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Re: Sammy Greene

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:01 pm
by MacNews
joe kapp22 wrote:Goodness, many times when you see a thread entitled with a Forumites' name it is bad news for a member of that community, thankfully this is not one of those times.

Different "Sammy Greene"'s
+1

I was worried!

Re: Sammy Greene

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:05 pm
by WestCoastJoe
I recall Don Matthews telling the media that he would not comment on a reason for releasing Sammy Greene. He held to that view despite a lot of pressure on him.

One of The Don's many graces as a coach. :thup:

Glad to hear Sammy is doing OK. :thup:
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Coaches will tolerate a certain amount of stuff outside the box for a special athlete. But when team leaders turn against the player it is time to move on. Witness the latest epidsode with the Lions. The players know ...

Re: Sammy Greene

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:51 pm
by Toppy Vann
That was a good story of a life turnaround that came a bit late to save a promising football career. It is good to hear that he has been able to fight the demons off and be a help to others. He was an exciting receiver who at times was not on the right route causing fans to blame QB Roy Dewalt for passing to space with no one there.

I knew guys on that Lions team and the urine in the helmet story is not anything I heard from them. It sounds like a story that makes little sense. Greene was an exciting player who when on his game was thrilling to watch.

Re: Sammy Greene

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:43 pm
by obs
I was watching the final regular season game of 1983 on YouTube (it was against the Ottawa Rough Riders, not the Roughriders):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqUc_ybyIrc
and they mentioned Sammy Greene no longer being with the team a couple of times. Curiosity led me here :-D . The original link to the Leader Post is dead, but here is an updated link to a third party site that has the article:
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/regi ... 4408921196

Side note, for those who watch the game, in the 4th quarter, around the 10min mark, they show a Lions player on the bench. I didn't recognize his younger face, but I sure recognized his gum chewing :-D .

Re: Sammy Greene

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:04 pm
by Robbie
obs wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:43 pm
I was watching the final regular season game of 1983 on YouTube (it was against the Ottawa Rough Riders, not the Roughriders):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqUc_ybyIrc
and they mentioned Sammy Greene no longer being with the team a couple of times. Curiosity led me here :-D . The original link to the Leader Post is dead, but here is an updated link to a third party site that has the article:
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/regi ... 4408921196

Side note, for those who watch the game, in the 4th quarter, around the 10min mark, they show a Lions player on the bench. I didn't recognize his younger face, but I sure recognized his gum chewing :-D .
Good to hear from you again, obs, and thanks for bumping this old thread.

To help everyone, you must be referring to 2:18:55. All I'll say is that three weeks later from that game, that person may very well be the most despised Lion for a long time...even until now as many people on this board still show their grudges against him.