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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 04:18pm
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Thanks for sharing, Tony.

I am going to miss those pictures of the snow in his yard and his garden also.
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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 05:20pm
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And that is in the spirit of Mick's humor. He certainly would have found humor in that.
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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 05:33pm
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It's nice to see you back posting again too, Slappy, even if it's for a short time and under circumstances like this.

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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 06:11pm
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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 06:25pm
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Wow.... Very sorry to hear of Mick's passing. He was always a gentleman.

RIP friend! You will be missed!!
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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 07:33pm
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It's nice to see you back posting again too, Slappy, even if it's for a short time and under circumstances like this.

Seriously.

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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 07:55pm
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Rest in peace, Mick. Thank you for making me a better official. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 09:26pm
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I am lost for words.
mick, I will see you U.P. there someday.
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Old Wed Nov 17, 2010, 09:36pm
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I'll miss you mick. Way back to the McGriff days, you were always a voice of reason. RIP
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Old Thu Nov 18, 2010, 09:16am
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Can't add much more to what has already been said.....

RIP, mick......
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Old Fri Nov 19, 2010, 07:08am
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Truly one of the good guys. Going to miss him.

The post above by Tony made me cry.

The brotherhood of officiating has never been more manifest to me.
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Old Fri Nov 19, 2010, 10:27am
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Truly one of the good guys. Going to miss him.

The post above by Tony made me cry.

The brotherhood of officiating has never been more manifest to me.
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Old Fri Nov 19, 2010, 11:09am
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I still get teary eyed everytime I open this thread.
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Old Fri Nov 19, 2010, 11:31am
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I still get teary eyed everytime I open this thread.
Glad I am not the only one.
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Old Fri Nov 19, 2010, 11:40am
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Here's what I wrote elsewhere:
Mick was a moderator for an officiating board that I’ve participated in now for almost eight years. You might be surprised to know the passions that can flare between referees when discussing the intricacies of a backcourt violation, a pick-off move to 2nd base, or the newest offensive formation. In the middle of that, mick was an arbiter of arbiters; keeping a level head and reminding us when we crossed a line. He was a good friend; always willing to offer his insights and knowledge.

One of the weird things about the way the internet has evolved is just how close we can get to people we’ve never met face to face. It’s an amazing phenomenon, and I have dozens of people whom I consider close friends that I’ve only seen in text and digital pictures. There are a few more whom I’ve only met once or twice, yet their influence on me has been profoundly positive and positively profound. Life in the 21st century is vastly different than even at the end of the 20th.

With this comes a fairly new experience; experiencing the loss of friends we’ve never actually seen face to face. That such a loss could shake me this much is a testament to the power of the internet and, even more so, the nature of the man. I’ve been involved in social interaction on the internet for 13 years now, and mick is the first such friend of mine who has died in all that time.

Rest in His Peace, Mick Chambers, the final horn has sounded. Knock back a cold one for the rest of us.
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