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Where Did the Goldfather Sobriquet Originate?

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Where Did the Goldfather Sobriquet Originate?

Post by Albert_Camus » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:06 pm

I have a feeling it started here on good old Vandymania. Can any of you take credit for it?
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Re: Where Did the Goldfather Sobriquet Originate?

Post by JWCommodore » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:28 am

Don't know who exactly on here was the first to start using it, but yes, it absolutely was started on this site by a fellow Vandymaniac.

Pretty sure it was a thread that started talking about his famous track suits, and I remember someone else saying there should be an image or meme of Williams with the title "Goldfather" in the style of the ubiquitous Obama "HOPE" image
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Re: Where Did the Goldfather Sobriquet Originate?

Post by AuricGoldfinger » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:52 am

It may have started around the time that James Franklin was considering leaving for Penn State, and there was hope that he would make him "an offer he can't refuse."
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Re: Where Did the Goldfather Sobriquet Originate?

Post by BILTMORE » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:12 am

It had to do with his wide brimmed had and overcoat that he would sometimes wear.

I agree that I think it was a Vandymaniac that started it.
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