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RIP Texan Raven

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Posted: 2/17/2013 6:18 PM

RIP Texan Raven 


I'm sad to pass on the news about Texan Raven, who passed away this morning.   His real name was, David Miliman.   He was the main force behind setting up the Ravens Nation beach-head here in Austin, informally known as Nest 512.

Like many of our crew, he made the trip to New Orleans two weeks ago.   Like me, he was part of the generation that grew up with the Colts, and had to live through the 12 year drought.

The cruel irony is that we had scheduled a final post-Superbowl party at the Upper Decks sports bar, today at 12:30, to hold us over until next Sept.  Dave was a no-show, and we didn't know why. He passed away getting ready for the party.


I would appreciate someone cross-posting this over at Russel Street Report/Ravens 24x7.   I know he posted there too.   (I have an account, but everything I post seems to go into the Black Hole or something).

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Posted: 2/17/2013 6:43 PM

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Oh my gosh I am so sorry to hear that, prayers and thoughts for his family.  We used to go back and forth some evenings, especially Colts week.


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Posted: 2/17/2013 7:14 PM

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Omg what happened??? RIP TR.. Glad you got to see them win two weeks ago...
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Posted: 2/17/2013 7:17 PM

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I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I'm glad he was around to see the Ravens take the trophy and feel the joy all of us from Raven Nation felt.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 7:25 PM

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OMG.  Very sad.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 7:51 PM

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thoughts and prayers for family and friends.... sorry to hear this.

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Posted: 2/17/2013 8:00 PM

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Wow, terrible news. I always liked his posts. What happened?
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Posted: 2/17/2013 8:33 PM

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I remember him posting throughout the years but only knew him as a screen name and not personally. Still would like to send my thoughts and prayers to a fellow Raven fan and poster. RIP TexanRaven
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Posted: 2/17/2013 8:54 PM

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Sorry to hear this. He was a good poster and sounds like a good guy too. I'll miss his posts. Condolences to those who know him personally.


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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:05 PM

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Oh wow! So sad to hear this. "Texan Raven" always was very insightful with his comments. He will be missed for sure. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:13 PM

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RIP
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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:23 PM

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Very sad news. Prayers to the family. RIP
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Posted: 2/17/2013 10:09 PM

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RchmondRvnsFan wrote: Wow, terrible news. I always liked his posts.
Same here. R.I.P. Texan
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Posted: 2/17/2013 10:12 PM

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Feel free to stop the Facebook Group for the Austin group, http://www.facebook.com/groups/257035367664658/

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Posted: 2/17/2013 10:19 PM

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Wow that's really sad. I always enjoyed his posts whenever he stopped by. frown
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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:23 PM

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Does anyone know what happened to him?


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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:25 PM

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Well if he grew up watching the Colts I guess was an older guy

Strange though, you interact with some people online everyday with really knowing who they are.  




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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:00 AM

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I remember his posts about the Colts. I enjoyed those very much, as I did his other ones as well. Sad news. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:16 AM

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Wasn't there a poster here who said he couldn't wait for all the old geezer colts fans to die off so he wouldn't have to hear from them anymore?

I bet that person regrets those words now.

Does anyone know what happened to him?

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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:34 AM

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DeltaRaven wrote: Sorry to hear this. He was a good poster and sounds like a good guy too. I'll miss his posts. Condolences to those who know him personally.

Very well put. I'll miss him. We are at least lucky he had friends who could inform us.

Like someone said above- He went out with a Trophy for his team.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:49 AM

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Irony- His very last post was giving condolences to Downeyoshenhun for losing his Uncle.


I am also deeply sorry for your loss. Like my family, this is why that as long as I breathe, I will be a Ravens fan but I will also remember the BALTIMORE Colts and why I have passed their history down to my children.- TexanRaven frown
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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:31 AM

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My Prayers and Thoughts are with his Family and Friends. God Bless them all in this time.

“Ravens are the birds I'll miss most when I die. If only the darkness into which we must look were composed of the black light of their limber intelligence. If only we did not have to die at all. Instead, become ravens.”


