Dick Butkus: ‘i Better Just Shut Up’

As expected, the legendary linebacker didn’t hold back. What are your thoughts about the Illini? Butkus: Its depressing. Every time Ive talked to the team, they get bombed, so I better just shut up. I look at the roster and I see more out-of-state players than in-state. Were losing the top in-state players.

Illinois Linebacker Gets Butkus Award

Butkus was funny, too. Before he opened an envelope to reveal the winner, he lectured the three finalists about being good sports and accepting defeat graciously. Then Butkus turned mischievous. ”You sit there, you’ve got to say nice things,” he said. ”I think it’s OK to be ticked off” if you lose. No one was upset. Stewart, a starter in 36 consecutive games for Nebraska, and Johnson, third on Colorado’s all-time tackles list, stood to applaud Howard. Johnson, from Carlsbad, Calif., showed great courage this season when he continued to play outstanding ball although he was deeply troubled by the death of a close friend in an automobile accident.

NFL Legends: Dick Butkus

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When we think of NFL rivalries, what rivalries come immediately to mind? The Redskins vs. the Cowboys, the Patriots vs. the Colts, and the Bears vs. the Packers are the most known. But Butkus had his own rivalry.

Butkus Awards all about playing game right

He then completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to put Mount Carmel in control with a two touchdown lead. “It’s an insane feeling,” Butkus told the Tribune. “I’ve dreamed about this day since I can remember. I always wanted to be a state champion. This is the greatest moment of my life. “There was never a question [I would play]. We just taped it up real well. I got treatment all week.

Dick Butkus Encourages NFL Player HGH Testing

Legendary pro football Hall of Famer Richard (Dick) Butkus has achieved a milestone not often experienced by celebrities he is enjoying his 51st year of marriage to his high school sweetheart Helen. Butkus will be honored by Marriage Team, the Vancouver, Wash.-based non-profit organization dedicated to building strong marriages, at a special Tailgate Event, Saturday evening, November 2, at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. The event is open to the public with tables and individual tickets available through http://www.marriageteam.org/tailgate . The event will begin with a reception for people to meet and take photographs with Mr. Butkus, followed by a dinner event that will include auction items and an interview-format presentation with Mr. Butkus.

Marriage Team Set to Honor Pro Football Legend Dick Butkus (#51)

Marriage Team Set to Honor Pro Football Legend Dick Butkus (#51)

Dick Butkus wants you to take note of names such as Notre Dame’s Manti T’eo, who could become the first player to win the award as a collegian and as a high school player, Northwestern’s David Nwabuisi, Illinois’ Jonathan Brown and Reggie Spearman of Simeon. And the Bears Hall of Fame middle linebacker also would like for you to (visit) think about youth sports and how they have changed since Butkus was growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the late 1950s. Butkus wants the award bearing his name to make you think about why kids should play football. And why they should not. He thinks young athletes should play football for the love of the game. That means playing without performance enhancers.

Dick Butkus: Illini failures embarrassing

Pittsburgh Steelers v Chicago Bears

PODCAST Sean Lee joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the Cowboys’ upcoming season and his role on the team. Since Butkus was one of the best middle linebackers ever, the meeting between him and Lee was special. “I’ve been watching him,” Butkus said. “(He’s) an old-school guy.” Butkus later said of Lee, “He’s for real.” Coach Jason Garrett said Lee was in awe of meeting with Butkus. Garrett said it was a necessary discussion because of the middle linebacker bond. “He’s fantastic, a legend,” Lee said of Butkus. “He’s probably one of the best football players of all time. To see him and meet him, I was pretty moved.

Dick Butkus’ great nephew leads team to Illinois state title

Mount Carmel quarterback Don Butkus, the great nephew of legend Dick Butkus — YouTube

Said Butkus: “It is inexcusable to not have HGH testing in place for the 2013 season. If you care about the health and safety of players you should not play without first conducting HGH testing. Guys playing clean in the NFL are getting the short end of the stick. They are being put at risk and penalized for doing things the right way. Most importantly, young players at every level are watching and paying attention. They are waiting for the players to lead.” For seven years, Butkus has encouraged teenagers to play clean; that is, to train hard, eat well and play with attitude, instead of resorting to illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

Dallas Cowboys:

No, not Champaign. The 70-year-old longtime Malibu, Calif., resident is back in Chicago, where he was born and raised. And on Saturday, hell be back at Soldier Field, where he roamed for the final few seasons of his Hall of Fame career after the Bears move from Wrigley Field. The Illini are playing a rare game in the city, against how perfect is this? Washington. The Huskies (2-0) are ranked 25th in the country. The Illini (2-0) are off to a surprisingly good start but could be in for a long evening.

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