FanDuel - WFBC

October 28, 2006

Ex-heavyweight Berbick Dead.: Some news reports say he was slashed to death with either hatchet or a machete.

posted by commander cody to boxing at 02:08 PM - 36 comments

MSNBC is reporting he was found with "chop wounds" in his head.

posted by commander cody at 02:20 PM on October 28

Holy shit. I'd heard about the rape charges, but I didn't realize how far south his life had gone. Holy shit.

posted by chicobangs at 02:26 PM on October 28

I don't know who was mad at him or for what, but you got to be some kind of pissed to take a hatchet to someones head. Terrible way to go.

posted by commander cody at 02:31 PM on October 28

Damn, you've gotta really piss someone off to get attacked with a freaking machete. Bummer.

posted by fenriq at 04:27 PM on October 28

Sad deal all the way around. Though I was confused by the statement in the article "- Former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick was found dead in a church courtyard Saturday with chop wounds to his head in a suspected homicide" Suspected homicide??? I think multiple chop wounds to head pretty much confirms that.

posted by dviking at 05:19 PM on October 28

dviking, it's the Caribbean, they don't want to jump to conclusions. Or they watch too much CSI

posted by fenriq at 09:42 PM on October 28

I love the report of the spokesman who said that "he was a really tremendous guy,except for a few bumps in his life".Isn't that like saying that Jack the Ripper "was a really friendly chap,except for all those prostitutes that he carved up and all"?

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:33 AM on October 29

Isn't that like saying that Jack the Ripper Greg Maddux "was a really friendly chap,except for all those prostitutes that he carved up and all"? Fixed.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:28 PM on October 29

I've never gotten the Greg Maddux stuff.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:10 PM on October 29

Me either. What are we missing? I've searched and cant find anything.

posted by louisville_slugger at 09:28 PM on October 29

There is no Greg Maddux stuff. It's just a stupid spo-fi running joke.

posted by tommytrump at 09:46 PM on October 29

There is no Greg Maddux stuff. It's just a stupid spo-fi running joke. Oh, Maddux is SO going to exact his terrible revenge upon you for calling it "stupid".

posted by grum@work at 09:47 PM on October 29

Thanks. I feel stupid, but better.

posted by louisville_slugger at 09:49 PM on October 29

No problem, louisville, it's just a sophomoric running gag that has been beaten into the ground by some 'oh so clever' spo-fi'ers.

posted by tommytrump at 10:46 PM on October 29

it's just a sophomoric running gag How old is sophmoric because I've been here a while and I have no idea what's going on when it comes to Greg Maddux.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:20 AM on October 30

How old is sophmoric because I've been here a while and I have no idea what's going on when it comes to Greg Maddux. I was in the same boat as you two a while ago, just not getting it at all. I asked about this whole Maddux thing in I think August, and as I best recall, but I'm not 100% sure, it was Weedy who filled me in on the info that it's an ongoing joke. It's my opinion that it has been beaten into the ground.

posted by tommytrump at 09:51 AM on October 30

I heard on a morning radio show that Berbick reportedly lost his life over some land deal gone bad. Supposedly, he was in a bar, something was said, they took it outside and Berbick did not fare well. I remember watching the fight where he beat Ali. I hope the murderer is found.

posted by yzelda4045 at 12:07 PM on October 30

Guess he made the mistake of bringing his fists to a knife fight. Or in this case a machete fight.

posted by commander cody at 12:14 PM on October 30

Horrible way to go. The Greg Maddux thing is awesome, though. It's an in-joke that keeps me snickering. It all started....

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:01 PM on October 30

Machete's are the weapon of choice in the Caribbean, sort of like switchblades in the 50s or a 9 these days.

posted by sfts2 at 03:07 PM on October 30

Funny but I still have the switchblade I used to carry to school in the late 60's early 70's for protection. It's in a box in storage somewhere, but I'm sure it there somewhere.

posted by commander cody at 03:54 PM on October 30

That was quite a discussion weedy. I now fully believe in the powers of Greg Maddux.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:23 PM on October 30

That thread never, ever fails to make me laugh.

posted by chicobangs at 04:38 PM on October 30

For more information about Greg Maddux, please see this comment.

posted by grum@work at 04:46 PM on October 30

Is this really possible?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:13 PM on October 30

I'm with chico and Weedy on the Maddux Files. It's just a stupid spo-fi running joke. it's just a sophomoric running gag that has been beaten into the ground by some 'oh so clever' spo-fi'ers. Love you too, big guy. And I believe the correct term is "SpoFites."

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:51 AM on October 31

Love you too, big guy. And I believe the correct term is "SpoFites." Right back at you, slugger. And, thanks, always glad to learn something, 'SpoFites' it is then.

posted by tommytrump at 03:30 PM on October 31

spofi-inians?

posted by commander cody at 03:51 PM on October 31

I'm proud to be a Spomerican!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:43 PM on October 31

Spofi-gander?

posted by commander cody at 09:57 PM on October 31

I'm not a big fan of Michigander. Of course Spofiganian might work.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:10 AM on November 01

I never much cared for it myself Ying Yang, but in my younger days I had a patch on my backpack in college with a Gander (male Goose to the un-informed) on it and the words "I'm a MichiGander". I always thought Michiganian worked better.

posted by commander cody at 09:59 AM on November 01

Yeah, being compared to a goose doesn't work for me.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:02 PM on November 01

Has anybody heard anything more on this story yet?

posted by jojomfd1 at 09:55 PM on November 01

Better to be a goose then to get a goose I guess.

posted by commander cody at 05:11 PM on November 02

Has anybody heard anything more on this story yet? Today (Friday) the police arrested his nephew and another man for the murder. Still not much more in details other then that yet though.

posted by commander cody at 02:44 PM on November 03

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