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Off Topic: George Best

Postby Aidan » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:10 pm


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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:46 pm

Most Americans won't recognize the name, but the story is parallel to Mickey Mantle's--incredible talent, hard-partying lifestyle, liver transplant, early death. A sobering tale.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:21 pm

In skill and natural ability he was to football (soccer) as Ali was to boxing.
A crying waste of wonderful talent.

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Postby MGillespie » Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:45 am

Agreed...even as ignorant of soccer as we Americans tend to be, even I had heard of Best in my childhood. A real waste...just like Mantle...


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Postby Badmonkey » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:02 am

His death is both a loss and a lesson.


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