If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube) Video Happy 70th birthday to Bears legend Gale Sayers - for you fans of the climate-controlled corporate nancyball you call the NFL these days, the substance you see on the players' uniforms is called mud   (youtube.com) divider line 35
    More: Video, Gale Sayers, NFL, legends, backfield  
•       •       •

1536 clicks; posted to Video » on 30 May 2013 at 9:36 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



35 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-05-30 09:27:01 AM
Thanks for the reminder / heads up, subby. Watching his highlights will never get old. I don't even like American Football much anymore, but damn, he was just perfection. Looks like he's violating the laws of physics half the time. ;)
 
2013-05-30 09:51:57 AM
This is why I put Sayers above Sanders - they had the same moves, but Sayers was making his moves on unpredictable surfaces.

Sayers is the Sandy Koufax of the NFL.
 
2013-05-30 09:54:00 AM
In reality there is only 11 minutes of so called action in an NFL game.... possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

Give all of them mandatory PED's. Lets see some 450lb mutants go at it. Maybe some death and dismemberment, huh?

Ratings people....ratings.
 
2013-05-30 10:06:26 AM

tampaflacouple: possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.


I dunno, if I was looking for least work I might consider golf or baseball first.
 
2013-05-30 10:21:14 AM

Electromax: tampaflacouple: possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

I dunno, if I was looking for least work I might consider golf or baseball first.




The most work during a game day for baseball, was walking to the field.

Golf take sooooo much time not to suck.
 
2013-05-30 10:27:14 AM

Electromax: tampaflacouple: possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

I dunno, if I was looking for least work I might consider golf or baseball first.


Baseball is everyday.  Football is once a week.
 
2013-05-30 10:39:05 AM

degenerate-afro: Electromax: tampaflacouple: possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

I dunno, if I was looking for least work I might consider golf or baseball first.

Baseball is everyday.  Football is once a week.


I'm not making a value judgement, I've only played football and not baseball. But football has practices every day if not games, and baseball usually doesn't involve a lot of tackling and full-speed collisions and such. It's not that either of them aren't hard, but being an outfielder and hitter sounds preferable to trying to cover Calvin Johnson to me, even if it was on Sundays.

I would also wonder whether that is part of the reason  whybaseball players can play 180 games a year or whatever vs. 20-24 NFL games. Anyway, depending on what you consider an athlete being a NASCAR driver probably isn't too taxing on the body if have good arm strength and you don't burn to death.
 
2013-05-30 10:40:53 AM

degenerate-afro: Electromax: tampaflacouple: possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

I dunno, if I was looking for least work I might consider golf or baseball first.

Baseball is everyday.  Football is once a week.


And 5 at bats, with maybe 2 minutes of actual exertion in the field during a game is considered a good day for an outfielder.

Maybe just the 5-6 at bats if you're a DH.
 
2013-05-30 11:07:30 AM
If he'd had access to modern knee surgery, the NFL rushing record would be his, and it might be one of those things like DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak- you're just not getting there.
 
2013-05-30 11:09:47 AM

Electromax: I'm not making a value judgement, I've only played football and not baseball. But football has practices every day if not games, and baseball usually doesn't involve a lot of tackling and full-speed collisions and such. It's not that either of them aren't hard, but being an outfielder and hitter sounds preferable to trying to cover Calvin Johnson to me, even if it was on Sundays.


I would first like to clarify that I don't believe that baseball and football players receive the same type of punishment during a typical gameday.  But I do want to mention that baseball players receive a lot more contact than you are implying.

The only positions in baseball that don't suffer from collisions on a regular basis is first, third and the pitcher.

The shortstop/second basement generally have players run into them (on purpose) at average once a game.  The catcher will have someone run into them most games when there is scoring happening.  Outfielders have it a bit better unless they run full speed into each other or a wall.  Then you have times where players get hit with bats or balls, although that's less common.  Many players will play the next day even after they get plunked by a ball or run over by another player in the field and they have considerably less padding designed to absorb the impact.  Heck people make fun of players who wear elbow and shin guards during at bats.

As for football practice, Monday and Tuesday are generally days off with just weight training and watching film.  Wednesday would be play planning and no pad practice.  Thursday would be additional game planning and practice of implementing the plans as designed.  Friday would be positional meetings (i.e. WRs together, Linemen together etc).  Saturdays would be travel day for the away team and additional film study and refresher on the game plan that was designed on Wednesday and Thursday.

So there are technically three days of rest in a normal week, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.  Two days of full practice, Wednesday and Thursday.  One day of individual group planning and drills, Friday.  Unless you consider weight training as full practice.
 
