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(Fox Sports)   Maryland Terrapins will take a crack at inducting Len Bias into their Hall Of Fame; he made it in by a razor-thin margin, just getting across the line, while some said he'd never even get a sniff   ( msn.foxsports.com) divider line
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2014-07-16 06:47:07 PM  
Bump.
 
2014-07-16 07:04:51 PM  
What about the millions in jail from the War of Drugs?

Bias was the Gulf of Tonkin and WMDs combined.
 
2014-07-16 08:13:53 PM  

Sliding Carp: Bump.


*snort*
 
2014-07-16 08:24:17 PM  

Sliding Carp: Bump.


Thread over.
 
2014-07-16 08:50:13 PM  
I'm sure his old coach has been railing about it for years. non stop. won't shut up. just jabber jabber jabber. get him started, and he'll go til the next morning.
 
2014-07-16 09:36:09 PM  
This thread rocks.
 
2014-07-16 09:37:17 PM  
Len Bias was an incredible player. It is a true tragedy that his life ended so short.

I followed his career closely and cried when I heard on the radio that he had died.
 
2014-07-16 09:42:39 PM  
If our basketball team had done something significant recently, we wouldn't need to dwell in our past infamy.

He's the best we got.

Besides our championship team. And things are gonna get awfully difficult for us in the big ten now.
 
2014-07-16 09:50:33 PM  
Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.
 
2014-07-16 09:51:24 PM  

ISO15693: Len Bias was an incredible player. It is a true tragedy that his life ended so short.

I followed his career closely and cried when I heard on the radio that he had died.


I remember being at swim practice in the morning, and our coach told us what happened.  It really shook people up (I grew up in Northern VA).
 
2014-07-16 09:52:03 PM  
I think that he deserves to get in to the MD HoF. No reason not to. It was a very different time. If he was around today, there is no way he gets as far as he did.
 
2014-07-16 09:53:34 PM  
What do Len Bias and a dozen roses have in common?They both die 2 days after you pick 'em./be here all week//try the veal///never liked the Terps
 
2014-07-16 10:04:52 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Piizzadude: I think that he deserves to get in to the MD HoF. No reason not to. It was a very different time. If he was around today, there is no way he gets as far as he did.

^This. especially when you consider there is a good chance half the congress and senate were snorting coke at the time.

and the 30 for 30 about Bias is outstanding.


Half?
 
2014-07-16 10:57:59 PM  

Piizzadude: Waldo Pepper: Piizzadude: I think that he deserves to get in to the MD HoF. No reason not to. It was a very different time. If he was around today, there is no way he gets as far as he did.

^This. especially when you consider there is a good chance half the congress and senate were snorting coke at the time.

and the 30 for 30 about Bias is outstanding.

Half?


I would love for some athlete that is testifying before Congress about steroids to say something along the lines of "I'll piss in a cup right here, right now.  Will you?  I play a game.  You run the country.  Which is more important to drug test, me or you?:
 
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2014-07-16 11:07:32 PM  
So, the greatest player in the schools history shouldn't be in their HOF?  Get over yourself,  subby.
 
2014-07-16 11:31:28 PM  
He was a great player and would have helped Boston win a few more championships.
 
2014-07-16 11:57:14 PM  
A line of coke makes you feel like a new man.

And the first thing the new man needs is a line of coke.

/pure evil
 
2014-07-17 12:08:25 AM  

SlothB77: If our basketball team had done something significant recently, we wouldn't need to dwell in our past infamy.

He's the best we got.

Besides our championship team. And things are gonna get awfully difficult for us in the big ten now.


Having a coach, that you can't fire because of his contract, who is so disliked by his players that they all want to transfer is a bigger problem than transferring to a lesser basketball division.
 
2014-07-17 12:09:56 AM  

mjbok: Piizzadude: Waldo Pepper: Piizzadude: I think that he deserves to get in to the MD HoF. No reason not to. It was a very different time. If he was around today, there is no way he gets as far as he did.

^This. especially when you consider there is a good chance half the congress and senate were snorting coke at the time.

and the 30 for 30 about Bias is outstanding.

