He was 83.
He will live on in Scooby-Doo reruns.
I’d say he’d also live on in “Hello Larry” reruns, but I don’t think those exist.
I hate organized sports so I don’t really know what the Harlem Globetrotters are, and I don’t care. I gather that they aren’t a real team and for some reason they win all the time.
They were not an organized sport team – they do not play in a league. They excellent basket ball players who had a great, hilarious time playing against local teams. I saw them play, and they had the whole crowd laughing and cheering for the whole game. The opposing team would often laugh after they had been beaten by great moves.
I’m sure they’re great and everything. I just don’t get it.
I sort of see the point of boxing. Two guys beating the cr@p out of each other is intrinsically interesting. And I can watch tennis for a few minutes. But basically I don’t get why anyone would care about sports.
Back when I was a kid this was literally the single biggest reason I was grateful for not being a boy. “At least I don’t have to pretend to care about organized sports”, I said to myself.
You think I’m kidding.
There are no comments here remaining because it’s from the Before Time, before the Great Blog Shift.
Uh-oh. I agree with her. Time to run a diagnostic. 😉
Sweaty men running back and forth is not my idea of entertainment either. At least hockey has some raw brutality to it. Basketball is just boring.
It takes all kinds. I don’t know another human in my life that would read this blog or any other involving these topics but here we are.
Yes. Here we are. 🙂
Of course the point has been made about the similarity of the Washington Generals to a certain Washington-based political party.
He was, “The Man” when the Globetrotters were at their pinnacle. I think that as a child Meadowlark and Curly Neal were my two favourite athletes.
Our Cub group went to see them when they came to Sydney … living up to their name. I didn’t know anything about basketball, but it was a great show.
Meadowlark and Curly were humble and cool before cool was cool. Humble not a word you will see in the same sentence with today’s ‘stars’
The greatest showman ever!
He was a hero to every kid who was fortunate enough to catch his show.
Geez I wish I had fathered 10 kids AND been a good athlete. Must be a connection
A great man. Loved being entertained by he and Curly Neal.
The bucket full of feathers routine never grows old.