2013-05-30 11:18:39 AM
Was the frame rate of the old film off a bit? The players seemed awful slow.
 
2013-05-30 11:33:39 AM

Gulper Eel: This is why I put Sayers above Sanders - they had the same moves, but Sayers was making his moves on unpredictable surfaces.

Sayers is the Sandy Koufax of the NFL.


Maybe more like Micky Mantle - damn good, but imagine if he hadn't been hurt all the freaking time.
 
2013-05-30 11:54:54 AM
He was great until he killed Brian Piccolo.
 
2013-05-30 12:01:33 PM
My dad always said Sayers would have been remembered as the greatest RB of all time, had he not had the horrible knee injuries.
 
2013-05-30 12:03:03 PM
That was fun to watch; I've never seen more than a few clips of Sayers.

/bonus Thunderstruck
/should have synced "I was shaking at the knees" to his injury
 
2013-05-30 12:03:12 PM
sayers is right behind sanders on my list.  then jim brown and "sweetness"

c745.r45.cf2.rackcdn.com
 
2013-05-30 12:14:54 PM
I Am Third
 
2013-05-30 12:15:15 PM
Gale Sayers was one of the best, Heisman voters be damned.  He didn't win the Heisman in 1964, but look at some of the names on that list that didn't win like Namath and Butkus.  Had better NFL careers than the winner.  If only the knees had stayed healthy...
 
2013-05-30 12:40:27 PM
He had fantastic moves and vision. He also had selfless teammates throwing great blocks down field. He knew just how to slide past his blocks and lead other defensive players into a block.

Pure beauty.
 
2013-05-30 12:44:32 PM

tampaflacouple: In reality there is only 11 minutes of so called action in an NFL game.... possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

Give all of them mandatory PED's. Lets see some 450lb mutants go at it. Maybe some death and dismemberment, huh?

Ratings people....ratings.


This is one of the farking stupidest things I have ever read in my life. Nice job!
 
2013-05-30 12:47:51 PM

ltdanman44: sayers is right behind sanders on my list.  then jim brown and "sweetness"

[c745.r45.cf2.rackcdn.com image 327x493]


I can't objectively rank in this case; I was 6 years old in '85, and Sweetness will always be a god to me.

/had a BADASS pair of Payton Kangaroos; they came with an 'autographed' picture of him sitting on his Lamborghini.
 
2013-05-30 12:49:38 PM

ltdanman44: sayers is right behind sanders on my list.  then jim brown and "sweetness"

[c745.r45.cf2.rackcdn.com image 327x493]


I put Walter at the top. Mostly because 95% of the teams he played on sucked. He WAS the offense.
 
2013-05-30 12:54:50 PM
Love the old school running backs.  Run a 50yd TD, no show-boating across the goal line, just toss the ball and call it part of the job.
 
2013-05-30 01:18:12 PM

Stretch_8: Love the old school running backs.  Run a 50yd TD, no show-boating across the goal line, just toss the ball and call it part of the job.


there is a pretty good reason for that.

In those days football was a mans game and people would get ROCKED for doing dumb crap like that.

These days defensive players can't hit to hard or they get called for a penalty etc. They have really wussified the game. Being a quarterback in those days you didn't have the 2 step rule, they excessive roughing penalties etc etc. They have handcuffed the defenses to help scoring and injuries. I can't even watch football anymore. It used to be smash mouth, they might as well make it touch or flag football these days,
 
2013-05-30 01:23:00 PM

Gulper Eel: This is why I put Sayers above Sanders - they had the same moves, but Sayers was making his moves on unpredictable surfaces.

Sayers is the Sandy Koufax of the NFL.


I agree Sayers above Sanders but to Sanders credit he was going against much better defensive athletes then Sayers had to face in the 60's.
 
2013-05-30 01:46:13 PM

SDRR: I put Walter at the top. Mostly because 95% of the teams he played on sucked. He WAS the offense.



You telling me the lions had an explosive air attack with Barry?

QB's Rodney Peete, Bob Gagliano, Andre Ware, Erik Kramer, Dave Krieg, Scott Mitchell scared nobody.

teams would load nine/ten in the box and Sanders would take it to the house.

/Eric Dickerson and Bo Jackson were also great backs.
 
2013-05-30 01:52:41 PM

tampaflacouple: In reality there is only 11 minutes of so called action in an NFL game.... possibly the lowest amount of work performed by any athlete that gets paid to "play" a childs game.

