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  • ^ No questions here: I already knew that.
    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    • Bakers Dozen of North American Coaches or Managers

      1. Don Shula
      2. Scotty Bowman
      3. Herb Brooks
      4. Walter Alston
      5. Red Holzman
      6. Pat Riley
      7. Dan Gable
      8. Bud Wilkinson
      9. Bob Hurley
      10. Christy Mathewson

      11. John Wooden





      The hardware speaks for itself -- but his greatness was as an educator, and a molder of young men. I heard Jamal Wilkes in an interview recount his orientation with Wooden, and for three solid hours the Wizard of Westwood didn't mention basketball once, but lectured the whole time about the proper way to wear one's socks so as to prevent blistering. While that may sound silly to some, the point is that there's a right way and a wrong way to do things, and even the smallest chores, if done wrong, can bring about unpleasant consequences down the road. That's a lesson that the United States is in desperate need of today.
      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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      • 1. Don Shula
        2. Scotty Bowman
        3. Herb Brooks
        4. Walter Alston
        5. Red Holzman
        6. Pat Riley
        7. Dan Gable
        8. Bud Wilkinson
        9. Bob Hurley
        10. Christy Mathewson
        11. John Wooden

        12. Tommy Lasorda

        This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • Bakers Dozen of North American Coaches or Managers

          1. Don Shula
          2. Scotty Bowman
          3. Herb Brooks
          4. Walter Alston
          5. Red Holzman
          6. Pat Riley
          7. Dan Gable
          8. Bud Wilkinson
          9. Bob Hurley
          10. Christy Mathewson
          11. John Wooden
          12. Tommy Lasorda

          13. Paul Brown



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          • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

            1. Henry Flagler



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            • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

              1. Henry Flagler

              There's really only one -- of consequence, at any rate.

              2. Cornelius Vanderbilt





              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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              • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

                1. Henry Flagler
                2. Cornelius Vanderbilt

                3. Leland Stanford

                A man of some consequence I should think.



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                • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

                  1. Henry Flagler
                  2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
                  3. Leland Stanford

                  A man of some consequence I should think.
                  The New York Central Railroad (NYC) was really the first modern American corporation. Every railroad that came after -- including the Union Pacific -- was built on NYC's model.

                  4. John C Kenefick



                  Died 15 Jul 2011, Kenefick kept railroading a going concern when it looked like the business might just up and fade away.
                  I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                  • 1. Henry Flagler
                    2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
                    3. Leland Stanford
                    4. John C Kenefick

                    5.Thomas Clark Durant



                    Vice President of the Union Pacific and a Financier.
                    This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

                      1. Henry Flagler
                      2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
                      3. Leland Stanford
                      4. John C Kenefick
                      5.Thomas Clark Durant

                      6. Daniel Drew

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                      • 1. Henry Flagler
                        2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
                        3. Leland Stanford
                        4. John C Kenefick
                        5.Thomas Clark Durant
                        6. Daniel Drew

                        7. E.H. Harriman(Butch Cassidy's favorite!)



                        At the time of his death Harriman controlled the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Saint Joseph and Grand Island, the Illinois Central, the Central of Georgia, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and the Wells Fargo Express Company.
                        This bass guitar kills TERRORISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                        • Bakers Dozen of Railroad Tycoons

                          1. Henry Flagler
                          2. Cornelius Vanderbilt
                          3. Leland Stanford
                          4. John C Kenefick
                          5.Thomas Clark Durant
                          6. Daniel Drew

                          I object to the inclusion of Daniel Drew on this list. He never managed a railroad: he only speculated in their stock. By that reasoning, Fisk and Gould would be railrod tycoons, too.

                          7. E.H. Harriman(Butch Cassidy's favorite!)

                          I used to work down the block from his building on Wall Street.

                          8. Alexander J Cassatt





                          I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                          • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post

                            I object to the inclusion of Daniel Drew on this list. He never managed a railroad: he only speculated in their stock. By that reasoning, Fisk and Gould would be railrod tycoons, too.
                            Mr. Gambini, that is a lucid, intelligent, well-thought-out objection. Overruled.

                            He owned the Erie RR along with Fisk and Gould. They all can be considered in this topic.

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                            • ^ Look-ey here, Herman Munster: they owned the Eire but for a few months, and that was only to manipulate its stock, and rip off Corny Vanderbilt in the process.

                              The Eire, by the way, was one of the great boondoggles in NYS history. It was one of our prouder moments.

                              And you omitted the fact that Drew exhibited the personal hygiene of a Frenchman. How on earth could you forget that?
                              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                              • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                                ^ Look-ey here, Herman Munster: they owned the Eire but for a few months, and that was only to manipulate its stock, and rip off Corny Vanderbilt in the process.

                                The Eire, by the way, was one of the great boondoggles in NYS history. It was one of our prouder moments.

                                And you omitted the fact that Drew exhibited the personal hygiene of a Frenchman. How on earth could you forget that?
                                Because I wasn't writing his biography here.

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