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NY Giants Great LB Sam Huff has passed away at age 87

Anakim : 11/13/2021 5:03 pm
Sam Fortier
@Sam4TR
Sad news: Former Washington LB and broadcaster Sam Huff died Saturday at age 87, his daughter’s lawyer told
@PostSports
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Phil Simms  
Ira : 11/14/2021 6:37 am : link

@PhilSimmsQB
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9h
Sam Huff was one of the great all time
@Giants
. We would spend time talking before
@WashingtonNFL
games. He was more than nice. He was a great football player and a great personality. #Giant
RE: RE: RE: The Trade  
Victor in CT : 11/14/2021 6:37 am : link
In comment 15453482 truebluelarry said:
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In comment 15453477 Dennis said:


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In comment 15453474 truebluelarry said:


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From the NY Times

https://i.imgur.com/SaEWuZN.png




Larry, were you alive then? You've made reference to your father, so I don't know if you're old enough to remember the trade?
I remember I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach. Same way I felt when I heard Tom Seaver had been traded.



No, I was born in 1968.
My deep appreciation for football history comes from my father. He loved football and the Giants (my grandfather first got our season tickets in 1961 I beleive) and Huff was his favorite player. When my father would take my sisters and I to the games at Giants Stadium he'd always tell stories of the Giants teams with Huff, gifford, Tittle, Webster, et al at Old Yankee Stadium.


Your upbringing with the Giants sounds a lot like mine. My Dad did the same thing with my brother and I while we were watching them get killed during the '70s. I was born in 1964, my brother 1967.
Absolute Insanity  
varco : 11/14/2021 6:48 am : link
Trading away the heart and soul of a championship caliber defense at the peak of his career and to a division rival! I recall the Giants having real problems replacing him. Initially, I believe they tried Jerry Hillebrand! The only half way decent MLB in the ensuing years was a year or so of Vince Costello after he was waived by Cleveland. Good Lord, what was Allie Sherman thinking? Seems they were intent on tanking the team, trading Little Mo, Erich Barnes, Rosey Grier and Huff. I also recall Sam Huff taking great pleasure in beating the Giants in the ensuing years. RIP #70.
btw, his autobiography is excellent if you haven't read it.  
Victor in CT : 11/14/2021 7:11 am : link
Tough Stuff
Tough Stuff: The Man in the Middle - ( New Window )
Wow, brings back my first memories  
5BowlsSoon : 11/14/2021 7:28 am : link
Of being a Giants fan. This guy stuffing the Great Jim Brown.

RIP oh great one. Thanks for the many great memories back in the 50s-60s.
Just a great NY Giant player  
Jimmy Googs : 11/14/2021 8:02 am : link
If my grandfather were still around today, he would say Huff his favorite player of all-time...guaranteed.
Allie Sherman was both an idiot and a monster  
GeofromNJ : 11/14/2021 8:22 am : link
for trading Sam Huff. It was the beginning of the long decline of the Giants, not to be reversed until the league force Wellington Mara to hire a GM who would be independent of Mara's meddling.
Sam Huff didn't hate the NY Giants  
arniefez : 11/14/2021 10:01 am : link
He loved the NY Giants and hated Allie Sherman.

Like a several people who posted on this thread that are my age I am a NY Giant fan because my father was a NY Giant fan. Sam Huff was his favorite player and again like several people who posted on this thread he passed down the stories of the great NY Giants defense of the late 50's and early 60's that I was too young to appreciate.

The game Sam Huff played no longer exists but the uniform still does still and I'll keep rooting for it because of my family ties and Sam Huff was one of the biggest reasons for those ties that will always bind. RIP Sam thank you for being one of the great NY Giants and great characters of the NFL.
RIP  
CV36 : 11/14/2021 10:12 am : link
.
RIP  
BigBlueCane : 11/14/2021 11:04 am : link
to a HOF'er.
RE: Allie Sherman was both an idiot and a monster  
jeff57 : 11/14/2021 11:08 am : link
In comment 15453605 GeofromNJ said:
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for trading Sam Huff. It was the beginning of the long decline of the Giants, not to be reversed until the league force Wellington Mara to hire a GM who would be independent of Mara's meddling.

Started when he traded Rosey Grier after the ‘62 season.
RE: The Trade  
HomerJones45 : 11/14/2021 11:33 am : link
In comment 15453470 truebluelarry said:
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April 11, 1964.

From the NY Daily News - including a Bill Galo cartoon! :)

https://i.imgur.com/y7tRTXO.jpg
And traded to the Redskins for two bums.
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