Football legend Jim Brown deceased at 87

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He was larger than life man. the guy played for 9 years and did more in that span of time than some of the greatest ever did in 12+. In 1963 he ran for 1863 yards. Averaged 6.4 yards a carry and 133 yards a game. GOAT indeed.
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Just a total beast who made an everlasting impact on the game. An inspiration to who knows how many RBs and other football players.

God got Himself one hell of a RB today. That's a nice backfield with Brown and Walter.

Whatever he died of I hope it was peaceful, painless, and he had family and friends with him.
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dplank wrote: Fri May 19, 2023 2:59 pmGOAT
Cosigned.

And that's coming from a Walter Payton fanboy.
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dplank wrote:I agree with Rich here
RichH55 wrote: Dplank is correct
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RIP to the GOAT. He played in 12 and 14 game seasons and still gained so many yards. Admired Walter S his type of player.
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So pleased to see Bears fans realizing who the greatest RB ever is. RIP Jim Brown.
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Bumped into him twice in airports with my father who was a huge jim brown the player and man fan. He was very gracious, shook hands, spoke a minute and then went on his way.

RIP GOAT
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Here were the 5 guys drafted before Jim Brown in the '57 draft:

#5: Len Dawson, Pittsburgh. Didn't make it with the Steelers, HOF QB with the Chiefs
#4: Ron Kramer, Packers. HOF
#3: John Brodie, 49ers. Good QB
#2: Jon Arnett, Rams. Good halfback
#1: Paul Hornung, Pack. The Golden Boy
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Seems like a true great on and off the field :grovel:
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Ditka’s dictaphone wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 6:22 am Seems like a true great on and off the field :grovel:
Agreed. A GOAT on the field and even better off it. Hope there's a tribute like all NBA teams did for Bill Russell because that's only analogous on and off that's so similar I can think of.
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