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By Matt Vensel | November 2, 2011
Los Angeles County Coroner's officials announced Wednesday that the official cause of death for Bubba Smith, the former Baltimore Colts defensive end who died August 3, was acute drug intoxication and other conditions. According to The Los Angeles Times , an autopsy found that Smith, 66, had the weight-loss drug phentermine in his system. The coroner also said that he suffered from heart disease and high-blood pressure. The report noted that Smith's heart was nearly twice the weight of a normal heart and some vessels were nearly blocked.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
March 15, 2002: Maryland's march to the NCAA men's basketball championship begins with an 85-70 victory over Siena in the East Regional. Juan Dixon (Calvert Hall), the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, scores 29 for the Terps (27-4). March 10, 1983: More than 6,000 fans at the Civic Center watch Dunbar rout Cardinal Gibbons, the Catholic League champion, 82-53 in the first Metro Basketball Classic. It's the 59th consecutive victory for coach Bob Wade's Poets, the mythical national champions, who get 37 points from All-American Reggie Williams, their Georgetown-bound forward.
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August 7, 2011
I got the news in Florida this morning that Bubba Smith had died. I couldn't help but smile as I recalled a true story that happened while I still lived in Baltimore. My brother, Dr. I. Norton Brotman was a well known dentist in Baltimore - he was the Colts dentist in their heyday. He was instrumental in designing mouth guards for the team as well as caring for any dental problems that arose. My father, Dr. Robert H. Brotman, also a well known dentist in Baltimore, received a phone call one Sunday, and the male voice asked for Bubba.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
Years ago, around town, any mention of the Pittsburgh Steelers would have been met with a shrug. Between 1958, when the Colts won their first NFL championship, and 1968, when they won their third, Baltimore played the Steelers just once. It was a game that Charlie Stukes won't forget. A tall and physical cornerback from Maryland State (now UMES), Stukes starred in a 41-7 rout of Pittsburgh in 1968, returning an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. The Colts swiped three passes that day and ran them all back for TDs. Stukes' steal, off Steelers quarterback Dick Shiner (Maryland)
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
Bubba Smith, the fearsome defensive end who played five seasons for the Baltimore Colts and helped them to victory in Super Bowl V in January 1971, was the very definition of a larger-than-life figure. A 6-foot-7, 250-pound All-American at Michigan State who prompted cries of "Kill, Bubba, Kill!" from Spartans fans, he was the No. 1 pick in the 1967 NFL draft and became a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Colts before ending his injury-shortened career with the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
March 15, 2002: Maryland's march to the NCAA men's basketball championship begins with an 85-70 victory over Siena in the East Regional. Juan Dixon (Calvert Hall), the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, scores 29 for the Terps (27-4). March 10, 1983: More than 6,000 fans at the Civic Center watch Dunbar rout Cardinal Gibbons, the Catholic League champion, 82-53 in the first Metro Basketball Classic. It's the 59th consecutive victory for coach Bob Wade's Poets, the mythical national champions, who get 37 points from All-American Reggie Williams, their Georgetown-bound forward.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
Years ago, around town, any mention of the Pittsburgh Steelers would have been met with a shrug. Between 1958, when the Colts won their first NFL championship, and 1968, when they won their third, Baltimore played the Steelers just once. It was a game that Charlie Stukes won't forget. A tall and physical cornerback from Maryland State (now UMES), Stukes starred in a 41-7 rout of Pittsburgh in 1968, returning an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. The Colts swiped three passes that day and ran them all back for TDs. Stukes' steal, off Steelers quarterback Dick Shiner (Maryland)
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Susan Reimer | December 26, 2011
This is the time of year when the media engage in the rather morbid task of revisiting all the noteworthy deaths that occurred during the previous 12 months, and readers mutter to themselves, "He died this year? I thought he was already dead. " I often end up feeling badly for the people whose deaths pretty much escaped notice the first time around. And for the people whom I don't even recognize. You have to be glad they are not around to endure these slights. I read over this year's list of the famously departed with the same question in mind that daily obituary readers have: "Older than me or younger than me?"
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Kevin Cowherd | February 2, 2011
GQ magazine just came out with its list of the 25 coolest athletes of all time, the perfect conversation piece to ward off the winter doldrums. Muhammad Ali, you'll be shocked to know, made the list. So did Michael Jordan. Joe Namath. Dr. J. Pele. It got me thinking: Who are the coolest Maryland athletes of all time? The rules were simple. If you were cool and ever played in the Free State, you were considered. Here are the all-time coolest 15. Obviously, it's purely subjective.
