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Friday, August 22, 2008
Posted by David Kennedy
We here at Dave's would like to pay our respects to Gene Upshaw, yet another in a long line of 70s era players who have died much to young.
Upshaw was a stalwart on the Raiders o-lines of the 70s, and is in the hall of fame. But his work as the head of the NFLPA was outstanding. Love him or loathe him in that role, he changed the face of the NFL, got players more money, and was instrumental getting the NFL as popular as it is today.
May the football gods welcome you warmly.