January 10, 2006

Former Rams Receiver Jack Snow Dies: Jack Snow, former star Rams wide receiver and current team broadcaster died after coming down with a staph infection. Five members of the team developed drug-resistant infections after sustaining turf burns, and two or three members of the San Francisco 49ers developed infections after playing the Rams early that season. The outbreak was the subject of an article last year in the New England Journal of Medicine. The players were not identified. Jack was also the father of baseball player J.T. Snow.

posted by evil empire to general at 08:41 AM - 6 comments

Very sad. Jack was a first-class guy and was very well liked around the St. Louis community. We've all been pulling for him to pull through, but he had been struggling greatly the past few weeks. He will be missed.

posted by Bury Bonds at 09:33 AM on January 10, 2006

Nice post, as Snow was a good NFL player and fun to listen to as the Rams' color man ... but ee, do you actually read deathpager.com on a regular basis?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:36 AM on January 10, 2006

I have deathpager.com send me emails upon celeb deaths because i'm an editor in a tv site and this helps to update profiles.

posted by evil empire at 09:45 AM on January 10, 2006

Sad to hear about Jack Snow he was a class act. Remember hearing about some strange illness's among old time 49er's who had trained at Redwood City,which is next door to Palo Alto and Stanford,smells like camp might have been built on some cheap land used to test something nasty by govt. during WWII. Wouldn't be surprised. R.I.P. Jack

posted by thatch at 10:21 AM on January 10, 2006

A lot of NY Giants from the late 70's-80's have had, and or died of cancer. Some think it had something to do with playing in the Meadowlands stadium.

posted by evil empire at 10:32 AM on January 10, 2006

This is a sad day not only for the Rams community, but for football and sports in general. Jack Snow was first rate all the way. God bless him and his family.

posted by mcstan13 at 10:36 AM on January 10, 2006

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