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Saying goodbye to some NFL notables

December 31, 2008 |  4:05 pm

Gene UpshawGeorgia Frontiere  For those who subscribe to the cable channel Showtime, the "Inside The NFL on Showtime" program (at 9 tonight Pacific time) will feature a segment looking back at those associated with pro football who passed away in 2008.

Among those profiled: the NFL's first female team owner Georgia Frontiere, whose time with the Rams (first Los Angeles and then St. Louis)was never without controversy.

Also included on the program: longtime NFL Players Assn. President and Hall of Fame Oakland Raider Gene Upshaw; Hall of Famers Sammy Baugh and Gene Hickerson; Ernie Holmes and Dwight White, both members of the Pittsburgh Steelers "Steel Curtain" defense; and broadcasters Dick Lynch and Myron Cope.

-- Diane Pucin

Photos: Georgia Frontiere, left, and Gene Upshaw. Credit: AP