Classic Buddy Ryan Videos

Philadelphia and the NFL lost one of the game’s most colorful and impactful characters today, as Buddy Ryan passed at the age of 85.

Here are some moments that were influenced by that gigantic personality:

Some payback for Tom Landry‘s decision to use players who had crossed the picket lines during the ’87 strike:

It doesn’t get any better than Luis Zendejas spitting lyrics on “Buddy’s Watchin’ You”.

Especially considering that Zendejas was eventually on the wrong end of an [alleged] Buddy bounty.

A player’s coach, through and through. All the stories that have poured in today speak to that, as does this snippet from ESPN’s 30-for-30 on the ’85 Bears: