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Salute To Diron Vester Talbert (1,000 Post)


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I wanted to do something alittle special for my 1,000 post. I did not want to start a FA thread considering the board is flooded with then. Therefore here is a salute to one of the Redskin's Greats, Diron Talbert.

Diron Vester Talbert (born July 1, 1944 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams from 1967 to 1970 and defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins from 1971 to 1980. He played college football at the University of Texas.

Talbert, known as "Talby", was a key member of 1972 NFC Championship team. He played for 14 NFL seasons for a total of 186 games. He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1974 season. His older brother Don Talbert also played in the NFL.

After his playing days, Talbert entered the investment business and was involved with hotels, real estate and oil. Has also owned and operated a retail grocery business, driving range and tree farm in his home state of Texas.

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Forget about Randy White , Mr Talbert was the real reason why the NFL put in the Head-Slapping rule!!!

Click here on ESPN article on the feud he had with Rogar Staubach Rumer has it that he had question Mr. Staubach's sexuality.:laugh:

(the only problem is ESPN screwed up, that is not a pix of Diron Talbert chasing Staubach, Talbert wore #72, well that's ESPN for ya :rolleyes: )

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Randy White? I thought Deacon Jones was the meanest head slapper. What the hell do I know I'm too young to know what the hell I'm talking about. Anyway thats an interesting 1,000 post.

True the Deacon did "Rang a couple of Bells" in his day.

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Forget about Randy White , Mr Talbert was the real reason why the NFL put in the Head-Slapping rule!!!

It was Deacon Jones, who was a teammate of Talberts with the Rams and Skins... and probably educated Diron to the subtle points of melon slapping

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Talbert was great on and off the field. Used to love him on the old Glen Brenner Redskins show, what was it called?? Anyone remember? Redskins Sidelines maybe? (EDIT: I think Warner "Let's go to the video tape" Wolf actually hosted the show during Talbert's playing days).

I remember when he talked about knocking Staubach out and went out and did it. Unfortunately, some scrub, whose name I refuse to type but his initials are CL, came in and ruined our Thanksgivings for years to come.

Cheers to Diron Talbert! :cheers:

Hail,

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Gotta jump on this thread. When I started playing high school football, I picked #72 as my uniform number because he was my favorite defensive lineman for the Over the Hill Gang.

Big, big fan of Diron Talbert! The Redskins/Cowboys rivalry was created by George Allen and Diron Talbert. They were the ones who fueled the rivalry at every chance they had.

For all you draft choice fiends.....you would have hated George Allen and his Over the Hill Gang. George hated drafted choices and traded them away for trusted veterans. We went for years without a number one draft choice....and he won year after year after year....it can be done with the right player evaluation.

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I believe they called him the "dancing bear" which is interesting because he frequented Winstons in Georgetown. I used to see him there with Sonny J, smoking cigars, dancing and schmoozing attractive gals.

Those were very funny times.

:2cents:

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"Everything's legal 'til you get caught"

~Diron Talbert.

I loved that guy. Of all the over the Hll Gang he was my favorite.. Old Warner Wolff used to do Redskins Sidelines back in the day on Channel 9, and if Diron was going to be on ,it was can't-miss TV.

~Bang

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Good post. Good memories.

I met Talbert in 1971 or 1972 at a bar called 'Bull 'n Bear' on 15th St.

They had a 'Meet Redskins' night each week where a player would come by and talk about previous game and take questions.

Met Larry Brown and others there too.

Back to Talbert...he drank gin & tonic like ice water.

Had a slight limp caused by Jets' Emerson Boozer the Sunday before.

Said Talbert... 'Boozer gave me a bruise on my leg bigger than a f*ckin' watermelon'

lol

Yes, McDole was 'The Dancin' Bear'

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Congrats, MEANDWARF.

Did you know that when I read your name, I subliminally think it says

Me And Warf

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Oh yeah, and stay away from Jessica Alba, noob. ;) :laugh:

I know I should have put a dash in between mean and dwarf, but I thought my sign. would have help with my user name.

Well I am a fan of Worf as well.

And by the way, Jessica still wants to have my baby.:D

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  • 1 year later...
I believe they called him the "dancing bear" which is interesting because he frequented Winstons in Georgetown. I used to see him there with Sonny J, smoking cigars, dancing and schmoozing attractive gals.

Those were very funny times.

:2cents:

Actually, it was Ron McDole that was named The Dancing Bear

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