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Sid Luckman
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Sex:M
Age:81
Birth Date:November 21, 1916
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Died Date:July 5, 1998
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Occupation:American Football player

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SID LUCKMAN
Sid Luckman

Biography:Sid Luckman (November 21, 1916 - July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950 leading the team to 4 NFL championships during that period. In particular, he was instrumental in his team's record-setting win of 73-0 over the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL title game. Sportscaster Jimmy Cannon once said, "You had to be there to realize how great Sid was."

He played both baseball and football for Columbia University. Chicago Bears owner and coach George Halas set out to restructure the offensive side of the game of football. Both at the college and pro levels, offenses were a drab scrum of running the ball with only occasional passes. The role of the quarterback still languished as running back who could, as a gimmick, toss a few passes. Halas and his coaches invented a rather complex scheme, then went searching for his quarterback. Hearing of Sid Luckman's exploits at Columbia University, playing a schedule where they were under-sized, Halas traveled to New York to watch him play. At first Luckman had little interest. Intrigued by the challenge and the salary offer, Luckman mastered an offense that revolutionized football. Only Sammy Baugh, playing for the Washington Redskins had the skills to match Luckman. Eventually, Luckman tutored college coaches across the Big Ten and Notre Dame in the intricacies of the passing game.

After he retired, Sid Luckman helped Halas coach the offense. Halas never found another quarterback with the intelligence and skill to master the game. By the end of the 1950s, Halas had lost three future Hall of Fame quarterbacks to other teams, as they struggled with Luckman's offense.

He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.

Sid Luckman is intered in Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois.


Chinese Horoscope for Sid Luckman
Includes characteristics and Vices
Sid Luckman's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 03, 1916 - January 22, 1917
Birthday: November 21, 1916

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Strength
Success
Good Health
Enthusiasm
Pluck
Sentimentality
Vices:
Rigidity
Mistrust
Dissatisfaction
Infatuation
Braggadocio
Volubility


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Sid Luckman's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: November 21, 1916

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Sid Luckman's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: November 21, 1916

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Sid Luckman's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: November 21, 2010

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

 

 

 

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