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RIP Bubba Smith

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Found dead at his LA home.

  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member


    RIP to a bad, bad man.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Sixty-six years old? Man, I thought he was older than that...
  4. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Tackleberry must've called for some backup up in the heavens.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Classic Miller Lite commercial:
  6. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    One of those guys you have to wonder what would have happened if injuries didn't get to him.
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I'm with Killick in thinking he was older. RIP.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Here's hoping Bubba is kicking back with a Miller Lite in heaven ... in the easy opening can.
  9. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    And the sequel, with Dick Butkus:
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    RIP to a guy who played a big role in the integration of college football. Saw a special on HBO about it a couple of years ago. Smith grew up dreaming of playing for the University of Texas but they weren't integrated at the time, so he headed north to Michigan State. When the southern schools started seeing how the northern schools were winning with black southern talent those barriers started coming down real fast.
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    That sucks.

  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Smith's NFL career was a mixed bag due to the injuries discussed above, but he's probably in the discussion for the greatest college football defensive lineman of all-time.

    As a New Orleans Saints fan, Smith's name always makes me wistful. The Saints traded the No. 1 pick in the 1967 draft to Baltimore for quarterback Gary Cuozzo, who had been Unitas' long-time back-up but never did anything with the Saints. The Colts used the pick on Smith.
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