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(Canada.com)   Bobby Orr can now officially tell you to get off his lawn   (o.canada.com) divider line 30
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2013-03-21 01:08:38 AM  
There's stars.  There's super-stars.  Then there is Bobby Orr.
 
2013-03-21 01:11:32 AM  
Who?
 
2013-03-21 01:14:51 AM  
I used to own a Buick Century Ltd in burgundy that was owned by Bobby's parents.  I loved that car, such a great ride.

/csb
 
2013-03-21 01:26:48 AM  
Huh.  Bobby Orr is much, much younger than I though.

I always thought he was a 50s and 60s guy, for some reason.  Amazing what one black and white picture will do.
 
2013-03-21 01:47:08 AM  

Dafatone: Huh.  Bobby Orr is much, much younger than I though.

I always thought he was a 50s and 60s guy, for some reason.  Amazing what one black and white picture will do.


That's what they said about that picture of me and your mom and a goat.
 
2013-03-21 02:47:52 AM  
His 1970/71 season is easily one of the greatest seasons in hockey history (+124 with 139 points in a 78 game season). He changed the game forever.
 
2013-03-21 02:52:43 AM  
The guy only played 12 years, the last few being injury plagued, imagine his stats if he had a healthy career.
 
2013-03-21 02:54:12 AM  

Porndip Poonpat: Dafatone: Huh.  Bobby Orr is much, much younger than I though.

I always thought he was a 50s and 60s guy, for some reason.  Amazing what one black and white picture will do.

That's what they said about that picture of me and your mom and a goat.


That is the picture that added a whole new dimension to the phrase 'put the biscuit in the basket'.
 
2013-03-21 03:11:27 AM  

weirdneighbour: The guy only played 12 years, the last few being

on the boston team he played for
 
2013-03-21 03:28:41 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: weirdneighbour: The guy only played 12 years, the last few beingon the boston team he played for

He played for Chicago last few years of his career
 
2013-03-21 05:35:12 AM  

weirdneighbour: The guy only played 12 years, the last few being injury plagued, imagine his stats if he had a healthy career.


I'm not a hockey fan, but 12 years seems like plenty for any professional contact athlete.
 
2013-03-21 07:53:06 AM  
Tough dude.
 
2013-03-21 08:33:42 AM  
I still have two full VHS tapes of Bobby's career highlights he gave to my father. I have to get those transfered to DVD one of these days.

/csb
 
2013-03-21 09:03:48 AM  
How revolutionary was Orr? No other defenseman, before or since, has ever won the Art Ross trophy (top scorer in the league); Orr did it twice (1969-70 and 1974-75). Oh, and if you think Orr was all about offense, he led the league in plus-minus 6 times.
 
2013-03-21 09:14:15 AM  
Got to watch him play many times in the old Boston Garden.  His end-to-end rushes were a thing of beauty.  The Bruins owned Boston back then.
 
2013-03-21 09:42:26 AM  

fatalvenom: I still have two full VHS tapes of Bobby's career highlights he gave to my father. I have to get those transfered to DVD one of these days.

/csb


You own a piece of history, be sure to make back-up copies.
 
2013-03-21 10:14:16 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: fatalvenom: I still have two full VHS tapes of Bobby's career highlights he gave to my father. I have to get those transfered to DVD one of these days.

/csb

You own a piece of history, be sure to make back-up copies.


And be sure to send one this way when you do.
 
2013-03-21 12:35:01 PM  

weirdneighbour: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: fatalvenom: I still have two full VHS tapes of Bobby's career highlights he gave to my father. I have to get those transfered to DVD one of these days.

/csb

You own a piece of history, be sure to make back-up copies.

And be sure to send one this way when you do.



I've got to find a place around here to be able to do the transfer, then I have to dig them out of the closet and find them as well.
 
2013-03-21 12:41:00 PM  
two hockey greens in a day, more hockey greens in the past week?!  Did Drew move to Canada?
 
2013-03-21 02:06:40 PM  

fatalvenom: weirdneighbour: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: fatalvenom: I still have two full VHS tapes of Bobby's career highlights he gave to my father. I have to get those transfered to DVD one of these days.

/csb

You own a piece of history, be sure to make back-up copies.

And be sure to send one this way when you do.


I've got to find a place around here to be able to do the transfer, then I have to dig them out of the closet and find them as well.


just curious, were they films made by his dad when he was youngster to OHL (he made vids from video eights) or stuff off tv? Either way to get personally from Bobby Orr is awesome.
 
2013-03-21 02:09:24 PM  
And I'm a leaf fan......*sad trombone sound*...
 
