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(ESPN)   For 13 seasons, Bernie Kosar "put his head through the windshield every Sunday". Seventeen years later, he's almost completely healed thanks to a revolutionary brain therapy that may save the NFL   (espn.go.com) divider line 52
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2013-02-03 07:22:58 AM
Hopefully it actually leads to something that works.  With Kosar at the helm I'm skeptical though.
 
2013-02-03 08:36:48 AM
So this is a story about a brain-addled former NFL QB who is a big fan of a Palm Beach doctor who likes to prescribe dietary supplements, refuses to talk about his treatment method and hasn't been published in any medical journals.

seems legit.
 
2013-02-03 09:06:59 AM
Bernie sounded pretty wasted on the two espn 30 for 30 episodes he was on.
 
2013-02-03 10:17:25 AM

Babwa Wawa: seems legit.


How could it not be? This doesn't reek of bullshiat at <i>all</i>! I mean, a disgusting quack taking advantage of a famous figure with brain damage to promote a treatment that doesn't actually work? No one would stoop that low.
 
2013-02-03 10:38:35 AM
If his daughter is still doing porn, he might want to just skip this therapy.
 
2013-02-03 10:39:31 AM

iron_city_ap: If his daughter is still doing porn, he might want to just skip this therapy.


I'm sorry, what was that again?
 
2013-02-03 10:39:53 AM
I love Bernie. Guy is a legend and hero around Cleveland.

But, he's got some issues. Many of which are from getting his head smashed every Sunday. The hits he took may explain a lot of the slurring, but probably not all of it. And I just really hope he isn't getting taken advantage of and is in fact, getting better and finally get his life in order.
 
2013-02-03 10:43:18 AM
Since when did being a drunk become a treatment for brain injuries?
 
2013-02-03 10:44:16 AM
CTE involves permanent damage to axons in the brain.  There is no way to treat or fix that.  This guy's probably giving Bernie a 5-Hour Energy and charging him a few thousand bucks.
 
2013-02-03 10:45:21 AM

gspazg: Since when did being a drunk become a treatment for brain injuries?


There's hope for me!
 
2013-02-03 10:46:20 AM

DontBeSoDigital: I love Bernie. Guy is a legend and hero around Cleveland.

But, he's got some issues. Many of which are from getting his head smashed every Sunday. The hits he took may explain a lot of the slurring, but probably not all of it. And I just really hope he isn't getting taken advantage of and is in fact, getting better and finally get his life in order.


I swore that he was "regular" drunk during all of his interviews for The U, but he may well have been punch drunk.

Also, is there a name for this treatment aside from a fairly vague description?
 
2013-02-03 10:47:28 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Also, is there a name for this treatment aside from a fairly vague description?


You can call it "quakery", "bullshiat", or "a scam". They're all equally accurate.
 
2013-02-03 10:47:35 AM

The Muthaship: gspazg: Since when did being a drunk become a treatment for brain injuries?

There's hope for me!


Lets not get ahead of ourselves.
 
2013-02-03 10:48:48 AM
Does this mean he will begin to spend his money wiser too?
 
2013-02-03 10:49:44 AM

Dr. Steve Brule: CTE involves permanent damage to axons in the brain.  There is no way to treat or fix that.  This guy's probably giving Bernie a 5-Hour Energy and charging him a few thousand bucks.


Hey, 5-Hour Energy is doctor recommended in that doctors recommend that their healthy patients who already use energy supplements should use a low-calorie energy supplement (my god did we have to reach far to get a doctor "recommendation" on this shiat).
 
2013-02-03 10:49:55 AM

Babwa Wawa: So this is a story about a brain-addled former NFL QB who is a big fan of a Palm Beach doctor who likes to prescribe dietary supplements, refuses to talk about his treatment method and hasn't been published in any medical journals.

seems legit.


I really hope his treatments are legit, but I have a feeling there will be a followup story with a Florida tag.
 
2013-02-03 10:50:30 AM

t3knomanser: KiwDaWabbit: Also, is there a name for this treatment aside from a fairly vague description?

You can call it "quakery", "bullshiat", or "a scam". They're all equally accurate.


Right, I know how all of the doctors on Fark feel about it. I was just wondering if it had an actual name.
 
