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The Gravedigger

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BigBayBlues, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. BigBayBlues

    BigBayBlues Cheesehead

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    I was searching youtube to find some clips of Gilbert Brown, one of my favorite Packers of all time, and there's almost nothing. There are a few videos of him putting Eddie George on his back, but that's about it. The rest are mostly from his post-football days. Anyone know of any killer Gravedigger clips/compilations. I'm surprised I can't find a video of him doing his 'digger celebration.

    In my opinion one of the most menacing looking players of all time...something about the visor and shoulder pads...and obviously the semi-truck build...

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  2. ivo610

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    He is the folk hero of the 90s. Loved that guy. Where can I get a gilbertburger?
     
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  3. JJP41

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    I think a better question is, "How long do you live after eating one?"

    Joking aside, he was great to watch.
     
  4. GWheels

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    I saw Gilbert last year when I attended a La Crosse Spartan game. He's head coach and actually looked like he slimmed down a little.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I had dinner with him a few years ago...Polite as can be he sat with us for a whole night..
     
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  6. BigBayBlues

    BigBayBlues Cheesehead

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    About two years ago my girlfriend was working at one the nightclubs in Milwaukee and she texted me and said she was serving a Packers player. When she got home she showed me a picture she took with him and I was floored when I realized it was Gilbert Brown. She said he was really nice and tipped her $100 for serving him and his friends drinks! This was around the time he was hired as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bonecrushers arena football team. She said he visited the club a few times and remembered her by name. Great guy.
     
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  7. cheesehurdler

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    I remember Gilbert Brown. I remember fellow Packers fans telling me that there was this commercial where the Gravedigger tries to do the Lambeau Leap. I'm sure it's on Youtube somewhere.
     
  8. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Canadian Packer Fan

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    He is one of my first favorite players. As a kid I remember being in awe of his size. He looked and played badass too.
     
  9. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    He'll make one helluva Lingerie Football League coach.
     
  10. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    All his days playing was before the age of the DVR and straight to you tube videos. I'm sure there is a highlight reel out there somewhere.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O62TQzXuc2I]YouTube - Gilbert Brown Owns Eddie George[/ame]
     
  11. dbain21

    dbain21 Chicagoland Packer Fan

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    Man I loved gilbert brown- I can just barely remember watching games, seeing him get a sack, and then doing the gravedigger celebration.

    I think thats gotta one of the best packer-defense celebrations ever. Maybe second to clays muscle flex, and then roar.
     
  12. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think that was the exact day I got my packer tattoo..I was watching the game at the tatt place
     
  13. Claymaker

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    Another Viking fail. They drafted him in the 3rd round and cut him late in camp. The Packers picked him up the next day and the rest is history. He was an absolute beast. Seeing him destroy double teams, and sometimes triple teams, was a thing of beauty.
     
  14. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    I bet I have a jar of Gilbert Brown Peanut Butter in this house somewhere.
     
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  15. TheGiftedApe

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    INTRODUCING THE B.K. RAJI BURGER
    105.1 Charlie » More Burger Than You Can Handle
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    sry about the giant image but I thought it was appropriate!!

    I remember as a kid I went the pre-season game at camp randall and got to meet Gilbert(well he walked near me after the game lol)And I Thought All football players were giant massive beast mode monsters for like 4 years.
     
  16. TheSnowPlow

    TheSnowPlow Driving Don Shula Crazy

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    Nice :rotfl:
     
  17. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    I'm actually serious! I HAD some, and I think I had some Reggie White chocolate bars, too. They put out a whole bunch of stuff after that SB.
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    If I find it, I'll take a picture and put it up here.
     
  18. TheSnowPlow

    TheSnowPlow Driving Don Shula Crazy

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    Well, all I ever had was a box of Flutie Flakes somewhere... There were a few different kinds. I didn't want the Bills one, so I got the BC Eagles one... :happy0005:
     
  19. JJP41

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    Chocolate???

    Yummmy.
     
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  20. Jess

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    I seem to remember those Reggie White bars. Vaguely, but I do.

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  21. TheSnowPlow

    TheSnowPlow Driving Don Shula Crazy

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    Did anyone ever have any of these?

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  22. cheesehurdler

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    Interesting. But how does it compare to the Leaning Tower of Raji?

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  23. TheSnowPlow

    TheSnowPlow Driving Don Shula Crazy

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    What about the Raji V Rocket?

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  24. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    [Sheepishly raises hand.]

    I had the Wheaties with the Packers on the box, too. All this stuff is in a bin somewhere in my garage, I think, along with two autographed copies of SI featuring Mr. F.
     
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  25. TheSnowPlow

    TheSnowPlow Driving Don Shula Crazy

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    I got a text from him once - it was intended for someone else, I think - but it wasn't any big deal.
     

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