Thursday’s Show Audio – RIP Our Friends

Willie Springer, Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:43:00 GMT

SEGMENT 1 – Show Open: Sad to learn the passing of our friend Rudy, lived life happy, hearing from Rudy’s brother-in-law Kevin Harvell, always loved talking to people, bit of a mystery man, no mistaking his voice, definitely on the Mt. Rushmore of callers, Rudy knew how to get into stadiums/arenas, first call from Rudy years ago, working with the boy scouts back in the day, Doug was not a very good boy scout, hello Larry, good memory from one-year anniversary party, the time Rudy thought he was telling Mike Martz about tai chi, that time ProdJoe visited Rudy’s domicile, stacking TVs, Doug once visited a local resident who caught the largest catfish ever out of the Mississippi River but also stacked his TVs, confession from caller Matt about getting Rudy into the FOX Sports suite, The Cat got into some trouble with talking about the Milwaukee Brewers & remember that Juelz Ventura who was married to Bill Hall.


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SEGMENT 2 – Joe Namath: Excited to be heading to Atlanta, hello Broadway Joe, ‘worried’ not a word they like to use in Bama, not counting out the Tigers, culture of football in Alabama, being recruited by Bear Bryant, learning harsh reality of segregation when arriving to Tuscaloosa, signing with Jets over the ‘Big Red’ Cardinals in 1965, impact of Weeb Ewbank, embracing the culutre of New York, rumors of his fantastic playboy life, schedule with Jets allowed a lot of fun, his close work with traumatic brain injury (TBI) raising awareness along with research at the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center & process of he went through addressing his own neurologicial issue.


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SEGMENT 3 – Mike Claiborne: Learn about the passing of Bryan Burwell, cancer took his life after a quick battle, cannot believe he passed as quickly as he did, Mike joins the show, before Bryan came to STL, just about everyone in sports media knew our friend, fine athlete back in the day, got along with everyone, Bryan was upbeat throughout the process, never an indication of how bad things really were, Bryan truly believed that there were bigger problems in this world than hate & he lived his life that way.


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SEGMENT 4 – Thinking about some of the better times with Bryan Burwell, all the stories and teams we had covered with him throughout the years since arriving in St. Louis & an amazing outpouring of thoughts about Bryan on social media.


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SEGMENT 5 – Derrick Goold: Talking more about losing our friends Bryan Burwell along with Rudy, more thoughts from the listeners, Derrick joins the show, type of journalist he was, did not realize how popular Bryan was amongst media from all parts of the country, he just enjoyed telling stories whether it was through his keyboard or over a beer, consummate profressional in the business & always there to help friends.


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SEGMENT 6 – Brian Haenchen, Pat Imig & Brian Rea: More thoughts and stories about Bryan, always took time to help younger people in the industry & made big impacts in short amounts of time.


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