Posts Tagged ‘Gene Upshaw’

Gridiron Gabbin – Turn of the Tables: Jeff Sack Talks to Editor Matt Loede

It’s a special “Turn the Tables” edition of Gridiron Gabbin, as Patriots Gab Editor Jeff Sack takes over as host, and talks to NFL Gridiron Gab Editor Matt Loede. The duo talk about the recent NFL firings, the Lions and their state, the Raiders and Al Davis, Gene Upshaw and the future of the labor […]

Gene Upshaw Remembered: A Lasting Presence

By Andrew Brandt, Former Packers VP – National Football Post and Special to NFL Gridiron Gab I went to Gene Upshaw’s memorial service yesterday in Washington, D.C. I was to teach my opening Sports Law class of the semester at Georgetown Law School, but those students could wait; we were eulogizing one of Sports Law’s […]

All Stadiums to Honor Gene Upshaw this Weekend

The NFL has added elements to the honoring this weekend of GENE UPSHAW, the late Pro Football Hall of Famer and executive director of the NFL Players Association, Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today. The league announced yesterday that all players will wear a special patch for the entire 2008 season containing the initials “GU” and […]

Despite Upshaw Death, Retired Players Feel Betrayed

If there’s one thing that rings true, you do not speak ill of the deceased – no matter who they are. Try telling that to certain retired NFL players who, according to Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News, despite the recent passing of former NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw, are still bitter over […]

Video: NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw Dead At 63

Gene Upshaw, Hall of Famer, Union Chief, Passes at 63

Gene Upshaw, 63, died Wednesday night, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed on Sunday. Upshaw, Hall of Fame guard, played 15 years with the Raiders. He won two Super Bowls, and was named to 7 Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Two years after he retired, in 1983, […]

NFL Owners Opt Out of CBA

As expected, the NFL owners unanimously opted out of their collective bargaining agreement with the Player’s Association on Tuesday. The owners had until November to exercise their opt-out clause in the agreement that was signed in 2006, but they chose to opt out early. The 2008 and 2009 seasons won’t be affected by this decision, […]

Matt Stover’s letter to NFL Players Association members

Executive committee and reps, I believe that the NFLPA is ready to begin a national search process to find a new Executive Director. As you are completely aware of our election process, Gene’s contractual situation, and our looming battles against the owners in the coming years, I feel that the Board must begin to prepare […]