Brendan Burke, Maple Leafs GM's son dies

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    Feb 06, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/761516--leafs-saddened-by-loss-of-brian-burke-s-son

    Wow...this was really unexpected. RIP Brendan.
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    Feb 06, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    wakeboi saidhttp://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/761516--leafs-saddened-by-loss-of-brian-burke-s-son

    Wow...this was really unexpected. RIP Brendan.



    Jesus I just read about this...


    This snowstorm is causing more casualties too.
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    Feb 06, 2010 6:30 AM GMT
    more about him here where the story was posted also ..

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/728715
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    Feb 06, 2010 7:37 AM GMT
    How awful - and my guess is that because this is in the press you'll see all sorts of hateful whackjobs coming out of the woodwork. It's unfair that good people will suffer more here for having done what is right.
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    Feb 06, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    I sure hope to God that asshole Fred Phelps doesn't try to make this into a "God Hates Fags" thing. If he does, I think some of the other hockey players should show him some up-close and personal checking techniques.

    I feel for his parents. No parent should have to bury their child, especially one so young.
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    Feb 06, 2010 8:44 AM GMT
    zeebyaboi saidI sure hope to God that asshole Fred Phelps doesn't try to make this into a "God Hates Fags" thing. If he does, I think some of the other hockey players should show him some up-close and personal checking techniques.

    I feel for his parents. No parent should have to bury their child, especially one so young.


    You already know they will. They attack anyone and everyone...even those who are not gay. Examples include the man killed on the greyhound bus in Canada; and a student body class president named Eve Carson who was killed in NC about 2 years ago.
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    Feb 06, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
    I'm so sad to hear about this.

    Guys like him made me feel okay about my situation.

    May he rest in peace.
  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 06, 2010 11:49 AM GMT
    My condolences to the Burke family! What a tragic loss so young!
  • Razzmaniac

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    Feb 06, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    WOW, i didnt hear about this till now .. . . what a loss for everyone. I know way too many people who have died in snowstorms.
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    Feb 06, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    The other gentleman in the car with Burke, Mark A. Reedy, was a 18 year old freshman who was on Michigan State's volleyball team. He was on the swim team and played soccer in high school in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
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    Feb 06, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    I just read about this. It's such a tragedy. The Burke's are an amazing family and it's such a shame to see good people have to go through something like this.
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    Feb 06, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidThe other gentleman in the car with Burke, Mark A. Reedy, was a 18 year old freshman who was on Michigan State's volleyball team. He was on the swim team and played soccer in high school in Bloomfield Hills, MI.


    Thank for clearing that up. . . doesnt seem like anyone pays any mind to the fact that there WAS another kid in the car with him that was killed. . . myself included. . .totally over looked that. icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 06, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    Thx razz - yeah wanted to point that out cause the press will focus on Brendan. Kinda like no one remembers James Earl Ray killed another besides Pres. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 - Dallas policeman J.D. Tippett. Did you know that?
  • Razzmaniac

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    Feb 06, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    actually didnt hear about any of this. . . i havent watched a Toronto game though and only watch ESPN or MSG when a Bruins or Ranges game is on.
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    This is horrible news icon_sad.gif. He was definitely an amazing guy with guts. RIP Brendan.
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    How sadicon_sad.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    This makes me so sad. What horrible news.
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    NJDewd saidThx razz - yeah wanted to point that out cause the press will focus on Brendan. Kinda like no one remembers James Earl Ray killed another besides Pres. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 - Dallas policeman J.D. Tippett. Did you know that?



    On a side note... James Earl Ray never killed JFK... It was Lee Harvey Oswald.

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  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 07, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    The world is just turning to shit. Bad news after bad news. Anybody else feel like that?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 07, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    This is just SO bad. This prominent father came out in support of his son, and now this. It's just bad.
  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 07, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    NJDewd saidThe other gentleman in the car with Burke, Mark A. Reedy, was a 18 year old freshman who was on Michigan State's volleyball team. He was on the swim team and played soccer in high school in Bloomfield Hills, MI.


    My deepest condolences to the Reedy family as well!!
    PS- I did not know that MSU had a men's volleyball team. Is it a club sport?
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    Feb 07, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    This is one of the saddest things I have read in a while. I usually tune out stuff like this but I read the original espn news story on Brendan coming out. I dont know how a family can endure a loss like that. My thoughts are with the family and friends.
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    Feb 07, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    i was really really saddedned when i heard this. i remember when i read the espn story about him, only a month or so ago, and i thought it was so wonderful and his family seemed so cool and i thought that maybe a few minds could change because of it. i also thought this kid and his family had a great future and i was interested to see what else he'd do with his life.

    it really sucks that this happened. he had so much life ahead of him, as did the young man who was with him.

    of course i made the mistake of reading some 'comments' on a couple newspaper stories of his death and saw some people who said things like, 'he wasn't a hero, so what, it's sad he died but stop trying to shove this lifestyle down our throats,' etc.

    there is still a long way to go.

    let's carry on the fight and never forget brendan burke.