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(Post Dispatch)   Football player has seperated shoulder and broken hand - "Of course I'm playing on Sunday."   ( divider line
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2001-10-11 12:36:24 PM  
"I'm not injured yet!"
2001-10-11 12:36:31 PM  
The Giants are going to fark the Rams up!!!!

2001-10-11 12:45:08 PM  
it's only a flesh wound!
2001-10-11 12:46:52 PM  
this is what seperates the men from the boys, dealing with the pain and doing your job or complaining and whining and sitting down till it heals. Plus, these guys make way too much money to sit around and do nothing. If he wasn't playing because of the injuries and I was the coach, he would be scrubbing florrs during the game. Free loader.
2001-10-11 12:52:40 PM  
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put me in coach, put me in!
2001-10-11 12:55:20 PM  
OK, we'll call it a draw.
2001-10-11 01:14:06 PM  
Go Bengals
2001-10-11 01:25:30 PM  
Woah!! Gratuitous large picture, slow load SpurtReynolds. WOooaaaHH! < /wayne's world>

It's amazing this guy can play through such a head injury. When these people are old, they're always so worn out and deteriorated. They suffer so hard now, they never quit, eventually they all get some sort of cartelidge problem or bad knees or other such sport injuries. The effects are too long lasting.
2001-10-11 01:28:43 PM  
Gangstead, never made the cut for the team, did you?
2001-10-11 01:36:25 PM  
Gangstead sounds bitter. Who cares about the long lasting effects, they got laid--- a lot-- for a while! You can't take the memories away!
2001-10-11 01:39:35 PM  
Pfffftttt! I had one helluva papercut but still made that critical teleconference!
2001-10-11 01:45:35 PM  
Those guys are getting paid to be tough, to suck it up and drive on.

Kudos to those hard-heads! They're doing their job they're paid well to do. When I played high school football, I wasn't allowed to play with broken fingers, and I was even out a game or two when I had to have my jaw stitched up. I must admit, I wasn't super excited about going out on the field to have the stiches torn out repeatedly again anyway.

If I were being paid a few hundred grand to be there, I probably would have been expected to, and would have.
2001-10-11 01:52:36 PM  
And I thought my hangnail was bad......
2001-10-11 01:54:29 PM  
Saulsa: Ouch, did you think of that all by yourself? You didn't have to bring out the big guns on me.
Sorry, I'm too cynical
2001-10-11 01:55:45 PM  
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2001-10-11 01:57:53 PM  
Welll crap. One more try...

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Drew, it's your fault for putting images in strange folders...
2001-10-11 01:58:54 PM  
that's my boys.

2001-10-11 01:58:57 PM  
P.S. GO RAMS!!!!!
2001-10-11 01:59:05 PM  
"Just a flesh wound!"

This fellow must be a masochist. Gets root canals with no anesthetic. Give the guy credit, though.
2001-10-11 02:03:15 PM  
Football all the way.
The Moss Brothers.
2001-10-11 02:13:25 PM  
Gangstead, I don't know how cynical you sound, but you sure sound like a pussy.
2001-10-11 02:13:29 PM  
It's only a flesh wound!
2001-10-11 02:14:34 PM  
This guy should be inducted into the tough S.O.B.'s hall of fame. Right next to that unkle that wrestled the shark.
2001-10-11 02:21:19 PM  
Anyone remember Jack Youngblood? Also of the Rams. He played with a broken leg. Not bruised, sprained, or twisted, farking broken!! That's tough.
2001-10-11 02:36:47 PM  
Hehe.. I read the description and tought "Sounds like something someone in St. Louis would do.." and I look to the left and there's my beloved Post Dispatch... LOL... We're all masochists in St. Louis, doncha know? Looooove the pain I tell ya..

