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Offline 88JRFAN

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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #120 on: June 22, 2022, 09:06:14 PM »
2 sports-related deaths to note that just happened :
Tony Siragusa, winner of Super Bowl XXXV with Baltimore, age 55
Legendary NASCAR track operator and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith, age 95
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Re: 2022 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #121 on: Today at 10:57:22 AM »
Another from the sports file:

Marlin Briscoe, the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League – with the Denver Broncos – passed Monday at age 76.

A native of Omaha, Neb., Briscoe was drafted in the 14th round in 1968 as a cornerback for the Broncos. He demanded to try at quarterback, and, as a backup, “The Magician” nearly rallied the Broncos to victory against the Boston Patriots on Sept. 29. He earned the historic first start a week later. He went on to a career that included stops in Buffalo, Miami (where he was on two Super Bowl championship teams), San Diego, Detroit and New England before his retirement in 1976.

https://omaha.com/news/national/obituaries/marlin-briscoe-1st-black-starting-qb-in-afl-dies-at-76/article_61e763b7-b123-596b-83c5-0cca8be76e35.html

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