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#1024728 - 08/21/08 01:08 PM Gene Upshaw dead
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Credited with incredible growth of the NFL - died of pancreatic cancer - I'm hearing it on AUstin ESPN radio, but no report anywhere...
(Did find this link .... http://www.kfyr.com/cc-common/news/sections/sportsarticle.html?feed=104670&article=4127682)
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#1024730 - 08/21/08 01:11 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead RBanker
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What a sad day. He really did make a huge difference in the popularity and growth of the NFL.

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#1025005 - 08/21/08 03:33 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead B_F
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This is too bad. Best labor relations in sports are in the NFL. I think his passing and the ownership dispute over local revenue virtually guarantees a strike at the end of the current CBA.

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#1025296 - 08/21/08 05:59 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead straw
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He was diagnosed just recently, like within the last week. He went very quickly, prayers for his family!!
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#1025345 - 08/21/08 06:20 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead corkygirl
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pancreatic cancer is a silent killer.

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#1025357 - 08/21/08 06:24 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead Hated By Some
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I have a suspicion that some knew he was ill. I remember there was an issue with the union's succession plan a few months ago. Might be a coincidence or it might have been that some in the leadership circle knew and were trying to make preparations.

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#1025370 - 08/21/08 06:30 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead straw
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of course. i'm just saying as far as symptoms go, pancreatic cancer almost always shows up well past the time when anything can even be done.

we need to declare a war on cancer again and forget about the war on drugs.

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#1025516 - 08/21/08 07:39 PM Re: Gene Upshaw dead Hated By Some
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I am against war in all its forms.

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