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#1 Taro T

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

Listening to GR while picking up my boy, it appears that Larry Felser passed away today.

RIP Larry. :(

Edited by Taro T, 24 April 2013 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

Oh dear. RIP Larry.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

A True Buffalo Sports Giant. R. I. P. Mr. Felser.  :cry:

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

Godspeed!
He kept me informed and entertained throughout my youth.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

Wow grew up reading him. These current so called guy's could have gone to school on his good reporting style.

RIP Larry  !

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

I enjoyed his columns and reporting. RIP.

And since I can't not be sarcastic, I noticed the Buffalo News link to the story of his passing didn't work.  How typical.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

http://www.buffalone.../130429553/1004

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Back when there was a reason to buy a newspaper.........

And not only didn't the link work, but Sully sent out an unedited tweet.

Yes.....the Golden Days are over.....

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

RIP, indeed.  Ah, the days when a columnist's #1 job wasn't to cause a stir to drive circulation.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

I can remember getting home from churxh on sundays and racing to get the sports section first to read Felser's columns. I have quote a few scrapbooked as well. I'll have to pull them out and go thru them

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:13 PM

Very sad. Grew up with his work with the Buffalo News and with the Howard Simon show on Empire Sports where he was a frequent guest. Always respected his thoughts on Buffalo sports.

R.I.P.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

Sad news.  I went to high school with his daughter and remember him as a very nice guy and an excellent sports writer.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

I don't really remember his columns prior to his "emeritus" status.  I do remember that he sold papers, and that was very important to my personal economy at a certain point in life.  I did know his daughters.  Good people.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

View PostEleven, on 24 April 2013 - 08:23 PM, said:

I don't really remember his columns prior to his "emeritus" status.  I do remember that he sold papers, and that was very important to my personal economy at a certain point in life.  I did know his daughters.  Good people.
Back in the Fergie days, he seemed to me to be nearly an ultimate bandwaggoner.  It always seemed that he accentuated the weekly highs and lows to greater extent than they should have been.  By the time the Kelly years rolled around, I'm not sure if his columns had changed or if my interpretation of them had been what changed, but his was the 2nd thing I'd read (and I looked forward to almost as much as the 1st thing - Jim Kelley's Inside the NHL column) in my weekly Sunday News subscription that showed up in the mail on ~Thursday of that week.

His columns seemed to get better as I aged and I always enjoyed listening to him on the radio.

If he'd've stayed at the News a couple years longer maybe some combination of Reed, Tasker, and Hull would be in the PFHoF today.  He was a huge advocate for all of the Bills legends getting in and was 1 of the senior voices in the room when the votes were cast.

Very sad.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

A bit of all of us died, today.  Rest in peace, good man.

Edited by Neo, 24 April 2013 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:16 PM

Unbelievably, almost bizarrely, saddened by this news.

Thanks for the great work over the years, Larry.  RIP.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Larry you will be fondly remembered. My first memories of sports talk radio was listening to John Murphy, Larry Felser & Monday Night Quarterback.  :(

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

I too grew up reading his work, which was consistently very good.  His column was the unquestioned main attraction of that day's sports section.  I think he got a pretty good amount of national respect too.

Godspeed Larry.  RIP.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

It seems like only yesterday that it was Jim Kelley who passed.  This one is another reminder of how lucky we were with that staff they had at the News.  I really miss the simplicity of those pre-internet days.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

Maybe I'm in the minority, but the LF I remember reading would agitate me with his columns.  Probably because he told a vision/perception of the Bills I wasn't buying into.  Time claims everyone.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:08 AM

I recall a very critical Larry Felzer.  Intelligent writing, but very critical nonetheless.  Like others, my first read was Kelley on the days he wrote.  But Felzer was my 2nd looked for column.