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The1TrueTiger
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R.I.P. Steve Van Buren



Former LSU tailback and NFL Hall of Fame member passed away today at the age of 91. Well before my time and most likely anyone on TD, but it's sad to see a legend gone.






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Jizzy08
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Prairieville, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2008
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I don't find it sad. He lived 91 years. I hope to god I make it that long!





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Walt OReilly
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RIP

hope i live 91 but i wont






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Choot em Tiger
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RIP





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we_geaux_harder
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alexandria
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Just mentioned him on the titans and cardinals game...only mentioned him with the eagles though, not the tigers...





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YogaPants
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RIP. Im sure he lived a good life. Im shooting for 70

Hope my closest of kin live to 90. wouldnt shed a tear



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mattz1122
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Here's a HOFer who's hardly mentioned as an LSU great, it seems. Why is that?





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pistolpete23
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In the present
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R.I.P.





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Dodd
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Cause he played a long time ago and he wasn't from LA.





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Tiger1242
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RIP. Im sure he lived a good life. Im shooting for 70

Hope my closest of kin live to 90. wouldnt shed a tear

When my Grandma dies I won't be sad, and she wouldn't want me being sad. She's already 92






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Tigerpaul1969
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The Woodlands, TX
Member since Jan 2010
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He was an all timer in the NFL and led the Eagles to back to back titles, their first and second. They have only won one since. Pretty amazing that he was an NFL star in the 40s and lived until now.





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Jeff Goldblum
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Cause he played a long time ago


This

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and he wasn't from LA.


Once a Tiger, always a Tiger, regardless of origin.



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Jim Rockford
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RIP





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Capital Cajun
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Over Yonder
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I took scuba diving classes from his brother who also Played at LSU and for Philly. The guy was/probably still is a total badass.





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BigHeadTigerFan
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Folsom,La.
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RIP






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RoDee
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Harvey
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Amen brother.





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Meaux Bettah
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Tiger Nation
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He was really respected... still is.





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bgtiger
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Prairieville
Member since Dec 2004
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Cause he played a long time ago and he wasn't from LA.


In the same way that Billy Cannon wasn't.

LSU completely dropped the ball by not promoting one of the greatest players of all time as one of our own.

RIP SVB



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3XTiger
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backwoods
Member since Jul 2004
1514 posts

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Lost a great tiger. RIP.





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SpqrTiger
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Baton Rouge
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I have film of this guy playing for LSU in the 40s. You would all love the way he played. Much faster than anyone on the field and very, very tough.

Sad to see him go.

Just as sad that LSU never took the time or the interest to feature him prominently as an LSU football alumnus. LSU sucks... And I mean rock-bottom sucks at promoting its history. It's like no one cares over there.






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