R.I.P. Don Maynard

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  1. CaptainCap

    CaptainCap Well-Known Member

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    He was my favorite player. I was at the AFL championship game. He beat Al Atkinson twice in the winning drive. First the long bomb by Namath to the eight. Then the winning TD to Maynard again on the right side of the end zone. I could not imagine how many yards he would have had if he played by todays rules protecting receivers. RIP #13 IMHO you were the best.
     
  2. jessedark

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    My autograph looks just like yours, I'll have to take a photo and post.
     
  3. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    RIP Don. Wish I got to see him play.
     
  4. Baumeister

    Baumeister Well-Known Member

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    Bummed to hear this news.
    Rest In Peace #13
     
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    I'm hoping those were Namath's words. A simple cut and paste of a little text with a proper attribution would be much more valuable than this.
     
  7. Acad23

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    "Stick it."
    -Me
     
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    I'm still hoping they were the words of Namath. Thanks for nothing.
     
  9. davecrazy

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    RIP to a legend.
     
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    LogeSection2RowJ Well-Known Member

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    I'll help you out here. This was a tweet from Namath yesterday. If they were not his own words, Namath still put it out on his own Twitter feed.
     
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  12. LogeSection2RowJ

    LogeSection2RowJ Well-Known Member

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    My funny Maynard story was the time after one of the home games honoring the '68 team (40th?) me and a friend were walking back to the car after the game and we see a man in the parking lot wearing a 13 jersey tucked into his jeans. Could it be? It was. Don still had the jersey on from halftime. No coat, wandering the lot looking for his car. We approach him, say hello, and my buddy asks for an autograph (I'm not an autograph guy). Don refuses, saying "I only sign for kids". My friend was in his early 50's at the time. It was hysterical to me since my friend WAS a kid during Don's playing days. Kids don't even know who he was... I still bust his balls about being rejected by a hall of famer.
     
  13. Acad23

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    Deservedly so.
     
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    RIP Donnie Boy .. so sad
     
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    Thanks for this. Great article. Paul Lukas kicks major ass. I remember when he first started this with a column in the village voice. Which had an excellent, very underrated, albeit tiny, sports page back in the eighties.
     

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