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Ex-QB Jim McMahon talks of early-stage dementia
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Posted on 09/27/2012 9:31:16 AM PDT by nuconvert

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...when he meets people, "I'm asking two minutes later, 'Who was that?'

"When my friends call and leave me a message ... I'll read it and delete it before I respond and then I forget who called and left me a message," he added

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: football; jimmcmahon
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Heck, I do that, and I never played football.
1 posted on 09/27/2012 9:31:19 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

McMahon was as much an entertainer as a player on the field. Wonder what he thinks (if he still can) about all the headbutts he would exchange with his offensive line after a touchdown or a big play.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 9:35:44 AM PDT by lesko
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To: nuconvert

Me too - maybe we should be worried ;)


3 posted on 09/27/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by MissH
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McMahon was very susceptible to concussions in his last years. He could not take much of a hit.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 9:37:38 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: nuconvert

I hate it when that happens.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 9:38:12 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (my French needs no pardoning..)
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To: nuconvert

I am 50 years old. Last night I was watching TV and during the commercial I could not remember what show I was watching. I have never played contact sports. It’s what happens when you age. Also, has anyone connected these problems with the lifestyle these guys have? Steroids? Supplements? Muscle builders? Pain killers? Drug habits?


6 posted on 09/27/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: nuconvert

I am 50 years old. Last night I was watching TV and during the commercial I could not remember what show I was watching. I have never played contact sports. It’s what happens when you age. Also, has anyone connected these problems with the lifestyle these guys have? Steroids? Supplements? Muscle builders? Pain killers? Drug habits?


7 posted on 09/27/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: nuconvert
I know that Rush rails about football being emasculated by the "head injury" crowd but science is science.Never having attended medical school I know nothing about neurology,neurosurgery of neuropathology (the medical specialty that analyzes the human brain under a microscope).However,if,someday,these "brain scientists" decide that football,hockey,boxing or other sports/activities cause brain damage down the road we need to pay attention.

One case in point...Cassius Clay.

8 posted on 09/27/2012 9:42:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: nuconvert

Me too. I mostly attribute it to my self involvement and lack of attention paying but maybe it’s something else altogether. (:


9 posted on 09/27/2012 9:42:57 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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neurosurgery of neuropathology = neurosurgery or neuropathology


10 posted on 09/27/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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Only stands to reason that if you get your bell rung - a lot - that there will be consequences both short term and long term. We didn’t know that many years ago but we know it now. I think that the “Science is Settled” to quote the AGW crowd :)


11 posted on 09/27/2012 9:44:56 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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Not accusing McMahon, but how many of these players with dementia type problems also used alcohol and drugs after they left the NFL? Forgetfulness is one of the effects of alcoholism.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 9:47:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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Mrs. VanShuyten thinks I have a problem because she doesn’t think I remember everything she says. She fails to realize that oftentimes I just don’t hang on her every word— a policy that has allowed me to avoid many a disagreement.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 9:53:10 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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So shut up, Joe, and be thankful that the worst problem you have is a cranky prostate...


14 posted on 09/27/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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She fails to realize that oftentimes I just don’t hang on her every word

Heh, mine thinks I need a hearing aid :-)

15 posted on 09/27/2012 10:06:43 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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I blame my addiction to technology too. Half the time I am reading something on a screen while listening. Half way.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: nuconvert

I feeeeel sorry for all of them afletes,,,
/sarc


17 posted on 09/27/2012 10:10:01 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: nuconvert

Article states he lead Bears to Super Bowl win in ‘86!
Didnt happen. Giants won in 1986.
Lazy journalist!


18 posted on 09/27/2012 10:16:57 AM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: nuconvert

I wonder if his claim of memory problems is related to his current money problems?


19 posted on 09/27/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: marstegreg

Mine causes me to double post. Do you ever find that to be the case?


20 posted on 09/27/2012 10:18:42 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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