Man, this is a good thread.
There are so many in recent memory, one's that I'm sure will be discussed in future posts. So, thus, I'm going to dig back in history to nearly 45 years ago.
That's when Chuck Bednarik, one of the last dude's to play both ways (Linebacker and Guard) knocked Frank Gifford THE FUCK OUT essentially winning the 1960 championship game for the Philly Eagles...
Later when Gifford met up with Chuck at a hall of fame dinner, Frank asked Chuck, "I made you famous didn't I Chuck?"
He didn't boast or brag or rag on Frank about it, all he said was "Yes, you did Frank"
I wasn't even born till 1974, but my dad always talked about this guy being a true man, and what being a football player was all about. Funny how those stories stick in your head.
Conversley, I was in a postition this previous Father's day to acquire an autographed Eagles helmet signed by Chuck himself for my dad.
He chalked it up as one of the coolest things he's ever recieved.