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14 hours ago, BufordTJustice said:

Half Time at the Cowboys and 49ers game, Dwight Clark is being honoured.  Is it maybe because he only has a few months left ?

Um no dumbass he has ALS, and until he is in a wheelchair with a tube to breathe through, he's got plenty of time.  Even THEN they seem to last a few years.   So him being at the stadium not in a wheelchair says he has at least 3+ years.  
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Someone tell Sir Creep there are several different strands of ALS/MND which attack in several different ways/have varying life expectancies. Gordon Aikman was still chatting sans tube about a month before his death, for example.

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J.C. Caroline, a star Illinois running back in the 1950s who played for the Chicago Bears for a decade, has died. He was 84.
Caroline, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, led the nation in rushing for Illinois in 1953 with 1,256 yards in nine games.
He signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1955 before joining the Bears a year later, where he mainly played defensive back. He made the Pro Bowl as a rookie and finished with 24 career interceptions.
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We haven't had a Chris Mortensen update in a while. So here's an interesting but long read from last month.

 

TL/DR version: his Stage IV throat cancer has spread to his lungs, but is being treated...for now...

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21 hours ago, msc said:

We haven't had a Chris Mortensen update in a while. So here's an interesting but long read from last month.

 

TL/DR version: his Stage IV throat cancer has spread to his lungs, but is being treated...for now...

If you want a Mortenson update, he's on TV all the time during football season, including last night's MNF game halftime.

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Former New England Patriots coach Ron Meyer, who might be best remembered for his role in the 1982 “snowplow” game, has died, it was announced Tuesday. He was 76.

Meyer also coached in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and in the college ranks at Southern Methodist and UNLV.
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Snow Plow Game highlights.... 2:00 video

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d82a3b1ae/Films-Encore-The-snowplow-game

Meyer was coach at SMU when the Pony Express received the death penalty, which took them from a top 10 program to still trying to recover this many years later (I think they went to their first bowl game since then just a year or two ago).  ESPN 30-For-30 film, well worth the watch.  Eric Dickerson, et.al.

 

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Tommy Nobis, NFL player for the Atlanta Falcons (1966-1976), has died aged 74. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1972, as well as being chosen as the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1966.

 

Pete Brown, co-founder of the Cincinnati Bengals, has died aged 74. He receives a Daily Mail obituary through the wires, so his brother Mike Brown (82) who owns the Cincinnati Bengals might be worth noting.

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1 hour ago, Thatcher said:

Tommy Nobis, NFL player for the Atlanta Falcons (1966-1976), has died aged 74. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1972, as well as being chosen as the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1966.

 

Pete Brown, co-founder of the Cincinnati Bengals, has died aged 74. He receives a Daily Mail obituary through the wires, so his brother Mike Brown (82) who owns the Cincinnati Bengals might be worth noting.

Wow tough day for the NFL.  Maybe Patrick Bowlen and his alzheimer's announced today?  Would be a coup for me.

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Very timely -- Ezra Castro (38), aka 'Pancho Billa', the most recognizable Buffalo Bills fan out there, has stage 4 cancer, but before he dies at least gets to see his team die first in the playoffs they haven't been to in nearly two decades.
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On 11/20/2017 at 11:04, Thatcher said:

Terry Glenn, NFL player for the New England Patriots (1996-2001), Green Bay Packers (2002) and the Dallas Cowboys (2003-2007), has died in a car accident aged 43.

 

Edit: Daily Mail, Daily MirrorThe Guardian obituaries.

Glenn's toxicology report after his fatal crash showed Glenn had marijuana in his system and his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Toxicology tests reveal he was impaired with a .165 BAC. Police also found a marijuana grinder and bottle in the crash wreckage. Glenn's cause of death is listed as an "accident" due to blunt force trauma.

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Washington State Quaterback, Tyler Hilinski, found dead in apparent suicide.

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Former Calgary Stampeder Jerry Keeling, who quarterbacked the team to the 1971 Grey Cup title, has died. He was 78.

Keeling – known as “Bones” to his teammates because of his slender build – joined the Stampeders in 1961 after a standout career at the University of Tulsa.

 

Now after Keeling over, he will REALLY be known as Bones.

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Updating: 

Mike Adamle announced on “Megyn Kelly Today” that he and his wife are launching a new foundation dedicated to being a support network for suspected chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) victims.  As part of a partnership with the non-profit Concussion Legacy Foundation, the Adamles will launch ‘The Mike Adamle Project: Rise Above.”

Sounds like he thinks he will be around a bit, but his entire medical background is discussed in the attached video, his dimentia, CTE, diabetes, etc.  Doubt he has two years, frankly.
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If anyone remembers his short and abysmal run as a sort of Mean Gene type in the WWE a decade ago, it was obvious something was up even then. Stumbling over names, struggling to form sentences. He was getting mocked at the time too.  And now we're a decade on from that.

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On 2/3/2018 at 10:47, msc said:

If anyone remembers his short and abysmal run as a sort of Mean Gene type in the WWE a decade ago, it was obvious something was up even then. Stumbling over names, struggling to form sentences. He was getting mocked at the time too.  And now we're a decade on from that.

 

 

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Former Alabama Crimson Tide pass rush specialist Jeremy Nunley, a part of one of the most heralded defensive lines in Alabama football history, has died at the of 46. Nunley, a native of Tennessee, suffered a heart attack Monday night. 

Jeremy Nunley was an All-SEC defensive lineman in 1993. He was taken in the second round of the NFL Draft and went on to play professionally for the Houston Oilers and Carolina Panthers.

He later went into the pharmaceutical business in Tuscaloosa.

 

I'm thinking that last sentence has a lot to do with his demise.  Time will tell.
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And the Alabame Crimson Tide is in the news again 10 days later.

 

Former Alabama quarterback Vince Sutton passed away Thursday.  The LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News reported Sutton died after years of health problems. Sutton, a quarterback from 1984-88, was in need of a kidney transplant in 2011.  Sutton was the last Alabama true freshman to start at quarterback before Jalen Hurts did it in 2016.

Over four seasons, Sutton played in 21 games. He completed 92 of 215 passing attempts for 1,102 yards for 10 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.  After completing his eligibility at Alabama, Sutton moved home to LaGrange and became a lieutenant at the county jail.

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Jim Dickey, the first football coach to guide Kansas State to a bowl game, died on Saturday.  He was 83.

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Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Fred Carr passed away on Monday.  He was 71.  Carr had been suffering from dementia and prostate cancer.

Carr was selected fifth overall in the 1968 NFL Draft.  Carr played 10 seasons for the Packers and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 1983.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection and co-MVP of the 1970 Pro Bowl, Carr recorded 112 starts and appeared in 140 career games from 1968-77.
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^ The same Jim Kelly whose original cancer inspired Sir Creep to post here originally, no?

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Dorne Dibble, a former Michigan State All-American who won a pair of NFL Championships with the Detroit Lions, died on Thursday at age 88, the university announced Friday afternoon.   

Dibble was a third-round selection (No. 33 overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 1951 NFL draft. He played a total of six seasons with the Lions - 1951 and 1953-57.   In 68 games with the Lions, Dibble had 146 catches for 2,552 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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Blain Padgett, a star defensive end for the Rice Owls, has died, Rice University athletics confirmed tonight.  Padgett did not show up for a workout Friday morning and coaches started to worry, contacting his family.  Padgett was found at his home and apparently died in his sleep. So far, though, there is no official cause of death.  Padgett had a monster sophomore year, leading the defensive line with 41 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss.
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