Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Monday July 13th 2020

Jim Brown / Gayle Sayers

Another photo of the great Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown…

(ED- Don’t forget that Jim Brown was a movie star as well- here he is in “‘I’m gonna get you sucka!” a role that defined a generation!)

…and when Jim Brown retired in 1965, there was one more to carry one…the elusive Gale Sayers straight out of the University of Kansas…the Kansas Comet…if Brown packed greatness into a short time, Sayers, who idolized him, did so as well… playing in only 68 NFL games, Sayers led the league in rushing several times and showed more than enough from 1965 to his forced retirement due to injuries in 1971 to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility…

(Ed- I don’t remember “Brian’s Song,” But Gayle Sayers was played by Billy Dee Williams, and Billy Dee Williams is Lando Calrissian, and that’s how I stick a reference to Star Wars in Mike’s website!)

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