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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.
White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.
"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White, also a member of the band, told The Associated Press on Thursday. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/earth-wind-fire-founder-ma...
Great, great musician. I'm going to play September, Shining Star, and Sing a Song on Rocksmith today in tribute. (Yeah, I need the Rocksmith training wheels to play guitar.)
I took tuesday off because of that whole crootin' thing, which went pretty well. That said, here's our weekly car thread. I don't have a good question today, what questions do folks out there have about cars? How about $1.75 gas? Did you buy a bigger vehicle because of it?
What's your favorite TV or Movie car? Would you own it? With or without its magical powers? (EG, you'd love to own the General Lee, but it has to be indestructable or no deal or, You actually had a black TransAm with the license plate "KITTTTT" and you swear it talked to you once).
No talking about recruiting or ethics here, let's talk cars. The more obscure the better. Would you rather have Jake Ryan's 944 from "16 Candles"? or the U-Boat 928 from "Risky Business". These are the important questions of our time!
Well, it's that time of year in Detroit. Coming off record US auto sales, it's time for manufacturers to show off the future and trumpet past success at Cobo. Are you heading to the North American International Auto Show? What debut/news/etc has you most excited? Looking at/for a new car? What? Why?
Let's forget it's cold out there...
Seeing as basketball is not quite playing real games and the big football news is the hiring of an Awesome Dude (Also seeing as I work in the auto industry, there are only about 20% of the usual staff in the office and I'm bored as hell) I figured I'd bring back the offseason staple for today. Rather than just talk physical cars, let's open it up today to your best car story.
Did you and your dad (or mom, equal opportunity car fans here) restore an old Mustang? Did you hit your head and let your friend Danny drive vs. Craterface for pinks? Pulled over and get out of a ticket? Awesome road trip? Find VMax in your 1991 Jeep Wrangler (About 80MPH with the 4Cyl. And it was terrifying). Let's hear the best stories out there
So, we've had bad basketball discussed quite a bit on here. How about chatting about good basketball? The 1996 Bulls are widely seen as one of (if not the) best NBA teams ever, going 72-10 in the regular season and winning the title, only losing 3 playoff games. The Bulls were the #1 offensive team in the league and #1 defensive team in the league, ourscoring teams by about 12 ppg.
The Warriors are ridiculous, winning their first 23 games of the season, and outscoring teams by a ton.
My question is, which team wins a 7 game series? Let's do some stupid talk and get your Stephen A Smith voice out. The Warriors play small ball better than anyone, shoot 3s and dunks in a way that 90s teams didn't do. The Bulls went on a revenge tour and had Michael Jordan ready to kill fools.
PG: Curry vs. Ron Harper (Backup Steve Kerr)
SG: Klay Thompson vs. MJ
SF: Harrison Barnes/Andre Iguodala vs. Scottie Pippen
PF: Draymond Green vs. Dennis Rodman
C: Andrew Bogut vs. Luc Longley/Bill Wennington/John Salley
I think the Warriors (obviously) have an offensive advantage, especially at the 3 point line. The Bulls have more size and depth, plus the legitimately crazy MJ. Draymond Vs. The Worm might explode the world. The Bulls could probably run with the small ball warriors, putting Rodman on Green at the 5 and rolling with Kukoc as a proto-stretch-4. Who you got?
EDIT - Rules - your choice of 1990s rules (no hand checking, etc.) or today's. Also, no one has thrown a "HOWEVA" yet, your S-A-S voices need practice.