Twinkie the Kid

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

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 morning, well, you’re going to get found out now, under the bright lights.

-Smokin’ Joe Frazier


“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 digging, take an Eddie Guerrero type, and he’s out there really trying to show you something special, really trying to entertain the people, and it’s not as easy as it looks to be out there. Put yourself in these guys’ shoes, traveling to your town and giving their whole heart just to put a smile on your face, just to entertain the fans. Being a wrestler is like walking on the treadmill of life. You get off of it and it just keeps going.

-Randy Savage

#22 – Dave Duerson

RIP, #22Dave 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, particularly in the Super Bowl.

-Dave Duerson

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