Walter Bahr (1927 – 2018), World Cup hero | Legacy.com

“Walter Bahr was one of the greatest people to ever be part of soccer in the United States,” former U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said. “Not only was he a pioneer and a fantastic ambassador for our game over many years, he was a true gentleman.”Bahr and his teammates were portrayed in the 2005 movie “The Game of Their Lives.”

Source: Walter Bahr (1927 – 2018), World Cup hero | Legacy.com

Dwight Clark – Celebrity Death – Obituaries at Tributes.com

I remember watching that catch.  Seeing the picture of it on the cover of Sports Illustrated and then watching the 49ers dominate for quite a few years following that incredible drive and finish in the end zone.  RIP Dwight.

-John

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as “The Catch” sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61.

Source: Dwight Clark – Celebrity Death – Obituaries at Tributes.com

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85 – The New York Times

American Pastoral is a terrific book and movie.  Currently, my only exposure to Philip Roth I’m sad to say.  I have some work to do to catch up 🙂 . The brilliance and insight of a story like American Pastoral is both admiral and humbling.

-John

In the course of a very long career, Mr. Roth took on many guises — mainly versions of himself — in the exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, a writer, a man. He was a champion of Eastern European novelists like Ivan Klima and Bruno Schulz, and also a passionate student of American history and the American vernacular. And more than just about any other writer of his time, he was tireless in his exploration of male sexuality.

Source: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85 – The New York Times