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Ex-Raiders safety Tatum dies - (Heart attack at 61..)
ESPN ^ | July 27, 2010 | ESPN

Posted on 07/27/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

Former Oakland Raiders and Ohio State defensive back Jack Tatum has died of a heart attack.

Tatum, a three-time Pro Bowler, was 61.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: jacktatum; nfl; oaklandraiders
He was a helluva player.

RIP

1 posted on 07/27/2010 12:25:21 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

He used to put some awesome hits on receivers. Drew a flag from time to time as well.


2 posted on 07/27/2010 12:26:23 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Beaten Valve

61 is way too young.


3 posted on 07/27/2010 12:26:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Isn't he the guy who paralyzed Darryl Stingley?

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
4 posted on 07/27/2010 12:27:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Beaten Valve

wow...


5 posted on 07/27/2010 12:27:38 PM PDT by erman (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: Beaten Valve

The Assassin is dead. Daryl Stingley could not be reached for comment.


6 posted on 07/27/2010 12:28:03 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: downtownconservative

“He used to put some awesome hits on receivers.”

###

And in one case, crippling.


7 posted on 07/27/2010 12:29:51 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Beaten Valve
Oh, no, we're losing all the old Raiders. I inherited season tickets for the last couple of years they were in L.A. and their games were the most fun you could have on a Sunday afternoon.

Take your vitamins, Howie Long!

8 posted on 07/27/2010 12:32:04 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Lord have mercy on him. He does have a thing or two to answer for.


9 posted on 07/27/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT by OKSooner ("Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life." - Coach John Wooden)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Isn't he the guy who paralyzed Darryl Stingley?

Yes he is. I never had much use for Tatum. It wasn't the hit, but he never went and visited Stingley or said anything until years later. Stingley was going to meet him until he found out Tatum only wanted to have a photo op for one of his books.

Tatum ended up having his right leg amputated and all of the toes on his left leg.

10 posted on 07/27/2010 12:33:21 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: OKSooner

As do we all


11 posted on 07/27/2010 12:36:52 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: ConorMacNessa

That the same dude


12 posted on 07/27/2010 12:38:24 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Deb

I remember going to LA Raider game see LAPD beat crap out of gang member in 3 quarters sometime that beatdown was more entertaining than what on the field toward last years of LA Raiders games LOL!


13 posted on 07/27/2010 12:41:08 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Richard Kimball

Wow was Jack diabetic at end of his life?


14 posted on 07/27/2010 12:41:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Beaten Valve

Well, from a die-hard Steelers fan and one who lived through the 70’s dynasty and Lynn Swann’s concussion and Darryl Stingley’s hit (tatum helmet speared him folks, I watched it!)Just one thing to say:

Sayonara, jerk!


15 posted on 07/27/2010 12:42:15 PM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is a disease....)
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To: Richard Kimball

For Contrast:

Broadcaster John Madden, the Raiders’ coach at the time, remained close to Stingley, visiting him in the hospital daily after the injury.

“After the game, when we found out that Darryl was paralyzed, John told him that from now on he was a Raider and we should treat him as one,” Upshaw said.

During his induction last summer into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Madden’s thoughts weren’t far from Stingley when he said, “We all like to see hard, aggressive play, but you always want the guy to get up.”


16 posted on 07/27/2010 12:43:00 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Asbestos flame-retardant clothing on! /sarc


17 posted on 07/27/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is a disease....)
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To: SevenofNine

Yes he was. I wasn’t a fan of his, but he had a hard row at the end. Died a piece at a time.


18 posted on 07/27/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: EyeGuy

I remember that hit, and either one or both of those guys could have been seriously injured. There was no flag on the play and league officials played and replayed it ad infinitum to determine if Tatum should be held responsible. It just didn’t look like anything but hard-nosed football.

Stingley was bitter about it and Tatum didn’t want to face him. Tatum became diabetic and suffered numerous serious medical conditions related to that. He obviously didn’t take very good care of his diabetes.


19 posted on 07/27/2010 12:45:11 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Beaten Valve

The NFL was so much more colorful in the 70’s and the Raiders definitely had the brightest cast of characters.

RIP Mr Tatum


20 posted on 07/27/2010 12:45:41 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Beaten Valve

Both Stingley and Tatum gone


21 posted on 07/27/2010 12:48:18 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: PAMadMax

Forgot to say....

Can’t wait until Atkinson checks out as well, hehehehe


22 posted on 07/27/2010 12:50:27 PM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is a disease....)
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To: SevenofNine

We called that Gang night at the coliseum


23 posted on 07/27/2010 12:51:37 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: SevenofNine
Wow was Jack diabetic at end of his life?

