ITB Takes A Moment To Remember Willie Galimore & Bo Farrington

Discussion in 'Front Page News' started by soulman, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. soulman

    soulman Coordinator
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,162
    Likes Received:
    2,802
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    For those far too young to remember him Willie Galimore was the predecessor to Gale Sayers and in many ways just as effective as an open field runner and receiver. He had an exceptional run as the Bears HB in the late '50s and early 60's averaging 4.5 ypc and scoring 36 TDs in his short career. Bo Farrington was the Alshon Jeffery of the early '60s Bears teams. At 6'3 and 217lbs he was a huge WR for that era when even Ditka was just 6'2" and 225lbs.

    In those days the Bears held camp at St. Joseph College in Rennselaer, Indiana and so it was in 1964. While returning to the dorms one night after dark Galimore's car missed a sharp curve in the road, went off into a ditch, and the car rolled over killing both Willie and Bo Farrington. The Bears who had won the 1963 NFL Title never recovered from that blow and finished 5-9 in 1964. In fact this event seemed to be a forecast of doom because the Bears never won another championship until the 1986 Super Bowl.

    Sorry we can't post the actual media here but this is worth watching both for those who recall it and those too young to remember but interested in some of the Bears ancient history from the '6os in the days before Butkus and Sayers.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multime...rrington/659dc40e-5649-41dc-8e5b-37754c46d73a
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. DavidL

    DavidL Hall of Famer
    SuperFan

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    5,349
    Likes Received:
    828
    I was just a little kid in the late 1950s (born in 1946), but my dad raised me well. I remember those guys. It's a shame what happened to Galimore and Farrington. I was also really sad when Sayers broke his knee. I always watched the games with my dad, but it wasn't til the 1963 team that I became an avid Bears fan.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    DaBears.com was founded in 1996. In 2005 it was created into a site for the fans of the Chicago Bears. We have become the biggest fan websites with over 10,000 members and climbing! We reformatted the site in 2013, to it's current layout. We are NOT Affiliated with the NFL, or Chicago Bears. We are a website of hardcore fans! Thanks for checking us out and come back often. We are the voice of Bears fans!
  • Quick Navigation

    Open the Quick Navigation

  • Buy us a Beer!

    The publisher works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. We have a pretty robust server, and more comes out of my pocket than you would imagine. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it! After all, belonging to this is awesome, and it's free! I'm glad to foot the bill, but I do appreciate any help to keep the lights on. Become a Super Fan!