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Luda34 03-29-2011 04:30 PM

Earl Campell
 

I was bored at work and was on you tube looking at some running backs and have to say Earl Campell was a damn beast but the Oilers ran his a$$ in the ground.

The news in Houston did a small article on him and the guy can't even walk. This is why the NFL need to take care of there former player. He's doing good money rise I think he has his on brand of sausage.

skymike 03-29-2011 05:40 PM

I remember all of that, and simple as that, Earl in his prime was the best
RB there ever was, IMO. Most surprising is his humility. He's unbelievably nice, and down to earth.

Thats a good case, Luda, for how the NFL needs to make sure it takes care of the old players, or at least teaches & enables players to adequately plan and save for their retirement. Earl's not broke, by any means, but he did need someone to step in and tell him it was time to slow down earlier. I do wonder if he suffers from some syndromatic condition, not yet known to doctors, which causes premature aging.

Great player, great person, worst tv commercial actor you ever saw. You loved him anyway. always smiling.

Earl's got a great brand of sausage for sale, and I can tell you its outstanding. get the SPICY!

ALLSAINTS66 03-30-2011 01:19 PM

I was at the Saints/Titans pre-season game, and there were some
moments when Ivory had his head down and was just chuggin' like
a TANK through some of those Titans-- the name "Earl Campbell"
popped into my head.

73Saint 03-30-2011 01:49 PM

Did y'all know yesterday was his birthday?

1955, March 29th, Tyler Texas.

Neat.

Luda34 03-30-2011 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfenasci (Post 292033)
Did y'all know yesterday was his birthday?

1955, March 29th, Tyler Texas.

Neat.

Damn I didn't know that when I started the thread I was just watch some RB why I was at work.

Srgt. Hulka 03-30-2011 05:14 PM

I loved to watch him run. He was the best. If you guys remember, you knew he was going to run over everybody just because of the size of his thighs. He had the strongest legs. He was a frikkin freight train.

foreverfan 03-30-2011 06:42 PM

"I always take my wife to away games because she's too ugly to kiss goodbye." - Bum Phillips

I wonder what Campbell thinks of old Bum now that he can't walk?


Danno 03-30-2011 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 292082)
"I always take my wife to away games because she's too ugly to kiss goodbye." - Bum Phillips

I wonder what Campbell thinks of old Bum now that he can't walk?

I know Earl lived on Bum's ranch for many years after football. I don't know if he still does or not but Earl and Bum were like Father & Son, and my guess is they still are.

Crusader 03-31-2011 12:23 AM

I wish we had someone like Earl on the team right now. Or like this guy:


foreverfan 03-31-2011 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 292116)
I wish we had someone like Earl on the team right now. Or like this guy:

YouTube - Peyton Hillis Highlight: Unstoppable (New Highlight)

He'll end up in Cleveland. Looks like a flying version of Larry Csonka.
He wasn't fancy but he got it done every week.



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