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  1. pats1

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that this thread will eventually be closed. I'm just going to say a simple, "R.I.P." myself...
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    Thoughts to his family.

    I was only reading about him the other week.
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    If Stingley could forgive him, I can wish that he RIP and that his family gets through the loss.
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    I watched a program on the Stingley-Tatum relationship a few years ago. It doesn't sound like Tatum had a great life after football (lost at least his leg to diabetes), and never really got used to life without football. Kind of sad. Stingley actually seemed to live a much better life than Tatum, despite a significant disability.
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    I wont give my thoughts on this.

    I'll just say RIP Darryl.
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    Good riddance. Say Hi to Saddam when you get down there. I'm 43 and that event really scared me when I was 11.
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    Sometimes the world is just, though the whole situation is just tragic.
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    Concur. Darryl's forgiveness was met with silence.
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    While I can't really celebrate any man's death, there are some that don't make me sad, either.
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    Sounded like a very troubled guy
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    Always sad to hear about someone that young dying (I don't consider 61 old). RIP Jack Tatum. I do remember hearing he was a bit of a scumbag about the whole Stingley situation, and being a big Stingley fan, it upset me a lot. But life is too short to hold grudges, so I wish his family well.
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    If God forgave us for our sins then I certainly can forgive Tatum for his mistakes and misjudgment at the expense of another.

    R.I.P. Jack
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    I've never seen the Stingley hit, and it seems the NFL did a good job of eliminating it from the web.
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    Here. Watch it as part of a Stingley tribute:

    YouTube - Darryl Stingley Tribute

    There are clearer versions available, but that one gives it context.
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    The best I can muster is "Condolences to those who will mourn Tatum's passing."



    RIP Darryl Stingley.
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    My thoughts, also. I won't speak ill of the dead. RIP Darryl Stingley.
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    Condolences to his family. But to echo the sentiments of others here. RIP, Darryl Stingley.
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    The way he tried to profit off of the Stingley hit will always leave a bitter taste in my mouth.

    RIP Mr. Stingley. You were a good man.
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    He was a horrible human being. He tried to profit off paralyzing Darryl Stingley. The world is a better place today than it was yesterday.

    Sorry, no need to be politcally correct for a guy like this.
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    I will say this - a couple weeks ago my wife and I finally got around to watching The Blind Side. Afterwards I was reading about it online and read that Lawrence Taylor refuses to see the film because it starts off with the infamous clip where he ended Joe Theismann's career. Apparently Taylor has never seen the replay and goes out of his way to make sure he never does see it, so when he heard that the clip is in the movie he decided never to watch the movie either. I don't know if that's true or not, but I do know Taylor has expressed great remorse over that play.

    Now the whole Tatum-Stingley thing happened before my time, but from what I've heard Tatum never expressed this kind of remorse. At least, not until it was time to promote his book.

    (P.S. As we were watching the movie and the play where Taylor broke Theisman's leg started, I turned away from the TV and told the wife she might want to do the same. The wife said, "Why? What's the matt-EWWWWW!")
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    Well said. If you're old enough (like me) to remember the hit and more importantly, what happened after the injury, you won't shed a tear today. Injuries occur - it's part of the game, but Tatum could not have handled the whole thing any worse with regards to Stingley's situation. Tatum was an absolute scumbag. On the other hand, the way Madden and a few other Raiders reacted while Darryl was in the hospital was tremendous.

    So as for Tatum, as Bill Lee would say, "If Hell freezes over, he'll be skating."
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    With his latest conviction of raping a teen I would think that Taylor is a bigger dirtbag than Tatum was
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    My thoughts exactly. I was watching the night it happened......an August pre season game. I remember him never contacting D.S. after this incident - and then writing a book where he showed no remorse.
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    You should check your facts, and I'll leave it at that.
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    I saw that play as it happened and have never been able to watch it since. The most graphic NFL injury in "real time" that I've ever seen.
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    Same. Stingley is missed.
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    I agree with Rob, Pewster & Mr. Fixit.

    F that dirty, cheating Jack Tatum to Hell.

    I've hated the Faiders ever since the Ben Dreith-abetted screw-job, and that will never, evah change as long as Weird Uncle Al is alive.

    Say Hello to Steinbrenner when you get there, Jackie.
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    No he's not.

    LT's an idiot, but he's not nearly the dirtbag that Tatum was.
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