Gale Sayers Biography

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  1. Elmer Henderson on October 9th, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    I have seen the Chicago Bears 3 greatest running backs. Gale Sayers, Walter Payton and Willie Gallimore in that order. Without of a doubt Jim Brown is the greatest running back of all time with Gale a close second. I really wish he had won a championship for my hometown team.

  2. I never tire of reading about the accomplishments of Gale Sayers. My Finance works for Mr. Sayers in his St Pete, Florida office, where I once had the opportunity to meet him. He was unsurpassed on the football field and he is a true professional on the business field. Jim Runyon.

  3. I was privileged to meet Mr. Sayers at a card show at the Gibraltar Trade Center in the Detroit area in 2001. I was proud to tell him of how he inspired me.
    After reading Brian Piccolo, A Short Season in 1978 when I was 15, I discovered the power of prayer and have since found the Lord.
    It took me 23 years to finally meet Mr. Sayers and to tell him of how much he has inspired me. Out of all the celebrities who I have met at shows, he is the the one I am proudest of meeting.
    God Bless You Gale
    Bernie Ball

  4. I am sure most of or all of the blogs that are written here are mostly guys commenting about football techniques. But I am a female who has seen “Brian’s Song” a dozen times and I am more interested each and every time I see it. I wish I knew that the movie was how it really was between Brian Picolo and Gale Sayers. I am sure they had that greatness between them and I want to believe it was how it was betrayed in the movie. Every time I see the movie, I feel a stronger desire to be a better person and accomplish more. I think it would be an honor to actually meet Gale Sayers in person. I guess living in Utah and him living in Indiana, there is not much chance but one can always hope. Thanks to Gale Sayers for letting us be a part of how it was for him and Brian Picolo. It is a testimony of their honor between the two of them. Thanks Mr. Sayers.

  5. I was a ten year old football crazy kid when Gale Sayers started his rookie year. But, I can honestly say that there has NEVER been another football running back since that has excited me more. I still have mental pictures and can smile remembering some of his greatest runs. In terms of excitement, he was the greatest (and Reggie Bush does not compare).

    Thanks Gale you were unequivocally the best!!!!!!!

  6. im your biggest fan i want to be jjust like you send this back.At my yahoo page which is b.robinson77@yahoo.com

  7. I live in Milan, Italy. I love the bears and the Piccolo’s history. I love Gale Sayers and the Brian’s song film is very beautiful.
    Ciao.

  8. Dear Mr Sayers, I am 43 now and it seems like yesterday that I read Brians Song after the movie had shown on TV.But in my second year of footballJR and mid pee-wee I read I am third your book led me in right direction in fact to win your jersey# at 9 years old I had To take on two 11 year olds in a bull of ring type setting enough of that. it’s old school thats not done anymore.But your book stuck as well my fathers life passing the road I took in life half way threw my college football career I also had a devastating Knee injury I needed A Modifide Maquet procedure that was to hold my knee cap in place. I played two years as a semi joke but that was the end of my career. when its over its over. I have lived my life as close as I could my daughter Gina will be the third generation to graduate St.Lawrence 2010 thank you Gale Sayers.I thank god every day because of you I always put my self third,God Bless Matt Connolly

  9. Gale Sayers is a hero to all of us.some people need to remind them selves of that.
    Mattman1164

  10. To whom it may concern;
    Several things disturbed me abopt this article, and the scenerios included in it.
    1. According to the storyline in Brian’s Song, the movie made about Piccolo’s battle with cancer, Piccolo played a large part in motivating Sayers during his rehabilitation. How much of this Hollywood portrayal of the rehab is true is debatable, but regardless Sayers was ready to play in 1969.

  11. To whom it may concern;
    Several things disturbed me abopt this article, and the scenerios included in it.
    1. According to the storyline in Brian’s Song, the movie made about Piccolo’s battle with cancer, Piccolo played a large part in motivating Sayers during his rehabilitation. How much of this Hollywood portrayal of the rehab is true is debatable, but regardless Sayers was ready to play in 1969.
    what is the prupose of this comment. if it is not true I suppose there is just cause. but to say the story could not be corrabated, but to make that comment is the casue of the erroding fabric of Americaand everything it stands for.
    2. Gayle sayers number has been retired, maybe the bears should think about retiring 41 for Piccolo as well.

  12. I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Sayers on November 26, 2012. Thank you for being a great role model for any of us growing up in that era. Mr. Sayers was very gracious and an enjoyable person. I am honored to have the privledge to meet him. GO BEARS!

  13. Lynne C. Sondelski on September 21st, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I was so glad to read a reference tp Brian Piccolo–their friendship and Brians battle with the cancer that took him from us way to soon!

    Congratulations Gale Sayers for being all that you could be–you are a true champion!!!!

  14. How about vintage video clips on the Bears of yore?

  15. I grow up and born in Chicago.I’m 58 year old and like many kids I collactived football cards and poster.I have a football poster of Gale Sayer from the 60′s.To me he was the greatest running back I every new and there is.
    I got a great picture of him and it from a bubble gum package I paid five cent for.I was about 9 or 10 year old.It’s is still in good condition.To any collactived who may want to buy this postercan E-Mail me at patmichael101@yahoo.com.I would love to sale and see how much it worth.

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