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Just met Cedrick Hardman

in Burbank.

Really nice guy. Had a few stories to tell about his time with the 9ers and with Oakland.

Yes, I got pics...will post later.
Very cool. How did u recognize him? What story did he tell you?
Met him when I was 5 years old and stuck in the hospital at St. Mary's in the City. Came to visit the kids while he was getting some rehab. Looked like a giant to a 5 yr old. Will never forget that......
Met him at Walmart, signing autographs
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Met him at Walmart, signing autographs

Close enough. He was at a Kmart this time.

Man...he's a prime example of why these guys should get paid. His hands are mangled.

It was hard not to recognize him with his booth set up. To be honest, I was too young when he was playing to appreciate what he did with the 9ers. My first football game was watching him with the Raiders beat the snot out of the Bengals.

I was actually a Raider fan until they left for LA. He said he didn't blame me, he'd have done the same thing. I asked him who his favorite team is now. He replied that he really didn't have a favorite team now. The game they play now, isn't the same game he played. I complete agree with that.

He talked a little about OJ when he was with the team. Talked about Walsh as a rook coach and a bit about Montana and Deberg.

Oh...and he handed me his 1980 superbowl ring and let me look at it. VERY COOL.
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Met him at Walmart, signing autographs

Close enough. He was at a Kmart this time.

Man...he's a prime example of why these guys should get paid. His hands are mangled.

It was hard not to recognize him with his booth set up. To be honest, I was too young when he was playing to appreciate what he did with the 9ers. My first football game was watching him with the Raiders beat the snot out of the Bengals.

I was actually a Raider fan until they left for LA. He said he didn't blame me, he'd have done the same thing. I asked him who his favorite team is now. He replied that he really didn't have a favorite team now. The game they play now, isn't the same game he played. I complete agree with that.

He talked a little about OJ when he was with the team. Talked about Walsh as a rook coach and a bit about Montana and Deberg.

Oh...and he handed me his 1980 superbowl ring and let me look at it. VERY COOL.

actually now that I think about it, I saw him at a Kmart also, in Fresno

I had a 49ers hat on and at the time had no idea who he was lol. He called me over and we chatted, I then paid for an autograph. (some fund raising thing)
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Met him at Walmart, signing autographs

Close enough. He was at a Kmart this time.

Man...he's a prime example of why these guys should get paid. His hands are mangled.

It was hard not to recognize him with his booth set up. To be honest, I was too young when he was playing to appreciate what he did with the 9ers. My first football game was watching him with the Raiders beat the snot out of the Bengals.

I was actually a Raider fan until they left for LA. He said he didn't blame me, he'd have done the same thing. I asked him who his favorite team is now. He replied that he really didn't have a favorite team now. The game they play now, isn't the same game he played. I complete agree with that.

He talked a little about OJ when he was with the team. Talked about Walsh as a rook coach and a bit about Montana and Deberg.

Oh...and he handed me his 1980 superbowl ring and let me look at it. VERY COOL.


So, I'm guessing he was with us in the late 70's? What position did he play? Nevermind, I'll Google it.
Originally posted by pelos21:
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Met him at Walmart, signing autographs

Close enough. He was at a Kmart this time.

Man...he's a prime example of why these guys should get paid. His hands are mangled.

It was hard not to recognize him with his booth set up. To be honest, I was too young when he was playing to appreciate what he did with the 9ers. My first football game was watching him with the Raiders beat the snot out of the Bengals.

I was actually a Raider fan until they left for LA. He said he didn't blame me, he'd have done the same thing. I asked him who his favorite team is now. He replied that he really didn't have a favorite team now. The game they play now, isn't the same game he played. I complete agree with that.

He talked a little about OJ when he was with the team. Talked about Walsh as a rook coach and a bit about Montana and Deberg.

Oh...and he handed me his 1980 superbowl ring and let me look at it. VERY COOL.


So, I'm guessing he was with us in the late 70's? What position did he play? Nevermind, I'll Google it.


Wow! I didn't know he was our sack leader.
I work at kmart "part time job"
He has a both set up in front of the santa maria kmart that's the central coast.
About that charity I'm nott sure if its really for a charty he asked me "what charity an I suppose to telll people that their purchases will be going to.
Other than that he had a raider and 49er jerseys number 83 autographed for 120 bucks.
Originally posted by Jakemall:

that baby is like...who the f**k is this?

I don't know either baby, I don't know either

[ Edited by danimal on Feb 2, 2011 at 16:47:53 ]
Originally posted by Jakemall:

Nice!
Cool . . . Cedric Hardman and the "Gold Rush" defensive line unit at Astro-turf Candlestick were my first real memories as a young Niner fan.
He was a kind, gentle man off the field but on the field his nickname was "Nasty." It wasn't that he was a dirty player. He just was nasty to try to block.

We could use a little of that attitude now.
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by Jakemall:

that baby is like...who the f**k is this?

I don't know either baby, I don't know either

Heh...he wasn't interested in Ced at all...it was more like..okay dad...where's my bottle?