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Rain Man
12-11-2012, 11:18 PM
I'm watching some biography of him and they showed this clip. It won't imbed, but it's worth your time to watch it. It made me laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uaPTIkiYSM

If you never got to see Earl Campbell play, you missed some fun time.

listopencil
12-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Wow.

listopencil
12-11-2012, 11:23 PM
One of my favorites:


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mikey23545
12-11-2012, 11:29 PM
I'm watching some biography of him and they showed this clip. It won't imbed, but it's worth your time to watch it. It made me laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uaPTIkiYSM

If you never got to see Earl Campbell play, you missed some fun time.


That defender looks like a cow that gets caught on the cow catcher of one of the old steam locomotives...LMAO

listopencil
12-11-2012, 11:34 PM
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Is this working?

Rain Man
12-11-2012, 11:37 PM
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Is this working?


Ah, yes.

They're showing some other clips on this biography that I've never seen before, and they're amazing. Earl was one of a kind.

mnchiefsguy
12-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Earl Campbell was one of the great RB's. It is a shame that injuries cut his career short.

Fairplay
12-12-2012, 12:00 AM
I was watching the last Heisman trophy award ceremony, just a couple days ago and all the award winners stood on stage of previous years went on stage to stand in order. Earl sat in the audience, I'm thinking that he was unable to stand up there for physical reasons which was sad.


If your price for fame included bad knees and such the rest of your living days would you do that?

Fairplay
12-12-2012, 12:04 AM
One of my favorites:


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They got the idea for the tear away jerseys from that play dude.

Fairplay
12-12-2012, 12:07 AM
Earl Campbell was one of the great RB's. It is a shame that injuries cut his career short.



The Oiler's ran the heck out of him. Earl should have said 20 carries a game and that's it.

Use the pass or another RB.

Rain Man
12-12-2012, 12:24 AM
I was watching the last Heisman trophy award ceremony, just a couple days ago and all the award winners stood on stage of previous years went on stage to stand in order. Earl sat in the audience, I'm thinking that he was unable to stand up there for physical reasons which was sad.


If your price for fame included bad knees and such the rest of your living days would you do that?


On the biography I watched, they basically said that his health problems were unrelated to football. Apparently he had spinal stenosis, and it never affected him during his career but hit him hard afterwards. I don't know if that makes it better or worse.

Fairplay
12-12-2012, 12:29 AM
On the biography I watched, they basically said that his health problems were unrelated to football. Apparently he had spinal stenosis, and it never affected him during his career but hit him hard afterwards. I don't know if that makes it better or worse.



My post in #8 sounds like something you would have a thread about.

If you could get a few million for an NFL career and have health problems the rest of your life would you do it?

I say, no way.

InChiefsHell
12-12-2012, 06:43 AM
My post in #8 sounds like something you would have a thread about.

If you could get a few million for an NFL career and have health problems the rest of your life would you do it?

I say, no way.

I don't think NFL players think it' a definite that they will have health problems the rest of their lives. In other words, it's a question about the RISK being worth it.

So, if you could get a few million dollars but there is a chance you would have health problems the rest of your life, would you do it?

If I was any good at the sport and loved to play it...the answer is hell yes.

Radar Chief
12-12-2012, 07:04 AM
I was watching the last Heisman trophy award ceremony, just a couple days ago and all the award winners stood on stage of previous years went on stage to stand in order. Earl sat in the audience, I'm thinking that he was unable to stand up there for physical reasons which was sad.

If your price for fame included bad knees and such the rest of your living days would you do that?

I noticed that too, and yes you would be correct. There was a Real Sports episode talking about the price of playing and they showed a clip of Earl trying to stand, it wasn’t pretty.

Radar Chief
12-12-2012, 07:05 AM
On the biography I watched, they basically said that his health problems were unrelated to football. Apparently he had spinal stenosis, and it never affected him during his career but hit him hard afterwards. I don't know if that makes it better or worse.

Did not know that.
I was assuming knees also.

displacedinMN
12-12-2012, 07:14 PM
I saw part of that show too. Great!

Then there is the ref with the jumping touchdown call!

Rain Man
12-12-2012, 07:47 PM
Did not know that.
I was assuming knees also.

Now that you mention it, at the beginning of the show they did mention that he'd had two knee replacements. But that seemed more tertiary to the other problems.

Easy 6
12-12-2012, 08:23 PM
When Charles eventually goes, i would love - LOVE - to get a big, bulldozing, heart stealing back like him or Bettis.

An offensive player able to physically intimidate a defense like they did gives me massive wood

Deberg_1990
12-12-2012, 09:29 PM
When Charles eventually goes, i would love - LOVE - to get a big, bulldozing, heart stealing back like him or Bettis.

An offensive player able to physically intimidate a defense like they did gives me massive wood

Too bad its not 1989 anymore....

Easy 6
12-12-2012, 09:37 PM
Too bad its not 1989 anymore....

Too bad old school ball played well works in any era.