Billy Cannon has passed away

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I didn't know he was ill but at that age....
    The man was a true legend.

     
  3. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    Prayers for him and his family. We lost a great Tiger today.
     
  4. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Geaux Tigers, R.I.P. Mr. Cannon, prayers to family and friends.
     
  5. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Indeed we did. RIP #20
     
  6. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Great orator. Loved listening to his stories. Articulate and captivating personality. Oh yeah super athlete. RIP #20.
     
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  7. MikeInLa

    MikeInLa Veteran Member

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    Sad news, RIP #20
     
  8. Pjoe

    Pjoe Formally Known as $TigerFan$

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    RIP #20!
     
  9. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Rest In Peace 20
     
  10. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    Let's go the video:
    Note the referee running stride for stride with Billy on the sidelines for the last 50 yards. I remember this play being discussed on radio some time back, and a guy called in claiming to have been that ref. The kicker is, he claimed to not be a college official, but a high school ref. He said the game was sold out, so he put on his high school ref uniform and snuck in the gate where the refs entered the stadium and got on the field. Also claimed that the head of the referee crew spotted him and told him he knew he wasn't supposed to be there, but so long as he behaved, he wouldn't have him kicked out. Helluva story, if only I could believe it.
     

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