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#1 Just Jack

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

it's that a player may die on the field....

http://sports.yahoo....09755--nfl.html

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

Well he made sure if any player dies on the field it won't be Brady.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

It's only a matter of time. Suprised it hasn't happened yet actually.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

It'll happen some day.  And people will be up in arms, wrongfully.  It's dangerous work, but people die at any job where there's physical labor involved.  Hell, even delivering pizzas has a pretty high mortality rate.  

Kevin Everett was probably the closest right?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:21 PM

i used to be more worried about rex ryan keeling over on the sideline than anything else. maybe andy reid.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:22 PM

Player safety is always my #1 concern.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

View PostSageAgainstTheMachine, on 06 March 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

It'll happen some day.  And people will be up in arms, wrongfully.  It's dangerous work, but people die at any job where there's physical labor involved.  Hell, even delivering pizzas has a pretty high mortality rate.  

Kevin Everett was probably the closest right?

Closest being a bit hard to define, he certainly wasnt far.

Haven't read up on he and his wife's blog lately - night have to check in soon. Always uplifting.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:19 AM

View PostGreen Lightning, on 06 March 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

Well he made sure if any player dies on the field it won't be Brady.

Bernard Pollard & Terrell Suggs don't agree.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:05 AM

View PostSageAgainstTheMachine, on 06 March 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

It'll happen some day.  And people will be up in arms, wrongfully.  It's dangerous work, but people die at any job where there's physical labor involved.  Hell, even delivering pizzas has a pretty high mortality rate.  

Kevin Everett was probably the closest right?

Not to diminish what happened to Everett, but Reggie Brown of the Lions suffered a pretty severe injury on the field, back in the late 90's...they had to administer CPR on him.  Apparently, too, Drew Bledsoes' injury against the Jets was fairly serious too...and then there was Chuck Hughes who died, on the field, in the early 70's.  He died of a heart attack.  His number was retired by the Lions...

I also seem to remember a guy (maybe played for the Redskins) in the 70's who died of a heart attack right after a game, in the locker room...IIRC he returned a kick for a TD in the final minutes of the game...and then just 2 or 3 years ago, a 49ers linemen (can't remember his name..James Herrion maybe?) died in the locker room after a pre-season game against the Broncos.  Seems like the size of some of theses guys is as big a threat to their lives as nasty hits.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:26 AM

BUFTEX, I remember when Hughes died. While they 'officially' ruled it a heart attack, he was crushed by Butkus as he went up for a pass. I always believed it was the hit, regardless of the 'official' Coroner's report. JMO.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:32 AM

His biggest fear is someone dying on TV.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

No one in the NFL in recent times has come as close as Clint Malarchuk.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

View Postdave mcbride, on 07 March 2013 - 08:17 AM, said:

No one in the NFL in recent times has come as close as Clint Malarchuk.
Or Chris Pronger.  He was hit in the chest with a slapshot and the trainer said when he got there that his heart wasn't beating....even though it restarted quickly.

http://articles.lati...sports/sp-48660

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

View PostChandler#81, on 07 March 2013 - 07:26 AM, said:

BUFTEX, I remember when Hughes died. While they 'officially' ruled it a heart attack, he was crushed by Butkus as he went up for a pass. I always believed it was the hit, regardless of the 'official' Coroner's report. JMO.

You are probably right...I don't remember it at all (I think it was like 1971 or 72..I was only 6), I only remember it being referred to a few times during Bills/Lions games...but I am sure the NFL was just as consciousous of brutal hits back then too.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

More sissification of the NFL

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 07 March 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

More sissification of the NFL
Yeah, those pussies.  Get out there and die like a man for the sake of entertainment!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

View PostCodeMonkey, on 07 March 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

Yeah, those pussies.  Get out there and die like a man for the sake of entertainment!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostTDO, on 07 March 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

Or Chris Pronger.  He was hit in the chest with a slapshot and the trainer said when he got there that his heart wasn't beating....even though it restarted quickly.

http://articles.lati...sports/sp-48660


Or Richard Zednik


http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=3240651

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

My uncle got thrown up on at the Malarchuk game... before the incident.

View PostTDO, on 07 March 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

Or Chris Pronger.  He was hit in the chest with a slapshot and the trainer said when he got there that his heart wasn't beating....even though it restarted quickly.

http://articles.lati...sports/sp-48660
I remember that. Being only 7 at the time, it scared the crap out of me. I didn't watch hockey for a while after that.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

the worst I ever saw was a player from the Jets i believe named Bird...paralyzed now I think...