Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline IronMan  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:35:07 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

ESPN NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2010

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 161
Applause Received: 138
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.
Offline WhiskeySam  
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:26:05 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Applause Received: 1
Hell of a football player. Had it been public he was fighting cancer? I don't remember having heard he was in ill health.
Offline longtimefan  
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:27:41 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 11/30/2006(UTC)
Applause Given: 1
Applause Received: 21
wow, sorry to hear this
Offline josdin00  
#4 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:44:59 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/19/2008(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.
Offline josdin00  
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:47:29 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/19/2008(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.
Offline gotarace  
#6 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:27:11 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 8/3/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 106
Applause Received: 90
Wow what a quick end. Rest In Peace gene
Offline RaiderPride  
#7 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:29:32 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 7/17/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 259
Applause Received: 321
" 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.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:54:58 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,349
Applause Received: 3,637
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.
Offline flep  
#9 Posted : Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:10:41 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member

United Kingdom
Joined: 8/14/2008(UTC)
Location: UK
Applause Given: 60
Applause Received: 65
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
DoddPower (4h): Fellow PackersHome members need you!
DoddPower (4h): Opening in Pack Attack keeper league. Message me if you're interested.
Smokey (14h): 3:30 PM Pizza Delivery !
Smokey (14h): I'm not that shallow, I like all football games .
Zero2Cool (14h): Shit I need to fix this shout so we can hit ENTER.
Zero2Cool (14h): It was losing your arms or watch the game wasn't it?
Zero2Cool (14h): And a PRESEASON game to boot? Seriously, how bad of a bet you lose?
Zero2Cool (14h): You, obviously. Who the hell watches the Vikings?
Smokey (14h): Who ?
Zero2Cool (15h): Someone lost a bet.
Smokey (16h): Watching Chargers vs Vikings
Smokey (28-Aug): Titan's look sharp vs Raiders .
porky88 (27-Aug): I am getting old. Thanks for the Happy B-Day.
Zero2Cool (27-Aug): Romo China doll
Smokey (27-Aug): Dallas vs GB , Oct. 16 . I want some pounded Romo with my Baked Potato ! LOL
uffda udfa (27-Aug): Romo out 6-10 weeks. Dak time.
wpr (27-Aug): I am heading over to Mom's. 9 years ago today Dad passed away.
Zero2Cool (27-Aug): Any pregame chat??
Smokey (26-Aug): click, your it !
wpr (26-Aug): Happy birthday Matt
Zero2Cool (26-Aug): click me
Zero2Cool (26-Aug): PACKERSHOME » Lombardi Avenue » Announcements » Minor PACKERSHOME facelift
Zero2Cool (26-Aug): Welcome to PACKERSHOME, gbguy20! :D
gbguy20 (26-Aug): what happened to the twitter feed?
Zero2Cool (26-Aug): Matt is getting old!! Today's Birthdays: porky88 (28)
Smokey (25-Aug): NFL Football tonight on NBC !
uffda udfa (25-Aug): Cancer sucks. Claims children and others way too young. Sorry, 4 your loss.
yinzer (25-Aug): wpr, I'm sorry to hear of your loss
Cheesey (23-Aug): Wow, Wayne. Sorry to hear about that. It's never easy to lose a loved one, no matter what age.
Zero2Cool (22-Aug): Sorry, Wayne. :-(
wpr (22-Aug): Lost a friend to Pancreatic cancer. Bummed. He was only 55. Hard working dairy farmer. I am not sure if his kids will be up to the task.
Zero2Cool (21-Aug): Yes
LSUzilla (21-Aug): is there a prize for the pickem game this year?
Smokey (19-Aug): Mexican Mucky , your a genius ! Chimichangas !
Smokey (19-Aug): Sorry Zero, wilted lettuce does not qualify . LOL
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

4h / Fantasy Sports Talk / DoddPower

4h / Fantasy Sports Talk / DoddPower

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mi_keys

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Poppa San

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / CaliforniaCheez

28-Aug / Around The NFL / wpr

28-Aug / Around The NFL / Smokey

28-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

27-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackerTraxx

27-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

26-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool


Packers Headlines