We've lost a great brother

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  1. NaboCane

    NaboCane I'm on my comma

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    One of the members of this community with the longest standing died of a sudden heart attack on 23rd January. His username was bigbry, real name Bryan.

    He was one of the kindest and most generous people I've known on the sites; we (along with Sethdaddy8) ran the most recent incarnation of Stadium Rejects together. He was a master smack-talker, a truly funny guy, a true giant among men (he was 6'7") and a giant in the Dolphins MB community.

    I don't know what else to say; I just heard the news and I'm heartbroken and still processing it. A guy younger than me died suddenly, and I have one fewer friend.

    Join me in wishing him well in this new part of his journey. For myself, I'm dedicating this coming season, this new beginning, to Bry and his fandom.

    Joe
     
  2. The Goat

    The Goat Escape Goat

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    Awww, man....

    Thoughts and prayers, my friend. He will be missed.
     
  3. royalshank

    royalshank Practice Squad All-Pro Finheaven VIP Donator

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    That's awful, absolutely terrible. Really makes you stop and think for a moment just how precious life is.
     
  4. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    BigBry and I use to talk quite a bit about a myriad of subjects. But my favorite was when he would share with me his drinking tales with my literary hero, Hunter S. Thompson.

    Bryan was a tremendous dude and a terrific contributor to the online Dol-fan sites. Terrible news.

    I got a chance to briefly recapture our longstanding friendship about a week ago, which I will now hold in a different light.

    Rest Forever, Scary Clown...you dirty, dirty Bills fan. :(
     
  5. NaboCane

    NaboCane I'm on my comma

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    It does.
     
  6. DefensiveEnd76

    DefensiveEnd76 Football Guru

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    Hopefully our Dolphins will play much better for him and win a Superbowl in the near future. Would be a great way to honor his memory.
     
  7. Sons Of Shula

    Sons Of Shula not a dull boy Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    My condolences to all his friends and family. It was a pleasure getting to know BigBry in the lounge. He was always kind, humerus and witty. Enjoy every day we're blessed with.
     
  8. Dolphins512

    Dolphins512 My Friends Call Me Bob Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Very sad!

    While I didn't know him personally, I did enjoy his posts....which were usually short and funny. And one of the best Avatars on the site.

    Rest in peace!
     
  9. Albert Romano

    Albert Romano Super Donator Super Donator Finheaven VIP

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    Sorry to hear the news. We are all brothers here on the site even when we dont agree just like family.
     
  10. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Have you seen junior's grades ? Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    I'm shocked at this sad news. Did not know him like some of the old timers but in the last year we became close. He had become a regular in the lounge and like Sam says we were all carrying on there just a few days ago. His sense of humor was not for everyone but i loved it and will really miss our interaction. RIP brother bigbry.

    Nabo if you could find an address to send flowers to I would appreciate it.

    Thank you sir for letting us know
     
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  11. Vaark

    Vaark Nihil taurus crappus Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Rip bigbry and heartfelt condolenses go out to your friends and family. We'll see you on the other side bro.

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  12. dlockz

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    My condolences to his family and friends.
     
  13. TheJetsBlow

    TheJetsBlow A True Fan

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    I remember bigbry... So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
     
  14. NY8123

    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Finheaven lost a great member. See you on the other side and I hope the Dolphins are undefeated where you're at now!
     
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    NaboCane I'm on my comma

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    I'll ask. Thanks for thinking of it.
     
  17. Vaark

    Vaark Nihil taurus crappus Finheaven VIP Donator

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    How old was Bigbry if anyone knows?
     
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    Sethdaddy8 A True Fan

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    Bigbry's wife emailed me earlier tonight about his passing. It was a huge, jagged pill to swallow. I have not been on the messages boards much the past few years, but Bry bought Nabo and I a subscription to the VIP, just so we would be around more. We didn't ask, he just did it. That is the kind of guy he was. I feel guilty I didn't make more of an effort to be here. And I feel bad that I never got the chance to watch a game, and toast a beer with him. Odd, these boards and internet, how someone can be a part of your life, and a friend, without ever meeting. Bry was one of the best. He's got good company waiting for him in Jetssuck. Two men I called brother, who were part of my dolphin family. If there is any consolation in this, it is that, while too short, Bry's life was meaningful and fulfilling. I'm lucky I got to know you Bry. Rest brother.
     
  20. Bumpus

    Bumpus Are you gonna drink that? Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Stunned.
     
  21. PhinsPhan11

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    This is awful news. Very sorry to hear that.
     
  22. Daytona Fin

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    I am beyond stunned. Bry was always a funny and clever guy, some may have not always got his humor. I always enjoyed his random pm's, just this month he went out of his way to send me a birthday wish, in bigbry fashion of course. I am sorry for your losses Nabo and Sethdaddy, please extend our sympathies to his family. Finheaven lost a brother, we will deeply miss you Bigbry.

     
  23. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 A True Fan

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    From Mrs.Bigbry

    There were some nice requests for info, to send flowers or donate on behalf of Bry. This is the brief conversation I had with his wife:

     
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  24. Adam First

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    I did not know him, but I send my deepest condolences to his wife and his family.
     
  25. NaboCane

    NaboCane I'm on my comma

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    Thank you, Seth, for asking his wife about tribute.

    Your sig is bringing it home to me now; I've been struggling trying to process it since you told me. Dana, Juan, and now Bry. And two more so sick...

    **** 2016 so far.
     
  26. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Damn. Always got a chuckle outta his posts and the depths of the sea was his domain. I'm going to rename the depths in his honor.
     
  27. DisturbedShifty

    DisturbedShifty Wort-wort-wort!!! Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Sorry to hear that. The guy was always in the Random Image thread and gave me a lot of thumbs up. He will be missed.


    Might I suggest calling it "Bigbry's Locker?" Kinda like Davie Jones Locker.
     
  28. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Owner of the Palace of Wisdom Finheaven VIP Donator

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    very underrated poster and was a blast to talk to in the VIP chat. He will be missed.
     
  29. Unchained 07

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    Wow that's awful. That guy always made me laugh. RIP big fella.
     
  30. uk_dolfan

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    Very sorry to hear this. RIP
     
  31. finomenal

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    I vaguely remember his screen name but never really interacted with him. Funny guy. It's always sad to lose someone, especially when it's so suddenly. I wish his family the best. It's never easy. RIP bigbry!
     
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    Brother Joe I am very saddened by your update. BigBry was great people and he will truly be missed. May he rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
     
  33. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    if it helps her at all, tell her BigBry will be remembered, that his name (username) lives on as a part of Finheaven.

    ---------- Post added at 11:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:04 AM ----------

    done.
     
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  34. Danny68

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    Very classy move for a classy guy..
     
  35. NaboCane

    NaboCane I'm on my comma

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    Thank you, Bill. Bry is getting a huge kick out of that somewhere.

    Thanks to all of you for remembering Bry with us.
     
  36. Fin Fan in Cali

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    [video=youtube;gAv5ZuuSxSI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAv5ZuuSxSI[/video]
     
  37. Buddy

    Buddy Right Wing Nut Job Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    I really hate to hear that, I always liked BigBry. He made me laugh.

    Sent from my VS985 4G using Tapatalk
     
  38. CO-Gator

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    Terrible news. Always hate to see this happen, especially when they go too soon.

    He'll be missed.
     
  39. jtoomuch

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    Did not not know the man, but sorry to hear this news.
     
  40. LDaniel7

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    I'm so sorry to hear this news.

    Blessings on Bryan's family and friends. Grief is a tough path.

    LD
     

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