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HoustonFrog
03-17-2007, 11:41 PM
Sorry, I know the Boys aren't a popular subject but RIP Crazy Ray.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2802745

"DALLAS -- Wilford "Crazy Ray" Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who energized crowds for decades with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading, died Saturday. He was 76.

Jones died at his home, said Tracy Moberly, a friend of the family. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease were listed as the causes of death, according to the Dallas County medical examiner's office.

Known as the Cowboys' unofficial mascot, Jones entertained fans with sideline antics and magic tricks while wearing his signature chaps, six-shooter and blue vest.

Though he was not paid by the Cowboys, he was given a special parking space at Texas Stadium and granted all-access at home games.

"He touched thousands of lives and generations of football fans," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the team's Web site. "He will remain an important part of this team's heritage and family for as long as fans go to Cowboys games and feel his spirit."

"Crazy Ray" Jones, who had a leg amputated in 1997, had battled ailing health in recent years, including five heart bypasses and a stroke. Friends had set up a Web site -- www.savecrazyray.com -- seeking donations to help the family pay for medical and utility bills."

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

GuerillaBlack
03-17-2007, 11:59 PM
RIP. Death is something you don't laugh at, no matter what team.

Specnatz
03-18-2007, 12:19 AM
I hate the cowboys but there has to be a lot of respect for a fan that dedicated.

Do not Mourn death, only celebrate the life that touched you.


RIP Mr Wilford jones.

SF49erFaithful
03-18-2007, 01:13 AM
RIP

Prayers out to him and his friends/family

phantom17
03-18-2007, 01:22 AM
It's a sad day! I wish we have more fans like Crazy Ray! RIP.

steelbtexan
03-18-2007, 10:13 AM
Thanks for the memories crazy Ray


R.I. P.

gwallaia
03-18-2007, 10:32 AM
RIP. Death is something you don't laugh at, no matter what team.

Unless that team is Al-Qaeda.

Showtime100
03-18-2007, 11:21 AM
I saw once at the Cotton Bowl. God Bless Crazy Ray.

El Amigo Invisible
03-18-2007, 11:59 AM
RIP Crazy Ray

freedoggy77
03-18-2007, 07:49 PM
RIP To a great Fan and Person: Crazy Ray

StarStruck
03-18-2007, 10:20 PM
RIP Crazy Ray. I always looked for him at the games and it was never long before seeing him there on the sidelines in his wheel chair. Upon leaving one of the games, I saw a number of people with cameras flashing, and wondered what was going on. It was none other than fans taking pictures of Crazy Ray and getting autographs. I also recall his antics decades ago with the cheerleading and full cowboy outfits, the man was a fan!

kastofsna
03-19-2007, 08:18 AM
Dolfan Denny just died, too. 72 years old. epic age to die, DD.

WWJD
03-19-2007, 12:34 PM
Nice man. Sorry to hear this.