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Offline Randy

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I'll never forget standing next to Jack Tatum at Ricky's last November...
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 09:11:12 PM »
The passing of Jack Tatum....what a shock! I was standing right next to him in Ricky's just last November...

I'll never forget it. Crusader Raider and Dave Chapman were in town from England for their annual Raiders pilgrimage. We were riding their coat-tails as usual......when Ricky and his wife Tina heard that Keith and Dave would be coming to Ricky's for the Raiders Rally the night before the game, they made us all V.I.P.s. We arrived about an hour before the Raiders Rally was scheduled to start, and when we walked into Ricky's....they still had another event in progress....the Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto fight on pay-per-view. We walked in right at the height of the fight, they put VIP bracelets on each of our wrists, and we were ushered into the "VIP Room" in the back of Ricky's where the fight was on a big screen. Several Raiders and ex-Raiders were in the room.

After the fight was over, and the Raiders Rally began, we were having a good time, listening to Raiderhed perform. I was standing by the bar ordering a beer, and I looked over and saw Jack Tatum sitting at a table right next to me....about 6 feet away. He was talking to a young black guy in his early 20's probably. I missed the beginning of their conversation, but when I started listening....Jack was explaining something to him....saying something about hitting players hard, as he demonstrated with his hands how he would hit. The young guy looked at him, and it was like a lightbulb went on in his head, as the realization hit him as to who he was talking to. His eyes got big, and he asked...."THAT WAS YOU?"  Jack smiled, looked back at him, slowly nodded his head up and down.... and answered, "yep......that was me", as his head kept nodding, and he kept smiling.

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Re: Rest In Peace
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 08:27:15 PM »
RIP to the ASSASSIN  JACK TATUM    1948-2010         gone at the age of 61      You will be missed.  
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 08:19:36 PM »
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RIP...Jack Tatum
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 07:13:31 PM »
     Hello Raider nation,
First let me say that i am deeply saddened that Jack Tatum has passed today(as all in raider nation have).My dad was a ohio state fan(alum) so i became a fan and grew up hearing about jack-even saw him play against the Illini in 1969.Jack was the Ronnie Lott of his day.I would say that Jack was probably one of the BEST safeties the Raiders have ever had(on a short list).Jack was a HUGE reason why i became a Raiders fan.He would literally knock the snot out of you.Who can forget the hit he put on sammy white in super bowl xi(knocking his helmet off).jack's position coach at ohio state was the legendary Lou Holtz.May you rest in peace jack...My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

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RIP Jack Tatum
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 07:00:13 PM »
               hello Raider nation,
I just saw the AP wire story that today(tuesday july 27th,2010) that jack tatum passed away from a heart attack in a Oakland Hospital.I was a BIG fan of jack's since his college days at Ohio State.He was probably one of the GREATEST Raiders  of All time(at least on a very short list).I originally became a raider fan(in Huge part) because jack was on the team.Our thoughts and prayers are with jack's family at this time.R.I.P Jack tatum! God Bless!!jack's position coach at ohio state was the legendary Lou Holtz.Jack tatum was 61 years old.He left us WAY to Soon!!
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RIP...Jack Tatum
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 06:12:05 PM »
He was a baller, in the truest meaning of the word.....  really would have loved to see him play back int the day  RIP JacK!

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RIP...Jack Tatum
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 04:09:09 PM »
Wow... another great one gone, "The Assassin" Jack Tatum... intimidating, fierce, hard knox gangsta style, played the game the way it should be, he's the image of a Raider. Lots of good hardhittin memories... One of my all time Raider favorites...R.I.P Mr. Tatum...my brother.... :( :( :'( :'(
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RIP...Jack Tatum
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 03:42:27 PM »
I'm stunned. Tatum was my hero   :'(


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RIP...Jack Tatum
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 03:13:18 PM »
I really don't know what to say...you will be missed and are one of the reasons I became a Raider fan...

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/07/27/jack-tatum-dies-of-heart-attack/


A truly sad event and day in the life of the RAIDERS!  My thoughts are with his family!

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R.I.P. Raider Nation members, friends, and family
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 02:06:24 PM »
I really don't know what to say...you will be missed and are one of the reasons I became a Raider fan...

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/07/27/jack-tatum-dies-of-heart-attack/

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