds ominous but they're assuming it was natural. Hope it's just a sudden illness or something
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    The Chequered Flag

    No, Diniz in the Oven was a tabloid headline from the day after. The usual level of fact-checking by the BBC there
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    Former Wolves forward Peter Broadbent of the 1958 England squad
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    The Chequered Flag

    No link yet but George Bignotti, who won a record 7 Indy 500 as chief mechanic (the last coming in 1983), has died at the age of 97
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    Richard Attenborough

    "Rumoured" to be returning to the big screen as John Hammond in Jurassic World, though it's not being released for another 2 years
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    Conspiracy Theories

    I'd like to have a "backyard" the size of Sandringham's
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