Canada’s National Post Joins In on Coverage of Gridiron Greats

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Even Canada’s National Post drew attention in this pre-SuperBowl Sunday Sports piece by Sean Fitzgerald entitled, Gridiron Greats Tackles Hardships of Former NFL Players.

NFL Pain – Seattle Times

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Seattle_Times_logoGreg Bishop wrote a piece in the SuperBowl Sunday Sports section of The Seattle Times with an in-depth piece – Life After Football: No Game, Still Pain – on the suffering that just a few of the other NFL players have been enduring over the years. Another dramatic slideshow HERE.
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New York Times’ Pre-Game Story

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The New York Times‘ Harvey Araton wrote a pre-game piece on the plight of disabled NFL retirees from Phoenix.

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Washington Post’s Michael Leahy Visits Dave

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  Late last year, Washington Post writer, Michael Leahy, spent several days following Dave around to see just what his life is like on a day-to-day basis. His article also appeared as a cover article in the SuperBowl Sunday edition of The Post Sunday Magazine, along with another dramatic collection of photos taken by The Post’s Brian Smale. Read The Pain Game and check out the Slideshow in the sidebar.

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Seattle Times SuperBowl Sunday Coverage

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The Seattle Times’ Stuart Eskenazi wrote a front cover piece on Dave and his plight for their Sunday Pacific Northwest Magazine that hit the newsstands on SuperBowl Sunday. They also published a series of photos from Times’ photographer, Harley Soltes, that followed Dave over a couple of days in his life. That’s where this great picture came from.

Harry soltes / Seattle Times

First Post!

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Welcome! This is the first post created for Dave Pear’s Official Blog. Dave devoted his early years to playing football and achieved what most people can only dream about: He made it into the NFL as a respected defensive tackle. After graduating from the University of Washington, Dave was drafted into the NFL to play for the Baltimore Colts in 1975, then went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the expansion draft of 1976. He was the first Buccaneer selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 1978. Dave was subsequently traded to the Oakland Raiders in 1979 and in 1980 played for a winning Super Bowl XV team to earn that coveted ring.

Superbowl Ring

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