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Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby CatsEyes » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:19 am

Wow-surprised no one has posted this yet!

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2008/12/ ... -obit.html

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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby ping » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:40 am

i cant say i am sad.
He let greed get the better of him!!!
He had a sad discusting life.Ripping people off and scamming all of Canada.
Its too bad, he could of done so much good. I have never heard a nice story about him, but today i will just say, i am sorry for his family!! rip teddy!
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby ArgoDave » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:08 am

Your turn Paul. :popcorn:

Maybe the thought of all the money he's gonna lose on the Bills was too much for him. :devil:
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Dieter » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:46 am

I know, one shouldn't speak unkindly of the dead. This man however was willing to potentially see the CFL die at the expense of his NFL toy. Who knows? watching his ego on TV, maybe he got off on the idea of killing the CFL for the rest of it because it would really have allowed him to flaunt his power

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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Spellchecker » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:00 am

O Happy Day!

Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby SammyGreene » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:21 am

Just too ironic Ralph Wilson outlives him.

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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Mallard » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:08 am

Well, that's one threat to the CFL that's gone. How much it will help though it anyone's guess. Here's hoping this NFL in Toronto stuff is a total flop.

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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Hymie » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:13 am

The question now is who is going to take over Rogers and how committed they will be to this NFL nonsense. With due respect to Ted Rogers, this may not be a good thing if we end up with an ultra fanatical NFL wannabe who will try extra hard to make this happen as a way to make his mark. It is a few peoples opinion that Rogers may not have been as committed to this thing as some of his underlings. Time will tell.
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Ravi Ramkissoonsingh » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:46 am

SammyGreene wrote:Just too ironic Ralph Wilson outlives him.


It is ironic especially as Stephen Brunt just wrote a column for today's Globe and Mail about Ralph Wilson's impending death (of course, he could live another 10 to 15 years the way he is going) and what effect that will have on the Bills.
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby greycupgarry » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:51 am

some of the posts in this thread are completely disgusting. Is this what being a 13thman/CFL fan has come down to?
It's not like he was a molester or murdererer. Sheesh. Philisophical differences is one one thing, But jeez, show some respect for the grieving family and friends.

what are you all? 10 years old?

Am I posting on a mean frustrated teen site now?
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Bobbyp » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:16 am

Its supposed to be bad Karma to talk about the dead so I will refrain. Im 41 by the way and I only show people respect who earn it.
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby ping » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:47 am

greycupgarry wrote:some of the posts in this thread are completely disgusting. Is this what being a 13thman/CFL fan has come down to?
It's not like he was a molester or murdererer. Sheesh. Philisophical differences is one one thing, But jeez, show some respect for the grieving family and friends.

what are you all? 10 years old?

Am I posting on a mean frustrated teen site now?


Would you be upset if they announced the devil died?
I have many friends and co-workers that worked for him and i heard, yes second hand he was a liar, and a greedy money hungry man. I am sorry he has passed, and yes its sad for his grandchildren, wife and family, however this guy ran the worse company in canada , that treated there customers like hostages. Rogers co. tricks people in to paying for channels on the tv they had no idea they were paying for. His company treated me personaly terrible on so many occasions and so many others that there is a site, I hate rogers.com. He even screwed his bud Paul Godrey out of his nfl glory after so many years of hard work. Yes his wife is charitibal but his company was dispickable. In my opion he was the worse ever person in Canadas History. However, I am saddened by anyones death and Mr. Rogers is no exemption to that!
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby 1argoholic » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:01 pm

It was like Weekend At Ted's for the last few years, the guy was the walking dead. Speaking of Karma, see what happens when you try to muscle around The Toronto Argonauts. That's a ton of history your trying to stomp on. Maybe ghosts of Argonaut players past pulled the plug. :wink:
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Dieter » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:05 pm

greycupgarry wrote:some of the posts in this thread are completely disgusting. Is this what being a 13thman/CFL fan has come down to?
It's not like he was a molester or murdererer. Sheesh. Philisophical differences is one one thing, But jeez, show some respect for the grieving family and friends.

what are you all? 10 years old?

Am I posting on a mean frustrated teen site now?


Like I already posted. He was a man willing to kill the CFL for his own ego. I wouldn't wish the man dead, but I'n not going to pretend to be sorry he is either and no I'm not going to apologize for saying so.

People with his wealth have the opportunity leave a positive or negative legacy that most of the rest of us don't. I won't comment on any charitable contributions he may have made other than to say that large companies benefit by making them for tax reasons.

His disregard for the CFL and the thousands of people it employed and its hundreds of thousands of fans will be his legacy as much as anything. That is his doing
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Re: Cable giant Ted Rogers dead at 75

Postby Mike Hogan » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:23 pm

Wow. Some of you people are major a-holes.

The man pumped MILLIONS of dollars into various charities in and around the GTA and you're HAPPY he's DEAD?

Grow up.

If you want to bring it down to the lowest common denominator on this board, the CFL, he spent WELL over a million dollars on advertising in the league over the last five years and wanted to continue his association with the league this season.

I thought CFL fans had a little more class than some other leagues.

I was wrong.

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