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On 28/02/2020 at 12:42, Cat O'Falk said:

 

Aye, there is a thread for sports commentators which is seriously underused, so let's give it a bump.  :D

 

 


I would have seriously had zero idea that was for sports commentators.  Noted!

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2 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

I would have seriously had zero idea that was for sports commentators.  Noted!

 

The reference is a bit obscure.

It's based on a column in Private Eye which quotes the latest amusing or nonsensical utterances by sports commentators.  It is called "Colemanballs" after a well-known commentator and sports anchor, David Coleman.

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Just now, Toast said:

 

The reference is a bit obscure.

It's based on a column in Private Eye which quotes the latest amusing or nonsensical utterances by sports commentators.  It is called "Colemanballs" after a well-known commentator and sports anchor, David Coleman.

 

Murray Walker was the go to for excited commentator fluffs in my lifetime. The "Apart from the two cars in front, his car is unique" one being a favourite.

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On 27/02/2020 at 15:35, Joey Russ said:

Not completely sure if this is the right thread, but ESPN and Fox News commentator Britt McHenry has been diagnosed with a brain tumor...

 

 

Aye, was wondering if she was actually considered a journalist...

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2 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Aye, was wondering if she was actually considered a journalist...

Oops, sorry.

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On 29/02/2020 at 12:56, gcreptile said:

Sparse details, but Britt McHenry of Fox News has a brain tumour (a Fox News person in the journalism thread?):

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/fox-news-britt-mchenry-says-she-has-brain-tumor-will-n1144606

Having surgery to remove a brain tumor isn't necessarily a death sentence, but I don't think I need to tell y'all how serious it is.  And in a Feb. 25 tweet where she talks about making your check-ups, she says to get an MRI early and that "it could have saved me."  I don't know about you, but that specific phrasing sounds rather ominous.  

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3 hours ago, MrWonderful said:

Having surgery to remove a brain tumor isn't necessarily a death sentence, but I don't think I need to tell y'all how serious it is.  And in a Feb. 25 tweet where she talks about making your check-ups, she says to get an MRI early and that "it could have saved me."  I don't know about you, but that specific phrasing sounds rather ominous.  

 

MrW -  Do you think she meant could have saved me from an early grave, or is she saying could have saved me all this brain surgery bother?

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5 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

 

MrW -  Do you think she meant could have saved me from an early grave, or is she saying could have saved me all this brain surgery bother?

For her sake, I hope it's the latter.  If it does happen to be the worst possible news, she's probably still a good bet to survive the year.  But there's a chance that she would make an excellent pick for 2021, especially in formats that reward more points for youthful people.  

 

To add to that, she did begin her Feb. 25 tweet (that I referenced earlier) by saying that she "had good & bad news today."  So it's certainly plausible that the "good news" could be that the doctors think it's benign and that she has a good shot at recovery.  Also today, she retweeted a tweet from ace football reporter Adam Schefter.  In the tweet, Schefter references a post from Kelly Stafford, the wife of Matthew Stafford, who underwent a 12-hour surgery last year to remove a brain tumor.  Kelly Stafford announced that she and Matthew are expecting their fourth child.  So perhaps it's Britt's way of telling the world that this isn't a death sentence.  Again, for her sake, I hope so.  

 

Also reminds me of a 7-minute feature I saw on last night's SportsCenter, where NBA player Jrue Holiday and his wife Lauren were profiled.  Lauren Holiday, for those who don't know, used to be a star player on the U.S. women's national soccer team.  While pregnant with their first child in 2016, it was discovered that she had a brain tumor, a meningioma.  The child was delivered a few weeks early and everything is OK with their daughter now.  Lauren underwent the surgery a few weeks after giving birth.  And while she's doing reasonably well now, the ordeal was considered life-threatening at the time, and she'll never be the previous version of herself.  She still has some bad days.  

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William Johnson, a former journalist for the Globe and Mail, as well as for the Montreal Gazette, who was long a defender of minority rights in Canada, including anglophone Quebecers, has died.  He was 88.

 

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/william-johnson-defender-of-minority-language-rights-dies-at-88-1.4836093

 

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Paul Field, a former executive editor of The Mail on Sunday, has died.  He was 48. Field worked at the Daily Mail, the Sunday People and Sunday Mirror before joining The Mail on Sunday as news editor in 2000 at age 28. He left,  then rejoined, the paper, eventually moving into editorship. 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8113259/Tributes-ex-Mail-Sunday-man-Paul-Field-died-suddenly-aged-48.html

 

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Veteran British Columbia/Vancouver area chef and food/travel journalist Nathan Fong has died.

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20 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52224513

Paul Lambert: Ex-BBC producer who was 'fixture of politics' dies aged 61.

(according to Wiki it was suicide. )


*according to a tweet from his own daughter.

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One of the greatest german journalists and publisher Ulrich Kienzle died at 83 years:

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/zum-tod-des-fernsehjournalisten-ulrich-kienzle-16729316.html

He was one of the most notable experts on politics and coulture of the near and middle east. I really enjoyed listening to his statements about political situations in the world. sad loss :(

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George Woodhouse, one of the founding fathers of the Mail on Sunday, has died. He was 84.  Woodhouse was hired in 1982 as managing editor, later becoming Executive Editor.  He retired in 1996.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8233501/George-Woodhouse-Mail-Sunday-founding-member-dies-aged-84.html

 

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Jorge Camara, a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has died. He was 84. Camara had studied journalism in Mexico before he made his way to Hollywood. On the reccomendation of the former HPFA president, Miguel deZarraga, Camara became a member of the organization. He recently served as the board's chairman.

 

https://deadline.com/2020/04/jorge-camara-dies-past-president-chairman-of-the-board-of-the-hollywood-foreign-press-association-1202917877/

 

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Discovered by way of some research into her deceased husband that Drusilla Beyfus is still alive (b.1927 and probably obitable, at least good enough for the low hanger pools)

 

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drusilla_Beyfus

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