Thursday, January 10, 2008

To Sir, With Love; Hillary First in 2008

Scoring Update! The points change, death remains the same...

Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, has died, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Friday. He was 88.

"Sir Ed described himself as an average New Zealander with modest abilities. In reality, he was a colossus. He was an heroic figure who not only 'knocked off' Everest but lived a life of determination, humility, and generosity," Clark said in a statement.
Congratulations and 24 points are awarded to It's Always Sunny in Philadeadphia. This death is the first death of the new season. The Rosters and Standings have been updated.


1 comment:

NoPeanutz said...

Congrats Philly!
What a great great pick. From here on out, we might need a Nepalese Sherpa, like Hillary (not you, Duff), to get over this peak.

Rest in Peace, Sir Edmund. Whenever I have a "late Knight," I will forever think of you and your glorious feat (not you, neither left nor right).