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SpartyGator
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Gale Sayers has passed away
former Bears RB, age 77

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Former Bears legend Gale Sayers died Thursday at age 77, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“All those who love the game of football mourn the loss of one of the greatest to ever play this Game with the passing of Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers,” Hall of Fame president David Baker said. “He was the very essence of a team player – quiet, unassuming and always ready to compliment a teammate for a key block.

‘Gale was an extraordinary man who overcame a great deal of adversity during his NFL career and life.”

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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
Just read that too....RIP Gale Sayers.


Marciano1
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
I had this in my Starting Lineup collection as a kid

Image: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fqwAAOSwQ9ldNTia/s-l400.jpg


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EastBankTiger
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
His 6 TD performance vs. the 49ers.

Played at Wrigley Field. LINK


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VADawg
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
I met him almost 20 years ago at a speaking engagement in Texas. I was only about 12 at the time but knew who he was. He took some time out to talk to me and sign a copy of his book for me. Very nice man.


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Pedro
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
A wichita legend. RIP


Righteous Dude
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Sad news.


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mmonro3
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
RIP


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Vestigial Morgan
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
His highlights are a thing of beauty. Amazing.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
Great player. RIP


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Geauxboy
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Former Bears legend Gale Sayers died Thursday at age 77,


Wednesday


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My2ndFavCivilNgineer
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18 inches of daylight


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Dissident Aggressor
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A wichita legend. RIP


the kansas comet...


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Malik Agar
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
I might watch Brian's Song tonight in his honor. :(


I-59 Tiger
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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
The man was poetry in motion when he ran with the ball. Where running backs like Jim Brown ran over and through people, guys like Sayers and Walter Payton slid past them like slippery eels.

One of the best to ever don a football uniform.

RIP Mr. Sayers


dukke v
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re: Gale Sayers has passed away
Top 5 all time in my book... the only person that ran the football like him was Barry Sanders... he was graceful like a swan but ran like a gazelle.

RIP.....


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Mizz-SEC
Missouri Fan
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Brian's Song theme music


I can't even hear that song without tearing up.

Gale Sayers speech for Brian Piccolo by Billy Dee Williams.


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msudawg1200
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I've only seen his highlights, but my father claimed he was the fastest and quickest player he'd ever seen. RIP Kansas Comet.


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chRxis
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legend Gale Sayers

great football player, even better human being
RIP Gale


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