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R.I.P Brad Van Pelt

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Former Giants linebacker found dead in his homeat age 57 .. probable heart attack

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2009/02/18/2009-02-18_giants_pro_bowl_linebacker_brad_van_pelt.html
     
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Again.... spooky how many ex-NFLers die before social security age.
     
  3. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    There weren't many names bigger than his when he went to Michigan State.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No shit... I remember when he played at Owosso...
     
  5. Member of one of the all-time great linebacker corps with LT and Harry Carson.

    RIP, Brad.
     
  6. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Man, oh man...he was the best player on the Giants during their lean years of the 70s. RIP, BVP.
     
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    No. 10 with the Giants, right?

    I used to get his football cards all the time when I was a kid.

    RIP.
     
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    This shit depresses the hell out of me.

    I bet the average life span of those who played in the 70s is as low as the NFL has ever seen.
     
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Van Pelt played forever too, well into the late 1980s. That has to be a factor.
     
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Not the Van Pelt I remember.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Van Pelt:
    1973-83: NYG Giants
    1984-85: LA Raiders
    1986: Cleveland

    Jog that memory harder, Simon.
     
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    1986 isn't well into the late 80s, in anyone's scorebook.

    And, he was done when he left the Giants.
     
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