Sometimes you just have to laugh, or you can't go on...

From Satan in the Walter Payton memorial thread:

Leading me to wonder…who’s number three? Celebrities die in threes, you know. Shall we start a SDMB death pool?

And I wonder when I sing along with you, if everything could ever feel this real
If anything could ever be this good again.

–Foo Fighters

Well the Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin, died this weekend.
That would be three sports personalities.

Then again, Wilt died just a few weeks ago. Maybe he was number one, and these two are two and three.

Other than that, any player planning trips to Egypt?


I have to vote for Wilt being the first (or the 40,000th)!


Wilt Chamberlain and Walter Payton. . . two of THE best ever to play their respective games. . . basketball and football.

. . . I’d have to say Max Patkin, just to include baseball. Unless some other baseball great is going to go soon.
– Sylence

And now, for my next trick, I will talk in spooky half-references.

We now have five nominies - The baseball clown, Sweetness, Wilt the Stilt, athe golfer and the race car driver.

If we are working in groups of three, we have one more to go, unfortunately…

Yer pal,

Marge Schott.

Dopeler effect:
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Marge Schott is dead!?

::stifiling a “Yippee”::

It doesn’t seem like Magic Johnson’s going anywhere fast.A good thing!

You’re forgetting the recent death of Catfish Hunter.

Didn’t forget it, vv, but it was long enough ago to disqualify it from this discussion, IMHO…

Yer pal,

The legendary Frand DeVol died after Stewart and before Payton. DeVol was a TV theme song composer best known for the themes to “Family Affair” and “The Brady Bunch.” He also played Happy Kyne on “Fernwood 2-Nite” back in the 70’s. There’s your third.

“My hovercraft is full of eels.”

That should be Frank DeVol, not Frand.