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16 minutes ago, msc said:

 

CTE again. imo within a decade "end stage CTE" is going to be a more common diagnosis AND a common deadpool pick.


Aye, they starting to track down the diagnosis in the living brains now.  Once they can pinpoint that diagnosis we will see less 'Alzheimer's or whatever' and more accurate CTE.  And we will have a better timeline of life expectancy, but 4-5 years seems about right as a max.
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Awww damn.  Good player in his day.  RIP

Cliff Branch, who played on three Super Bowl championship teams and played his entire 14-year with the Raiders, died Saturday, the club confirmed.

Branch was 71 years old. No cause of death has been released.

Drafted by the Raiders out of Colorado in 1972, Branch caught 501 passes for 8,685 yards and scored 67 touchdowns, averaging 17.3 yards per reception. A sprinter at Colorado in addition to playing football, Branch struck fear into opposing defenses with his ability to get deep.

After struggling for his first two seasons to consistently catch the ball, Branch had a breakout year in 1974, catching 60 passes for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns. Two years later, Branch had 46 receptions for 1,111 yards and 12 touchdowns with a long of 88 yards, averaging a career high 24.2 yards per catch.  In 20 playoff games, including Super Bowl victories following the 1976, 1980 and 1983 seasons, Branch had 73 catches for 1,289 yards and five touchdowns.
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I''ll be completely honest, I'm surprised at the lack of traction Chris Doleman is getting on the forum. Diagnosed with glioblastoma mid-2018 so even if he makes 2020 thanks to surgery, he wont see 2021, and as a NFL Hall of Famer, guaranteed a Daily Mail QO.

 

Would have expected Sir Creep or Chorizo or the like to be trying to push him as a Drop 40 12 pointer lock for next year. But nowt.

 

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Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis died on Monday at 50 years old.  Longtime Sooners coach Barry Switzer confirmed the news on Tuesday, calling Gaddis “the best running back I ever recruited out of the state of Oklahoma.”

Gaddis’ cause of death has not been reported. The Norman Transcript reports that Gaddis suffered kidney problems and required a kidney transplant from his brother Brent in 2005.  Current Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley posted a Twitter tribute to Gaddis on Monday.

Gaddis flashed the talent that made him one of the top prospects to play at Oklahoma, rushing for 2,622 yards and 27 touchdowns on 6.2 yards per carry over three injury-plagued seasons from 1988-91.  He missed the 1990 season while recovering from a torn ACL suffered in 1989 against rival Texas.

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On 11/08/2019 at 06:12, msc said:

I''ll be completely honest, I'm surprised at the lack of traction Chris Doleman is getting on the forum. Diagnosed with glioblastoma mid-2018 so even if he makes 2020 thanks to surgery, he wont see 2021, and as a NFL Hall of Famer, guaranteed a Daily Mail QO.

 

Would have expected Sir Creep or Chorizo or the like to be trying to push him as a Drop 40 12 pointer lock for next year. But nowt.

 

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Well hey, I picked him in my draft with my friends specifically because I saw him mentioned here!  You're right, if he does see 2020, he's a stone cold lead pipe lock for next year's pools.  

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Cedric Benson, an all-American at the University of Texas and a former player with Chicago and Cincinnati, has died.  He was 36.

 

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2850120-former-nfl-texas-rb-cedric-benson-dies-at-36-after-motorcycle-crash?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_medium=referral

 

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3 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Cedric Benson, an all-American at the University of Texas and a former player with Chicago and Cincinnati, has died.  He was 36.

 

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2850120-former-nfl-texas-rb-cedric-benson-dies-at-36-after-motorcycle-crash?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_medium=referral

 

 

I just drove TX-2222 in Austin a few days ago.  A few blind curves and good size hills.

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Jim Hardy, Quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams (1946-1948), the Chicago Cardinals (1949-1951) and the Detroit Lions (1952), has died age 96. He was the oldest living player for the LA Rams and the USC. 

 

Edit: Daily Mail obituary.

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