Earl Campbell | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
contraryman
New Orleans Saints Fan
Earth
Member since Dec 2007
739 posts

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.







Back to top
Share:
LSU Fan in AU
LSU Fan
Auburn, AL
Member since Sep 2008
446 posts

re: Earl Campbell


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





Back to top
Dr RC
Texas A&M Fan
Dallas
Member since Aug 2011
15351 posts
 Online 

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.



This post was edited on 12/4 at 10:41 pm


Back to top
Paul Allen
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2007
29862 posts

re: Earl Campbell


He sure was. I just think Herschel Walker was the better back.





Back to top
Cincinnati Bowtie
San Jose State Fan
Sparta
Member since May 2008
6974 posts

re: Earl Campbell


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





Back to top
Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
9098 posts

re: Earl Campbell


Most punishing runner I have ever seen





Back to top
  Replies (0)
mattz1122
Houston Fan
Member since Oct 2007
29122 posts

re: Earl Campbell


quote:

I just think Herschel Walker was the better back.



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






Back to top
Dubosed
Alabama Fan
Gulf Breeze
Member since Nov 2012
1755 posts

re: Earl Campbell


Earl Campbell was the most violent running back ever





Back to top
  Replies (0)
DoUrden
Tennessee Fan
Surrounded by Okies
Member since Oct 2011
10371 posts

re: Earl Campbell


quote:

Will still argue he is the most dominating back during his prime.


Barry Sanders on a decent team > all






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Robot Santa
SMU Fan
TeamWalt
Member since Oct 2009
31234 posts

re: Earl Campbell










Back to top
  Replies (0)
contraryman
New Orleans Saints Fan
Earth
Member since Dec 2007
739 posts

re: Earl Campbell


quote:

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.







Back to top
  Replies (0)
Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
9098 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





Back to top
yellowtiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2004
3102 posts

re: Earl Campbell


what addictions did he have?





Back to top
Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
9098 posts

re: Earl Campbell


He was mixing pain killers and alcohol after his 5th back operation





Back to top
  Replies (0)
RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
93364 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.





Back to top
GoldenBoy
Georgia Fan
Winning!
Member since Nov 2004
35428 posts

re: Earl Campbell


I think I'd have to go with Jim Brown.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
johnnydrama
LSU Fan
Possibly Trashy
Member since Feb 2010
4367 posts

re: Earl Campbell


quote:

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.






Back to top
BowDownToLSU
LSU Fan
Livingston louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
4802 posts

re: Earl Campbell


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





Back to top
oompaw
LSU Fan
In piney hill country...
Member since Dec 2007
6238 posts

re: Earl Campbell


quote:

I think I'd have to go with Jim Brown.


You and the majority...me included!






Back to top
  Replies (0)
yellowtiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2004
3102 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?






Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top