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Monday, February 15, 2021

In Memoriam

 

We note the passing of two very different people, and both died last week.

The first is former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer.  77.  For years, there was a joke that went "Schottenheimer is German for 'never wins in the playoffs.'"  200 and 126 regular season record.  Cleveland.  Washington.  Kansas City.  San Diego.  Only 5 and 13 in the playoffs.

In a sports talk radio eulogy, it was said that Schottenheimer worked for some horrible owners.  Friends, as I've said here before, there is more to life than your won and lost record.

Mary Wilson died at the age of 76.  She was one of the original Supremes-- the most successful girl group of all time.  Yes, there were fancy dresses and hair styles, but there was no schtick.  They sang, and they sang well.