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in was in my late teens when brian's song came out, and i loved that movie, but i'd long been a fan of sayers---two all time fave rbs for me were gale sayers and barry sanders for the fluidity and grace and speed and reaction-time and decision-making...loved watching that combo of traits more unique to them then to many of their contemporaries (at least that's how it seemed to me as a young fan back in the day)...and sayers seemed like such a great guy off the field


rip mr.sayers and thank you

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Very sad news indeed. I was 10 when Brian's Song came out but it had a profound impact on me. I was just a few years into my football interest. The relationship and loyalty the two had struck me. I was a little too young to remember watching Gale run much in games but I remembered the name when the movie came out. A truly gifted athlete but also an amazing man. I am fortunate enough to have an autographed copy of My Life and Times (My ex-girlfriend got it for me - long story). Great book! 


What a sad day. All the best to his family. 

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Some of my most treasured childhood memories are of watching Gale Sayers highlights with my father on the old Super 8 projector circa 1977 or so.  Had a little cry about it this morning.


Rest In Peace to the great one.



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