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Leslie O'Neal

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Devo, May 24, 2013.

  1. Devo

    Devo BoltTalker

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    Can anyone explain why Leslie O'Neal is not in the Ring of Honor, or Chargers HAll of Fame or whatever they call it?

    The dude was a beast for 10 years and has more sacks than anyone in team history.

    He has 105.5.

    Gary "Big Hands" Johnson has 67.0. Granted, Johnson played defensive tackle, not end, and sacks were not officially kept until 1982.

    But still, O'Neal is sorely under-appreciated, in my opinion.

    Why?

    Was there some sort of bitter break-up between the organization and him and his agents?

    Anyone know?
     
  2. Lance19

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  3. Devo

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    I don't really know...the criteria has always been cryptic
    (in the early years, dying young was a huge help).

    Leslie was outspoken on occasion, and did end his career elsewhere...
    so I guess there's some possibility that he rubbed some suit the wrong way...

    but I've never heard Leslie O'Neal reflect on his San Diego days any way other than warmly...



    (it's always possible that the Spanoses think that "Leslie" is a chick)
     
  5. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    I thought he was great in those "Airplane" movies...
     
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  6. Devo

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    Personally, I liked the Naked Gun series more...
     
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    Leslie O'Neal was my first Charger hero. He needs to be recognised. I remember when they were doing the 50 yr anniversary team apparently the team had great difficulty getting in touch with him. I think he made it in the end.
     
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    As I recall LON did leave under strained circumstances.
     

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