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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Former University of Minnesota basketball player Corky Taylor dies from lung cancer; best known for starting a 1972 game brawl by kicking an Ohio State player in the Buckeyes   (startribune.com) divider line 21
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2012-06-29 08:40:27 AM
I loved him on Life Goes On. RIP Corky
 
2012-06-29 12:16:50 PM

I_C_Weener: I loved him on Life Goes On. RIP Corky


One and done. Thank you all for dropping by...have a nice day.
 
2012-06-29 12:17:39 PM
It was more of a gentle knee to the Buckeyes.
 
2012-06-29 12:28:41 PM
www.johnsadowski.com

RIP Corky

/hot, especially the background
 
2012-06-29 01:09:09 PM
sorry, but if you're not at least 50 years old, you probably can't imagine how big this story was in the 70s. Racial climate is a little different these days.

/the lawn, get off it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-29 01:34:30 PM
Under 50. Never heard of the incident before. Here's Sports Illustrated taking us back: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085766/in d ex.htm
 
2012-06-29 01:45:05 PM
Becka!
 
2012-06-29 02:05:33 PM

ZAZ: Under 50. Never heard of the incident before. Here's Sports Illustrated taking us back: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085766/in d ex.htm


"Dave Winfield, who recently joined the Gopher varsity, joined the fray, too, dodging to mid-court where some Minnesota reserves and civilians were trying to wrestle Ohio State substitute Mark Wagar to the floor. Winfield leaped on top of Wagar when he was down and hit him five times with his right fist on the face and head....And why wasn't Winfield suspended?"

Steinbrenner didn't have to pay Howie Spira $40,000. He could have just looked in his back issues of Sports Illustrated.
 
2012-06-29 02:31:43 PM
Rot In Hell, Cheap Shot Man.
 
2012-06-29 02:46:00 PM

hp6sa: It was more of a gentle knee to the Buckeyes.


That head stomp, on the other hand... not so much. O_O
 
2012-06-29 03:57:23 PM
My father still gets legitimately pissed about that to this day and he isn't the angry type. Just a truly ugly incident. Dave Winfield is a cowardly piece of shiat, as are the other Minnesota players and fans who took turns having their fun.
 
2012-06-29 05:42:36 PM
All of these people telling the news media that he was this "good guy". shiat. He was a POS.
But worse than him by far was Jim Behagen, who ran off of the bench and started stomping Witte in the face while he laid there helpless. Why he didn't go straight to jail for doing that I will never know.
 
2012-06-29 06:20:02 PM

jimpoz: ZAZ: Under 50. Never heard of the incident before. Here's Sports Illustrated taking us back: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085766/in d ex.htm

"Dave Winfield, who recently joined the Gopher varsity, joined the fray, too, dodging to mid-court where some Minnesota reserves and civilians were trying to wrestle Ohio State substitute Mark Wagar to the floor. Winfield leaped on top of Wagar when he was down and hit him five times with his right fist on the face and head....And why wasn't Winfield suspended?"

Steinbrenner didn't have to pay Howie Spira $40,000. He could have just looked in his back issues of Sports Illustrated.



I only found out about this story a few years back (on FARK). I was a Winfield fan, but now, fark him. I hope he drops dead along with his thug buddy.
 
2012-06-29 06:45:05 PM
 
2012-06-29 07:40:12 PM

ZAZ: Under 50. Never heard of the incident before. Here's Sports Illustrated taking us back: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085766/in d ex.htm


"So, with 36 seconds left and Ohio State holding a 50-44 lead, they rioted."

It's nice to see that even now, forty years later, these teams continue to uphold the virtues of Big Ten offensive basketball.
 
2012-06-29 11:34:29 PM

WoodyHayes: My father still gets legitimately pissed about that to this day and he isn't the angry type. Just a truly ugly incident. Dave Winfield is a cowardly piece of shiat, as are the other Minnesota players and fans who took turns having their fun.


Long time no see, Woody!

Count me as another that had never heard of this incident. WTF, Minnesota?
 
2012-06-30 08:13:51 AM
They should have cancelled the rest of Minnesota's season. FANS getting involved? That's pretty shiatty.

If a school can't control its players and its fans from brutally assaulting the other team, then they need to have their season put down.

I sure hope if something like that happened again the powers that be would have the wisdom to wipe the rest of the season and make the team forfeit all wins for that year. It would be the first time that forfeiting wins made a real difference, too.
 
2012-06-30 09:19:34 AM
oh FFS.. that was a love tap! and it was a knee, not a kick, subtard. Great acting by the dude in red though... he sold it like a WWE chairshot!

/I kept inserting the sound effect "dink", sort of like dropping a spoon in the sink, as i replayed it over and over.
//barely hit him, must of been a pussy. (the player that is, of course)
 
2012-06-30 10:18:43 AM

Christian Bale: They should have cancelled the rest of Minnesota's season. FANS getting involved? That's pretty shiatty.

If a school can't control its players and its fans from brutally assaulting the other team, then they need to have their season put down.

I sure hope if something like that happened again the powers that be would have the wisdom to wipe the rest of the season and make the team forfeit all wins for that year. It would be the first time that forfeiting wins made a real difference, too.


Actually, after this incident (and the lack of significant discipline by the Big Ten), OSU coach Fred Taylor was never really the same. He ended up retiring a couple of years later.
 
2012-06-30 12:41:14 PM
lemurs: From the article that you posted, not so incidentally from a Minnesota newspaper attempting to excuse a fellow Minnesotan's horrible past:

Years after the event, Witte and Taylor began exchanging letters, then e-mails. Nine years ago, Witte cashed in some frequent flier miles and flew to the Twin Cities. He spent two days in Taylor's Plymouth home, burying the past, building a friendship. Taylor, Turner and Witte talked. And they went to Taylor's basement and watched tapes of the incident.
"We watched it a few times," Witte said. "I had a video that was different from what [Taylor] had. We were silent the first time through. As we continued to watch, we started our conversation.''
They talked about their feelings, how some friends and perhaps former teammates let the bad feelings fester.
"We all had different ideas of what went on," Witte said. "But it was so neat for the three of us, at least, to have that situation, where there was time to talk it through, to heal, on both sides. ... It's so neat for me to be able to call Clyde and Corky my friend."


What a frigging wuss. Bad enough to get sucker kneed and stomped, but to sit around years later and watch videos of it with the people who did it to you? Never in a million years will I ever understand this type of behavior.
"how some friends and former teammates let the bad feelings fester" At least some people up there still have some damned balls.
Just think, if Witte had pressed charges, neither of these two assh*les would have spent their lives with cushy state jobs.
 
2012-06-30 03:18:15 PM

varmitydog: What a frigging wuss. Bad enough to get sucker kneed and stomped, but to sit around years later and watch videos of it with the people who did it to you? Never in a million years will I ever understand this type of behavior.


I expect not. But it takes a lot more balls to forgive someone for what they did to you, in person, than to sit around and let that hate fester pointlessly for years and years. And in the end, that brave act made all their lives better.
 
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