John Heard and John Kundla!

Actor Heard and Coach Kundla made a pair of Johns exiting the great shooting match this weekend, at ages 71 and 101 respectively!

The Sopranos (screen grab) CR: HBO

Heard started out as a stage actor, winning a few Obies before moving into a very prolific film and TV career, including his best known turns as Kevin’s dad in the Home Alone movies and his Emmy nominated role as corrupt cop Vin Makazian on The Sopranos. He also appeared in such notable films as Big, Awakenings, Beaches, C.H.U.D., White Chicks, Pollock, Sharknado, The Pelican Brief, and In the Line of Fire, and TV shows like Prison Break, Modern Family, Battlestar Galactica, Elementary, one NCIS, two different CSIs, and three different Law & Orders. 

Kundla was a longtime pro and college basketball coach in Minnesota, starting out as a player for the Golden Gophers, a stint in the Navy during WWII, and then coaching the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul-Minneapolis. His greatest success came as the head coach of the then Minneapolis Lakers in the 1950s, winning five championships behind DePaul star George Mikan, but chose not to follow the team to Los Angeles at the end of the decade. He went back to coach at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, through the 1960s. He was voted one of the 10 greatest NBA coaches ever in 1996, and he was the oldest living Hall of Famer in any of the four major sports.

You never forget your first time! Rookie Nick M., after weathering almost seven full months of futility, is finally on the board today with 39 big points for Heard – only leaving Eileen and Mike Walsh deathless here in ’17. Kevin snags his first tally in 99 days on Kundla, and both he and Nick now rest at 39 total points on the year. Nice job, guys!

Replacement picks due by next Monday!


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