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January 30, 2014
Cookie was one of the greats. Seattle's Marshawn Lynch runs in Cookie's tradition. Plus, Cookie was really really smart and should be appreciated and respected for it.
January 07, 2014
RIP COOKIE,
I have never forgotten watching you bulldoze thru to get the touchdown and/or yardage in all your AFL games with The Buffalo Bills. Thank You for those wonderful days and victories.
December 22, 2013
Please put this man in the Hall of Fame! He dominated the league.
November 01, 2013
I grew up in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and actually got to meet Cookie Gilchrist after a game in 1954. He played football then with the Sarnia Imperials of the ORFU. I was 13 but he took time to say hello. Awesome player! A great man! RIP
July 12, 2013
I remember going to all the Har-Brack High School football games Cookie played in back in the early 1950's. Back then Har-Brack was a football powerhouse in Western Pennsylvania. Cookie played with a lot of great football players on those teams. The stadium was so packed we had to stand in part of the end zone. Every game one or two players from the visiting team were sent to the hospital after Cookie ran over them. This was the real Friday night lights.
February 10, 2013
There are two quotes that have stayed with me for all the years of me being a fan of pro football. The first is from teammate Jack Kemp: "Pound for pound, inch for inch, the best football player I ever played with or watch play." Here's one from former K.C. Chief and HOFer, the late Buck Buchanan: "I'd pay my own way into the park just to watch Cookie block. He was the most powerful runner I ever saw.

It's sad that there is so many things that have to be considered to gain entry into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. Cookie is more than deserving.

And the stand he took regarding the 1964 New Orleans all-star game boycott. It says a lot about the man.

A solid man-on and off the field. That's Cookie Gilchrist.
December 27, 2012
I remember Cookie in Har-Brack High School, and when he hit the scene, we were enjoying watching him run. I was also on the team, and can remember in scrimmage, it took 4-5 of us to bring him down. I also played baseball against him, and I remember one game that I was pitching, and Cookie came up, so I figured a fast ball right at him, and after he sent it out to center field, it went so far that we never could find the ball ( the field wasn't fenced in them days.) I loved to hear the stories of his success, sorry he is gone!
September 15, 2012
I was lucky to see Cookie pay several times in Buffalo, the last being the 1964 AFL Champioship game. I was home from the Army and was given tickets for the game for Christmas. The Bills ground out a 20-7 win over the Chargers with Cookie running for 122 yards. He was really a force and to this day I wear my Bills shirt with 34 on it for Cookie.
July 23, 2012
I have been watching football since 1955 and have seen the likes of Mean Joe Greene, Dick Butkus, Jerry Rice, Laurence Taylor and others over the years. Cookie was the best all around player I have ever seen and the most dominant too. I watched Jim Brown who was considered the best of his era, each week and thought he had no peer until Cookie came to Buffalo to play football from Canada. Jim Brown would either carry or avoid tacklers; while Cookie would often change direction to run right at and over tacklers with full impact. There has never been anyone like him as a lead blocker either. That was just his affect on the field. I can just imagine what it must have been like to know him. If there is an all time team in heaven, he's the captain.
June 02, 2012

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