MINNEAPOLIS -- Max McGee, the unexpected hero of the first Super Bowl and a long-time challenge for Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, died Saturday after falling from the roof of his home, police confirmed. He was 75.
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight" As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds
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Jerry Kramer was on the radio yesterday talking about Max. They were commiserating at an outing a few weeks ago. Max would lament 'Everyone knows me for one game. I was pretty good beyond that game.' Jerry would retort 'Hell, everyone remembers me for one block!'
The true scandal for me was the over-under (1:34) on Kelly Clarkson singing the Star-Spangled Banner. I took the under at +125 and it took the bookmakers until almost halftime to declare the official time to be 1 minute, 34.2 seconds. Damn!