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Old 05.07.2006, 05:04 PM
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[quote author=Dan#16 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475260 date=1152118588]
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[quote author=Dan#16 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475253 date=1152116063]
[quote author=raidersfs29 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475237 date=1152112340]
are bo jackson and jack tatum in the hall of fame?
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Nope, neither are in the HOF.
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Bo Jackson was a phenomenal athlete, and if he'd been able to keep playing he'd be in the Pro Football and Pro Baseball Halls of Fame. He's in the College Football Hall of Fame from his outstanding college career. Sadly his career was cut short by injury, and he's not likely to make either Pro Hall of Fame.

Jack Tatum was a hard-nosed player, and the contraversy regarding his (then legal) tackle on Patriots' Darrel Stingley in 1978 pre-season remains to this day. He is not likely to be enshrined because of the injury to Stingley and his reluctance to apologise.
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'm sure I read somewhere that Tatum had had one (or maybe even both) of his legs amputated, or did I imagine it?!!
[/quote]In 2003, he got his left leg amputated below the knee due to a staph infection caused by diabetes. He also suffered from an aterial blockage that almost cost him his right leg.
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Old 05.07.2006, 05:48 PM
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[quote author=Dan#16 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475260 date=1152118588]
[quote author=Matt_96 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475254 date=1152116900]
[quote author=Dan#16 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475253 date=1152116063]
[quote author=raidersfs29 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475237 date=1152112340]
are bo jackson and jack tatum in the hall of fame?
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Nope, neither are in the HOF.
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Bo Jackson was a phenomenal athlete, and if he'd been able to keep playing he'd be in the Pro Football and Pro Baseball Halls of Fame. He's in the College Football Hall of Fame from his outstanding college career. Sadly his career was cut short by injury, and he's not likely to make either Pro Hall of Fame.

Jack Tatum was a hard-nosed player, and the contraversy regarding his (then legal) tackle on Patriots' Darrel Stingley in 1978 pre-season remains to this day. He is not likely to be enshrined because of the injury to Stingley and his reluctance to apologise.
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'm sure I read somewhere that Tatum had had one (or maybe even both) of his legs amputated, or did I imagine it?!!
I also read that comments he made about the tackle had affected his HOF prospects.
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Strange thing to imagine, Dan!

Is he in your Hall of Fame btw? 8)
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Old 05.07.2006, 05:51 PM
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[quote author=Matt_96 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475271 date=1152121721]
[quote author=Dan#16 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475260 date=1152118588]
[quote author=Matt_96 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475254 date=1152116900]
[quote author=Dan#16 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475253 date=1152116063]
[quote author=raidersfs29 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475237 date=1152112340]
are bo jackson and jack tatum in the hall of fame?
[/quote]

Nope, neither are in the HOF.
[/quote]

Bo Jackson was a phenomenal athlete, and if he'd been able to keep playing he'd be in the Pro Football and Pro Baseball Halls of Fame. He's in the College Football Hall of Fame from his outstanding college career. Sadly his career was cut short by injury, and he's not likely to make either Pro Hall of Fame.

Jack Tatum was a hard-nosed player, and the contraversy regarding his (then legal) tackle on Patriots' Darrel Stingley in 1978 pre-season remains to this day. He is not likely to be enshrined because of the injury to Stingley and his reluctance to apologise.
[/quote]

'm sure I read somewhere that Tatum had had one (or maybe even both) of his legs amputated, or did I imagine it?!!
I also read that comments he made about the tackle had affected his HOF prospects.
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Strange thing to imagine, Dan!

Is he in your Hall of Fame btw? 8)
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It was one of those things that I remembered reading but couldn't remember exactly where...must be my age!

Tatum isn't in my Hall - he's never been nominated!
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I'll be back in a minute...

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The first time i went being from the UK they arranged to give me a pre game pass so for an hour before the game i was on the sideline, pracitising in front of me were all the players, went up to the guys in the Black hole. Later they let me in the Black hole before the game as the players come along and 'high five' the fans. I didnt have a ticket for that section but because i was from the UK the black hole fans had a chat with security and got me in there.

Also before the game i met the famous Raider fans the Violator and a few others. During the tailgate party i met LB Phil Villiapiano whos a great guy, S Skip Thomas and HB Charlie Smith who made that legendary catch and also after the match i met Jack Tatum

Managed to 'lose' my guide and stayed on the sideline of the pitch for the first 5 minutes of the game until being escorted off !

Jim Otto was around as hes normally in the private box along with Al Davis but i didnt see him. Also i missed out on Jim Plunkett who does game by game commentary which i was gutted by but i cant complain !

Also if you go over there take over some mini cuban cigars ! They loved me handing those out. The fans were friendly as anything mixing with the other team (Chargers and Falcons) and having a laugh, all this BS about the fans being crazy, rude towards other fans etc is just the usual media myth.
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[quote author=raidersfs29 link=board=12;threadid=19555;start=15#msg475237 date=1152112340]
are bo jackson and jack tatum in the hall of fame?
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Bo Jackson was a very interesting player. An amazing athlete who excelled at baseball and football in college. The Bucs took him #1 overall in the 86 draft, he refused to sign with them and instead played baseball. The Raiders took a gamble the next year by using a draft pick on him (after a year his rights are lost you see) , i think it was a 5th round pick so they had his 'rights'.

They convinced Jackson to join the team , he could play baseball and once the baseball season was over (October time) then he would join the Raiders. His first huge action (stats here - http://www.pro-football-reference.co...s/JackBo00.htm ) in 1987 he ran for over 200 yards against the Seahawks on Monday Night football including a huge 91 yard td i think it was and also scored another by bowling over LB Brian Bosworth. The following week with the Bills geared up to stop Bo Jackson it helped QB Marc Wilson have a great game.

The following year he didnt have a huge season but still did well. In 1989 he made some great runs for touchdowns, the following year in 1990 however he was named All-Pro ( i think one of the few people to be named to the all pro teams the same year in football and baseball) and had some great touchdown runs and provided a ton of great highlights.

In 1990 the Raiders were back in the playoffs, Bo was doing well again, in the playoff game against the Bengals he had i think two straight carries, something like 18 yards on the first run then 20 on the next, on the second run he went along the sideline, a lot of runners would have gone out of bounds, Jackson stayed in bounds to try to knock his tackler away, his knee was badly injured and he never sadly played again.

One of his greatest runs was against the Redskins for a great long touchdown, another one he ran for a 90+ gain but was surprisingly caught by a Bengals DB at the 1 yard line.

An amazing athlete who required no training camp, he basically finished baseball then suited up and practised with the Raiders to play on the first Sunday he was free.

Terrible shame he was injured and also a shame he never played a full 16 games in any season.

Another player - WR Raghib Ismail was a huge star at Notre Dame, he was signed to a huge contract in Canada and the Cowboys who had moved up to the #1 slot to get him then had to go to plan B which was DT Russell Maryland. Ismail was in Canada i think for 2 years and then the Raiders did their usual trick, they used a late draft pick on Ismail to get the rights to that player and he later joined the team. Didnt do that well with the Raiders but had a few highlights on kick/punt returns and scored a few td's but later did very well with Carolina/Dallas.
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