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  1. #1
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    Chuck Muncie, RIP

    Sad at only 60 years old. Mingo, did you know him at Cal?

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    Wow. Helluva back. RIP.

    Any word on cause?
    Gang Way!

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    Schefter said it was heart attack.

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    He and Mingo use to study arithmetic at Cal together.

    R.I.P. to a legend.
    They say that love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug?

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    Chuck was a teammate. He was legally blind - I drew the duty to drive him around campus. He literally ran to daylight, but couldn't catch a pass for the life of him. I'm shocked at his demise.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
    Chuck was a teammate. He was legally blind - I drew the duty to drive him around campus. He literally ran to daylight, but couldn't catch a pass for the life of him. I'm shocked at his demise.

    RIP
    You knew Chuck Muncie?

    I remember as a kid, Muncie was the first RB I *really* liked. I liked his name, and those lightning bolts on the helmets appealed to me. I remember the Chargers throwing the ball all over the place, not playing defense, and having this RB who seemed to me was unstoppable when he ran, but they'd rather throw. I am sure that's not how it really was, but...

    I think once a year or so I find myself looking Chuck Muncie up to see what he was up to. RIP.

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    FYI, Mingo played football at Cal in that era.

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    Not to be confused with Mongo who played at Iowa as The Mad Duck and later became a Big Star after a stint with the Detroit Lions!
    Gang Way!

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    My football career lasted one season at Cal - I was an invited walk-on with an academic scholorship promoted by Mike White the HC. Instead - of a cushy profootball career - I got thrown out of Cal for rioting for peace. Went back later and graduated after my year and 9 months of active duty. I really was a bad football player and knew it when Mike White "recruited" me - I never once went to the weight room - as I couldn't imagine anything more boring than lifting weights.

    Chuck was a really good guy, but like I said - legally blind - fabulous athlete and runner.

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    Always liked him.

    RIP
    To live by one manís will become the cause of all menís misery---Richard Hooker

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    fun to watch him run

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56crash View Post
    fun to watch him run
    Agree- It is a lot of fun to watch Mingo run.
    They say that love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug?

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