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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:47 AM

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I was definitely a fan of his posts and I am so deeply, incredibly sorry to hear about his families loss. I've been thinking about him every time I've logged on here today. I'm glad he got to see us win the Super Bowl :)
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Posted: 2/18/2013 7:30 AM

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Sorry to hear about his untimely passing. Rest in Peace my friend
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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:02 AM

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sad news indeed

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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:41 AM

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Rest in Peace friend.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:46 AM

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This is very sad news! Prayers to his family and friends. He is certainly in a better place now!

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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:50 AM

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Very sad to hear this news. God bless Texan Raven...
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:08 AM

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Very sad news. Always was a respectful poster with good insights and a positive attitude.  Condolences to his friends/family...
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:49 AM

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Wow so sorry to hear that ... need to always appreciate what we have cause you just dont know ..
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Posted: 2/18/2013 10:20 AM

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Bet he's already in the sky starting a fight with some Indianapolis fan.  RIP - Texan Raven.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 11:02 AM

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RIP Tex, always a good poster, never letting the old Colts memories fade.

Glad he got to see one more championship from the team he loved.

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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:45 PM

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I had the fortune to have gotten together with him & his Cowboys fan wife for drinks at a bar near Reliant Stadium, on the eve of the Ravens-Texans game a few years ago (when the roof was stuck open) .  I really enjoyed talking with him all evening -- so much that I canceled meeting others later on that evening.  He was an exceptionally enthusiastic supporter of the Colts and Ravens, yet he morphed into becoming a Texan.
DiscoJamal wrote:

Well if he grew up watching the Colts I guess was an older guy

Define "older guy". No, Texan Raven was not an adolescent, but he wasn't "old".  Maybe he watched the Colts as a 10-15 y/o, which would make him 40-45.

I would appreciate anyone who sees the obituary to post it here.  I would like to send his wife a condolence message.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 2:48 PM

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RIP Texan Raven
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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:56 PM

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Condolences to his family. RIP Texan Raven your in a better place.






 

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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:58 PM

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It's a small world, and a very sad one today.  Many of you knew of David by his screen name, Texan Raven.  I knew him personally, but was completely unaware until reading this thread that that was his screen name, or that he was even on this board.

David was from Baltimore.  He and I worked together for a number of years in the late 70's and 80's.  We were both Colt fanatics.   Sometime in the 90's (I think) David left Baltimore and moved to Austin.  From what I've seen here and on the Facebook page link above, he was one of the mover & shakers in the Austin Ravens Nest.  I hadn't seen or spoken with him much since he moved, but we had reconnected on FB recently during the Super Bowl run.  As we all were, we were just ecstatic with the SB win, and exchanged several "we did it, we really did it" messages to each other. 


Feeling incredibly saddened right now. Prayers for his family.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 5:28 PM

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This news really sucks.  I too enjoyed his posts.  It was great to have the Ravens represented in Texas.  I guess he and my Uncle will be talking about their Baltimore Colts memories tonight.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 5:36 PM

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Always stood up for the love of this team, and was always especially vocal about the Colts and the old-timers.

RIP my friend -- we are much richer here because you were a part of this forum.

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Posted: 2/18/2013 5:44 PM

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Very sad news. RIP and sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends!
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Posted: 2/18/2013 5:47 PM

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MistaT wrote: I had the fortune to have gotten together with him & his Cowboys fan wife for drinks at a bar near Reliant Stadium, on the eve of the Ravens-Texans game a few years ago (when the roof was stuck open) .  I really enjoyed talking with him all evening -- so much that I canceled meeting others later on that evening.  He was an exceptionally enthusiastic supporter of the Colts and Ravens, yet he morphed into becoming a Texan.
DiscoJamal wrote:

Well if he grew up watching the Colts I guess was an older guy

Define "older guy". No, Texan Raven was not an adolescent, but he wasn't "old".  Maybe he watched the Colts as a 10-15 y/o, which would make him 40-45.

I would appreciate anyone who sees the obituary to post it here.  I would like to send his wife a condolence message.

Kind of sobering T.
The Colts hit Baltimore 60 years ago
('53 for those of us who remember)
and left in the middle of the night 30
years ago.
The few of us who go back that far, to
the Colts & Stallions are now one fewer.
Rip Tex.



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