2013-03-21 03:51:18 PM  
Obligatory:

theawesomeboston.com

CSB:

Dad had connections with the photographer and got a supply of Bobby Orr pictures which my sister sold at school. She paid for her first bike with the proceeds.

/csb
 
2013-03-21 03:58:01 PM  

OtherLittleGuy:
CSB:

Dad had connections with the Bruins photographer and got a supply of Bobby Orr pictures which my sister sold at school. She paid for her first bike with the proceeds.

/csb

 
2013-03-21 04:26:35 PM  
weirdneighbour:just curious, were they films made by his dad when he was youngster to OHL (he made vids from video eights) or stuff off tv? Either way to get personally from Bobby Orr is awesome.


They are his NHL career highlights, and I mean everything: goals, assists, amazing moves etc. They span his entire career with the Bruins and they are from TV broadcasts. It was made for him when he retired by a guy who worked for the old TV station that broadcasted the Bruins games. It's probably collectively around 4 hours of footage, all original and not remastered. Bobby gave the original tapes to my dad and told him to have both copied for himself, and I don't know how many/if any other copies were ever made. Being a Bruins fan growing up and being able to watch those over and over again as a kid was pretty cool considering I was born in 1983, and never got a chance to see him play in person or live on TV. Plus it was cool having him come over to my dad's house to hang out once in a while after they played golf.

Once I get home from work I'll have to go dig around in my closet to figure out where they are, the only problem is I don't have a VCR anymore, otherwise I'd go home, crack a bottle of bourbon and watch at least one of the tapes
 
2013-03-21 10:45:11 PM  
His career ended just before I got in to hockey, I really wish I could have seen him play.

The photo that OtherLittleGuy posted is easily one of the greatest sports photos ever taken, I love seeing that.

/Happy birthday Mr. Orr
 
2013-03-22 12:03:02 AM  

Henry Holland: His career ended just before I got in to hockey, I really wish I could have seen him play.

The photo that OtherLittleGuy posted is easily one of the greatest sports photos ever taken, I love seeing that.

/Happy birthday Mr. Orr


That goal was the over time winner(!) of the Stanley Cup(!!) in the fourth game(!!!) of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals... I was nearly 5 and thought that was a game I wanted to play... played for years, still love it...

Thanks Bobby, you got this kid hooked that night 43ish years ago.  Happy Birthday OLD man...
 
2013-03-22 01:35:12 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: weirdneighbour: The guy only played 12 years, the last few being injury plagued, imagine his stats if he had a healthy career.

I'm not a hockey fan, but 12 years seems like plenty for any professional contact athlete.


Since in hockey, your feet don't get planted like they do with cleats and you wind up sliding along the ice, you tend to get less of the 'foot stuck in one place and body rotating in a different direction' injuries that are common to a lot of other sports. Results in longer careers. A star hockey player whose skills can keep up can last for 20 seasons or so. Barring the knee injuries, Orr might have lasted twice as long.
 
2013-03-22 07:33:58 AM  

sno man:
That goal was the over time winner(!) of the Stanley Cup(!!) in the fourth game(!!!) of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals...



That was also Mothers Day, and if you went out for dinner, there was a few transistor radios on tables, with cordial updates if asked politely.
 
2013-03-22 10:07:32 AM  

cptjeff: BarkingUnicorn: weirdneighbour: The guy only played 12 years, the last few being injury plagued, imagine his stats if he had a healthy career.

I'm not a hockey fan, but 12 years seems like plenty for any professional contact athlete.

Since in hockey, your feet don't get planted like they do with cleats and you wind up sliding along the ice, you tend to get less of the 'foot stuck in one place and body rotating in a different direction' injuries that are common to a lot of other sports. Results in longer careers. A star hockey player whose skills can keep up can last for 20 seasons or so. Barring the knee injuries, Orr might have lasted twice as long.


Thanks, came back to make that point,but you did it for me. wish he was healthy for 1972 classic
 
2013-03-22 01:27:58 PM  

cptjeff: BarkingUnicorn: weirdneighbour: The guy only played 12 years, the last few being injury plagued, imagine his stats if he had a healthy career.

I'm not a hockey fan, but 12 years seems like plenty for any professional contact athlete.

Since in hockey, your feet don't get planted like they do with cleats and you wind up sliding along the ice, you tend to get less of the 'foot stuck in one place and body rotating in a different direction' injuries that are common to a lot of other sports. Results in longer careers. A star hockey player whose skills can keep up can last for 20 seasons or so. Barring the knee injuries, Orr might have lasted twice as long.


For the baseball side, think Ken Griffey Jr.
 
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