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RIP to the greatest Eagle

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Steve Van Buren passed. He was 91.
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Re: RIP to a great Eagle

    Make that "the greatest Eagle."
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: RIP to a great Eagle

    No argument there.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: RIP to a great Eagle

    Van Buren's accomplishments show how far the NFL has evolved and how good he was in his time.

    When he retired with a knee injury in the early 50s, Van Buren was the NFL's all-time leading rusher with ... 5,860 yards. His 69 rushing TDs were also a league record at the time.

    And he had both of those records by a wide margin.

    He also had a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons (including a then-league-record 1,146) when the NFL schedule was only 12 games long.

    RIP to a great.
  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I just saw this and freaked a little because I am close friends with Chuck Bednarik's granddaughter. He has been in the hospital lately.
  6. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    I thought something had happened to Doug Flutie...
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Eddie Edwards just punched John Ashcroft and doesn't know why.
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    My first thought was the ski-jumper Eddie the Eagle.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    As long as Harold Carmichael is OK... :D
  10. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Bednarik was my first thought as well. RIP, Mr. Van Buren.
  11. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Was glad to see that it wasn't Don Henley passing.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Came for the Joe Walsh reference, left in second place.
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