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RIP Golden Boy

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 2:30 PM
 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/paul-hornung-notre-dame-heisman-winner-and-star-of-lombardis-packers-dynasty-dies-at-age-84/ar-BB1aZDfN?li=BBnbfcL

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Re: RIP Golden Boy

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 3:04 PM
 

He was a great for his day... Lombardy don't take no spit...Many would say his ghost was a'hangin a week ago...

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 3:06 PM
 

This saddens me. I grew up a Packers fan, and doted on Starr, Wood, Dowling, Jim Taylor, and of course, Hornung. RIP, Golden Boy.


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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 4:26 PM
 

RIP !

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Then I'm also sure that you doted........


Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 4:46 PM
 

on the "veteran" Max McGee.


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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 3:16 PM
 

Back in early to mid 1980's I went to see a good friend in Atlanta. We went out in Buckhead that night to go to a few bars. At one bar I was talking to the really good looking girl and I told her to stay right there while I went to the bathroom and I would be right back. I came back no more than 60 seconds later and I saw her and another girl leaving the bar with Hornung and he had an arm around each girl as he went out the door.


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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 4:22 PM
 

He intercepted your pass. :)


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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 4:40 PM
 

I guess they didn't call him Golden Boy for nothing.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020, 4:43 PM
 

There were four golden boys back in the early '60s- Hornung, Mickey Mantle, Arnold Palmer and Bobby Hull.


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Posted: Nov 14, 2020, 12:16 AM
 

Not being a follower of golf or hockey, I didn't know anything about them. When we referred to The Mick, we never called him anything but Mickey Mantle. Not Mantle, not Mickey, but Mickey Mantle and it was said in reverence.

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Posted: Nov 14, 2020, 4:29 AM
 

Mickey lived at Lake Oconee after he retired. Stories about him there are plentiful.


I met him in the press box when we went up there in 1979.


Posted: Nov 14, 2020, 9:22 AM
 

He was working their radio broadcasts. Their network had a Heisman winner doing color and poor Jim Phillips had me.

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My first memory of a mention of Paul Hornung was when he


Posted: Nov 14, 2020, 9:45 AM
 

and Alex Karras got suspended by Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1963 for betting on NFL games, and associating with gamblers and "known hoodlums". That put a little bit of tarnish on the Golden Boy image. But, he (and Karras) both obviously survived and thrived after that.

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