Damn Im gettin' old.........part 2.............

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by LousianaHorn, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Now I see where the Kansas Comet has died................never will forget watching that game vs 49ers and his 6 TD's............once in a lifetime talent who is now reunited with his buddy Brian Piccolo...........RIP Gayle.

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  2. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    There's no telling what records he might have set but for the string of injuries. Gayle was a very unique player - it'll be a long time before we see another like him.
    RIP.
     
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  3. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Bears fan living in DFW here, Walter and Brian were waiting at the pearly gates to welcome Gayle.
     
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  4. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Greatest broken field runner ever. RIP.
     
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  5. txhorn_et

    txhorn_et 100+ Posts

    I was fortunate enough to see Gayle Sayers, Dick Butkus, and the rest of the Bears play the Oilers in an exhibition game at the Astrodome back in 1967. It cost me 100 stands for missing the afternoon football practice, but it was well worth it.
     
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  6. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I was just a kid, and we went to Liberia Park in Beaumont to watch the best
    of sandlot football - Hebert vs Charleton Pollard, full contact, no pads. The Smith brothers (Willie Ray, Bubba, & Tody) and Earthquake Enyard (sp), versus Mel & Miller Farr, Warren Wells, and a younger Jerry Levias (cousin of the Farrs).

    Willie Ray Smith, jr could teach Deion Sanders how to mouth off. He brought his roommate at Kansas home to Beaumont. I had never, and seldom have since seen moves like that. Guy was very quiet and shy, but Willie Ray did enough talking for ten people.
     
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  7. CedarParkFan

    CedarParkFan 1,000+ Posts

    Did you grow up on Beaumont? Asking because I did.
     
  8. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Mid County

    Did you ever go to Liberia Park?
     
  9. CedarParkFan

    CedarParkFan 1,000+ Posts

    No. But I remember the soul bowl pretty well at Lamar stadium. I graduated HS in '80 (FPHS) so I can remember those two powerhouse schools. Interesting times.
     
  10. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    That egregious monument to ??? should have been named after Willie Ray Smith, Sr. No person did more to advance educational opportunities for young black kids than he did.

    When kids were destined to Grambling, Texas Southern, Prairie View, Texas College, Wiley, Bishop, Coach Smith worked tirelessly to get

    Willie Ray, Jr into Kansas
    Aaron Brown into Minnesota
    Mel Farr & Miller Farr to UCLA
    Bubba Smith into Michigan State
    Tody Smith into Michigan State/USC

    Back in the day, Beaumont & South Park ISDs had 21 players on active NFL rosters.
     
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  11. CedarParkFan

    CedarParkFan 1,000+ Posts

    You are correct. He should be honored in such a way. I met him only once and remember he walked with a limp. Also met Tody, but not Bubba. Yes, Beaumont was once the self-proclaimed "Pro Football Capital of the World."
     

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