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Bednarik: I meant T.O., not Reggie
[FIFTH Edition]
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Gordie Jones Of The Morning Call
Date: Aug 4, 2006
Start Page: C.1
Section: SPORTS
Abstract (Document Summary)

[Chuck Bednarik], the retired Eagles legend (and Coopersburg resident), said he confused the two during an appearance at the Birds' training camp Wednesday, when, in response to a reporter's question about [Reggie White], he said there was "something about him I despised."

It was at that point that I felt the same dread Jimmy Taylor must have felt when he saw Bednarik closing in on him in the closing seconds of the 1960 NFL Championship Game. Surely ol' Concrete Charlie was gonna lower the boom, just as he did on the Green Bay running back that day, sealing the Eagles' victory -- and the title.

If Bednarik is forever associated with the franchise -- and if the Birds honor him with, among other things, an immense floor-to- ceiling rendering in the auditorium of the team's practice facility - - there had been a falling-out in recent years, after owner Jeffrey Lurie refused to buy copies of Bednarik's book from the retired star in 1996.

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