Half?

I would love for some athlete that is testifying before Congress about steroids to say something along the lines of "I'll piss in a cup right here, right now.  Will you?  I play a game.  You run the country.  Which is more important to drug test, me or you?:


That would be awesome to see.
 
2014-07-17 12:20:30 AM  
Sad seeing a place of higher learning glorifying drug usage like this.
 
2014-07-17 12:35:13 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Sad seeing a place of higher learning glorifying drug usage like this.


They're not. They're glorifying basketball. Any drug usage happened after he'd been drafted. But why let details get in the way of a half-assed troll!

SlothB77: If our basketball team had done something significant recently...Besides our championship team.


Pretty big "besides."

/I got tear gassed at the celebration.
//Friend has a cat named "Little Juan."
///We haven't stood a chance since the ACC expanded what, a decade ago?
 
2014-07-17 01:02:31 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: What about the millions in jail from the War of Drugs?

Bias was the Gulf of Tonkin and WMDs combined.


Let's be fair... Just Say No was a perfectly acceptable message. The mandatory minimums were (and are) not. But you're right, his death, that of Don Rogers a week later, and the Pittsburgh drug trials the year before really brought out the drug issue, especially since they were all sports-related and therefore had the attention of the kids (of which I was one).
 
2014-07-17 01:06:13 AM  
Mrs. Fogg waddled through the open-plan school and took her customary place at the blackboard, near the seat of the kid who repeatedly pulled the fire alarm for kicks.  After we'd stowed our packs, Mrs. F. launched into a lesson that used small wooden counting blocks that were called "manipulatives."  This despite the fact that those blocks never once tried to exercise untoward influence on any of us.  We could tell that she wasn't into it, though.  Finally, she told us "Len Bias died."

We didn't really know what that meant, but we were still young enough that we hadn't yet learned that the appropriate responses to being told that some random stranger had died were either indifference or amusement.  Mrs. Fogg then told us about the manner in which Bias had died.  She placed special emphasis on the fact that his heart had stopped.  This seems odd in retrospect, since that is frequently an effect of dying.  She then offered her peroration, "That's why they call it dope.  Because you'd have to be a dope to take it."  Then she sent us to the phonics lab, presumably so that she could review her performance with Imaginary Nancy Reagan.  I think Mrs. Fogg was an alum.  Of UM.  She was far too fat to have been an alum of cocaine.
 
2014-07-17 01:25:10 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.


Have you seen "Hillsborough" yet?  It makes those other two docs look like art school projects.
 
2014-07-17 07:06:25 AM  

Martonio: cameroncrazy1984: Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.

Have you seen "Hillsborough" yet?  It makes those other two docs look like art school projects.


I haven't and I need to. I am fascinated by that incident.
 
2014-07-17 08:15:02 AM  

Martonio: cameroncrazy1984: Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.

Have you seen "Hillsborough" yet?  It makes those other two docs look like art school projects.


All three - along with the Ole Miss one - are powerful documentaries.  But I think the best "30 for 30"-style documentary, isn't a 30 for 30:
 
2014-07-17 08:18:49 AM  
WTF?  It showed up in preview.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-17 08:20:23 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Martonio: cameroncrazy1984: Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.

Have you seen "Hillsborough" yet?  It makes those other two docs look like art school projects.

All three - along with the Ole Miss one - are powerful documentaries.  But I think the best "30 for 30"-style documentary, isn't a 30 for 30:


Ohhhhh, the suspense is killing me? What's in the bag? What's in the bag?

/I will watch the Fab Five 30 for 30 every time.
 
2014-07-17 09:14:36 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: OtherLittleGuy: What about the millions in jail from the War of Drugs?

Bias was the Gulf of Tonkin and WMDs combined.

Let's be fair... Just Say No was a perfectly acceptable message. The mandatory minimums were (and are) not. But you're right, his death, that of Don Rogers a week later, and the Pittsburgh drug trials the year before really brought out the drug issue, especially since they were all sports-related and therefore had the attention of the kids (of which I was one).


