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We were lucky to watch him

Week 16 on the field was overshadowed by the loss of Reggie White -- who was truly one of a kind.

Updated: December 27, 2004, 11:56 AM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

Reggie White wasn't a football player. He was a force of nature.

Here at The Hangover, a birth certificate prevents me from saying I saw Deacon Jones or Bob Lilly in their primes. But I did see Reggie White in his prime, and, including Bruce Smith in that elite party of two, I will say I never saw a more fearsome, unstoppable blast of athleticism and raw strength on an NFL playing field.

The NFL and the White family lost a legend on Sunday. Reggie White put a swim move on St. ...

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