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Tommy Burns. by johnnythemonkey on 20 May 2008 11:59pm
 
Tommy was a great Celtic and Scotland footballer and was buried today. He died last week at the age of 51 after a brave battle with cancer.
Glasgow is a very divided city about it's football but Tommy was loved by all for his great humanity and sincerity.
I know this site is'nt anything to do with football but Tommy was much larger than that.
Glasgow is renowned for football rivalry between two great clubs, Celtic F.C. and Rangers F.C. , but it was heart-warming to see Walter Smith ( Rangers manager ) carrying Tommy's coffin into St. Mary's chapel.
Walter was his great friend and appointed Tommy as his assistant when he was manager of the Scottish national team.
RIP, Tommy, your left foot was amazing but your media skills left you open to take-offs !
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by peripatetically on 21 May 2008 12:37am
 
Aw, I know how you guys must be mourning him. We lost one of the greatest American football players ever. He made his home here after retiring too. He put Baltimore on the map in the 1950's. A great man and wonderful player, considered by most as the greatest to play the game. He was the kind of person who went out shopping at neighborhood malls or wherever, and would talk to anyone who stopped to say hello to him. A real gentleman.. He died suddenly and it shocked and rocked the enitre football community (as well as others who knew him through his good deeds off the field) I know Tommy will be sorely missed, Johnny. it's all so surreal when a hero passes.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by tucsonmike on 21 May 2008 4:28am
 
Patty, who was it? Sorry for the loss, Johnny, Tommy sounds as though he was an interesting man.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by peripatetically on 21 May 2008 1:09pm
 
Oh, sorry. His name was Johnny Unitas, best quarterback ever. He led the BALTIMORE Colts to the championship, which was, and is still, considered the "greatest game ever played" and played exceptionally throughout his career until injuries led to retirement near the end. He really is/was an icon.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by tucsonmike on 21 May 2008 1:58pm
 
it was Johnny U? I am sorry to hear that.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by peripatetically on 22 May 2008 12:23am
 
Yeah, Mike. It sickened us here. Didn't you know about it? Happened about 5-6 years ago , i guess. Not sure now...
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by tucsonmike on 22 May 2008 5:31am
 
Yes, I had forgotten that he died. Still, a major loss for Baltimore.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by peripatetically on 22 May 2008 12:22pm
 
Mike, Johnny sold me my very first car, a '68 Pontiac LeMans... creme-colored with a black vinyl top. That was when ballplayers had to work off-season to cover their living expenses. I had him autograph the car manual. Remember when each car company published pamphlet/booklets with photographs and descriptions of every model car they manufactured and showed all the colors available and interiors colors and options? ? I still have the one he signed.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by tucsonmike on 22 May 2008 8:48pm
 
I was a kid, Patty, but yes I remember those.
 
Re: Tommy Burns. by Blairhoyle on 23 May 2008 8:58am
 
RIP Tommy.

from a Rangers fan
 



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