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Old 12-13-2017, 06:48 PM
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Raymond 'Robbie' Culpepper
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Default RIP: Tommy Nobis

Atlanta's first Falcon; No. 1 overall pick in 1966.

He will be missed!

Something I did not know:

Nobis was an iron man, playing (and starting) on both defense and offense for his entire college career (at Texas - when Texas was REALLY TEXAS)


As a Falcon rookie, he had 294 combined tackles...let me say that again...294 combined tackles. WOWER!!!

5-time Pro Bowl in an eleven year career, named to the all decade team...yet he's not in the Hall-of-Fame!

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on others lives" - Jackie Robinson


Internally- We spend too much time assuring our rights without learning the responsibilities that should accompany them.
Externally - No matter how much we claim to take the higher moral ground, we have neither respected nor attempted to understand other cultures.

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by clydepepper View Post
5-time Pro Bowl in an eleven year career, named to the all decade team...yet he's not in the Hall-of-Fame!


That is an ongoing crime of epic proportion!!!!!

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:35 PM
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Ray, If he had played for any other team, sure fire HOFer. The Falcons really sucked during his career, only two winning seasons....

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