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By SAM HODGES | May 10, 1992
Why do political commentators freely talk about the "Bubba vote" and not the "Mick," "Hymie," "Julio," "Ahmad" or "Linda" votes?It's a question that bugs Doug Marlette, Southern-born (and Pulitzer Prize-winning) cartoonist for Newsday, the daily newspaper on Long Island, N.Y.He thinks white Southern males are the one group it's never politically incorrect to stereotype, especially in New York."Up here it's always open season on Southerners, on Bubbas," said Mr. Marlette, who also draws the syndicated cartoon strip "Kudzu" and whose ancestors were North Carolina cotton mill workers.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
At 68, Roy Hilton still enjoys fooling people. "They come up to me and think I'm an old basketball player. I like that," said Hilton, who, at 6-foot-6, was one of the tallest Baltimore Colts of his day. He fooled people in other ways, back then. The Colts' 15th round draft pick in 1965, Hilton surprised everyone by making the team at defensive end and lasting 11 years in the NFL. And in Baltimore's 16-13 victory in Super Bowl V, he surprised Dallas by roaring past its All-Pro tackle, Ralph Neely, and sacking Cowboys' quarterback Craig Morton twice before halftime.
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Susan Reimer | December 26, 2011
This is the time of year when the media engage in the rather morbid task of revisiting all the noteworthy deaths that occurred during the previous 12 months, and readers mutter to themselves, "He died this year? I thought he was already dead. " I often end up feeling badly for the people whose deaths pretty much escaped notice the first time around. And for the people whom I don't even recognize. You have to be glad they are not around to endure these slights. I read over this year's list of the famously departed with the same question in mind that daily obituary readers have: "Older than me or younger than me?"
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | November 2, 2011
Los Angeles County Coroner's officials announced Wednesday that the official cause of death for Bubba Smith, the former Baltimore Colts defensive end who died August 3, was acute drug intoxication and other conditions. According to The Los Angeles Times , an autopsy found that Smith, 66, had the weight-loss drug phentermine in his system. The coroner also said that he suffered from heart disease and high-blood pressure. The report noted that Smith's heart was nearly twice the weight of a normal heart and some vessels were nearly blocked.
NEWS
August 7, 2011
I got the news in Florida this morning that Bubba Smith had died. I couldn't help but smile as I recalled a true story that happened while I still lived in Baltimore. My brother, Dr. I. Norton Brotman was a well known dentist in Baltimore - he was the Colts dentist in their heyday. He was instrumental in designing mouth guards for the team as well as caring for any dental problems that arose. My father, Dr. Robert H. Brotman, also a well known dentist in Baltimore, received a phone call one Sunday, and the male voice asked for Bubba.
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
Bubba Smith, the fearsome defensive end who played five seasons for the Baltimore Colts and helped them to victory in Super Bowl V in January 1971, was the very definition of a larger-than-life figure. A 6-foot-7, 250-pound All-American at Michigan State who prompted cries of "Kill, Bubba, Kill!" from Spartans fans, he was the No. 1 pick in the 1967 NFL draft and became a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Colts before ending his injury-shortened career with the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers.
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Kevin Cowherd | February 2, 2011
GQ magazine just came out with its list of the 25 coolest athletes of all time, the perfect conversation piece to ward off the winter doldrums. Muhammad Ali, you'll be shocked to know, made the list. So did Michael Jordan. Joe Namath. Dr. J. Pele. It got me thinking: Who are the coolest Maryland athletes of all time? The rules were simple. If you were cool and ever played in the Free State, you were considered. Here are the all-time coolest 15. Obviously, it's purely subjective.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
At 68, Roy Hilton still enjoys fooling people. "They come up to me and think I'm an old basketball player. I like that," said Hilton, who, at 6-foot-6, was one of the tallest Baltimore Colts of his day. He fooled people in other ways, back then. The Colts' 15th round draft pick in 1965, Hilton surprised everyone by making the team at defensive end and lasting 11 years in the NFL. And in Baltimore's 16-13 victory in Super Bowl V, he surprised Dallas by roaring past its All-Pro tackle, Ralph Neely, and sacking Cowboys' quarterback Craig Morton twice before halftime.
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By SAM HODGES | May 10, 1992
Why do political commentators freely talk about the "Bubba vote" and not the "Mick," "Hymie," "Julio," "Ahmad" or "Linda" votes?It's a question that bugs Doug Marlette, Southern-born (and Pulitzer Prize-winning) cartoonist for Newsday, the daily newspaper on Long Island, N.Y.He thinks white Southern males are the one group it's never politically incorrect to stereotype, especially in New York."Up here it's always open season on Southerners, on Bubbas," said Mr. Marlette, who also draws the syndicated cartoon strip "Kudzu" and whose ancestors were North Carolina cotton mill workers.
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