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Twinkie the Kid

Twinkie the Kid 1930 – 2012 With 39 ingredients, 150 shamelessly empty calories and, officially, a shelf life of about three weeks, the Twinkie is a cream-filled symbol of American culture…it can be imitated, but not duplicated. Never can someone get the same exact Twinkie taste. It’s impossible. -Twinkie the Kid Read more →

Joe Frazier

“Smokin’” Joe Frazier January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011 You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes – that means your [preparation:]. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the… Read more →

“Macho Man” Randy Savage

Randy “Macho Man” “Savage” Poffo November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011 You wouldn’t think that the simple act of running against the ropes would hurt, but it does. I think another one is just the fact of how winded the wrestlers can get entertaining the people. I think they deserve more respect for that because when two guys are… Read more →

#22 – Dave Duerson

Dave Duerson November 28, 1960 – February 17, 2011 When you look at all the various characters that exist in the NFL today, they owe a sense of allegiance to the ’85 Bears.  I don’t think any team prior to us had the kind of fun we did. We enjoyed each other off the field and executed to near perfection on it,… Read more →

Len Lesser

Len Lesser December 3, 1922-February 16, 2011 I was at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and feeling very spiritual and someone ran up and yelled, “Uncle Leo! Uncle Leo! Where’s the watch?”  It’s sacrilege. I love it. -Len Lesser Read more →