Pro football lost a good guy today

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Rad, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Rad

    Rad Just me

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    Reggie White, died today at 43 years old...rip

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  2. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    Wasn't he a bigot and a homophobe? :dunno
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  3. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Yea, but still a really good guy. I went to school with him in Knoxville. He had his opinions and wasn't shy about stating them. He wasn't so much a bigot as seriously lacking in PC speak, and his feelings about gays wasn't homophobia, but a religious belief that the lifestyle was wrong. But he treated everyone well, regardless of their faith, color, creed, or lifestyle. I wish the rest of us could say the same :cry
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  4. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Reggie White was a good guy, on and off the field. A class act, a real man, somebody who could be looked up to by kids and adults alike.
    Forty-three is too young to die. :cry
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  5. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    :thumb

    No problem with people speaking thier minds. I just seemed to remember a brew-haw-haw about it.
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  6. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Like so many things in the Politically Correct world in which we now live, it was misunderstood and blown completely out of proportion.
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  7. BUBB

    BUBB lynch not Zimmerman

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    rip
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  8. Rad

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    :nod

    He died early this morning from a respiratory disorder rumored to be related to Sleep Apnoea.
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  9. sandgroper

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  10. The Dude

    The Dude Just Love To Ride

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    We will miss you Reggie..rip
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  11. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Saw him play in the '83 Ole Miss-Tennessee game on the hill. Also saw him play for the old Memphis Showboats. Class act all around.
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  12. Hodag

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    We lost a good one in Reggie, he helped turn the Packer's into a Dynasty(again). He was a champ on and off the field.
    mark
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  13. DMZ

    DMZ Castor Bean Addict

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    Reggie would over tape his right arm to add a bit of weight to it. He called it "the club." As he came up out of his 3 point he would swing the club into the left earhole of the opposing offensive lineman and then beeline to the QB.

    He was still a gentleman on the field as he often helped arm-up all the human debris he left in his fearsome wake.

    I often watched Eagles and GB games just to see him play.
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  14. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Yes, Reggie was a Cool Guy! He's a Home Town Boy from here in Chattanooga. He was a year behind me in High School as he played for Howard High. We followed him Big Time after he went to TN and wore the "Orange"! He was a Super Guy to the kids in Chatt. He would have a Football Clinic for youngsters in the area. He was always giving back to this area! We will miss the "Minister of Defence" :thumb

    Boojum!
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  15. topes

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    Wonder how long it will be before someone in the media suggests his death was sterioid related?
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  16. Bert

    Bert Fair / Balanced

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    We didn't have to wait. :twitch
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  17. abilane78

    abilane78 MegaBitch

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    What a shame... My heart goes out to his family. RIP..... Makes me wanna go hug my dad, he's only 44.
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  18. BMWBILO

    BMWBILO Snapperhead

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    Why is it the good ones always go first?
    Here's a guy that didn't make the news
    for beating his wife, shoving coke up
    his nose by the pounds while doing
    Hookers and dressing like an out of work
    Pimp. I could think of so many former
    and present players that the world
    wouldn't miss. So the big guy didn't like
    Homos, so what. Just because you dont
    care for someones life style doesn't make
    you a bad person. We could use more
    people like him in the world. RIP.
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  19. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    'Roids or no, many athletes often suffer from enlarged hearts.
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  20. motozilla

    motozilla Long timer

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    Are you suggesting that he didn't use steroids?
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