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Gene Upshaw passes

The news about Steven Jackson, for obvious reason, has dominated the Rams nation today, but we'd be remiss as a football blog to overlook the passing of Hall of Famer and NFLPA Executive Driector Gene Upshaw.

Labor leaders rarely endear themselves to everyone, nature of the business. Unions whose members earn million dollar salaries makes it even more difficult. Whatever side you fall down on, you have to respect Upshaw. He was also one helluva player.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.