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Old 08-21-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw Dies

I heard this on the radio but can't find a link from NFL.

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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Yes, it's true. Very sad. Didn't even know he had pancreatic cancer (which is one of the worst you can have)

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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how can this not be on espn.com? they must be slipping,lol
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:19 AM   #4
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I had no idea he was sick!
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:23 AM   #5
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how can this not be on espn.com? they must be slipping,lol
I'm hounding them right now to get something on. NFL.com has nothing either
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:24 AM   #6
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I dont know whats more surprising. That he died or that no media seems to notice. RIP Gene.
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Re: NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw Dies

ProFootballTalk.com - REPORT: GENE UPSHAW DEAD AT 63
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:31 AM   #8
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Re: NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw Dies

Found it on NBC Sports. He will be missed, his contributions to Pro Football as a player and as one who tended to the best interest of all players are imeasurable.

Report: NFLPA director Upshaw dead at 63 - NFL - NBCSports.com
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NFLPA executive director Upshaw dies - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
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This is a shame. My thoughts go out to his family.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:12 AM   #11
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Not that it's of any real importance right now, but I guess Troy Vincent takes over for now
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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So sad...

RIP Mr. Upshaw
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Wow, like everyone else has said, I didn't know he was battling cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
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Not that it's of any real importance right now, but I guess Troy Vincent takes over for now
Not exactly how we all thought this might play out. Aside from the real issues involving his death the power struggles within the union set a pretty intersting context for this development. I am guessing there are some people in the NFL front offices who see this as a positive development labor wise even though it is obviously an awful development for his friends and family and really the football world in general.
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Not that it's of any real importance right now, but I guess Troy Vincent takes over for now

What about Kevin Mawae, or are his presidential duties above performing the labor of an Executive director?
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