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Old 10-31-2012   #1
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We're all football fans, but each of us had a person or persons who truly made us love the game of football. Some of them have passed on, but if you could meet three of your living NFL idols,(retired not active) who would they be? Mine would be, in no particular order:

1. Jerry Rice
2. Barry Sanders
3. Mr. Warren Moon
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1. Earl Campbell
2. Joe Montana
3. Lawrence Taylor
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!. Eric Dickerson

2. Roger Staubach

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Well I'm still quite young in NFL fan terms and I've already met and spoken to Ray Lewis and Nate Solder and stood next to Steven Jackson....but in terms of meeting any 3 players at this current time (liable to change in a few years no doubt) they would be:

1) Aaron Rodgers
2) J.J Watt
3) Brett Favre

Brian Cushing is up there too
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

1 Barry Sanders
2 Bo Jackson
3 Deion Sanders

All three simply amazed me when they played. Seems like they were a class above. Bo could have been my number 1 if not for a unfortunately shortened career. Barry, however did it year in/year out and acted like it was no big deal... ultimate class. Then, stripping away the class :-) Deion, well, as flashy as he is/was, he backed it up!
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Troy Aikman
Michael Irvin
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

1. Earl Campbell
2. Robert "Dr. Doom" Brazile
3. Jim Otto (What can I say. I was a center when I was a kid and I idolized this guy and Mick Tinglehoff.)

JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, and Arian Foster are closing in, though.
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

1. Roger Staubach

2. Joe Montana

3. Dan Fouts

I've already met Earl, Troy, Emmitt, Irvin and several others...only reason they're not on the list.
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We're all football fans, but each of us had a person or persons who truly made us love the game of football. Some of them have passed on, but if you could meet three of your living NFL idols,(retired not active) who would they be? Mine would be, in no particular order:

1. Jerry Rice
2. Barry Sanders
3. Mr. Warren Moon
Barry Sanders
Warren Moon
Nolan Ryan/Hakeem the Dream (Don't make me choose)
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

1) Deion Sanders

2) Tom Brady

3) Peyton Manning

Don't care about meeting them, but these are my three favorite players.
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Earl
Dr. Doom
Barry Sanders
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living NFL idols,(retired not active)
Just to clarify Dread's requirements.

Otherwise, Andre Johnson would have been no. 2 on my list.
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

1. Len Dawson (was 9 years old and living in KC when they won Super Bowl IX
2. John Elway
3. Ray Childress
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

Roger Staubach
Emmit Smith
Deion Sanders

I'm going to pull an alternate not many people will remember - Preston Pearson - Mr. Third Down - played in five Super Bowls.
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

Andre Johnson (favorite texan ever)
Barry Sanders (tecmo superbowl love. followed his career because of it)
Emmit Smith (first NFL player I ever drafted in a fantasy football league. followed him closely after that)
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Didn't realize we had all of these closet Cowboys fans here.

1.) Doug Williams
2.) Chris Collinsworth (just think he is funny)
3.) Michael Strahan
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

Man... I got a few but I don't know if they're still alive. LOL. I will roll with...

1) Steve Atwater. Here's why...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThX1qkIgbEg

2) Jack Tatum. The Earl Campbell double KO is why. I could not find a video.

3) Ronnie Lott. I shouldn't need to explain but I'm going to anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pngoeKd1WTY&noredirect=1
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Man... I got a few but I don't know if they're still alive. LOL. I will roll with...

1) Steve Atwater. Here's why...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThX1qkIgbEg

2) Jack Tatum. The Earl Campbell double KO is why. I could not find a video.

3) Ronnie Lott. I shouldn't need to explain but I'm going to anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pngoeKd1WTY&noredirect=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxugRBWN8gw

1:15 mark and again at 4:22
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1. Earl Campbell
2. Kellen Winslow
3. Bill Bates
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Default Re: Three all time NFL favorite athletes...

I grew-up a Willie Brown fan, but I've met him. Then again, I've met Otto Graham, lived down the street from Jack Pardee, and went to church with Joe Theismann. I've also met a handful of Redskins from back in the Larry Brown & Charlie Haraway days, to include Mike Bass. So, with that in mind, I'd have to say my three would be:

1. Ken Stabler (living)
2. Reggie White (deceased)
3. Walter Payton (deceased)

My top 3 for non-athlete with NFL affiliations, would look like this:

1. Al Davis
2. George Halas
3. Paul Brown
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