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Gale Sayers has passed....RIP


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I remember watching Brian's Song as a kid and thinking what a wonderful person Gale was too. I loved the history of football as a kid, and loved watching a new NFL FILMS I had not seen before. Steve Sabol was my teacher of the history of football. Gale Sayers was as impressive on the field as he was off. Too bad his career was cut short with injuries. RIP, Kansas Comet.

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Living on the East Coast, I did not get to see Sayers play very much. But when I did, it was spectacular.  Every time he touched the ball, he was a threat to go the distance. There was one game where he scored touchdowns 5 different ways (at least if I remember correctly). His career was cut short by a knee injury, which, if it happened today, would be treatable. 

RIP Gale. You were a great player and a better person .

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Amazingly talented player. Scored 6 TDs in a game.  Was drafted 4th by the Bears in 1965 who also drafted Dick Butkus with the 3rd pick that year.  Giants had the first overall pick and drafted Tucker Frederickson. 

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5 hours ago, munchmemory said:

His passing truly makes me sad.  Amazing athlete I loved watching play and an even better human being.   RIP to a true immortal and giant of the game.

this

cried watching Brian's SOng

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