A Sad Day In The NFL

  • turtleneckjoc...

    Posts: 4685

    Sep 05, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    A few minutes ago, I saw the news. It is a sad day in the NFL community, but even more so in Central Florida:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/football/sns-ap-fbn-obit-lee-roy-selmon,0,6186130.story

    For many of you long-time NFL fans, the name Lee Roy Selmon may not even ring a bell, but if you live in the Tampa Bay area and even over toward Orlando, the name is well known. What makes this more of a "local" tragedy here is Lee Roy Selmon gave so much of himself back to the Tampa Bay community. He was a solid fundraiser for events and was concerned about the Bay Area as a whole. Those of you residing in Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater have driven on the Selmon Expressway in the area. Yeah, people can have streets named after them, but not many have an entire expressway dedicated in their honor.

    In the past, I have seen a few Bucs games in person at the old "Sombrero" stadium over on Dale Mabry and during a lot of those "2-14" seasons, the one shining star that always made the Pro Bowl was number 63. He made the area proud. He was the bright light on some very bad Buccaneer teams.

    Central Florida will miss this guy.....
  • RSportsguy

    Posts: 1925

    Sep 05, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    He died way too young! I remember how he and his brother dominated especially in college!! You are right, he was the only bright spot for many of the Buccaneers early seasons!
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    Sep 05, 2011 12:01 PM GMT
    everydays a sad day, people die all the time icon_cry.gif
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Sep 05, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    And as of now, Lee Roy Selmon is the only member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is in the NFL Hall Of Fame......