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Gale Sayers Has Passed. #15248797 09/23/20
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This man played before the NFL became such a reviled politically charged Commie organization.

Gale Sayers, legendary Chicago Bears star and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dead at 77

Gale Sayers, one of football's biggest stars in the late-1960s whose friendship with a fellow Chicago Bears player inspired the TV movie "Brian's Song," died Wednesday at the age of 77, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced.

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/gale...nd-pro-football-hall-of-famer-dead-at-77


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Was his dying wish for the Senate to wait on picking a Supreme Court Justice???

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My wife worked for him one semester at SIU when he was Athletic Director. I also met met him twice and got a couple footballs signed by him. Very humble and kind. Both times I met him.
The Kansas Comet.....RIP

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Gale Sayers speaking to our military in Afghanistan in 2005.

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26. Present homosexuality and degeneracy as normal.
27. Discredit the Bible.
28. Eliminate prayer in the schools.

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Great player. I remember he went to Kansas. His pro career was cut short by injury but he was one of the greats. Always seemed like he was a good guy.

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I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with him a couple of times. Saying that Sayers was a class act and a very bright man is an understatement.

I met with him last about 4 years ago, and we talked about his time as AD at SIU and Kansas, as well as his software company in Chicago. Of, course, we talked football.


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Cut from a different cloth than many today & one of the greatest running backs ever..............poetry in motion.

RIP Kansas Comet.

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Old school cool.

Goodnight Sweet Prince of the Gridiron!

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Gale Sayers, the Hall of Fame running back who starred for the Chicago Bears in the 1960s, died on Monday. He was 77.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Sayers’ death. His cause of death was not disclosed. Sayers was diagnosed with dementia in 2013.

“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.”

Sayers entered the NFL as the No. 4 overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft. He played his entire seven-year career with the Bears. The five-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection dealt with numerous injuries, which shortened his professional football tenure.

He was the 1965 Offensive Rookie of the Year and led the NFL in rushing yards in 1966 and 1969 before he was limited to just four games from 1970 through 1971 due to knee injuries. Sayers was the league’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards at the time of his retirement.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 and remains the youngest person in history (34) to receive the honor.

Sayers’ friendship with Bears teammate Brian Piccolo — who died of cancer in 1970 — inspired Sayers book I am Third. The autobiography inspired the 1971 movie Brian’s Song.

The Wichita, Kan., native was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977. His jersey No. 48 is retired at the University of Kansas and his jersey No. 40 is retired by the Bears.

Sayers also served as the athletic director at Southern Illinois University from 1976 to 1981 after he retired from the NFL.

“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Gale,” Baker said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ardie, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations.

“The Hall of Fame flag will fly at half-staff until he is laid to rest.”

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/09/23/chicago-bears-legend-gale-sayers-dies-at-77/#


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27. Discredit the Bible.
28. Eliminate prayer in the schools.

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He was a class act all the way .RIP Mr.Sayers.


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My earliest football memories are of Sayers running and Unitas throwing. Great stuff.

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THE ARTICLE - " ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Sayers’ death. His cause of death was not disclosed. Sayers was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. ..."


Alzheimer's Dementia. A terrible neuro psychological disorder. Sorry he suffered so long.

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RIP, Good Man.


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RIP and thanks for the memories .

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This was an excellent man - and the most graceful and quick football runner I ever have seen. He was like slippery lightning.

RIP Gayle Sayers.


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RIP. I remember watching him!

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