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Paul Newman played a huge role in sports flick history

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Paul Newman died during my blogging bye weekend, but his passing should not go unacknowledged here.

In addition to being an actual auto racer and a generally cool dude, he also played a number of memorable sports-related roles, including ones involving car racing, football, baseball and poker.

But he will be most remembered by sports movie buffs for starring in two of the best sports flicks of all time - "The Hustler" and "Slap Shot."

My daughters only knew him as "the salsa guy." But that's not a bad way to be remembered, either, I suppose.

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