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Abe Pollin Dies (RIP)

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Abe Pollin Dies (RIP) 

Post#1 » by cdouglas » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:01 pm

I've just received a newsflash that Abe Polin died. :(


Abe Pollin dies at 85

Washington Sports & Entertainment chairman and Wizards owner Abe Pollin dies at 85.

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Post#2 » by verbal8 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:05 pm

It is sad to hear that. It is a big loss for the Wizards/Bullets and the city.
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Post#3 » by no D in Hibachi » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:07 pm

He was one of the greatest Washingtonians ever. His contributions to the city will be remembered forever. He was a local legend. Today marks a sad day in the history of the Wizards franchise and the District of Columbia.
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Post#4 » by dandridge 10 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:10 pm

This is very sad news indeed. Personally, I felt a lot of the criticism of Abe over the years was unfounded, and he was a great, great man, especially for all he did for this city. I will miss him. RIP.
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Post#5 » by nate33 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:11 pm

This is a sad day. Abe Pollin was a great man and a fixture in Washington DC. My condolences to his family.
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Post#6 » by cdouglas » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:13 pm

I was hoping that the Wizards would win that championship for him. I wonder who will take over his team. :( He was very loyal to Wes Unseld and his family. I wish he could've won another championship before he passed.
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Post#7 » by Benjammin » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:15 pm

Abe Pollin contributed greatly to the community and was a good and honorable man. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
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Post#8 » by Donkey McDonkerton » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:15 pm

Oh man, that totally TOTALLY SUCKS! ABe was a beast.


..before any of you think about posting something bad...LEAVE IT ALONE
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Post#9 » by DieHardWizFan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:19 pm

RIP Abe. Abe was a wonderful man who put the community and his friends above himself. He will be missed.
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Post#10 » by cdouglas » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:19 pm

Watch out NBA, the Wizards are VERY SERIOUS and will play with a PURPOSE to win a championship! WATCH OUT!! :(
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Post#11 » by Hoopalotta » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:20 pm

Abe was a guy who built his position up by himself and then used that position to touch the lives of others. His life was a great boon to so many people; he was really a facilitator to the whole of D.C.

He had genuine warmth. He will be missed and he will be remembered.
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Post#12 » by closg00 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:22 pm

no D in Hibachi wrote:He was one of the greatest Washingtonians ever. His contributions to the city will be remembered forever. He was a local legend. Today marks a sad day in the history of the Wizards franchise and the District of Columbia.


+1 It is appropriate to discuss what will become of his holdings etc....I guess it depends on his will.
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Post#13 » by fishercob » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:28 pm

Rest in peace, Abe.

One can only hope that he wasn't "with it" enough in his final days to witness the turmoil that the team he loved was in. Hopefully everyone in the Wiz locker room can use this as a way to refocus on working together to right the ship.

I'm feeling oddly compelled to go to the game tonight to honor Mr Pollin. Anyone thinking that way?
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Post#14 » by Benjammin » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:28 pm

Would it be possible for the thread title to be corrected to "Pollin" as a mark of respect and accuracy?
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Post#15 » by Zerocious » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:30 pm

too weird, i thought about this yesterday. abe old and all. farewell old chap :angel: , say hi to the big man for me! :pray:
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Post#16 » by JAR69 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:31 pm

Sad day for DC. Abe was a good man who cared about his city and the people in it. Rest in peace.
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Post#17 » by Zerocious » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:32 pm

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Post#18 » by Donkey McDonkerton » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:32 pm

Benjammin wrote:Would it be possible for the thread title to be corrected to "Pollin" as a mark of respect and accuracy?

+1
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Post#19 » by dandridge 10 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:32 pm

cdouglas wrote:Watch out NBA, the Wizards are VERY SERIOUS and will play with a PURPOSE to win a championship! WATCH OUT!! :(


The Wizards need to turn this season around for Abe. The man deserves it. He always believed in this group of Wizards...now its time for them to believe in themselves.
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Post#20 » by Zerocious » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:34 pm

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