June 12, 2008

Brian Budd passes away: The Toronto-born, raised-in-Vancouver Budd was best known for his remarkable athleticism he displayed in outshining much higher-profile professional athletes in winning the ABC Sports World Superstars contests against NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and Olympic stars three consecutive times between 1977 to 1979. Budd, a striker and target man with Canada's World Cup soccer team, scored two goals in seven appearances for Canada, also had a lengthy career in the defunct North American Soccer League.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 11:47 AM - 2 comments

Aw, that sucks. I remember going down to the CNE grounds in Toronto as a kid and watching them go through their paces. Budd was a strapping guy, who wasn't miles better than anyone at anything, but he could do everything well, and he had endurance for days. I'd have loved to see him on one of the more contemporary shows, like American Gladiators or Ninja Warrior. Too bad. He seemed like a decent cat.

posted by chicobangs at 01:04 PM on June 12, 2008


posted by BornIcon at 02:09 PM on June 12, 2008

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