2013-02-03 10:50:46 AM
Fark:  Come for the well-written, thought-provoking news story, stay for the 'PHOTOSHOPPED!!11!' and 'FAKE~!' comments.
 
2013-02-03 10:51:26 AM

The Muthaship: gspazg: Since when did being a drunk become a treatment for brain injuries?

There's hope for me!


Can you drink teeth straight?
 
2013-02-03 10:54:16 AM

MFAWG: iron_city_ap: If his daughter is still doing porn, he might want to just skip this therapy.

I'm sorry, what was that again?



Try doing a search for Lexxi Silver when the GF/Wife isnt around. Its Sara Kosar. One of his three daughters.

/Courtesy fark bro code.
 
2013-02-03 11:01:20 AM
Probably holographic stickers and copper bracelets.  These athletes fall for the dumbest crap.
 
2013-02-03 11:02:17 AM
Look at that poor suffering bastard even all thes years later. This mans mental state is why friends dont let friends drive the Browns
 
2013-02-03 11:04:22 AM
Nice to see my hometown, Palm Harbor, in the news....even if it is because some snake oil salesman has tricked some poor concussed sad sack into believing he can regenerate brain cells.
 
2013-02-03 11:09:41 AM

KiwDaWabbit: I was just wondering if it had an actual name.


The guy selling it runs a detox clinic where he basically gets people off one opiate and onto another. Just google the dude's name and you'll see numerous scam and quackery complaints.
 
2013-02-03 11:10:07 AM
But will it work for QB Browns?
 
2013-02-03 11:20:05 AM

Babwa Wawa: So this is a story about a brain-addled former NFL QB who is a big fan of a Palm Beach doctor who likes to prescribe dietary supplements, refuses to talk about his treatment method and hasn't been published in any medical journals.

seems legit.


QFMFT
 
2013-02-03 11:43:59 AM

He_Hate_Me: But will it work for QB Browns?


*golf clap* for you sir. Super Tecmo Bowl ruled.
 
2013-02-03 11:45:52 AM
Good news, your head is better, bad news, you now throw sidearm.
 
2013-02-03 12:07:34 PM

Babwa Wawa: So this is a story about a brain-addled former NFL QB who is a big fan of a Palm Beach doctor who likes to prescribe dietary supplements, refuses to talk about his treatment method and hasn't been published in any medical journals.

seems legit.


Palm Harbor, not Palm Beach.

If Bernie's daughter needed an upgrade to her rack or a vag rejuvenation, then it would be Palm Beach.
 
2013-02-03 12:13:18 PM

MFAWG: iron_city_ap: If his daughter is still doing porn, he might want to just skip this therapy.

I'm sorry, what was that again?


Google: Lexxi Silver
 
2013-02-03 12:39:34 PM

great_tigers: Does this mean he will begin to spend his money wiser too?


Not unless he goes back 30 years and cuts his dear old dad out of the loop.
 
2013-02-03 12:54:56 PM

KiwDaWabbit: DontBeSoDigital: I love Bernie. Guy is a legend and hero around Cleveland.

But, he's got some issues. Many of which are from getting his head smashed every Sunday. The hits he took may explain a lot of the slurring, but probably not all of it. And I just really hope he isn't getting taken advantage of and is in fact, getting better and finally get his life in order.

I swore that he was "regular" drunk during all of his interviews for The U, but he may well have been punch drunk.

Also, is there a name for this treatment aside from a fairly vague description?


Dianetics?
 
2013-02-03 12:55:48 PM
Not unusual for folks with brain damage to also suffer from severe depression and self medicate with booze.

Good luck Mr. Kozar.
 
2013-02-03 01:00:43 PM
He also has more rushing attempts in a Super Bowl than Barry Sanders and Ladanian Tomlinson combined.
 
2013-02-03 01:10:19 PM
Sounds every bit as dubious as the crap Ray Lewis got caught up in. Speaking of which- was there a FARK thread about the SWATS nonsense, and I just didn't see it? I thought the subject was fascinating in its ridiculousness, but never saw it come up here.
 
