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Stabbing of Monica Seles? A GOAT candidate in the beginning of her prime, attacked ON THE COURT.

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I thought it would be fitting to add Malice at the Palace on its anniversary. 

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On 11/17/2021 at 10:36 AM, 3GamesToLove said:

Stabbing of Monica Seles? A GOAT candidate in the beginning of her prime, attacked ON THE COURT.

I'd literally never heard of Monica Seles until you posted this.

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29 minutes ago, CentralChamps21 said:

I'd literally never heard of Monica Seles until you posted this.

Why must you always make me feel old 

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Just now, Kyyle23 said:

Why must you always make me feel old 

That wasn't really the point though. I've heard of Magic Johnson, and the Miracle on Ice, of course OJ, and other things that came before that. It was more noting that Seles probably doesn't rise to the level of other things mentioned because I've heard of them and not of her.

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4 minutes ago, CentralChamps21 said:

That wasn't really the point though. I've heard of Magic Johnson, and the Miracle on Ice, of course OJ, and other things that came before that. It was more noting that Seles probably doesn't rise to the level of other things mentioned because I've heard of them and not of her.

''Twas just a joke.  The Seles thing was wild, dude stabbed her in the back with a fishing knife in front of the entire world 

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46 minutes ago, CentralChamps21 said:

That wasn't really the point though. I've heard of Magic Johnson, and the Miracle on Ice, of course OJ, and other things that came before that. It was more noting that Seles probably doesn't rise to the level of other things mentioned because I've heard of them and not of her.

Maybe if you think America is the world?

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On 6/29/2021 at 6:05 AM, Flash said:

Friends and I were jawboning about the most shocking events in our lifetimes involving athletes (BTW-I'm 65). Here are our top 3 in reverse order:

#3) Magic Johnson press conference announcing his retirement from NBA due to contracting AIDS

#2) Bruce Jenner transitioning to Caitlyn Jenner

#1) The whole Aaron Hernandez saga. From All-Pro TE to murder conviction to suicide in prison.  

Honorable mention to Tiger Woods for multiple marital transgressions made light in a very public way and Kobe Bryant helicopter disaster.

Feel free to add your own.

 

OJ Simpson.  The end.


And when Anna Kournikova turned 40.

USA gymnastics/Nasser case.

OSU wrestling.

PSU football scandal.

Len Bias death.   Ben Wilson.    

Jose Fernandez, Yordano Ventura, Oscar Taveras.   Actually, Puckett and Clemente…

Tyson biting Holyfield.

1972 Olympics.  Russia over US in BB.

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On 6/29/2021 at 12:21 PM, fathom said:

Kobe dying was pretty shocking

The Clemente of his day.

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3 hours ago, Stinky Stanky said:

The Clemente of his day.

I am not ok with this comparison.

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3 hours ago, Balta1701 said:

I am not ok with this comparison.

I was thinking of the crash.

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A couple more for the list...

1972 Munich Olympics (11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed).

Pete Rose gambling scandal. 

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2 hours ago, Stinky Stanky said:

I was thinking of the crash.

And I could not ignore “the rest of their lives”. 

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