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Old 08-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #16
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What about Kevin Mawae, or are his presidential duties above performing the labor of an Executive director?
Mawae was plopped into that spot when Vincent was part of the coup attempt or semi-coup attempt I believe. It'll be interesting to see whether he or Vincent gets the job. I'd imagine there aren't any other candidates.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:45 AM   #17
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It truly is a shame that this is getting very little attention. Brett Favre passes gas and there are 10 reporters on site to describe the scent. Shame on ESPN and all others who are slow to report this. Gene Upshaw deserves much better than this. Kudos to the Warpath for giving this the attention it deserves.

RIP Mr. Upshaw

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Old 08-21-2008, 10:45 AM   #18
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sad news and prayers goes out to the loved ones of gene ..he will be missed
RIP gene upshaw.. i did n,t know he was battling that illness either.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:51 AM   #19
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My prayers and condolences go out to Gene Upshaw's family and friends. He had a very strong influence on NFL player relationships and contracts. With his passing, I think the NFL player union will lose some of it's strength. Hopefully, the NFL player union will find a suitable replacement.
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Mawae was plopped into that spot when Vincent was part of the coup attempt or semi-coup attempt I believe. It'll be interesting to see whether he or Vincent gets the job. I'd imagine there aren't any other candidates.
They do have a deputy, Clark Gaines? or something like that, but I doubt he'll be the one selected. I think Mawae would have to retire first
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:15 AM   #21
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Heard that he just found out he was sick on Sunday. RIP Gene Upshaw
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:47 AM   #22
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It's sad that he passed away of course, but I think he went out having lived a great life & done way more than most football players could ever dream of. He not only played at a high level for years on a championship team, he went on to fight for the rights of players that he never had when he was playing.

It seems unlikely that there will be another guy like him as union chief. From here out there will likely be guys that came up in the free agency era.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:59 AM   #23
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He just turned 63 on the 15th of August and went to the same college as Darrell Green.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:23 PM   #24
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They do have a deputy, Clark Gaines? or something like that, but I doubt he'll be the one selected. I think Mawae would have to retire first
Wasn't he a midnight token appointment or something?
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #25
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Heard that he just found out he was sick on Sunday. RIP Gene Upshaw
I just read that, too - incredible.
NFLPA head Gene Upshaw dead at 63 of cancer - Yahoo! News
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Upshaw died Wednesday night at his home in Lake Tahoe, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed only last Sunday
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #26
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Re: NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw Dies

Not to be hard hearted, but what does this do for the impending negotiations? Upshaw and Goodell didn't see eye to eye but would a new union boss feel more pressure to be a hard liner?

Hall of Famer, NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw dead at 63
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:18 PM   #27
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I don't think it's heard hearted, since it's a legitimate question. However, I'd like to see a different thread for it and leave this one as the "RIP Gene Upshaw" thread. Just my $.02.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:05 PM   #28
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I don't think it's heard hearted, since it's a legitimate question. However, I'd like to see a different thread for it and leave this one as the "RIP Gene Upshaw" thread. Just my $.02.
http://www.thewarpath.net/redskins-l...tml#post466089 (What Does Upshaw's Death Mean for the NFLPA and CBA Discussions)
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:36 PM   #29
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Wow I had no idea he had pancreatic cancer. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. R.I.P. Gene Upshaw
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