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#2016212 - 03/20/17 04:40 PM Gale Sayers health issue
beenahawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Just heard some sad news about one of the greatest gridders in history. Apparently Gale Sayers (#48 in Crimson and Blue) has been diagnosed with dementia at the age of 73. Hard to believe the Kansas Comet is that old.

RCJH Gale, you have Jayhawk Grid support till death do us part!

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#2016215 - 03/20/17 04:53 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Sayers gave and took many hits over his lifetime. Let's give him kudos for representing Kansas at its finest.

I have said this before- my wife learned to "climb the rope" in gym class from Gale Sayers.
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#2016245 - 03/21/17 06:13 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Who cares?
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#2016251 - 03/21/17 07:51 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: 58hawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Who cares?
His wife and family care if you don't.
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#2016254 - 03/21/17 08:49 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 05/11/10
Loc: Oklahoma
My first real taste of KU football was as I was carrying out groceries at the local grocery on Saturdays. The excitement of hearing the announcers describe the running of Gale Sayers is something I will never forget.

Good luck to Gale and his family.


Edited by bigdogjac (03/22/17 07:14 AM)
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#2016256 - 03/21/17 09:27 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: 58hawk]
pizzanbeer Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 07/03/09
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Who cares?


Kind of an odd comment considering Sayers is one of the greatest if not the greatest KU football player and this is a message board about KU football. Thoughts and prayers for the Sayers family.

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#2016261 - 03/22/17 06:41 AM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
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gale sayers

Registered: 01/18/06
Loc: Topeka,Kansas
Can we at least spell his first name correctly. It's Gale Sayers.

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#2016262 - 03/22/17 08:44 AM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
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Baby Jay

Registered: 10/05/10
Met Gale Sayers once, seemed like a very quiet and private person. I hope and pray that some day we can get a handle on a cause of dementia and Alzheimer's to be able to prevent these conditions. I know they state head injuries can accelerate the problem but I know a lot of older women and men who never experienced head injuries suffer from these diseases.

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#2016281 - 03/22/17 04:40 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: track]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: track
Can we at least spell his first name correctly. It's Gale Sayers.
Consider it done. But do you remember The Comet? Your story awaits telling.
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#2016285 - 03/22/17 07:04 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: pizzanbeer]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: pizzanbeer
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Who cares?


Kind of an odd comment considering Sayers is one of the greatest if not the greatest KU football player and this is a message board about KU football. Thoughts and prayers for the Sayers family.
Not baggin on Sayers but rather KUCO thinking he himself is some sort of celebrity
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#2016293 - 03/23/17 11:30 AM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: 58hawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: pizzanbeer
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Who cares?


Kind of an odd comment considering Sayers is one of the greatest if not the greatest KU football player and this is a message board about KU football. Thoughts and prayers for the Sayers family.
Not baggin on Sayers but rather KUCO thinking he himself is some sort of celebrity
It's a message board for messages about topics, not a celebrity board if you haven't noticed - it's all anonymous. You sound bitter and petty.
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#2016308 - 03/23/17 05:12 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: KUCO_VOC]
beenahawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: pizzanbeer
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Who cares?


Kind of an odd comment considering Sayers is one of the greatest if not the greatest KU football player and this is a message board about KU football. Thoughts and prayers for the Sayers family.
Not baggin on Sayers but rather KUCO thinking he himself is some sort of celebrity
It's a message board for messages about topics, not a celebrity board if you haven't noticed - it's all anonymous. You sound bitter and petty.


Good point. Likely another case of dementia. At a minimum a case of HALF-Heimers. laugh

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#2016346 - 03/24/17 04:39 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
I knew 58 was bagging on me but he deserved a bit of the Sayers blowback. It's all good been a hawk.
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#2016347 - 03/24/17 05:04 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: KUCO_VOC]
beenahawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
If one can't have any fun on a message board, there is no point in posting! Just my two cents!

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#2016484 - 03/29/17 10:18 AM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
tmcats Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/08/02
Loc: reservation lake, mn
i never missed watching the bears (in black and white on the old philco) when he was running at halfback. my god what an incredible talent and joy for the game. this is very sad news.



Edited by tmcats (03/29/17 10:21 AM)
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#2016490 - 03/29/17 06:41 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: beenahawk]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: beenahawk
If one can't have any fun on a message board, there is no point in posting! Just my two cents!
Thumbs up to that.
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#2016499 - 03/30/17 06:58 AM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: 58hawk]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: beenahawk
If one can't have any fun on a message board, there is no point in posting! Just my two cents!
Thumbs up to that.
Hey, "who cares" thinks making a Sayers illness quip is all fun and games here. Nice.
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#2016532 - 03/31/17 07:08 PM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: KUCO_VOC]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: beenahawk
If one can't have any fun on a message board, there is no point in posting! Just my two cents!
Thumbs up to that.
Hey, "who cares" thinks making a Sayers illness quip is all fun and games here. Nice.
Get a life...
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#2016537 - 04/01/17 09:58 AM Re: Gayle Sayers health issue [Re: tmcats]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: tmcats
i never missed watching the bears (in black and white on the old philco) when he was running at halfback. my god what an incredible talent and joy for the game. this is very sad news.

You need the tin foil covered rabbit ears to complete the package. Lol
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