Gayle Sayers passes at the age of 77

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:15 am    Post subject: Gayle Sayers passes at the age of 77

Gale Sayers has to be remembered as a GOAT. Any who saw him play have to think of him in that vein. I don't know if any here remember Brian Piccolo. A movie was made about the two of them. RIP

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:16 am    Post subject:

Gale was one of the reasons that I became a Bears fan.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:05 am    Post subject:

RIP Gale. Bear down.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:33 am    Post subject:

I'm assuming many LG members are too young to remember Gayle. He played in the Walter Payton. era.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:03 pm    Post subject:

I recently watched "Brian's Song" Highly recommended movie

Rest in power Gale.. truly a legend
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:04 pm    Post subject:

I remember watching NFL Films as a kid and getting introduced to highlights of him, and I remember the legendary voice of John Facenda, who marveled at "the razor-sharp cutting ability of Gale Sayers." It was like watching a dude playing a video game. Amazing talent.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:08 pm    Post subject:

Murdock wrote:
I recently watched "Brian's Song" Highly recommended movie

Rest in power Gale.. truly a legend


I was indeed quite good for a TV Movie.

A wonderful story about two real teammates.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
I'm assuming many LG members are too young to remember Gayle. He played in the Walter Payton. era.


Sayers was pre-Payton. Gayle played in the 60's and retired a few years before Sweetness was drafted.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject:

I didn't realize he had Dementia.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:56 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
jodeke wrote:
I'm assuming many LG members are too young to remember Gayle. He played in the Walter Payton. era.


Sayers was pre-Payton. Gayle played in the 60's and retired a few years before Sweetness was drafted.

True 10 year difference. Sayers drafted 1965 Payton 1975. Let's say around the same time. I didn't know he suffered from dementia. Wonder if football contributed?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:38 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
I remember watching NFL Films as a kid and getting introduced to highlights of him, and I remember the legendary voice of John Facenda, who marveled at "the razor-sharp cutting ability of Gale Sayers." It was like watching a dude playing a video game. Amazing talent.

RIP.


He was the early version of Barry Sanders.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:19 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
I remember watching NFL Films as a kid and getting introduced to highlights of him, and I remember the legendary voice of John Facenda, who marveled at "the razor-sharp cutting ability of Gale Sayers." It was like watching a dude playing a video game. Amazing talent.

RIP.


He was the early version of Barry Sanders.


Pretty much, yes. It was like he was playing and moving at a different speed than the defenders. And those cuts. He was a superlative player, almost like a Sandy Koufax in that he was so brilliant but not for very long.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:02 pm    Post subject:

Modern sports medicine would have sure helped with his knee injuries.
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