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Ben Davidson, towering Raiders lineman, dies at 72
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tom FitzGerald

Posted on 07/04/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT by EveningStar

Ben Davidson, a towering pass rusher who wore a handlebar mustache and terrorized Raiders opponents in the 1960s and early '70s, died Monday night of prostate cancer. He was 72.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bendavidson; davidson; football; nfl; oaklandraiders; obituary; profootball; raiders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Davidson
1 posted on 07/04/2012 11:12:00 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Dirty player.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: EveningStar

Rest in Peace, Rexor.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 11:24:09 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: EveningStar

didn’t he do those Miller Lite commercials when he arm wrestled everyone?


4 posted on 07/04/2012 11:30:34 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: EveningStar
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5 posted on 07/04/2012 11:30:50 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: EveningStar

Here is the source for the ‘67 roster posted above. You can get rosters for any NFL team, any year:
http://www.fantasyfootballchallenge.com/56/football-seasons-by-years.html


6 posted on 07/04/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I’ll remember him for breaking Joe Namath’s jaw


7 posted on 07/04/2012 11:41:16 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 11:46:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUlrrmZAsRQ


9 posted on 07/04/2012 11:48:28 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: EveningStar

A one-man pile on! RIP.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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To: EveningStar

11 posted on 07/04/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Freestate316
I’ll remember him for breaking Joe Namath’s jaw


12 posted on 07/04/2012 12:30:25 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Freestate316

13 posted on 07/04/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6SBtg9VQ9M

“All we need is 1 pin Rodney”


14 posted on 07/04/2012 12:41:37 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: EveningStar

Rexor Lives!!!

http://www.moviedeaths.com/conan_the_barbarian/rexor/


15 posted on 07/04/2012 12:43:26 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: frithguild
Man the persistence of that legend is astonishing. All Ben Davidson did was knock his helmet off. Namath's cheekbone was broken on subsequent play by defensive end Ike Lassiter and Davidson got the blame.

Documented.

Lassiter was a prety tough guy in his own right.

16 posted on 07/04/2012 1:01:17 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: vladimir998

Yeah, thought I remembered him being in that movie. He made Arnold look like a shrimp...


17 posted on 07/04/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: ETL
I used to enjoy watching that team. Lamonica with his sixty yard bombs every other play. They were pretty exciting--for the AFL.
18 posted on 07/04/2012 1:05:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ETL

I remember watching . . . that was real, bare-knuckle, smash-mouth fooball.

An aside: My dad played on a team with George Blanda as QB and Bear Bryant as Coach!

The dinner time stories . . . better than Facenda and the old NFL Films and Follies, now that roster is a true blast from the past!

RIP


19 posted on 07/04/2012 1:38:53 PM PDT by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I used to enjoy watching that team. Lamonica with his sixty yard bombs every other play. They were pretty exciting

Yes, football (and horse racing) seemed to be a lot more exciting and fun back then. Remember San Diego's Dan Fouts's long passes to John Jefferson? One time Oakland Raider, former Boston Patriots, Jim Plunkett (Ken Stabler's replacement at Oakland) threw a few long bombs, too.

http://www.fantasyfootballchallenge.com/103-23-1981/1981-oakland-raiders-roster.html

20 posted on 07/04/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Macoozie
My dad played on a team with George Blanda as QB and Bear Bryant as Coach!

Cool. That's something I'm sure he'll never forget. Reminds me a bit of when I was a teen working at Belmont race track in the mid 70s. Got to see up close and pet such racing greats as Ruffian and Forego. Also work with and converse with famous jocks, including Angel Cordero, Jacinto Vasquez, Ron Turcott, etc. I played touch football with hall of fame trainer Allen Jerkens and his stable hands while down at Hialeah. Affirmed trainer, Laz Barrera, once bailed me out and gave me some money while in Florida after I lost my my job there. I was 17 and afraid to tell my folks back in New York that I had lost my job with the outfit I went there with.

21 posted on 07/04/2012 3:37:06 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Macoozie

Oh, I eventually found another job while at Hialeah, Fla. I worked for the guy who trained Holding Pattern. HP defeated Preakness and Belmont winner, late flying, Little Current, by a nose in the ‘74 Travers. He just barely held on.

1974 Travers Stakes:
Holding Pattern, Little Current, Chris Evert and others battle it out in the slop:
(track announcer Dave Johnson gives the call!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5zFwGjOwvk


22 posted on 07/04/2012 3:49:54 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I just now came across this. I forgot the pair (Little Current and Holding Pattern) had met earlier in the Monmouth Invitational. Little Current and Cannonade were two other horses I got to see up close and pet. Cannonade won the Derby the year LC won the Preakness and Belmont. Both horses bit me on the shoulder!, btw.

“After capturing the Belmont, Little Current only raced three times. He did not start again until August’s Monmouth Invitational Handicap where, after being nearly 20 lengths behind the leader, he put on another explosive drive to finish second by a nose to Holding Pattern. These two horses then met in the Travers Stakes with the same result.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Current#Belmont_Stakes


23 posted on 07/04/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife once and, throughout the course of the evening, found him to be a soft-spoken, gentle man.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: EveningStar

Thorgrim is beside himself with grief!


25 posted on 07/06/2012 9:07:55 AM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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