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    RIP Jack Butler

    Steelers great Jack Butler dies at 85

    By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Jack Butler, driven from the NFL in his ninth season by a devastating knee injury while playing for the Steelers at Forbes Field, wanted to make one thing unabashedly clear.

    "I loved the game," he said last summer before his August induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "I loved playing the game, I liked everything that went with it, the friends, everything, all the action. I liked the [fame], I liked it all. I enjoyed it. I would have done it forever if I could have."

    Instead, his career was cut short by a 1959 knee injury so severe it nearly killed him when a staph infection set in. On Saturday, John Bradshaw Butler, one of the Steelers' all-time greats and one of the NFL's best cornerbacks, died at UPMC Shadyside after battling the same staph infection that ended his days on the field.


    Read more: [url]http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/steelers-great-jack-butler-dies-at-85-687198/#ixzz2T2j59R2a[/url]

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    He had a staph infection that lasted for 54 years? I never realized those things linger for a lifetime.

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    Here's another nice article about Jack Butler:

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/sports/football/jack-butler-undrafted-hall-of-famer-dies-at-85.html?_r=0[/url]


    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    R.I.P. to a Hall of Fame player and tremendous scout as well.

    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    R.I.P. to a Hall of Fame player and tremendous scout as well.

    That's a better painting than anything I've see from Barron Batch. Wonder if that painter can play RB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    That's a better painting than anything I've see from Barron Batch. Wonder if that painter can play RB?
    He's got a nice version of Troy:

    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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    Also an interesting painting of Da Beard in its natural habitat of Greybull, Wyoming:

    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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    I like the pencil drawing of Ernie Stautner:

    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I like the pencil drawing of Ernie Stautner:

    That kinda looks a bit like Bruno Samartino.

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