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What ever happened to Gilbert Brown?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by irishpacker, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

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    Gilbert "Gravedigger" Brown, what a man! As wide as a skip and twice as ugly, but good lord could he clog up the D-line like a sink full of un-identified hair! But where did he go? He never officially retired and to the best of my knowledge, the only reason he stopped playing was because he got too fat (seriously, he was nearly 400 pounds! Not good for the knees!)

    Can anyone shed any light on where my Fat-Man hero went???
     
  2. axelred13

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    Gilbert is one of the head honchos at the Milwaukee Mile, a historic racetrack that holds a number of automobile races each year.

    Other than that, he does alot for charity around the Milwaukee area.
     
  3. nathaniel

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    I love Gilbert. We use to have some gigantic guys on the line.
     
  4. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Big Gil was a great player and overall a great person, the one player in the league that plays like him is big Pat Williams in Vikeland..

    If you asked him today, I bet he would tell you he could still play.
     
  5. johnny_blood

    johnny_blood Cheesehead

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    He would definitely say he can still play! Last year he was saying that he wanted another shot.

    I love Gilbert. He was a great Packer and really fun to watch.
     
  6. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    I saw this thread and thought, "Oh! I saw him play last weekend. What team was he playing for?" I couldn't remember, so i went online to look it up. Yeah, he's retired. Yeah, that game I remember him playing was a dream.
     
  7. TheKanataThrilla

    TheKanataThrilla Cheesehead

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    I am glad to hear he is doing well. That man simply amazed me at his movement for such a big guy. It was always fun when Madden commented on a GB game as you know eventually he would invlove big Gilbert Brown and his sweat stains.
     
  8. axelred13

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  9. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

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    What Beast of a man! Gilbert Brown eats Germans named Oblander for breakfast, fact.
     
  10. PackerChick

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    I met Gilbert a couple of years ago in my hometown. ill have to get that picture on CD and on here.
     
  11. irishpacker

    irishpacker Cheesehead

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    It's off his website!

    Yer man a few messages above has the linkamagig
     
  12. porky88

    porky88 Cheesehead

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    Always liked Gilbert Brown. They were thinking of bringing him back in 2005 I believe but opted not too. He's retired now but always will be a Packer favorite.
     
  13. cheesey

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    He's still a PACKER at heart! I have met him a few times. Here's a photo of me and him at Fan Fest a couple years ago.
     
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    My wife was asking about Gilbert just the other day..........mmmmmm Anyways, it is great to hear he is doing well. His personal story with the Packers is really inspirational to say the least !!!

    Cheers to you Gilbert :packbeer: you won't be forgotten !!!
     
  15. WinnipegPackFan

    WinnipegPackFan Cheesehead

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    Nice Picture Cheesey,

    I am starting to get jealous of all the great pics you have put up !!!

    Cheers friend !!!
     
  16. cheesey

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    Thank you! Believe me, i don't take any of what i have or have been able to do for granted. THats one reason why i try to post photos, so that others can get a feeling of what it's like. I know there are lots that haven't had the chance to go to Lambeau Field, or to meet some of the Packer players.
     
  17. de_real_deal

    de_real_deal Cheesehead

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    Loved Gilbert. He, Reggie White and Favre are tied for my favorite players ever.
     
  18. dhpackr

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    he works at burger king
     
  19. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    and in his spare time he is a coach

     
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    dhpackr Cheesehead

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    stalker count = 2
     
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    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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  22. Greg C.

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    I read something about Gilbert this past summer. He made an appearance at some kind of football camp right here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and provided the boys with some coaching, along with another Packer, who I think was a current player. One of the taunts that Gilbert had when a boy wasn't hustling enough was, "Do you play video games that slow?"
     
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  24. millertime

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    gilbert burgers!
     
  25. cheesey

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    I never even HEARD of this league. Is it like arena football? Or is is flag football?
     

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