Anyway, go Rams and go Blues too.. Home opener tonight... yeah baby.. =)
2001-10-11 02:38:00 PM  
Rams from the start my friends. Get on the bandwagon now. We ain't stoppin' till the champagne's poppin'. (I made that up)

The Ram's are tough. Hell, St.Louis is tough. A few years ago Brendan Shanahan (then with the Blues) caught a stick on his bottom lip. The thing was hanging, literally, off his face. He goes off for the rest of the period. The sew it back up. He comes out for the 'turd' period, finds the culprit and proceeds to snot-knock him to the ice. Hee hee.

Andychrist420, I do in fact remember Youngblood. I grew up in L.A. watching the blue & white.
2001-10-11 02:42:09 PM  
Hooray for the Rams!
2001-10-11 02:47:41 PM  
Ryan Tucker, the player in the article, attended TCU in
Fort Worth, Texas. While at TCU he and other players

beat the hell out of a regular TCU student outside of a

downtown Fort Worth bar. He's no hero. He's a bully, a
coward, and a creep.
2001-10-11 02:53:52 PM  
Regardless of what he's done in the past (which is despicable), can it even really be called heroism to just do one's job? I mean, I'm sorry, I know it's hard work to play any professional sport... But for crying out loud, it's their JOB. They get paid good money to do it.
Heroism is the sports figures that do low-key charity work with their massive amounts of money. The ones you don't hear about because they don't care about publicity - they just care about doing good. Those are the heros.
2001-10-11 03:07:31 PM  
so what, some hockey player broke his leg and continued playing, only to score the game winning goal. i love the nhl network.
2001-10-11 03:09:03 PM  
I have a cold, an in-grown toenail and it hurts when I pee.
And I made it to work.
2001-10-11 03:10:05 PM  
Kolacky, A bully AND a coward eh? Hmmmmm? I've never met a cowardly bully.
2001-10-11 03:16:05 PM  
Stinkbug = Player Of The Week
2001-10-11 03:20:48 PM  
Way back in the days of yore, someone played in the Super Bowl with a broken leg. I don't have specifics- I read it in SI a while back.
2001-10-11 03:24:04 PM  
2001-10-11 03:46:10 PM  
no brain, no pain.
2001-10-11 03:55:09 PM  
Dammit: the definition of a bully is cowardly.
1. A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.
2. A hired ruffian; a thug.
3. A pimp.
4. Archaic. A fine person.
5. Archaic. A sweetheart.


anyways, would you consider picking on people who are smaller and/or weaker than yourself, in a group, with no justification, brave? i think calling someone a cowardly bully is more repetetive than oxymoronic. like "fighting for peace".

why did this get the [image from too old to be available]
tag? athletes do this stuff all the time. Tomas Sanstrom played a playoff game for the Kings with a broken leg for gawd's sake.

2001-10-11 03:57:08 PM  
one other story: before a super bowl, ronnie lott, the safety for the SF 49ers, hurt his pinky finger badly. the doctors told him he could miss the game or play with a giant cast. he had it cut it off instead.
that's dedication to your job.

2001-10-11 05:32:29 PM  
2001-10-11 05:36:03 PM  
"Of course Im playing, Im so whacked out on crack and speed, I dont feel a thing"
2001-10-11 06:45:25 PM  
ITS SEPARATE, NOT SEPERATE, oh, sorry for being english teacher, but this word mispelled all the time pisses me off.
2001-10-11 08:44:06 PM  
Legend JOHNNY UNITAS played with his ankle completely broken. I couldn't begin to imagine the pain he was in. Morphine, please... ok, next play.
2001-10-11 09:07:46 PM  
Big deal. Steve Grogan played with a Colostomy bag, Pleura-Vac, and a halo.
Did I mention he drinks Coors?
2001-10-11 11:15:56 PM  
I hadn't heard that one before. I'd hate to screw up with him around. "Why can't you be more like Lott?"
2001-10-12 06:23:25 AM  
And THIS is why football is superior in, ALL ways, to baseball. Smash, crash and come back for more.
In Baseball, it farking rains and everyone goes home.
2001-10-18 12:14:16 AM  
baseball aka Fagball aka gayball
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