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Freyaka
07-09-2015, 04:47 PM
Initially it looked like a false report but there have been enough reports after the fact confirming it, it looks like the former Raider QB has passed.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/07/09/update-oakland-raiders-qb-ken-stabler-69-dies-from-stage-4-colon-cancer/

ebsoria
07-09-2015, 04:49 PM
The orignal "Snake". May he rest in peace!

Assassin27
07-09-2015, 05:13 PM
I remember watching the "SNAKE" play as a kid. True warrior of the game. Rest in peace!!!!

Assassin27
07-09-2015, 05:25 PM
By the way..... I HATE THE RAIDERS.....BUT THIS GUY BELONGS IN THE HOF!!!!!! SHAME!!!

DevilSpawn
07-09-2015, 05:30 PM
R.I.P. to the QB that made me a Raider fan. Condolences to his three daughters. This is rough.

EddieMac
07-09-2015, 05:33 PM
I loved the way that guy played the game..... Its allright to hate on the Raiders, but love Stabler.

RIP, sir.

Raiderfan76
07-09-2015, 06:07 PM
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https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/609183104889044992/Kx0IymNp.jpg

Freyaka
07-09-2015, 06:19 PM
It was really weird because first it got reported that he passed, then suddenly no, that was a false report and then within an hour there were like 20 reports confirming it.

DevilSpawn
07-09-2015, 06:21 PM
It was really weird because first it got reported that he passed, then suddenly no, that was a false report and then within an hour there were like 20 reports confirming it.
Yeah it was weird. Apparently he passed away yesterday. A site ran with it today but it went unconfirmed for hours because all the sources were not official. His ex-wife I believe was the official confirmation.

Peanut
07-09-2015, 07:00 PM
Thoughts and prayers to family, friends and fans.

R.I.P. Ken Stabler


:salute:

brianmcfarlane
07-09-2015, 08:34 PM
Sad to hear, he was my first favorite QB when I was a kid. Talk about a QB that could pull out wins in the last minutes ... he was amazing.
Even though I am a Colorado native and the Broncos are my favorite team... Stabler, Biletnikoff and the Raiders were my favorite players/team in the 70's.

Rancid
07-09-2015, 09:14 PM
I remember Stabler to Fred Bilenikoff as the hair express. I think they were the first two players to have hair hanging out of the back of their helmets. They scored a lot of TD's together. Sad news.

Frenchy180
07-09-2015, 09:37 PM
I never got to see him play live... But I know the man was an absolute legend, and should be in the HoF... May he R.I.P.

Southstander
07-10-2015, 11:49 AM
My condolences to the family and the Raider Nation.

Dennis.1960
07-10-2015, 01:23 PM
As a left handed throwing kid growing up about 30 miles south of Oakland, Snake was my fave QB...and after all these years has remained my 2nd fave QB of all time. He was one tough guy and he had "it"...that same thing Elway had that made him never give up and pull off some of the most amazing comebacks in NFL history.

RIP Snake...

samparnell
07-10-2015, 04:22 PM
The 1970s, when the Denver Broncos were in the process of becoming a winning team, coincided with my annual trips to the Bay area for a couple of months of active duty in the Coast Guard. In that setting, I was an unapologetic Bronco supporter. I will always remember the cool and classy way Raiders fans treated me back in those days. They loved the "Snake".

The Oakland Raiders were the yardstick against which the Broncos were measuring themselves. Many only know of Al Davis' last years as the Raiders owner. In the '70s, he was a successful maverick, and the guy who engineered the full merger of the AFL and the NFL. He was a worthy opponent as were John Madden and Ken Stabler and the whole Raider organization.

Denver and Oakland mixed it up quite a bit in the '70s. When Denver beat Oakland in the 1977 AFCCG in Mile High Stadium, most of the Raiders showed great sportsmanship and sincerely wished the Broncos good luck in the Super Bowl. I think the Denver-Oakland rivalry really began in earnest during the '70s, and the Snake was guy we had to beat.

Requiescat in pace, Ken Stabler. :salute: :sad:

East Coast Fan
07-10-2015, 06:25 PM
He was a pain in the ass to play against because he was so darn good as was the rest of the Raider team back then. It was totally amazing when Denver went into Oakland early in the 1977 season and whacked them 30-7, and intercepted Stabler 7 times which is unheard of, but what did he do? He bounced right back, and beat Denver in Denver a few weeks later. He was just a tough competitor who yes maybe was a good old' party boy but he always showed up for the game on Sundays.

R.I.P. you old son of a gun, and thanks for the great memories.....

CanDB
07-10-2015, 08:15 PM
Sad to hear, he was my first favorite QB when I was a kid. Talk about a QB that could pull out wins in the last minutes ... he was amazing.
Even though I am a Colorado native and the Broncos are my favorite team... Stabler, Biletnikoff and the Raiders were my favorite players/team in the 70's.

I too was a big fan of Kenny Stabler. He was the coolest of the cool, and watching him throw that ball was a treat.

Thanks for the memories, and may you find that better place.:salute:

Broncbeat
07-11-2015, 07:19 AM
RIP Ken! Though I was not a Raider fan he was great to watch.

100%Broncoholic
07-11-2015, 08:48 AM
Condolences to Raider Nation.

FL BRONCO
07-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Sorry to hear this Raider Nation, I know this is hard for you guys and gals. He was truly a Raider Legend. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and his family.

DevilSpawn
07-12-2015, 07:33 PM
Much much appreciate the condolences from this great forum and the Denver Broncos. Salute. :salute: