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(Yahoo)   Ex-QB Jim McMahon reveals he is suffering from early stage dementia, something the rest of us knew back in the 1980's   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 43
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2012-09-27 11:16:07 AM  
Also, he is suffering from early stage dementia.
 
2012-09-27 12:31:44 PM  
He was over-rated as a quarterback; competant but overshadowed by his media shenanigans, but he
was the first one to use those tinted face shields, and they made him look dangerous.
 
2012-09-27 02:21:08 PM  
He doesn't want to cause no trouble,
He just wants to do the Super Douche Shuffle!
 
2012-09-27 02:26:38 PM  
Hopefully all that cocaine was worth it
 
182
2012-09-27 02:27:02 PM  

skinink: He doesn't want to cause no trouble,
He just wants to do the Super Douche Shuffle!


mcmahon wasn't a douche, dickwad.
 
2012-09-27 02:28:17 PM  
"I'm the punky QB, known as McMahon. When I hit the turf, I've got no plan."

So at least that won't change.
 
2012-09-27 02:29:11 PM  
He was very philanthropic. One of the first people to support the JDRF.

//46-10
 
2012-09-27 02:29:40 PM  
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2012-09-27 02:30:24 PM  
I seem to remember him getting quite a few concussions after the super bowl and only being pulled out of games for a Qtr back then.

I was a huge beers fan then and knew nothing about concussions until recently.

I had several in highschool football, but never had any playing rugby in college.

I had several in highschool football, but never had nay playing rugby in college.

Did i mention football and rugby?
 
2012-09-27 02:31:17 PM  

182: skinink: He doesn't want to cause no trouble,
He just wants to do the Super Douche Shuffle!

mcmahon wasn't a douche, dickwad.


Funny how that still gets around. People thought he was a prima donna because he always wore sunglasses. They didn't know it was because his eyes were screwed up.
 
2012-09-27 02:36:43 PM  

182: skinink: He doesn't want to cause no trouble,
He just wants to do the Super Douche Shuffle!

mcmahon wasn't a douche, dickwad.


He was a stuck up know it all.
 
2012-09-27 02:36:56 PM  

Orgasmatron138: 182: skinink: He doesn't want to cause no trouble,
He just wants to do the Super Douche Shuffle!

mcmahon wasn't a douche, dickwad.

Funny how that still gets around. People thought he was a prima donna because he always wore sunglasses. They didn't know it was because his eyes were screwed up.


He also is known for his trademark sunglasses, which he wears for medical reasons. At age six, while trying to untie a knot in a toy gun holster with a fork, he accidentally severed the retina in his right eye when the fork slipped. While his vision was saved, the accident left that eye extremely sensitive to light.[15] On the field he was among the first to wear a helmet fitted with a tinted plastic visor covering the eyes, leading to nicknames like "Darth Vader" and "Black Sunshine."
 
2012-09-27 02:38:10 PM  

I_C_Weener: Also, he is suffering from early stage dementia.



Where did you hear that?
 
2012-09-27 02:38:21 PM  
Da Bears!!!
 
2012-09-27 02:38:29 PM  
I also heard he's suffering from early stage dementia.
 
2012-09-27 02:40:47 PM  
You think that's bad? Jim McMahon is suffering from early stage dementia.
 
2012-09-27 02:44:46 PM  
Maybe he'll forget about my brother's best friend playing mailbox baseball and turning Jimmy Mac's mailbox into a homerun

/With the side of his car
//Lulz
///CSB
 
2012-09-27 03:32:54 PM  
Well, at least we know Jim McMahon isn't suffering from early stage dementia.
 
2012-09-27 03:42:37 PM  
I blame his headbands.
 
2012-09-27 03:43:56 PM  
What will his brother, Vince, do now?
 
2012-09-27 03:46:09 PM  
What a bunch of biatches...most of these guys wouldn't get off the field if you told them to because they either didn't want to lose their spot on the depth chart, or some misplaced sense of macho pride bullshiat and now they want a hand out

Boo Farking Hoo

They call themselves gladiators and pride themselves on playing a "collision sport" and then get all "Wahhhhh! I didn't know the risks! Gimmee money" later on in life because they didn't have enough sense to invest some of the millions they made.

Cry me a river...I'll piss you a lake, McMahon
 
2012-09-27 03:59:51 PM  
I still remember the assbite Packer running up behind him long after the play was over, grabbing him, and spiking his shoulder to the turf.

Farking ahole.
 
2012-09-27 04:03:16 PM  
I never really thought of him as great and I don't think most people do so it's silly to call him overrated. He was a game manager that didn't make a lot of mistakes. He was Kyle Orton on a better team. Not to denigrate either one of them.

He was a lot better before Charles Martin destroyed his throwing shoulder. His confidence never seemed to come back after that.

