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contraryman
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Earl Campbell

Watching a special on him on NBC sports channel.

He was so good. Loved him and the oilers as a kid. Will still argue he is the most dominating back during his prime.


LSU Fan in AU
LSU Fan
Auburn, AL
Member since Sep 2008
458 posts

re: Earl Campbell
I was a big Oilers fan and Earl was great. I can still remember seeing him run over defensive players.


Dr RC
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Dallas
Member since Aug 2011
20222 posts

re: Earl Campbell
I got to meet him about 6 years ago when they named the field he played on in high school after him down in Tyler.

It was surprisingly sad. He could barely walk without assistance and he sounded punch drunk. Image: http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif
This post was edited on 12/4 at 10:41 pm


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2007
33890 posts

re: Earl Campbell
He sure was. I just think Herschel Walker was the better back.


Cincinnati Bowtie
San Jose State Fan
Sparta
Member since May 2008
7088 posts

re: Earl Campbell
Bum Phillips ran him into the ground, but you're right, he was incredible.


Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
15472 posts

re: Earl Campbell
Most punishing runner I have ever seen


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mattz1122
Houston Fan
Member since Oct 2007
32990 posts

re: Earl Campbell
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I just think Herschel Walker was the better back.



In the pros those two shouldn't be in the same conversation.


Dubosed
Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2012
2012 posts

re: Earl Campbell
Earl Campbell was the most violent running back ever


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DoUrden
Tennessee Fan
Limbo
Member since Oct 2011
12361 posts

re: Earl Campbell
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Will still argue he is the most dominating back during his prime.


Barry Sanders on a decent team > all


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Robot Santa
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contraryman
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Member since Dec 2007
840 posts
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re: Earl Campbell
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It was surprisingly sad. He could barely walk without assistance and he sounded punch drunk.


They just talked about his addictions after his fifth back surgery. Sounds clean now but I don't know when this was filmed. It's "still Standing -- the earl Campbell story"

Well done.

Barry sanders was different great.



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Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
15472 posts

re: Earl Campbell
Had a cousin that was a Derrick Doll and my dad and I got her 2 endzone seats for home games and all I remember is Earl running over these huge men over and over like it was nothing


yellowtiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2004
3104 posts

re: Earl Campbell
what addictions did he have?


Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
15472 posts

re: Earl Campbell
He was mixing pain killers and alcohol after his 5th back operation


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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
101375 posts

re: Earl Campbell
Probably my favorite RB. Barry Sanders may have been the best, but Earl was a different cut. He could run over you, and outrun you. Maybe the best combination of size, speed and toughness of all.


GoldenBoy
Georgia Fan
Winning!
Member since Nov 2004
35720 posts

re: Earl Campbell
I think I'd have to go with Jim Brown.


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johnnydrama
LSU Fan
Possibly Trashy
Member since Feb 2010
4998 posts

re: Earl Campbell
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Bum Phillips ran him into the ground, but you're right, he was incredible.

This. For three years he was dominant but it ruined him for life.


BowDownToLSU
LSU Fan
Livingston louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
5295 posts

re: Earl Campbell
Earl and Barry were great but Walter Payton was my favorite of all time


oompaw
LSU Fan
In piney hill country...
Member since Dec 2007
6239 posts

re: Earl Campbell
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I think I'd have to go with Jim Brown.


You and the majority...me included!


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yellowtiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2004
3104 posts

re: Earl Campbell
so the addiction did not occur until after his football career was over?

another amazing thing about Earl was that he was simply a running back----do you remember his basic inability to catch a football? how could that be?


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