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(Yahoo)   Joe Delaney, the Kansas City Chiefs running back who died saving three children from drowning in 1983, gets honored with a statue in Chennault Park, LA   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Sappy, Joe Delaney, Presidential Citizens Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Ronald Reagan, Delaney's efforts, President of the United States, Delaney's family members, American football  
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2020-06-29 5:10:21 AM  
Someone will be by later to tip it over.
 
2020-06-29 8:45:37 AM  
Died TRYING to save three kids. Only one lived.

/the best and worst kind of correct
 
2020-06-29 9:45:51 AM  

IAmRight: Died TRYING to save three kids. Only one lived.

/the best and worst kind of correct


If he played for the Royals instead he'd have the best career batting average in franchise history.

/Now I'm sad.
//So sorry.
///Lost a George Brett glove that was the only one that ever actually ever fit my hand.
 
2020-06-29 11:30:34 AM  
Joe Delaney was a good guy.  I'm glad they remember him and are putting up the memorial.

Now, let's work harder to teach swimming.  Not joking.   Black kids have a lot harder time learning to swim; curiously, there are not a lot of country clubs and nice swimming pools in mostly Black areas.
 
2020-06-29 11:40:46 AM  
Had season tickets to the Chiefs in the early 80's. 40-50k people a game...horrible teams..but still enjoyed going. Joe Delaney was on of the very few bright spots of that decade, even though he was only there 2 years before his untimely death. Class guy...KC was mourning for a long time.
 
2020-06-29 1:53:39 PM  
As a lifelong Bronco fan I do remember Joe Delaney. Damn good player. Glad to hear he's being honored.
 
2020-06-29 4:00:50 PM  

IAmRight: Died TRYING to save three kids. Only one lived.

/the best and worst kind of correct


Yes, but you don't fault the attempt based on the outcome.  "Smokin'" Joe Delaney's death was one of those stories that, at the time, got far too little national publicity.  The guy and his memory deserve every accolade afforded him, and any that come now are if anything long overdue.
 
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