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  •  Where did you get that, because it's misleading (1+ / 0-)
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    Yeah, he died of an infection, because he passed out in the snow, drunk! His whole story has been smoothed over. George Gipp was never actually called the Gipper, there's no evidence he made a deathbed request like "win one for the Gipper," Knute Rockne was not at his deathbed. He was a poor student, not in school much of the time, gambled heavily (including on his own games). But thanks to Ronnie and the movies, most people don't know that unless they bother to look it up. That's why I liked the idea of naming the gopasaur after someone who sounds good until you scratch the surface.

    •  he's a cultural hero (0+ / 0-)

      but go right ahead with your facts. Next you can take on Ira Hayes.

      "The due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government." George Washington

      by bob zimway on Thu May 07, 2009 at 05:02:41 PM PDT

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