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    Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Died in 2004. I feel bad for the family. He died a very young age.


    However, since it's been a few years, maybe I can crack a joke?

    He was made in the United States, so he couldn't be a "Champagne" since they are only made in France. He would have to be DOM PERIGION SPARKLING WINE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    He was made in the United States, so he couldn't be a "Champagne" since they are only made in France. He would have to be DOM PERIGION SPARKLING WINE.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Josh: You may have just found your baby's middle name!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Someone can't spell.

    It's Dom Perignon Champagne.

    Way to not know how to spell your own middle name...

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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Let us not overlook his mother, Perfect Engelberger.
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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Let us not overlook his mother, Perfect Engelberger.
    You can't overlook perfection.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Let us not overlook his mother, Perfect Engelberger.
    I was going to type exactly the same thing.

    Perfect Engelberger.

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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    edit.
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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but you can still celebrate with Jeron Benito Champagne.
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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Be funnier if he died at 80 instead of 18. I wonder how Wonderful Terrific Mounds is doing these days?
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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    Teenager tried to stay clear, but was targeted, slain

    By Joe Hughes
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    December 1, 2004

    Born three months premature, he wasn't much bigger than a glass of wine. Proud parents Jeron and Perfect Champagne named their tiny new arrival Dom Perignon.

    "He was so bubbly, the name seemed a perfect fit," said his mom, tears streaming down her face as she sat in a North Park funeral home yesterday arranging to bury her 18-year-old son.
    Champagne is one of the latest victims of gang violence in San Diego. He was killed in a drive-by shooting Friday while driving his high school graduation gift, a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, in Lincoln Park about 3:30 p.m.

    Witnesses told police the gunman flashed a gang sign before opening fire. Champagne, who was not a gang member, was struck in the head and died in the front seat.

    No one has been arrested.

    Champagne's stepfather, Albert Engelberger, said Dom had been targeted by gangs in the past and was beaten by 15 thugs at a downtown trolley stop last year. "That's why we had him leave San Diego last year."

    He moved to Texas, where he finished school and lived with relatives. He was visiting family in San Diego for Thanksgiving when he was killed.

    His family said Champagne had recently met with military recruiters and was planning to enlist in the Marine Corps.

    The shooting has puzzled parents and police.

    "Dom was of sturdy stock, about 5 feet 7, 180 pounds, no ankles, just calves. He loved football and he wouldn't be pushed around," Engelberger said. "But he was more a loner. He wouldn't join anything like a gang."

    Police believe Champagne may have been targeted at an Ocean View Boulevard gas station, where witnesses said he was talking to two men in a blue car while filling up.

    The same blue car tailed Champagne as he drove away. Police believe the killer was in the car.

    Police have no further description of the vehicle.

    Champagne's parents said they have had enough of San Diego. They vow to return only when someone is arrested and put on trial.

    Burial will be in Fort Worth, Texas. An empty bottle of Dom Perignon, saved since the boy's birth, will be put in his casket.
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/m...99-6m1dom.html

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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    It's very, very sad, but it's a somewhat untimely reminder of why you have to be somewhat careful when you name your kid. It's charming and sweet and the story has some real meaning, but when he's tragically killed, one thing stands out, and it's not his personality.

    It's also a reminder that if your name is Perfect, you might as well forget it and just seek out a husband with the surname of Champagne.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Dom Perigion Champagne is gone, but not forgotten

    You're right, VP, it is very sad.

    For some reason I never thought of San Diego as having gangs... guess they're everywhere though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"



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