But it put me in mind for a little football....
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Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 – June 16, 1970) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for 4 years. He died from embryonal cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of lung cancer, which was first diagnosed after it had spread to his chest cavity. He was the subject of the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song". Piccolo was portrayed in the original film by James Caan and by Sean Maher in the 2001 remake.
We'll be honoring the televersion of Gale Sayers in February.....