Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame guard and union leader Gene Upshaw died last night at his Lake Tahoe home. He was 63. Having been diagnosed last Satuday with pancreatic cancer, the death comes as a surprise to fans, family, and friends. According to the Gate, his "illness, as well as his sudden death, stunned the sports world and caught even his closest friends by surprise. He had lost weight in recent months but continued to work at his usual breakneck pace." RIP, Upswhaw.