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RIP Chuck Bednarik

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr. Sunshine, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    With Bob Feller, an inner circle member of the Grumpy Old Athletes' Hall of Fame.

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  3. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Was just thinking of Mr. Bednarik a couple of weeks ago. RIP.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Last two-way player in the NFL. That speaks for itself. Beloved in Philly, Steak, precisely because he was grumpy.
  5. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Grumpy, maybe, but I always respected Bednarik's candor.
  6. I don't blame him for being grumpy. Not one bit.
    One of the GOATs of the NFL.
  7. Liut

    Liut Active Member

  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    There's always this story about how, after Bednarik KOed Gifford, the doctors were working on Frank in the locker room when a cop had a heart attack and died. Frank's wife came down outside the locker room, and saw some men leaving the room, saying "We lost him." She thought Frank had died, until she found out it was the cop.

    RIP Mr. Bednarik
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    RIP to a Philadelphia and football legend.

  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    He looked like he clotheslined him on that. That would have been 15 yards, a suspension and a six-figure fine today.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Or maybe he just clubbed him across the chest with his arm.
  12. snuffy2

    snuffy2 Member

    Bednarik was a cornerstone to the tough early 60's Championship Eagles. He anchored and mattered tons to perhaps the toughest sports town through those years. Gruff ? The guy flew 30 combat missions over Germany and survived. Penn grad and played on the magic grass of Franklin Field. Bednarik might be the best, most beloved athlete through all of Philly's sports years. Love to the family.
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