View Full Version : cool site- gridirongreats.org

tony hipchest
02-01-2008, 04:45 PM

this is the high profile group of retired players who have been battling upshaw and the union to increase benefits for retired players. mean joe was with them today, doing interviews and fighting the cause. many may remember kyle turley donating a gamecheck earlier this year.

some great stuff up for auction such as hand drawn plays by vince lombardi, autographed harley, dinner with ditka, footballs, and helmets. last year ditka auctioned off a championship ring he earned with the cowboys...

Mike Ditka, Willie Davis, Harry Carson, Gale Sayers, and others form The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and coordination of social services to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, providing hands-on assistance to help retired players deal with hardships they may face after football. NFL legend Jerry Kramer, who played for the legendary Vince Lombardi on the Super Bowl I and II teams, facilitated the formation of the organization. Many members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and other NFL legends join us in our efforts. Some of the NFL greatest players have had to deal with disabilities and other hardships, many are gone but they are certainly not forgotten. NFL players like: Johnny Unitas, Mike Webster, 'Night Train' Lane and many others had to deal with many physical issues and other hardships caused by the lack of NFL disability support and adequate pensions. The Gridiron Greats Organization facilitates our mission in the memory of the "Makers of the Game." more...

Steeler in Carolina
02-01-2008, 08:29 PM
Great site. Thanks.

02-02-2008, 07:12 AM
Thanks for the info, I will check it out later.

02-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Thank you for the link TH.
Do NFL players have a union.
In soccer in the UK,the players,managers and referees all have their own individual unions.
Excuse my ignorance!