RIP Thread


#904

Peter Brackley Football Italia commentator for Channel 4


#905

Another great iconic sports person. Think he used to do midweek commentary for BBC Radio 2 Sports, pre-5-Live. Or was it itv?


#906

A very good commentator, knowledgeable and treated the viewer as if they had a bit of intelligence. No endless waffle or talking up a shite game.


#907

Apparently he was a comedian as well and worked on Spitting image.

Loved watching Football Italia on Channel 4 back in the 90s


#908

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft.

Also owner of the Seattle Seahawks


#909

and Portland Trail Blazers I think


#910

Also has/had one of the most glorious business cards ever known to mankind.

Not a big fan of Huey Lewis and The News though I believe.


#911

I think he missed a great global comedic opportunity by not renaming the team the Seattle Shitehawks.


#912

The King of Tory Island Patsy Dan Rodgers has died aged 74.

Mr Rogers passed away at the Mater Hospital in Dublin surrounded by his family on Friday.

He was born on Westland Row in Dublin, but was later adopted by a family on Tory Island, a mere few miles off the coast of Donegal.

Although only speaking English at the time of his adoption, he would quickly fall in love with the Irish language and culture of the Island.


#913

He quite likely changed the course of history


#914

So did propaganda


#915

That’s an amazing coinky dink. Was watching the movie of his WW2 escapades on TCM just a few days ago. Starred Richard Widmark. Some story !


#916

Music promoter John Reynolds

Only 52


#917

Most relevant thread for this probably

Rumours that Whitey Bulger after being murdered in Prison

EDIT: BBC reporting it now albeit citing US media


#918

Some boyo was Whitey, not that I knew him. The documentary Whitey: The United States versus … is fantastic. Black Mass isn’t bad either, if a little boring.


#919

The Town is a good flick.


#920

Its decent yeah. Not about Whitey though. You mean the Departed?


#921

Nope. I know it’s not about him but this story made me think of that flick and others in a similar vein. I think Affleck does some class movies, always keep you thinking as well as entertained. There’s a low-key one called Live By Night that’s worth a goo. More old-school of the genre.
He hasn’t done a truly great one yet but I think it’s well in him.


#922

I Hear You Paint Houses is a decent read. Written by one of Bulger’s chief henchmen.


#923

Black Mass beats them all for detail. Howie Carr’s effort is well done also.