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"Slingin" Sammy Baugh... Passed Away

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ROMOSAPIEN9, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    I regret to inform y'all that the great Sammy Baugh passed away today at the age of 94. He was a very old timer, but he revolutionized pro football in so much that before he came along teams normally only passed the ball in desperation. I.E. 3rd and long or worse. He showed that the passing game could actually function as a primary offensive weapon with the right guy chuckin the ball.

    He was a tough old coot. If you ever get a chance to listen to him talk about his playing days, he's very entertaining.

    One season he lead the league in passing, int's and punting. His single season punting average is a record that not only still stands, but will probably never be broken. I believe he averaged like 52 net yards per punt one year. In one game, he threw four touchdown passes and intercepted four passes.


    He definitely contributed and the world is worse off with his passing.

    Career Stats

    Not much on youtube about him.

    [youtube]Pst4J1LerL0[/youtube]


    R.I.P.
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Slinging Sammy Baugh. He is a Redskin Icon but he was born in Temple Texas. ;)

    RIP Sammy Baugh
  3. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I think Baugh was the 1st to throw for 300 yrds in a game? He also took TCU to an AP Championship in 37 and was MVP.

    Look up the word "old cuss" in the dictionary, and there his pic is. He was a great interview.

    "Last surviving member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's inaugural class" pretty much says it all.

    RIP to another Son of Texas
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    RIP.

    He was one of the all time greats.
  5. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Here's a longer vid on Slingin' Sammy from NFL Films. The dude could tell some stories!

    [youtube]CdL6hY-9_e4[/youtube]
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    You and CBZ probably remember him when he was a young kid.

    Ya old farts ;)
  7. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    :mad:

    Hell, CBZ dated my mom!! She dumped him 'cus his kisses' always tasted like mayo and frozen peas.


    :muttley:
  8. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    A true Texan and great player.
  9. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    RIP Sammy Baugh.
  10. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Maybe he's you real father

    CBZ in Darth Vader voice: Cowpoke I am your father

    Cowpoke: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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