Multiple amputations + fatal heart attack at 61 = likely diabetes....*serious,long term* diabetes.

24 posted on 07/27/2010 12:53:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Beaten Valve

25 posted on 07/27/2010 12:54:17 PM PDT by Lmo56 (</i><p>)
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To: SevenofNine

Exactly. You remember correctly, Sir! It was a blast. The old LAPD crushing gang members, Gypsy Boots, the Tooz (even though he didn’t play, it was fun to watch him prowl the sidelines. Yum.) and Al Davis’ hair.


26 posted on 07/27/2010 12:54:31 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

“Oh, no, we’re losing all the old Raiders.”

He wasn’t an old Raider, he was an old BUCKEYE


27 posted on 07/27/2010 1:03:30 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Beaten Valve
Jack Tatum was one hell of a D-Back.......

A fearless hit-man....

Fun to watch....

RIP

28 posted on 07/27/2010 1:04:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"It could have happened to anybody," said Tatum. "People are always saying, 'He didn't apologize.' I don't think I did anything wrong that I need to apologize for. It was a clean hit."

Frankly...it was a clean hit. And he didn't do anything wrong. That said...he could have visited with Stingley. Although I will say.....we don't know that he wasn't horribly haunted by that event. Hard to know what people are thinking......

FWIW

29 posted on 07/27/2010 1:11:12 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Beaten Valve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJrDYQwwbuY&feature=PlayList&p=43BCC5CC0FEAD9EE&playnext=1&index=104

At the 2:08 mark, Tatum vs Earl Campbell meet at the goal line...Damn....


30 posted on 07/27/2010 1:12:39 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Cyman

According to my Dad, he was Heaven. But, then, Dad approved of football assassinations.


31 posted on 07/27/2010 1:14:05 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Beaten Valve

What a fabulous defensive back. I remember watching him in Ohio Stadium, taking Michigan QB Franklin right out of his cleats. And naturally his collision with Frenchy Fuqua leading to the Immaculate Reception is a thing of legend. It’s always a shame to lose a Buckeye.


32 posted on 07/27/2010 1:24:13 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: al baby

OH YEAH sometime beatdown were better than Raiders game LOL!


33 posted on 07/27/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Gay State Conservative

I saw that interview on couple Super bowl pre game show couple years ago he admit that there some game he want play different at


34 posted on 07/27/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Gay State Conservative

I saw that interview on couple Super bowl pre game show couple years ago he admit that there some game he want play different at


35 posted on 07/27/2010 1:42:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Deb

Don’t forget the LAPD horses that also came on to the field!

Those were the good ‘ol days at the Coliseum!


36 posted on 07/27/2010 1:45:52 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

OMG! That’s right.


37 posted on 07/27/2010 1:51:55 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Go Bucks!

RIP Mr. Tatum!


38 posted on 07/27/2010 3:26:36 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: PAMadMax

Your just bitter because THE RAIDERS made your wimpy Steelers cry - ;-) (couldn’t let your dig go by)

Raiders!!!


39 posted on 07/27/2010 3:43:55 PM PDT by Dstorm (Palin 2012)
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To: Deb
Jack Tatum #6: Top Ten Most Feared Tacklers (If he is #6, I don't even want to know who 1,2,3,4 and 5 are)

p.s. He's a Buckeye!


40 posted on 07/27/2010 5:15:55 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: Beaten Valve

He was part of a great 3 year run for the Buckeyes from 1968-1970. They only lost to Michigan in ‘69 and Stanford in the Rose Bowl after the 1970 season. And of course they went undefeated in 1968 crushing the OJ Simpson lead USC Trojans. They actually still sell his jersey at the Buckeyes website.


41 posted on 07/27/2010 6:56:32 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (The important thing to remember is that Obama reads newspapers and isn't that whats important?)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP.


42 posted on 07/27/2010 7:00:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Oldpuppymax

It couldn’t have been Franklin. He was at Michigan from 71-74 and Tatum’s last year at OSU was 1970.


43 posted on 07/27/2010 7:01:26 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (The important thing to remember is that Obama reads newspapers and isn't that whats important?)
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To: Beaten Valve
If it weren't for the Steelers' great run during the 1970's, it's very likely that the Raiders could have won at least two more Super Bowls in that decade--that was back in the days when Al Davis was WAY ahead of the curve in terms of developing great teams.
44 posted on 07/28/2010 4:13:22 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Servant of the Cross
I guess to be #1 on that list there must be a head in the end zone.

Yes, I know he was a Buckeye. Sheesh.

45 posted on 07/28/2010 10:58:01 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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