Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
IronMan  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:35:07 AM(UTC)
My thoughts go out to his family.



Link

Pro Football Hall of Famer and longtime NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw has died. The former offensive lineman had been fighting pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

Upshaw played for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders from 1967 through 1981. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and an 11-time All-Pro, playing on two Super Bowl-winning teams with the Raiders. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, but has been better known for the past 25 years as the executive director of the NFL Players Association.

From his involvement with the NFLPA as a player through his tenure as executive director, Upshaw took part in negotiations of the 1977, 1982 and 1993 Collective Bargaining Agreements between the NFL and NFLPA, and extensions of the CBA in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

Upshaw was born on Aug. 15, 1945, in Robstown, Texas, and played collegiately at Texas A&M. He was a first-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 1967 and became the starting left guard as a rookie. He quickly became part of one of the NFL's most dominant offensive lines, lining up between fellow Hall of Famers Art Shell at tackle and Jim Otto at center. Upshaw became the first player who was exclusively a guard to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

Upshaw is survived by his wife, Terri, and sons, Justin, Daniel and Eugene Jr.
WhiskeySam  
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:26:05 PM(UTC)
Hell of a football player. Had it been public he was fighting cancer? I don't remember having heard he was in ill health.
longtimefan  
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:27:41 PM(UTC)
wow, sorry to hear this
josdin00  
#4 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:44:59 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Hell of a football player. Had it been public he was fighting cancer? I don't remember having heard he was in ill health.


Same here. I had no idea he was sick. This is a bit of a shock. I remember reading that the Union had apointed a committee to start searching for his replacement, but I thought that was a sign that they didn't like how he was handling the owners opting out of the CBA. I guess there was a bit more to that story.
josdin00  
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:47:29 PM(UTC)
Okay, disregard my last post. I just found this:

http://www.profootballta...haws-illness-was-sudden/
Quote:
In a posting regarding the passing of Executive Director Gene Upshaw, the NFL Players Association discloses that Upshaw first became aware of his illness on Sunday, August 17.

It was only two days after his 63rd birthday.

Four days later, he was gone.
gotarace  
#6 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:27:11 PM(UTC)
Wow what a quick end. Rest In Peace gene
RaiderPride  
#7 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:29:32 PM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
Okay, disregard my last post. I just found this:

http://www.profootballta...haws-illness-was-sudden/
Quote:
In a posting regarding the passing of Executive Director Gene Upshaw, the NFL Players Association discloses that Upshaw first became aware of his illness on Sunday, August 17.

It was only two days after his 63rd birthday.

Four days later, he was gone.


That is bizzare! He had to have known something was wrong.

Don't tell me he was afraid to go to the doctor. Jeese... He could play through pain. He only missed one game in his 217 career games with the Raiders. He played in 207 straight games.

Ole Number 63- Dead at 63 Man I am sad. I loved the guy.

R.P.
Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:54:58 PM(UTC)
I got wind of this around 6am, but couldn't find confirmation so I had hoped it was false information.

63 seems ... way too young to go. Sad news.
flep  
#9 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:10:41 PM(UTC)
Sad news indeed.

My mother passed away 12 1/2 years ago with the same illness.

Shocking that he only found out 4 days before he passed.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (1h) : Cowboys have waived linebacker Jayrone Elliott, who was acquired in a trade from the Green Bay Packers
Zero2Cool (2h) : ClayMatthews52 is awfully close to setting the #Packers all-time sack record.
uffda udfa (2h) : Pelissero: Banged up on o-line, #Packers worked out 3 today, per source: Fahn Cooper, Givens Price and Brandon Thomas.
Zero2Cool (2h) : Yup, PFT flips to whatever gets clickys
Zero2Cool (2h) : Reuben Foster (ankle) sheds walking boot (and some wanted him as a Packers player!)
gbguy20 (2h) : pft was raving abot gb last week
Zero2Cool (3h) : Bash packers = ratings. nothing more. unreal how dumb some places are
Zero2Cool (3h) : PFT is stupid
uffda udfa (4h) : from pft.com rankings: 6. Packers (1-1; No. 1): Take away Rodgers, and the Packers wouldn’t win a game.
uffda udfa (5h) : Yes. Sorry.
Zero2Cool (6h) : "We are hypnotized by the talent of Aaron Rodgers" | @ColinCowherd
Zero2Cool (8h) : another damn hurricane???
wpr (9h) : So you are saying Jordy is 150-150 for Sunday U2?
uffda udfa (10h) : Jordy 50-50 for Sunday per Schefter.
uffda udfa (10h) : Jordy 50-50 for Sunday per Schefter.
uffda udfa (10h) : Jordy 50-50 for Sunday per Schefter.
Zero2Cool (10h) : Kidding, you might be right. I don't know.
Zero2Cool (10h) : hahaha no
steveishere (10h) : yeah after he was lined up inside
Zero2Cool (10h) : He did get some hurries and QB hits Sunday night though
Zero2Cool (10h) : I'd rather he just killed QB's than left.
wpr (19h) : well the good news is CM3 only has 1 more yr left on his contract.
Zero2Cool (19h) : Clay is useless in middle. Barely better outside.
Zero2Cool (19h) : Chuck Norris would have been scared.
steveishere (23h) : We should bring in Datone and run with him/brooks/fackrell rotation at OLB and let Clay play from inside where he actually makes an impact
uffda udfa (23h) : Last night, Jermichael Finley insinuates Rodgers was scared but quickly deletes tweet.
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Daniels MRI came back clean. Day to Day.
TheKanataThrilla (18-Sep) : Unless he doesn`t want to be here, I still think he would be a great pick-up as he he knows our system.
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Datone apparently visited with Detroit, first.
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Datone Jones makes first FA visit to... New England
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Twitter doc, David Chao says Sam Bradford may miss 7-8 weeks.
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Or Jordy not Jody.
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Wilde has a picture up on Jody's knee. Looks like he banged his knee. Not good.
uffda udfa (18-Sep) : Jordy should be fine but may miss a few weeks. Not season ending.
gbguy20 (18-Sep) : had matt ryan, dFreeman, ty Montgomery and Davante Adams playing for me last night. worked out well
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Poppa San

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

1h / Around The NFL / PackFanWithTwins

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Poppa San

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Poppa San

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

18-Sep / Green Bay Packers Talk / blueleopard

Headlines