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Jim McMahon discusses dementia
ESPN ^ | September 26, 2012

Posted on 09/26/2012 9:47:28 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who is suffering from early-stage dementia, has told a Chicago television station that while he appreciates what football has done for him, if he could do it over, he would play baseball.

In an interview with Fox affiliate WFLD-TV, aired Wednesday, the 53-year-old McMahon says he knows where he's going when in an airport. But when he meets people, "I'm asking two minutes later, 'Who was that?'

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bears; jimmcmahon

1 posted on 09/26/2012 9:47:34 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh my God this is so sad I remember him like he left football yesterday.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 9:51:00 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sounds to me like McMahon may be deficient in a number of vitamins such as B12. I wonder what prescription drugs he is taking.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 9:51:42 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: upsdriver

B12 D E niacin thiamine etc


4 posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:01 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sad to hear. My lasting memory of McMahon is of him getting pile-driven into the ground by Charles Martin of the Packers. McMahon took a lot of punishment during his career.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:50 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Williams

Yeah, this really is sad. I think everyone knew there would be a price t o pay for all the punishment, but its hard to see this in someone so young.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 10:00:45 PM PDT by SoDak (Obama..change you can step in.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
That was a damn crime--and after the whistle. McMahon was heading for a Hall of Fame career.
7 posted on 09/26/2012 10:01:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MinorityRepublican

After watching him try to act, I think dementia was already there. Or am I thinking of Brian Bostwick?


8 posted on 09/26/2012 10:01:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Raw coconut oil will help!


9 posted on 09/26/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT by VNam68
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To: MinorityRepublican

Isn’t he the one that started the bandana head wrap thing?

TT


10 posted on 09/26/2012 10:10:37 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Raw coconut oil will help!


11 posted on 09/26/2012 10:12:09 PM PDT by VNam68
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To: MinorityRepublican

Raw coconut oil will help!


12 posted on 09/26/2012 10:12:28 PM PDT by VNam68
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To: MinorityRepublican

From the man who used to head butt his offensive lineman.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 10:17:32 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I always thought McMahon had a screw or two or three loose waaaaaay back in the mid-80's. No surprise here.



14 posted on 09/26/2012 10:19:37 PM PDT by goron (Let's get this done!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“From the man who used to head butt his offensive lineman.”

And Jay Cutler continues that tradition..


15 posted on 09/26/2012 10:29:00 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: TexasTransplant

Yeh — and pick the skin off his toes in post game interviews.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 10:32:16 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MinorityRepublican

What ever happened to Tommy Morrison, still living in a cave because of Y2K fears?


17 posted on 09/26/2012 10:42:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: goron

I had such a crush on him when I was in high school.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 10:51:32 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: GeronL

I know Tommy got HIV...Tommy Gunn only fights in the ring.

http://youtu.be/9mSY2_aC8WQ


20 posted on 09/26/2012 10:54:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Yeah, I think Jim had a large target painted on him for a lot of opposing players to hit.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 11:18:39 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: MinorityRepublican
This thread led me here. Within the last 15 seconds a commentator asks why Martin is being congratulated. Some knew then, most know now.

22 posted on 09/26/2012 11:25:05 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Fledermaus
Or am I thinking of Brian Bostwick?

Brian Bosworth.....

Made several C movies....

23 posted on 09/27/2012 1:24:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
McMahon says he knows where he's going when in an airport. But when he meets people, "I'm asking two minutes later, 'Who was that?'

Oh hell, I'm doomed. I've been doing that since my 20's.

24 posted on 09/27/2012 2:51:58 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: I see my hands

Martin was revered by a lot of Packers fans after that, too. Packers fans are a mostly nuts.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 3:17:21 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

FWIW, I don’t think I have dementia and two minutes after I meet someone I ask “Who was that?


26 posted on 09/27/2012 4:13:26 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: raybbr

Speaking as someone who lived 2 blocks from Lambeau at the time - no one revered Martin. He was a fringe player on a bad team. He also died some time ago.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 5:35:00 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: raybbr

Speaking as someone who lived 2 blocks from Lambeau at the time - no one revered Martin. He was a fringe player on a bad team. He also died some time ago.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 5:35:00 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: MinorityRepublican
Okay, I'll probably get a major flame for this, but-

How can anyone who has an ounce worth of sense NOT know that repeatedly smashing your head into something will eventually damage it?

The stories about how physically damaging the 'game' of football is have been around for a while, but no one seems to weep and wail about it until they run out of multimillion dollar contracts to sign.

29 posted on 09/27/2012 5:42:46 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: goseminoles; upsdriver

you guys are so right!

I recently assessed my diet and started taking some good vitamins and it is making a world of difference

I lost 20 pounds, i have more energy, and can think more clearly than I have in years

For any freeper near or over age 50 DO THIS: Go to GNC and get some ‘mega-men’ vitamins and some magnesium, vitamin D, niacin, saw palmetto (or other ‘men’ and ‘virilty’ vitamins for prostate), fish oil, and try it for one month. You can also add melatonin and valerian for help sleeping

It may cost a few bucks (I spent almost $200 for one month) but it was worth it

oh- and stop eating bread and anything with wheat (just for one month) It may seem hard at first but now I do not miss it at all, and in fact do not even like the thought of eating bread. Meat and Eggs and Cheese and Milk (soybean milk is great!) and vegetables - nothing else (RELIGIOUSLY!!) for one month- you will be amazed at the diff. You cannot be half-hearted in the attempt, though.

Just TRY IT for one month- and see if any health issues you might have are diet and vitamin deficiency related


30 posted on 09/27/2012 5:45:39 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: sbMKE

Say what you want. I knew many Packers fans and most of them thought what Martin did was pretty cool.


31 posted on 09/27/2012 5:51:05 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: sbMKE

Say what you want. I knew many Packers fans and most of them thought what Martin did was pretty cool.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 5:51:44 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: TexasTransplant
Isn’t he the one that started the bandana head wrap thing?

I think McMahon started the head/sweatband thing.

Deion Sanders started the "Doo-Rag" thing, which has now become a "looks like some Muslim skull cap" thing.

33 posted on 09/27/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Rummyfan

Brian Bosworth still flinches if you walk up behind him and whisper “Bo Jackson.”


34 posted on 09/27/2012 8:28:52 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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