2013-02-03 01:16:37 PM
I'm inclined to believe it. He has been doing radio and TV stuff in Cleveland for years now, and you can see a significant difference from just a few years ago. His speech is no longer slurred, he's more coherent, and more energetic.

Maybe it's just a coincidence, but he really is in better mental shape than he was before he started seeing this doctor.
 
2013-02-03 01:25:44 PM

Uakronkid: I'm inclined to believe it. He has been doing radio and TV stuff in Cleveland for years now, and you can see a significant difference from just a few years ago. His speech is no longer slurred, he's more coherent, and more energetic.

Maybe it's just a coincidence, but he really is in better mental shape than he was before he started seeing this doctor.


That'll happen when you, as an alcoholic, hit rock bottom and decide that drinking is killing you, and quit.

Or, this "revolutionary brain treatment" is also a miracle weight loss program.

Which seems more likely?
 
2013-02-03 01:26:33 PM
I hadn't heard about this. I feel sorry for the poor man. If his offensive line had been better, maybe he wouldn't have suffered so many concussions. I note that some QBs are just fine brain-wise after the game, mostly from teams that protected the QB better. I sincerely hope this guy is feeling better from the treatments and that they actually work for him.
 
2013-02-03 01:56:50 PM

"Bernie Kosar put his head through the windshield every Sunday."



He sounds like a terrible driver, how did he get his license renewed?
 
2013-02-03 02:11:40 PM

t3knomanser: KiwDaWabbit: Also, is there a name for this treatment aside from a fairly vague description?

You can call it "quakery", "bullshiat", or "a scam". They're all equally accurate.


Or even "quackery".
 
2013-02-03 02:15:42 PM

pjbreeze: "Bernie Kosar put his head through the windshield every Sunday."

He sounds like a terrible driver, how did he get his license renewed?

He's an excellent driver.

Always on Sunday, never on Thusday.

/8 minutes to Wapner
 
2013-02-03 02:35:45 PM
There are so many red flag words in this article it's going to be rooting for the 49ers today. "Wellness institute", "groundbreaking work", "dietary supplements".

Because doctors who discover revolutionary methods for reversing the effects of brain trauma typically want to keep that quiet.
 
2013-02-03 02:42:35 PM

VarmintCong: Hey, 5-Hour Energy is doctor recommended in that doctors recommend that their healthy patients who already use energy supplements should use a low-calorie energy supplement (my god did we have to reach far to get a doctor "recommendation" on this shiat).


See, it treats the disease of tiredness! This product has not been evaluated by the FDA this product is not intended to diagnose treat prevent or cure any disease
 
2013-02-03 02:44:00 PM

jayhawk88: Because doctors who discover revolutionary methods for reversing the effects of brain trauma typically want to keep that quiet.


Big Pharma doesn't want you to know about this!

Know about what?

I can't tell you. You might be Big Pharma.
 
2013-02-03 03:16:24 PM

IlGreven: jayhawk88: Because doctors who discover revolutionary methods for reversing the effects of brain trauma typically want to keep that quiet.

Big Pharma doesn't want you to know about this!

Know about what?

I can't tell you. You might be Big Pharma.


Did you know it's actually cheaper to cure than just to treat the symptoms?  Big Pharma doesn't WANT there to be a cure so they can keep milking you and your insurance company for all of their sweet subsidies!
 
2013-02-03 03:45:50 PM
Being a raging alcoholic cures brain damage?

Interesting.
 
2013-02-03 04:16:44 PM

TiiiMMMaHHH: Fark:  Come for the well-written, thought-provoking news story, stay for the 'PHOTOSHOPPED!!11!' and 'FAKE~!' comments.


Hey, I'm all for it if it works, but the truth is that until his methods and results are disclosed and written about in a leading health journal and replicated by other independent brain doctors you should be aware that  bullshiat meters are being pegged.

And Bernie, the placebo effect is a hell of a drug.
 
2013-02-03 05:26:24 PM
Lexxi Silver...thx
 
2013-02-04 04:42:12 AM
Interesting that both him and his daughter made a lot of money getting laid out by large black men.

/Always learning something new on Fark
 
2013-02-04 08:25:01 AM

FuManchu7: Interesting that both him and his daughter made a lot of money getting laid out by large black men.


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