No doubt about that! If you were a kid in he 60s and 70s many of the mainstay players on those cards have passed away recently. Same with football with Gale Sayers and Larry Wilson's recent deaths.
Apparently Ford passed away from either Alzheimer's or Dementia as did Sayers and Seaver. Those diseases are obviously not confined just to football.
Yeah, that is really sad as I grew up watching him play in Cincinnati during the BRM era...........I read his biography a few years ago and that was pretty interesting............He seemed a little angrier than the person I saw on the field; he had an engaging smile and got along with his teammates..............Wow!! RIP Joe Morgan.
I meant to post about that yesterday and forgot. The article I read said he died from complications of Covid-19. With the flurry of HOFers who have passed away recently Dean is the first I have read about passing away from the virus.Add another HOF'r to the RIP list. Fred Dean, former San Diego Charger, passed away a couple days ago.
I meant to post about that yesterday and forgot. The article I read said he died from complications of Covid-19. With the flurry of HOFers who have passed away recently Dean is the first I have read about passing away from the virus.
The Niners are wearing a helmet decal with his number on it joining the Cardinals and Washington who have jersey patches honoring Larry Wilson (#8) and Bobby Mitchell (#49) respectively.
Everyone used to wear pads on their arms back then. I can't believe no one does it now! I used to get these horrible hematomas on my forearms from catching the edges of opponents shoulder pads and those hurt like a mother! Once I started using forearm pads that cured that and you could really unload on guys without fear of having a plum grow out of your forearms, LOL I remember the Oakland Raiders used tons of forearm pads and those were the baddest cats in the NFL. Ted Hendricks, Gene Upshaw and Gerald Irons were the ones I remember most wearing them. The game these days is so based on speed versus blunt force trauma that I guess the need for pads has gone away.I knew we would get solid insight and information from SM! My only thought/memory on Dean is that I am 99% sure I have a 73/74 Topps card of him totally padded up (forearms, etc.) like a lot of D linemen in the 70's.
One of my first favorite Vikings. I remember in 7th grade doing a paper for geography on Hawaii, and my teacher, who was a die hard Packers fan (rough times in the 80's) got a dig in on the last line as Honolulu was the birthplace of "Vikings Pro Bowler Matt Blair"Viking defensive great Matt Blair, an outstanding linebacker, died today -- only 70 yrs old.
Hilo, actually, on the Big Island. Nice placeOne of my first favorite Vikings. I remember in 7th grade doing a paper for geography on Hawaii, and my teacher, eewho was a die hard Packers fan (rough times in the 80's) got a dig in on the last line as Honolulu was the birthplace of "Vikings Pro Bowler Matt Blair"
Rest in Peace, Connery was one of the great Scottish cinema stars of all time, so many great movies!RIP Sean Connery - passed away today at the age of 90. Many iconic film roles - including the run as the initial James Bond and as Indiana Jones father in The Last Crusade. My favorite role of his was in Highlander - one of my favorite movies of all time with an amazing soundtrack from Queen.
The bonus with Connery was the Celebrity Jeopardy impersonation on SNL - and have no idea who played him but his foil to Wil Ferrell's Trebeck was amazing.