Martin only got two games, but this would probably get you suspended for the season in today's league: Link
 
2012-09-27 04:07:08 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I still remember the assbite Packer running up behind him long after the play was over, grabbing him, and spiking his shoulder to the turf.

Farking ahole.


It was Charles Martin. That wankstain got ejected from the game, and it put his career in a death spiral.

If he had done that today, he'd have likely been suspended for at least the rest of the season.
 
2012-09-27 04:09:17 PM  
He was on the Dan Patrick Show a few weeks ago. At least they said it was Jim McMahon. I'd rank it up there with Sheldon Kennedy and Ken Caminiti (both from the Jim Rome show) on the "pull the car over and listen, fer chrissake" radio interview scale.
 
2012-09-27 04:12:22 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I still remember the assbite Packer running up behind him long after the play was over, grabbing him, and spiking his shoulder to the turf.

Farking ahole.

It was Charles Martin. That wankstain got ejected from the game, and it put his career in a death spiral.

If he had done that today, he'd have likely been suspended for at least the rest of the season.


Martin was ejected from the game and suspended for two games.[1] This was the first multi-game suspension for an on-field incident in modern NFL history, and would remain the longest suspension for an on-field incident until Albert Haynesworth of the Tennessee Titans was suspended five games for stomping on the head of Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode in 2006.

Martin died in 2005 at age 45, due to complications from kidney failure.
 
2012-09-27 04:21:06 PM  
jollypeople.com

I may be a midget quarterback but I can still count past potato!
 
2012-09-27 05:09:33 PM  
The September issue of ESPN the Rag has a cover story on McMahon. His current girlfriend takes pictures of them together frequently to prepare for the day he loses his mind all the way.
 
2012-09-27 05:22:40 PM  
"When I'm home, I'm usually sitting in the back of my room just watching TV in the dark and when I come out it's to the kitchen to get something to eat."

What is his Fark handle?
 
2012-09-27 05:37:44 PM  
That sucks to hear. I still remember him announcing on the Tonight Show.
 
2012-09-27 05:55:44 PM  

Christian Bale: "When I'm home, I'm usually sitting in the back of my room just watching TV in the dark and when I come out it's to the kitchen to get something to eat."

What is his Fark handle?


IAmRight
 
2012-09-27 06:11:24 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: He was over-rated as a quarterback;


Really? Who rated him highly? I remember he was considered average, but good enough for a team with a once-in-a-century defense. But no one said "that Jim McMahon he's the next Joe Montana."

/sad story -- dude was in line to have everything . . . .
 
2012-09-27 06:17:00 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Really? Who rated him highly? I remember he was considered average, but good enough for a team with a once-in-a-century defense. But no one said "that Jim McMahon he's the next Joe Montana."


To be fair he was a damn good college quarterback, and really he just played to the Bears' system, but there's no reason to think he couldn't have done well elsewhere.
 
2012-09-27 06:39:18 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: DjangoStonereaver: He was over-rated as a quarterback;

Really? Who rated him highly? I remember he was considered average, but good enough for a team with a once-in-a-century defense. But no one said "that Jim McMahon he's the next Joe Montana."

/sad story -- dude was in line to have everything . . . .


I guess I'm just remember his near ubiquity in the media in the mid-80s. I'm not much of a football fan.
 
2012-09-27 08:36:37 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I never really thought of him as great and I don't think most people do so it's silly to call him overrated. He was a game manager that didn't make a lot of mistakes. He was Kyle Orton on a better team. Not to denigrate either one of them.

He was a lot better before Charles Martin destroyed his throwing shoulder. His confidence never seemed to come back after that.

Martin only got two games, but this would probably get you suspended for the season in today's league: Link


At about 1:20 of that clip Mike Ditka runs out on the field.He looks like Saddam Hussein.
 
2012-09-27 10:32:28 PM  
The most amusing thing about Jim McMahon's career is that I believe he still has the record for most consecutive games won as starting QB at I believe 23 or 24.... of course it was between 84-87 because he missed so many games because of injury.
 
2012-09-27 11:38:42 PM  

WhyteRaven74: AliceBToklasLives: Really? Who rated him highly? I remember he was considered average, but good enough for a team with a once-in-a-century defense. But no one said "that Jim McMahon he's the next Joe Montana."

To be fair he was a damn good college quarterback, and really he just played to the Bears' system, but there's no reason to think he couldn't have done well elsewhere.


That sounds really good, until you see that they say exactly the same thing about Jake Plummer. The problem is that phrase you used: "he just played to the Bears' system", which really means "to the NFL's system", which is to bulk up QB's to the size of halfbacks so that they are less prone to impact injuries. They are consequently less mobile, so more prone to impact injuries, so we'll just finagle the rules to over-protect them. Never mind that we are creating a circular problem. Never mind about the increase in size adversely affecting their ability as QB's physically. We don't care about that, we just want them bigger so as to appear more imposing for our marketing dept.

