Thursday, August 21, 2008

RIP Gene Upshaw


The Oakland Raiders of old. Lord, if Barack was a little more Jack Tatum and a little less...er...Barack, McCain would be embarassing all white people everywhere. And Gene, you were the anchor of a silent, grim, smart o-line. Equally terrifying as that barbarian tribe on defense, the running backs like Marcus, receivers Branch and Belitnikoff, the qb's, from Daryl Lamonica to Snake Stabler to even Plunkett. But with none of the flashiness.
I disagreed with a lot of the positions you espoused while head of the NFLPA, and often it seemed you and the azzhole billionare owners were running the same game on retired players and fans, but you were always an advocate, and never talked mess. Now we're left with Pacman and Chad Johnson...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Raiders?! You ARE old.

66mustangwrangler said...

Your Barack statement may prove prophetic.

Tatum wasn't the worst!!!

Lisa said...

My husband said he actually did run counter to the interests of many of the older players, so in a sense he sold out his close friends. Was that the gist of the Bryant Gumble interview?