Chicago Bears' Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers dies at age 77

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  1. MonstersOfTheMidway

    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Damn:
    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id...all-fame-running-back-gale-sayers-dies-age-77

    I knew he was in bad health and that it was probably coming, but reading the headline still leaves a sadness in me that is lessened by the fact that he is suffering no more.

    For those that don't know, he wasn't a punishing runner like Walter Payton or Franco Harris, but more like a Barry Sanders with the amazing cuts, graceful strides, and bursts of speed.

    Brian's Song is one of the best sports movies among others like Pride of the Yankees and Rudy.

    Drafter together, practice against each other, rolled over teams together:
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    Three HOFers:
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    A great player on and off the field a real roll model some thing you don’t much in today’s players
     
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    Sweetness. Loved to watch him run. That's when football was FOOTBALL.
     
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    R.I.P. Gale
     
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    Walter Peyton
     
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    RIP!

    Back when the game was more important than the individual.
     
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    Before me by a few years.

    Someone I would have been honored to be friends with.
     
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    Very sad.

    As a life-long Green Bay Packers fan, I still like the Bears; "Sweetness", Butkus, Singletary, Plank, to name but a few and especially when Mr. Sayers played. One of the greatest of all-time.

    R.I.P. Gale. They certainly don't make them like you anymore.
     
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    Yeah Yeah Yeah
    Ok.
    So I burned a few brain cell since then.
    Magic.
    Better?
     
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    I'm a Life long Packer fan as well, but my wifes from the 42nd and Pulaski area in Chicago..I know all too well about Gale Sayers, they absolutely do not make them like him anymore...or Walter Payton. Greatness used to have class like these guys. Todays athletes could learn a lot from these men. R.I.P. Mr. Sayers.
     

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