Both Jake and Jim were phenominal college QB's, and both were ruined by the NFL's demands to fit into their physical mold. Plummer in particular was never meant to be a bulky QB. He was a lanky guy, whose physical agility came from tendon strength, not bulk muscle. McMahon was less reliant on that, but still was not at all suited to being a "big" QB. He lucked out and ended up on a team that was Superbowl caliber early on in his career. Plummer was less lucky, stuck it out and tried it as long as he could, and eventually said "Screw this, I am neither effective nor happy being this big", and left to drop all that bulk and successfully pursue a career playing pro handball as a lanky guy. IMO, that is the NFL's loss. As for McMahon, the Bears simply didn't have anyone at QB with the talent needed to take them to the Superbowl at that time except McMahon. He knew it, they knew it, everyone knew it. And he made the NFL a shiat-ton of money, while they told him that he would be fine when they knew damn well he wouldn't. So I hope he and the rest of the guys involved in the lawsuit get everything they are asking for. Because fark the NFL, that's why.
 
2012-09-28 01:01:47 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I still remember the assbite Packer running up behind him long after the play was over, grabbing him, and spiking his shoulder to the turf.

Farking ahole.

It was Charles Martin. That wankstain got ejected from the game, and it put his career in a death spiral.

If he had done that today, he'd have likely been suspended for at least the rest of the season.


I don't get the outrage. That was a good, clean football hit. It's not Martin's fault McMahon was a gaping pussy.

People are soft these days.
 
2012-09-28 01:42:33 AM  
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2012-09-28 03:08:20 AM  
In around 30 years the NFL might warm up to the idea that football is pretty freaking dangerous for your health.

/ yeah right, too much money at stake
 
2012-09-28 03:51:45 AM  
Abso-farking-lutely true CSB time...

San Diego, 1988-89ish, a friend's mom was worried about us 18-year-olds making repeated trips to Tiajuana, Mexico, where, of course, booze was legal at that age.

She worked at some fancy-schmancy place that had the newest laser printers as opposed to the commonplace matrix printers at the time.

So, like any other caring, concerned, and worrisome mother, she made fake Iowa driver's licenses for a large group of us.

Her rationale was that it would be FAR better to be arrested in the good ol' USA than in Mexico, for whatever crimes we might have been subconsciously planning for, apparently.

In any case, the fake license was IMMACULATE! We got into bars where the bouncers would say "NO WAY!" after seeing us then they'd whip out their "50 States ID books" and see that, yes, what we gave them were damned identical to the real thing.

And then....

I went to The Elephant Bar in San Diego, located right next to UCSD, where the SD Chargers were doing their practice camp.

This was in the middle of the week so business was slow and I was there with my brother and a friend. Next thing you know, a whole lotta Chargers come in.

All I can say is, in less than the span of two hours, the following things happened:

* Jim McMahon, wearing shades, is immediately swamped by the troll hoes. He spends a good part of his time standing in the middle of the dance floor saying "I don't dance. . . .I don't dance" and literally just stands there with his shades on the entire time, groping random women that come up to him for a "dance."

* Redneck Billy Joe Tolliver (back up QB at the time?) keeps asking how to sign "Swallow my gum, you whore" in sign lanaguage. (My brother and his friend are deaf and the Chargers are FASCINATED that deaf people follow sports and know player stats as well)

* There were a whole bunch of other players crowding around us and, by then, my brother, myself, and friend had run up a $200-300 bar tab.

* The manager looks over and stares right at me and asks a waiter to check my ID.

* Waiter checks my ID and says its good.

* Manager still has doubt and wants my ID.

* Manager announces to the entire table that he seriously doubts that the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles would mispell "Iowa City" as "Iowa Ciyt" and that I must be underage.

* Watch Chargers immediately evacuate the table. QUICKLY.

* Watch waiter ask manager to make us pay the tab.

* Watch manager tell waiter "Are you farking kidding me?! So, we've KNOWINGLY sold alcohol to a minor?!?"

* Leave the bar as ordered by the manager.

The memory is still oh so fresh. I'm not kidding, the Chargers at our table literally went *WOOOOOOOOOOOOSH*

TL,DNR version: I got busted with a fake ID while partying with the SD Chargers and they all ran away.
 
2012-09-28 04:38:44 AM  
I always liked the fact that he showed up to his first public function after being drafted w/ a cold beer in his hand after spending his college years at BYU.
 
2012-09-28 05:19:58 AM  

djslowdive: I always liked the fact that he showed up to his first public function after being drafted w/ a cold beer in his hand after spending his college years at BYU.


Good times!
 
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