The NFL community lost one of the great players Wednesday with the death of Gene Upshaw. During his playing career he established himself as a fearsome lineman, and played in Super Bowls in three different decades. Of course, anyone who's watched ESPN in the last few days knows this, but still, when you think about that, it's pretty amazing.
Whether he was good, bad, or something in between as head of the NFLPA, the fact is that during his quarter century in that role, he did much to help the players. Could he have done more to help the old players who played before the mid-1980's? I don't know, but that's not the point of this post. As a fan of the game, I will miss this gridiron legend, the likes of which we may not see again.