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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:25 pm
  • R.I.P. Radish even though i'm still new to the forum but was lurking around for the last couple of years i knew he was well respected on this board. My condolences to the Norton family and he's a legend in my book.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:37 pm
  • Les PM'd me about something random and from their our friendship grew. He was curious, attentive and strong willed.

    He also followed me through my entire PhD process over the last three years, continuously checking up on me. Yesterday I defended my PhD. After my wife and my mother, Les was the third person who I let know about the outcome. I'm crushed to learn that he passed away and even more struck by the fact that it happened on the same day that I brought to a conclusion the largest factor that bound us together.

    Blue skies Radish!
    Major Falcongoggles

    p.s. I promised you that I would fly a Seahawks flag in an F-16 and when I get back to flying next month, it will be one of my first priorities.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:41 pm
  • RIP Radish
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:31 pm
  • There are no words to express the sadness.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:55 pm
  • Cheers to a great man! God Speed my friend!

    Go Hawks :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:57 pm
  • I honestly do not know what to say, I'm at a loss.

    We will miss you, Les. This is far to soon and after you were doing so well.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:57 pm
  • 12thMode wrote:Cheers to a great man! God Speed my friend!

    Go Hawks :les:


    Nice avatar!

    Image
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:58 pm
  • Les opened his doors to me many times. A wonderful friend, father and husband.

    I am in shock.

    Really going to miss my friend.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:11 pm
  • RIP Radish.. Terrible news.. I wish we all could live forever..
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:13 pm
  • I have been away for awhile and I come back to this news, I am sad today and my heart goes out to his family. But he is above still wearing the blue and green. Im glad he got to see last season and what it was, RIP man!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:15 pm
  • My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

    R.I.P Les, you will be missed. :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:16 pm
  • He also PM'd me over the years over different subjects, he always came across as the nicest person you could ever meet and he really did seem happy to see and meet everyone. That part of him can never be replaced around here.

    Even when he was sick different times in the past you knew to never count him out because he always showed back up here on the forums.

    The last time I think I talked to him was when he sent me a PM because he thought my avatar was pretty funny, I thought I was in trouble over it and asked him if he wanted me to change it, he laughed and said no.

    You will be missed Radish.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:20 pm
  • Wow have been away, was fumbling around and saw this. I am having a quiet cry even though I did not know Les.

    As we age these kind of happenings strike harder and harder on us as we contemplate our own mortality.

    But on a cheerful note he got to go out a Super Bowl Champion :thirishdrinkers: Rest in Peace Les your team were champions.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:45 pm
  • Very sad day for .Net!

    I never thought, I would feel this empty with the loss of someone, I never met!!

    Les made you feel sooo welcome on this sight with his PMs.

    He will be greatly missed!!

    RIP my friend!!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:47 pm
  • RIP Les...you were one of a kind. :(
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:17 pm
  • I had just sent him an email Thursday with a really cool drag racing pic. I was trying to get him to come down for the Pomona race in November.

    The kind of guy that you just want to know. Could he be a pain? Well yeah, but we all are from time to time.

    At tomorrow's game it would be nice if all of us .Net people at the tailgate could do a remembrance in his honor.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:19 pm
  • Oh man.. so sad to hear this.

    RIP Les.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:30 pm
  • He was certainly a legend in this forum.
    I never met Les, yet I am saddened to hear of this.

    God Bless Les.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:37 pm
  • Terribly sad to see this. I never met him but through our interactions on the boards for years it is clear that he was a very good man. I've always thought of him as the ambassador of. .net.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:58 pm
  • I just saw this thread. RIP Les. You will be greatly missed.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:59 pm
  • Was invited to their house on a trip to/from Seattle. Nicest couple, great hospitality. He will be missed.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:11 pm
  • So sad. Les set the bar here. If .net had uniforms, we would all be wearing Radish patches this season.

    RIP good man, and peace to the Norton family.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:13 pm
  • :(

    RIP Les.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:18 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:I had just sent him an email Thursday with a really cool drag racing pic. I was trying to get him to come down for the Pomona race in November.

    The kind of guy that you just want to know. Could he be a pain? Well yeah, but we all are from time to time.

    At tomorrow's game it would be nice if all of us .Net people at the tailgate could do a remembrance in his honor.



    If y'all do a little thing/ moment.
    Would be great if y'all could video it.
    Be nice if y'all could fly a 12 flag at half mast.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:22 pm
  • Les. You were the best. When I became a MOD, you were there to help me, I never even had to ask. I never heard your voice or talked to you in person. Still, I have lost a dear friend. I truly am in mourning. My thoughts and prayers to your friends and family. This site will never ever be the same. You sir will be missed terribly. Rest in peace.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:36 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Terribly sad to see this. I never met him but through our interactions on the boards for years it is clear that he was a very good man. I've always thought of him as the ambassador of. .net.

    That's a great way to put it J.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:48 pm
  • RIP Les. I miss you terribly.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:53 pm
  • Suggestion;

    Maybe we all pay a little to get his name up in lights at Clink. I know pregame n shit you can have your group mentioned, right?

    I know it's more a baseball practice than anything else, but, I believe you may be able to get a mention.