Give all of them mandatory PED's. Lets see some 450lb mutants go at it. Maybe some death and dismemberment, huh?

Ratings people....ratings.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-30 02:28:20 PM
The Bears got him and Dick Butkus in the first round of the same draft. Both guys careers were cut short by guys diving at their knees to stop them.
 
2013-05-30 02:32:01 PM

MickCollins: The Bears got him and Dick Butkus in the first round of the same draft. Both guys careers were cut short by guys diving at their knees to stop them.


And for some reason people want to go back to the old rules.
 
2013-05-30 02:41:14 PM

mediablitz: My dad always said Sayers would have been remembered as the greatest RB of all time, had he not had the horrible knee injuries.


If it wasn't for Jim Brown, I'd agree with your dad. Sayers was flashier and more exciting to watch, but Brown was in a league all by himself, no pun intended.
 
2013-05-30 03:54:34 PM

ltdanman44: SDRR: I put Walter at the top. Mostly because 95% of the teams he played on sucked. He WAS the offense.


You telling me the lions had an explosive air attack with Barry?

QB's Rodney Peete, Bob Gagliano, Andre Ware, Erik Kramer, Dave Krieg, Scott Mitchell scared nobody.

teams would load nine/ten in the box and Sanders would take it to the house.

/Eric Dickerson and Bo Jackson were also great backs.


No, you got me there. Barry is the man and I would put him right there with Walter. Bo was awesome, when he played, which wasn't long. Eric, meh. But I am a Bears homer of sorts. I will certainly give Barry his due though, he was great and the teams he was on certainly did suck as much as most of the teams Walter played on.
 
2013-05-30 04:02:55 PM

ltdanman44: You telling me the lions had an explosive air attack with Barry?

QB's Rodney Peete, Bob Gagliano, Andre Ware, Erik Kramer, Dave Krieg, Scott Mitchell scared nobody.


The receivers did. Herman Moore, Johnnie Morton, and Brett Perriman could get good numbers out of even average quarterbacks. Go back and look at Mitchell's 1995 and 1997 passing numbers in particular.

You want a running back who got it done despite having absolutely nobody around him except maybe a halfway decent blocking back, go look at the first half of Walter Payton's career before the good Bears linemen started showing up in the early 80's. You want failtastic quarterbacks? Bob Avellini, Gary Huff, Vince Evans, Mike Phipps.
 
2013-05-30 11:08:25 PM

Gulper Eel: ltdanman44: You telling me the lions had an explosive air attack with Barry?

QB's Rodney Peete, Bob Gagliano, Andre Ware, Erik Kramer, Dave Krieg, Scott Mitchell scared nobody.

The receivers did. Herman Moore, Johnnie Morton, and Brett Perriman could get good numbers out of even average quarterbacks. Go back and look at Mitchell's 1995 and 1997 passing numbers in particular.

You want a running back who got it done despite having absolutely nobody around him except maybe a halfway decent blocking back, go look at the first half of Walter Payton's career before the good Bears linemen started showing up in the early 80's. You want failtastic quarterbacks? Bob Avellini, Gary Huff, Vince Evans, Mike Phipps.


OJ slipped 1st degree murder charges, I'd like to see Gayle, Barry or Eric do that.
 
2013-05-30 11:37:50 PM
Sayers is one of the best running backs to play the game and Brian Piccolo was his friend!
 
2013-05-31 08:28:35 AM

Gulper Eel: ltdanman44: You telling me the lions had an explosive air attack with Barry?

QB's Rodney Peete, Bob Gagliano, Andre Ware, Erik Kramer, Dave Krieg, Scott Mitchell scared nobody.

The receivers did. Herman Moore, Johnnie Morton, and Brett Perriman could get good numbers out of even average quarterbacks. Go back and look at Mitchell's 1995 and 1997 passing numbers in particular.

You want a running back who got it done despite having absolutely nobody around him except maybe a halfway decent blocking back, go look at the first half of Walter Payton's career before the good Bears linemen started showing up in the early 80's. You want failtastic quarterbacks? Bob Avellini, Gary Huff, Vince Evans, Mike Phipps.


Jack Concannon. Great QB name, terrible QB skills.

I think the Bears have a rule that no matter what their QB must be mediocre. Wouldn't want those 60 year old records held by Sid Luckman to be broken.

Happy Birthday Gale Sayers. If you'd only played after they learned how to rehab the knee. Same goes for Butkus. Remember he had to sue the team's physician because they were telling him to just take another pain shot and play. Da Bears. Wrecking skill position careers for 60 years.
 
Displayed 35 of 35 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report