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Dick Butkus 1942-2023

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    pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 491 ✭✭✭

    Very sad news. R.I.P

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    thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He was a bear. Condolences to his family and fans.

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    LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 5, 2023 4:26PM

    Very sad... not even sure what to say or write. What a legend in College... the NFL and in Life. My condolences to his family and friends. ILL INI

    RIP

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP. Dick Butkus is one of my idols in the sport of football, you want to talk about intimidation, he was the definition of intimidation. You did not want to look up and see Dick Butkus standing across from you, the offensive players could just sense his presence on the field, he was that menacing. Once the ball was snapped, you knew the monster was coming for you, full force. This Sports Illustrated cover pretty much says it all, the most feared man in the game.

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,210 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always liked him in the Miller Light commercials.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You want to see what Butkus was like, here's a little video, he was one vicious son of a gun, seek and destroy is what he was all about.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They call it the Butkus Award for a reason.

    RIP

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome Pics there 2ble Drag...
    that #55 dude there is Doug Buffone...

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    man dont i hate to see the old guard leave us.

    rest easy Dick

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad that him and Sayers never sniffed a playoff game let alone a winning season

    Ansolute Legend on the gridiron

    Sad news

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    4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭

    Greatest player ever. Good actor too. No words to describe how awesome he was.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:

    Awesome Pics there 2ble Drag...
    that #55 dude there is Doug Buffone...

    Yes, Doug Buffone was tough as nails, a hardcore Chicago Bear, wreaked havoc with Butkus for years. I also want to say that it's very fitting that the Chicago Bears went out there last night and whooped the Commanders.

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,247 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As we age our heroes leave us wondering where did all my childhood memories go?

    You were a beast.
    Now Rest in peace.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am glad the bears were able to beat Washington last night. Dick would have loved it

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    I am glad the bears were able to beat Washington last night. Dick would have loved it

    Interesting isn't it - Karma with the passing of Butkus.

    Ah, probably just a coincidence. 🤔

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,455 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just recently watched Dick and Larry Csonka guest star in a 1975 episode of the Six Million Dollar man. Fantastic episode. RIP

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    Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP.

    My brother always told the story that he would hock a loogie on the ball before the center snapped it.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the Chicago Sun-Times...

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it is pretty remarkable that he played high school, College and Pro's all in Illinois. I bet that doesnt happen all that often.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    trying to keep emotion out of it, is Butkus considered the greatest middle linebacker of all time?

    thinking of others: Lewis, Singletary etc.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    You want to see what Butkus was like, here's a little video, he was one vicious son of a gun, seek and destroy is what he was all about.

    Awesome video footage...

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    streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 7, 2023 1:46PM

    A story that Craig Morton tells.
    In the early 60's, Cal played Illinois. One Illinois player had Morton by one leg and Butkus had the other leg. He looked up at Morton and said, " make a wish".

    In high school he used to come out onto the field restrained by ropes being controlled by two wild animal handlers.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that was a great video on Butkus. the man was a menace

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @streeter said:
    A story that Craig Morton tells.
    In the early 60's, Cal played Illinois. One Illinois player had Morton by one leg and Butkus had the other leg. He looked up at Morton and said, " make a wish".

    In high school he used to come out onto the field restrained by ropes being controlled by two wild animal handlers.

    https://youtu.be/nluXKFKxBuo CHICAGO MEMORIES

    Awesome video footage...

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,520 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I asked over on the trading card forum but i am not sure how much overlap there is between the 2 forums so i will ask here as well. who do you think was the greater player, Butkus or lawrence taylor?

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you need a middle linebacker…my #1 pick would be Dick Butkus…and some forum members here just might know who my #2 pick is for middle linebacker... B)

    Lawrence Taylor; that would be my #1 pick for right outside linebacker….um then I’d pick Ted Hendricks over on the left side…

    :)

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