Agreed. Whenever I have been around friends doing coke, or had the opportunity to try it, the thought of Len Bias' death is the #1 thing to spring to mind and prevent me from ever going there.
 
2014-07-17 09:20:12 AM  
In an indirect way I'm reminded of Landon Turner.  I got to know him in a round about way.

CSB:

He was passed out in front of my dorm room the night before a game.  I knew where he had been and went to Rock's door.  We had to drag Landon across the carpet to get him inside.  He had carpet rash on his face and Coach Knight was pissed and sat him for most of the first half.  When Landon got onto the court he lit it up.  I don't think he missed any of his first 12 shots.

I think a week later Rock (the catcher from the baseball team) punched out Issiah Thomas, who he found at his girl's apartment.    Rock got kicked out of school and  nothing happened to Issiah.  Although he did have a nice black eye and broken nose for his next game.

It was sad to hear that Landon suffered such a tragic accident that next summer;  that has left him in a wheel chair.  Red Auerbach did a wonderful thing drafting him in 1982.

Landon if you are listening, I'm sorry for the cheek rug burns but we had to get you out of the hallway!  You were a big dude!
end CSB

/ I'll never forget our parting times
//
/// just going straight to 3s
 
2014-07-17 09:24:18 AM  
I don't know why, but I like the headline.
 
2014-07-17 09:42:55 AM  

Martonio: cameroncrazy1984: Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.

Have you seen "Hillsborough" yet?  It makes those other two docs look like art school projects.


"Once Brothers" about Vlade Divac, Dražen Petrović, and the Yugoslavian war. It's incredible.
 
2014-07-17 10:18:50 AM  

Scrotastic Method: SlothB77: If our basketball team had done something significant recently...Besides our championship team.

Pretty big "besides."

/I got tear gassed at the celebration.
//Friend has a cat named "Little Juan."
///We haven't stood a chance since the ACC expanded what, a decade ago?


*fist bump* Me too!

// and my then-gf lost a shoe in the ensuing panic to clear the area (thanks PGPD!)
 
2014-07-17 12:30:44 PM  

Leopold Stotch: Adolf Oliver Nipples: OtherLittleGuy: What about the millions in jail from the War of Drugs?

Bias was the Gulf of Tonkin and WMDs combined.

Let's be fair... Just Say No was a perfectly acceptable message. The mandatory minimums were (and are) not. But you're right, his death, that of Don Rogers a week later, and the Pittsburgh drug trials the year before really brought out the drug issue, especially since they were all sports-related and therefore had the attention of the kids (of which I was one).

Agreed. Whenever I have been around friends doing coke, or had the opportunity to try it, the thought of Len Bias' death is the #1 thing to spring to mind and prevent me from ever going there.


Same here.  I was always afraid that if I tried coke I'd end up overdosing like Len Bias did.  His death served as a warning to me.
 
2014-07-17 12:41:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Without Bias is one of my two favorite 30 for 30 docs

/the other is The Two Escobars.


same here.  they are all pretty damn good, but, without bias was...incredible.
 
2014-07-17 01:33:19 PM  

Rickj: Same here. I was always afraid that if I tried coke I'd end up overdosing like Len Bias did. His death served as a warning to me.


I was never worried about OD'ing. I was worried about liking it *way* too much. I figured I would go from 0-sucking dick in less than three weeks.
 
2014-07-17 02:46:21 PM  
I was a kid when this happend and it was how I found out what crack was. I remember his death brought out the full force of the NCAA on Maryland investigating them. It sucked double for his folks when his brother was shot and killed in 1990, and he was a decent player from what I heard.
 
2014-07-17 03:32:03 PM  
Ah yes, being in second grade at the time, I remember people in my class thinking he ODed on Coca-cola
 
2014-07-17 03:38:22 PM  
I like what his friend told the EMS workers.  He can't die!  He's Len bias!!!


/tragic story ends tragically
 
2014-07-17 08:30:02 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Sad seeing a place of higher learning glorifying drug usage like this.


Higher learning?  I thought it was just a place people went to to burn couches.
 
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