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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:31 am    Post subject: Gene Upshaw Passes Reply with quote

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212166529.shtml
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the great true Raiders that helped form the mystique that shaped the Raider image of the 70's.

Tougher than nails and a spirit to win in the trenches matched by few.

11 pro bowls on the offensive line! Amazing.

How they honor him on opening night is something to look forward to.

Peace Bro.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Upshaw

A true great Raider and tough as nails, had determination and fire that you rarely see these days.

A great player and die hard Raider.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.I.P.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Room Slayer wrote:
One of the great true Raiders that helped form the mystique that shaped the Raider image of the 70's.

Tougher than nails and a spirit to win in the trenches matched by few.

11 pro bowls on the offensive line! Amazing.

How they honor him on opening night is something to look forward to.

Peace Bro.


Very well said WRS!

This loss will be felt by not only the Nation but by the league as a whole.

He was a true ambassador of the game and made significant contributions at every level.

He will be missed. May he rest in Peace.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame we don't retire shirts.

AFAIK he is still the only player to have played in 3 SB's in 3 different decades.

I trust Al will give him a fitting tribute before the MNF Denver game. It's going to be an emotional night. RIP #63.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, this is a great shock to me, I had no idea that his health was failing. RIP #63, you will be missed!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn What a Shocker... RIP 63
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how awful.
all of the nfl will miss him.

edit: scary - he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 4 days ago!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAIDERNATI0N wrote:
wow, this is a great shock to me, I had no idea that his health was failing. RIP #63, you will be missed!


Sad I am totally shocked. RIP Gene Upshaw. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great leader on and off the field, he will be missed.

It will be interesting to see how the league changes without his presence.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP to one of best to ever wear the silver & black
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Twin Sabers


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God bless you Gene. 63 years of #63 equals commitment to excellence. Gene stared down his PA detractors until his final days.....that's a union man grounded in Raider fortitude. The denver game just became BANG serious!

P.S. Give Dwight White a good head club in heaven....... for old times sake.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Athough I was not even born when he played, I know that Upshaw was truly one of the great Raider players.

R.I.P Gene
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