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Old 12-02-2020, 07:00 PM
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I just heard Jimmy Vís famous speech for the first time. It was so inspiring. Itís really sad that he barely made it 2 months before passing away from that terrible disease.

Itís amazing to see how that foundation has grown over the years. Letís hope that someday we can beat cancer!
Old 12-02-2020, 07:03 PM
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Better late than never. Everyone should listen to it.

i watch it a couple times a year.
Old 12-02-2020, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sin Bin fishing RI View Post
Better late than never. Everyone should listen to it.

i watch it a couple times a year.
I have heard snippets of it but ESPN just played the entire thing. Very moving.
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Just make sure Dick blabbermouth Vitale is not on air before, during or after you hear it.
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I have watched that speech probably 1000 times, and have even made my son watch it. Truly inspirational.
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I think this is the one time everyone on THT can agree.
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I was lucky to have graduated at State in 1983, even more lucky to get a chance to meet Jimmy V years later at a management meeting our company hosted and hired him as the motivational speaker. He was just as sincere, caring and funny in person as "on stage". I was truly blessed to meet him again down here at the beach and shockingly he remembered my name! He loved to fish when he felt good enough and we spent some memorable times catching macks off AB, one of the best was with him, Coach K and Terry Holland. We were live baiting around the Liberty ship and it started getting crowded and we got hollered at by a guys who thought I encroached too close (I really didn't!). I just turned off and they asked me where I was going, I said away from these dingbatters. I was told to get right back in there next to him and those three coaches unleashed a tirade that would have embarrased a whole ship full of sailors. The guy pulled in his lines and left and all three coaches said that was the most fun they've ever had. Being able to let her rip and not get a technical! Great memories!
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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
I was lucky to have graduated at State in 1983, even more lucky to get a chance to meet Jimmy V years later at a management meeting our company hosted and hired him as the motivational speaker. He was just as sincere, caring and funny in person as "on stage". I was truly blessed to meet him again down here at the beach and shockingly he remembered my name! He loved to fish when he felt good enough and we spent some memorable times catching macks off AB, one of the best was with him, Coach K and Terry Holland. We were live baiting around the Liberty ship and it started getting crowded and we got hollered at by a guys who thought I encroached too close (I really didn't!). I just turned off and they asked me where I was going, I said away from these dingbatters. I was told to get right back in there next to him and those three coaches unleashed a tirade that would have embarrased a whole ship full of sailors. The guy pulled in his lines and left and all three coaches said that was the most fun they've ever had. Being able to let her rip and not get a technical! Great memories!
Thatís an awesome story. Thank you for sharing. It sounds like they were a great group of guys to hang out with.
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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
I was lucky to have graduated at State in 1983, even more lucky to get a chance to meet Jimmy V years later at a management meeting our company hosted and hired him as the motivational speaker. He was just as sincere, caring and funny in person as "on stage". I was truly blessed to meet him again down here at the beach and shockingly he remembered my name! He loved to fish when he felt good enough and we spent some memorable times catching macks off AB, one of the best was with him, Coach K and Terry Holland. We were live baiting around the Liberty ship and it started getting crowded and we got hollered at by a guys who thought I encroached too close (I really didn't!). I just turned off and they asked me where I was going, I said away from these dingbatters. I was told to get right back in there next to him and those three coaches unleashed a tirade that would have embarrased a whole ship full of sailors. The guy pulled in his lines and left and all three coaches said that was the most fun they've ever had. Being able to let her rip and not get a technical! Great memories!
where's that 'like' button?
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Who is Jimmy V? You mean the steakhouse?

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