[Sports] - Gale Sayers’ moving Brian Piccolo tribute that inspired a movie turns 50 | NY Post
Other articles where Brian Piccolo is discussed: Gale Sayers: …friendship with fellow Bears halfback Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970, was depicted in the 1971 television movie Brian’s Song. Sayers cowrote two autobiographies, I Am Third (with Al Silverman; 1970) and Sayers: My Life and Times (with Fred Mitchell; 2007).
Mar 26, 2014 · In the movie, Sayers is with Brian at the hospital near the end and through his death. In reality, Sayers was not there because he was with his parents, who had been in a bad car accident. When Piccolo died, Sayers was in a Chicago hospital with pneumonia. Where Are They Now? Louis Brian Piccolo passed away on June 16, 1970 at 26 years old. He and his wife, Joy, had three daughters, Lori, …
2 hours ago · Then, somehow, Gale Sayers summoned the strength to finish his speech with this: “You flatter me by giving me this award, but I tell you here and now that I accept it for Brian Piccolo.
Dec 07, 2019 · Brian Piccolo, RB, Wake Forest, 1965 — From the taxi squad as a rookie, Piccolo started for the injured Gale Sayers in 1968 — rushed for 112 yards on 21 carries in a win over the Saints. 10.
Sayers: Uh, you uh, all know that we hand out a game ball to the outstanding player. Well, I'd like to change that. We just got word that Brian Piccolo is -- that's he's sick, very sick. And, it looks like he might never play football again -- or for a long time.
Apr 22, 2019 · Behind Sayers, Piccolo played sparingly in 1966 (three rushes for 12 yards). He moved to fullback the next season and gained 317 yards on 87 carries.
Gale Sayers Brian Piccolo Speech
May 25, 2018 · In a twist of irony, Sayers has always given Brian much of the credit for his comeback. It was Piccolo who prodded and pushed Gale during his exhaustive rehabilitation in the offseason leading ...
Gale Sayers Brian Piccolo
Sayers: I'd like to say a few words about a guy I know, a friend of mine. His name is Brian Piccolo, and he has the heart of a giant and that rare form of courage which allows him to kid himself and his opponent -- …
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Brian Piccolo. overconfident and talkative died at the age of 26 sang his college fight song in front of his team was #2 in high school. Gale Sayers. shy and determined won Rookie of the Year was awarded the Most Courageous Player Award ... Brian and Gale would not have been able to share a room together if this did not happen.
Sayers's 1970 autobiography serves double duty: it is the story of how he catapulted himself out of an Omaha ghetto to become one of the greatest running backs in National Football League history and the tale of his friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer. Sayers's memoir was the basis for the film Brian's Song ...
In 1967, Sayers and Bears teammate Brian Piccolo Who is a was an American professional football player, a running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for four years. He died at age 26 from embryonal cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of germ cell testicular cancer, first diagnosed after it had spread to his chest cavity and became the first interracial roommates in the NFL.