April 24, 2014

NFL Open Thread: Sweetness!

Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999)  played for the Chicago Bears for thirteen seasons. Known around the NFL as “Sweetness“, he was one of the most prolific running backs in the history of the game.  Payton, a nine-time Pro Bowl selectee, once held the League’s record for most career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards, and many other categories. His eight career touchdown passes are an NFL record for non-quarterbacks. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Hall of Fame NFL player and coach Mike Ditka described Payton as the greatest football player he had ever seen—but even greater as a human being.

Payton began his football career in Mississippi, and went on to have an outstanding collegiate football career at Jackson State University where he was an All-American. He started his professional career with the Bears in 1975, who selected him as the fourth overall pick in the 1975 draft.

Payton proceeded to win two NFL MVP Awards and won Super Bowl XX with the 1985 Chicago Bears. After struggling with the rare liver disease  for several months, Payton died on November 1, 1999, aged 45, from cholangiocarcinoma. His legacy includes the Walter Payton Award, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and a heightened awareness of the need for organ donations.

 

CIN @ MIA

 KC @ BUF

MIN @ DAL

TEN @ STL

NO @ NYJ

 SD @ WAS

ATL @ CAR

PHI @ OAK

 TB @ SEA

BAL @ CLE

PIT @  NE

IND @ HOU

CHI @  GB

MsKitty

CIN

KC

DAL

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Ch555x

CIN

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DAL

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AdKomack

CIN

KC

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WAS

CAR

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CLE

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TyrenM

CIN

KC

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KennyM

MIA

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Pbomb

CIN

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DAL

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GreenLady

CIN

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DAL

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VulcanGirl

CIN

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DAL

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NYJ

WAS

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CLE

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Tunisia

CIN

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WAS

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CLE

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Sagittarius

CIN

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Miranda

CIN

KC

DAL

TEN

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OAK

SEA

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PIT

IND

CHI

  • Alma98

    I love and miss Walter Peyton, he was the epitome of class.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good NFL AFTERNOON POU FAM♥ —In HONOR of Dear “SWEETNESS”♥. WE MISS HIM. Sooo APPRECIATED His SKILZ – -”IN DA GAME”. — ——
    — – — —-CONDOLENCES 2 ALL. AMEN♥- – - – -
    http://display.carlyscomments.com/1/1636851c506c02e4ff.gif

    —***Fangers annnd eyes R crossed*** :>) –GOOD LUCK!♥ –

    • Alma98

      He sure was a superb athlete GLH. If he couldn’t go around you he went through you or over you. Although he beat the hell out of the Packers often I loved him.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Alma. ***BIG HUG*** :>) -

        - — -***UP —HIGH***–http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/131/d/5/strawberry_awesome_high_five___gif_by_hnrat-d4ze9e5.gif

        —THIS: –>coach Mike Ditka described Payton as the greatest football player he had ever seen—but even greater as a human being.- – AB-SO-LUTE-LY. :>)

        Sooo good 2 C U Alma. :>) – - -Will “visit” your “SUN” 2-day. :>)

  • TyrenM

    This game is pissing me off. Only thing worse than Cowboys losing is daughter cheering with her pompoms. Uggh.

    • Miranda

      LOL!

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – TyrenM :>) —- ***BIG HUG** :>)- – -

      — –YA MEAN — –LIKE THIS?? :>) — -LOL —

      –O.K – –Did U have anythang 2 do with THIS?? LOL
      —***HUGS* 2 the “Little Cheerleader”. :>)

      Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) –

      • TyrenM

        Lol. It wasn’t me.

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL TyrenM. :>) — —Oooo-Kaaay. :>)
          – - -Actually I di-int think sooo. —

          -BUT U/Other POU FAM♥ Dads – –STR8 —HAVE HIS ♥ :>)- – Very NICE. :>)

  • Miranda

    The Raiders obviously have NO defense to speak of!

    • Admiral_Komack

      They don’t have a running game, either.
      Mc Fadden will not be a Raider this time next year.