    XOXO,

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:56 pm
  • I'm in on that Ryan. Let me know where and when to send a donation
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:56 pm
  • pehawk wrote:Suggestion;

    Maybe we all pay a little to get his name up in lights at Clink. I know pregame n shit you can have your group mentioned, right?

    I know it's more a baseball practice than anything else, but, I believe you may be able to get a mention.


    XOXO,

    James McKnight


    That's an awesome idea.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:57 pm
  • I'm in on that Ryan. Let me know where and when to send a donation
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:57 pm
  • I've had interaction with Les since .net's infancy, when someone who went by the name 'Secret Squirrel' frequented the forum. Les and Squirrel are one of my first memories of .net, because of the many good-natured exchanges between those two.

    Like many, my interaction with Les was through PM's and emails. He was such a genuinely friendly and sincere person. I think the first email I got from him is when he figured out I was in the military, so we shot the breeze about his Army days and whatever no good I was up to. Somehow that led to motorcycles and a variety of other subjects, including letting me know when I was at odds with forum rules in a manner only Les could accomplish.

    I never met the guy in person, but I feel a bond and will truly miss him. My eyes are watery as I write this. I'm SO glad that he was able to enjoy our first Super Bowl victory. For that reason, SB VLVIII is so much more special to me now then it was a few days ago.

    RIP, Les Norton
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:59 pm
  • Aside from being owner of Seahawks.NET, and a Steve Spagnola lookalike for hire, Mark has good connects with the Seahawks. We'll await our fearless leaders connects.

    But, I think this thoughts doable.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:19 pm
  • I cannot begin to express how sad this makes me. Les was such a good guy and I'm glad to have met him. Don't worry Les, You get to win the Superbowl EVERY year now bud! Rest in Peace friend.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:47 pm
  • Oh my goodness. RIP Les, you will be missed. This was so unexpected.

    When I first started posting on the scout site, it seemed almost like a rite of passage that Les would do the :141847_bnono: to one of your posts and you'd get "the PM". It got to the point where once in a while, I'd say something smart assed just to get Radish to hit me with the finger and PM me, then I'd give him a friendly ribbing via PM.

    I honestly feel like I've taken for granted the times that he would PM me to continue a conversation. I feel guilty that at times I would get busy and not reply to all of his messages. He seemed like a genuinly good person and I wish that I had taken the opportunity to get to know him better.

    I also wish I could've gotten my butt to a home game sooner. He was one of the people I was excited to finally meet from .Net.

    You will be missed.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:51 pm
  • RIP Radish.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:02 pm
  • I'm pretty much just a lurker here, but I'm compelled to stick my head above ground for this one.

    I very much appreciated Les' presence here. He will be missed, and I hope fans like him go to a reward of best seats in the stadium in the next life.

    In my mind, every Hawks victory this season will be in his memory.

    Go Radish!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:10 pm
  • What a shock! I had lunch with Darlene and Les last month after meeting him for the first time. I found them both to be very personable. I will miss Les greatly. It was pleasure knowing you...... Stan
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:10 pm
  • Wow. This is really sad news. Les was a great guy and a huge part of .Net. You will be missed Radish!
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:12 pm
  • RIP Radish. It was great to read your posts and interact with you over the years.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:25 pm
  • So sorry to his family. Rest is peace Les.

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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:38 pm
  • It saddens my heart to hear of the passing of Les. I never got to meet him but feel like I knew him from his posts and everyone's kind words about him. My condolences to his family. May the Radish rest in peace.

    :les:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:52 pm
  • I keep thinking about him all day today. Had a good cry earlier. So strange because I never even met him in person, but I consider him a friend. I'm going to be frequenting the Gameday Forum tomorrow just because it will be the last one that he got ready to go.

    We'd definitely all be wearing Les patches tomorrow if we were suiting up to play. I guess our avatars and signatures are the next best thing.

    That would be awesome if you tailgaters could have a moment for him too.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:57 pm
  • Ah, damn.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:02 pm
  • Aros wrote:Les absolutely cherished Dachsund dogs. They had several through the years and they were no less family to him than his kids. I don't know about a particular charity but I found this that I am quite sure Les would approve.

    http://dachshund.rescueme.org/Washington


    Heard. Can someone ask his widow if there's a better alternative? If not, I'll do whatever I can to help to set up a memorial donation avenue with whatever charity we choose.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:05 pm
  • Im at a loss for words. RIP :cry:
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:11 pm
  • Man so sad to read this, reached out to me on several occasions, to get on me, or tell me he appreciated a post. Never had a chance to meet him in person, but after talking to him on PM's, it was definitely on my list of things to do this year.

    Damn i hate reading this, rest in peace bud.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:12 pm
  • Oh no. Saddened by this. Couldn't help but respect his presence here. I thought everything was looking up for him. Sad day. RIP Les.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:14 pm
  • He was, to me, the Seahawks.net 'Dad'. Fair and kind, fun to hang out with, but didn't hesitate to slap your wrist if you were being obnoxious or inappropriate. "Check your PMs."

    Glad that he was able to enjoy a Super Bowl victory. My condolences.
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Re: Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:29 pm
  • I keep checking this thread, waiting for him to pop up and tell us to check our PMs because we're all being dumb.

    Just doesn't feel right not to hear from him. Seems so inevitable and then it's not.
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