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    I hate the start this off on a sad note but many Tide fans are in mourning this morning including me.

    Raiders, Alabama legend Ken Stabler dies at 69
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    Troy Machir, Sporting News15 hrs ago



    Ken "The Snake" Stabler, who starred at Alabama before becoming a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Raiders, has died after a brief battle with colon cancer. He was 69.Stabler's family said in a Facebook post Thursday evening that Stabler died Wednesday at home surrounded by loved ones. The family said Stabler was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in February.

    Stabler was recruited to Alabama by legendary coach Bear Bryant, but because of NCAA rules at the time, he was barred from playing as a freshman and sat out the 1964 season. He watched Joe Namath lead the team to a national championship.

    Two years later, Stabler led the Crimson Tide to an 11-0 season, which culminated in a 34-7 victory over Nebraska in the Sugar Bowl.
    "I am sad to hear of the death of Ken Stabler. He was an Alabama man through and through, thoughts and prayers with him," Alabama athletic director Bill Battle said in a statement.
    Stabler went on to have an even more successful NFL career. In 1974, four seasons after being drafted by the Raiders, he was named NFL MVP. Two years later, he led them to Super Bowl XI and guided them to a 32-14 win over the Vikings.

    During his nine-year career with the Raiders, Stabler made four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams. He was the fastest to win 100 games as a starting quarterback in NFL history, doing so in just 150 games.
    Following a subpar 1979 season, Stabler was traded to the Houston Oilers. After just one season with the Oilers, he moved on to the Saints where he finished his career in 1984.
    Despite his on-field accomplishments, Stabler has yet to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    Following his playing career, he served as a broadcaster for NFL games on CBS before serving as the radio analyst for Alabama football for 11 years.

    Surviving are his ex-wife, Rose; three daughters, Kendra Stabler Moyes, Alexa Stabler and Marissa Stabler; a sister, Carolyn Bishop; and two grandsons.

    The family said funeral arrangements are pending.

    Sporting News Media's Tom Gatto contributed to this report.
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    GC, I know you'll understand. I'm hoping Ruddock lights it up at Michigan this year. Light a huge fire under Ferentz's ass.
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    CG, sad news about Tyler Sash today.

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    I was just reading that this morning. Do they have any idea what happened to him?
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    Yeah Bella,.....this hit Osky like a ton of bricks yesterday morning. Tyler did a lot for the schools and kids, fund raising and charitable endeavors and total support for this community. We are all still in shock over it. Awaiting the autopsy results at this time. He was to young....

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    Jade, haven't seen you in awhile but I thought of you yesterday. His poor family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    I was just reading that this morning. Do they have any idea what happened to him?
    i read a blog today (following a link from a NY Giants player) that Tyler committed suicide.
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    Do you have a link? Everyone has been very very tight lipped about it here.

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    Woo! Nebraska, Iowa State and bama lost and my Hawkeyes won in spectacular fashion. I'm deaf in one ear and have no voice but it was fantastic!
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    That was one hell of a field goal!

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    It was insane. He's been working with Nate Kaeding in the off season. He twittered that the kid could make a 65. That was one of the top five games I've had in Kinnick in 24 years.

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    twittered? Lol. Tweeted.
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    Michigan State University. I'll just leave this right here.
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    #2! Pretty great for the Big to have two teams at the top. Congrats Brookie. (Still HATE Dantonio)

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    Not a fun weekend in Bama for either group. I think my dad is still mad enough you can't mention it.
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