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Posted 26 August 2015 - 03:17 AM

Not death related but I thought I would this of our American members anyway.


Much has been made in the Australian media of the progress that Jarred Hayne has made with the San Francisco 49érs as a kick returner/running back.  The highlights of him running have been quite spectacular.  But is the competition he is facing in these matches far inferior to that he would face in the main event?


Even if it is I don't think you can discount his achievement.  Considering that rugby league and gridiron are vastly different sports with few transferable skills, Hayne getting this far pays a great tribute to his athleticism and versatility.  I was never a great fan of his as a league player but I am willing him to succeed in the NFL.


Any comments from our American friends?

Sir Creep

Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:25 AM

Won't be any coffey tomorrow morning.

Charlie Coffey, who brought a potent passing attack to Virginia Tech during three seasons as the Hokies' coach in the early 1970s, has died at age 81.

Coffey died at home Monday night in Shelbyville, Tennessee, the school said. He died after a long battle with cancer, according to the University of Tennessee, where Coffey was a three-year letterman and later an assistant coach.


Sir Creep

Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:01 AM

Mike Gaechter, a former Cowboys player during the early years of the franchise, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Dallas.

He was 75.

A defensive back, Gaechter appeared in 108 games during an NFL career that spanned eight seasons from 1962 to 1969. His name remains etched in the team’s record books after he ran back an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in a 1962 victory over Philadelphia that also featured a 101-yard kickoff return by Dallas’ Amos Marsh. By the time he walked away from football, he had picked off 21 passes.


Sir Creep

Posted 09 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

Frank Gifford has died
He was 84.

He joins Howard Cosell and Dandy Don Merideth up in the booth.


Posted 09 August 2015 - 07:50 PM

Frank Gifford has died
He was 84.

He did the c4 NFL Sunday game back in the 80's I seem to recall.


Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:51 PM

Frank Gifford has died


He was 84.


Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:12 PM

Mick Tinglehoff,75 was elected to the Hall Of Fame today. Has to be a serious consideration for the future because his teammate Fran Tarkenton ended up giving a speech for him because he apparently has many health issues including memory loss.


The pic of him is the one on the right


Sir Creep

Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:17 AM

Damn!  The Carousel of Death that is following the Detroit and Chicago sports scenes continues to spin.

Mel Farr was the starting RB when I first started watching football and the lowly Detroit Lions.  He only lasted a few half-assed years, but ended up being a Farr better businessman than football player, turning his auto dealership into a top seller.  I remember all the Mel Farr the Superstar adverts.  Anyway, dead at 70.



Sir Creep

Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:30 AM

Former NFL running back Curtis Jerome Brown died Thursday, July 30, at 2:39 p.m. at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. He was 60 years old.

Curtis was being treated for football-related dementia when he suffered a heart attack Saturday, July 25.


Posted 29 July 2015 - 08:28 PM

Mike Pyle, captain of the Chicago Bears in the 1960s, including their championship season of 1963, has died at 76, possibly dementia from reading his wiki. http://wgnradio.com/...mike-pyle-dies/

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