Dennis Hopper passed away yesterday at age 74, completing the latest celbrity demise trifecta that started with Art Linkletter and continued with Gary Coleman. But with Hopper, who had been suffering for a long time with cancer, we've also lost a sports figure.
Though our parents' generation remembers him from "Easy Rider," to us Generation X'ers, he will always be "Shooter," Norman Dale's assistant from "Hoosiers."
Thanks for helping us all believe in miracles, Shooter. We'll try not to get caught watching the paint dry.