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NBCSports Special on Derek Sanderson

http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/wat...rek-sanderson/

This was a helluva time to be a Bruins fan.

He was an unreal character.

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^^^ Awesome. Thanks for posting that Wally. Be sure to watch it. One of my favorites, just an excellent defensive forward. Damn shame he burned it both ends & in the middle but... boys will be boys. Guess he bought into the better to burn out than fade away Neil Young meme huh?. Nice recovery though post hockey career. Orr instrumental in lending a hand up and out of the ditch. Met him a few times. Hip replacements. Seemed very odd, incongruous in comparison to his Hell Bent for Leather Kamikaze No Fear playing style, seeing him sort of awkwardly ambulate around as is the case with people who undergo that.

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I ended up catching it last night, and it's really well done.

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^^^ Awesome. Thanks for posting that Wally. Be sure to watch it. One of my favorites, just an excellent defensive forward. Damn shame he burned it both ends & in the middle but... boys will be boys. Guess he bought into the better to burn out than fade away Neil Young meme huh?. Nice recovery though post hockey career. Orr instrumental in lending a hand up and out of the ditch. Met him a few times. Hip replacements. Seemed very odd, incongruous in comparison to his Hell Bent for Leather Kamikaze No Fear playing style, seeing him sort of awkwardly ambulate around as is the case with people who undergo that.
Its amazing. I've had the luck to 'see' him in and around town the whole time. I was at that 1970 parade (72 too) and they were bigger than the Beatles. As a young teen we all wanted to be Orr on the ice and Turk off the ice. Ahh...............to be young and stupid.

But I met him at Daisys when a friend got me in. Legal age was 18 back then. You never knew who was going to be in there. As a matter of fact singer Jimmy Buffet used to hang there with Derek when he was in town. They'd get hammered together and inspired him to write 'Boat Drinks'

Twenty degrees and the hockey games on
Nobody cares; they are way too far gone
Screamin' "Boat drinks," somethin'
To keep them all warm
This morning I shot six holes in my freezer
I think I got cabin fever


Then I got to meet Derek a few times later in life after Orr helped him gain sobriety. The documentary really portrays the transformation. When he does public speaking its powerful. Not about preaching or holier than thou and not I know it all either. He simply and clearly talks about life's journeys and how choices one makes leads to different things. That sounds so simplistic but to this day he still shows up and gets the attention of not only school kids but rookies in all the major sports teams here in Boston. Quite a legacy.

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I could write a book about Daisy's.

Thank goodness social media didn't exist then

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I could write a book about Daisy's.
.... this be the place: http://www.boston.com/sports/other/2...6jK/story.html

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I could write a book about Daisy's. Thank goodness social media didn't exist then
I dvred the special. Yeah, no internet or video cameras everywhere, 18 drinking age, and no HIV when we were in college. Our generation was really the last free people.

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The Lyndon Byers clip is awesome.

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http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/wat...rek-sanderson/

This was a helluva time to be a Bruins fan.

He was an unreal character.
cool I can watch it here in England

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Very good program on Derek. That was probably a hell of a time to be a Bruins fan.

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Finally watched this. Very well done. Thanks again for drawing our attention to it including the link.

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I remember as kid I saw him on the Today Show shortly after signing with the WHA. He sat down for an awkward and tense interview with Joe Garagiola, wearing the customary mod suit from that era and taking drags from his cigarette. Joe, who's always been an anti-tobacco crusader, scolded Derek for smoking and after an uncomfortable exchange about the evils of smoking, he in effect said, "Fine! OK! I Quit!" and angrily put out his cig. Joe, reflecting on his MLB earnings, probably had a hard time accepting this 3rd line center becoming the highest paid athlete in sports, which could have contributed to the tension between the two.
The best part of the show for me was seeing the rare footage of him in action with the Blazers. Those burnt orange and gold uniforms, especially the orange pants, are still my favorites of all time.

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