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(USA Today)   Terry Bradshaw would like to add his voice to the growing chorus of NFL players who totally had no idea that 300 pound men repeatedly slamming into each other might cause health problems, and that's not just because he has a new show coming out   (usatoday.com) divider line 45
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2013-11-08 01:54:10 PM  
We need some baseline measurements before we blame football for Terry Bradshaw's mental condition.
 
2013-11-08 02:17:00 PM  
Terry Bradshaw has no idea about most things, so this is par for the course.
 
2013-11-08 02:19:27 PM  
I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.
 
2013-11-08 02:20:53 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Terry Bradshaw has no idea about most things, so this is par for the course.


He's actually the smartest stupid-sounding man you'll ever meet.
 
2013-11-08 02:22:47 PM  
Did he ask for a C_T scan?
 
2013-11-08 02:24:04 PM  
He couldn't spell "cat" if you spotted him the C and the A.
 
2013-11-08 02:31:39 PM  
I guess that Duck Dynasty guy was smarter than Bradshaw after all.
 
2013-11-08 02:33:26 PM  
images.static-bluray.com
 
2013-11-08 02:42:36 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.


See, I think it adds to the fun.  In 20 years he'll be the new Art Donovan.  I just enjoy everything the man says, particularly his off-the-cuff stuff.  He and Barkley should have a show.
 
2013-11-08 02:50:35 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.

See, I think it adds to the fun.  In 20 years he'll be the new Art Donovan.  I just enjoy everything the man says, particularly his off-the-cuff stuff.  He and Barkley should have a show.


Oh man.  I can see that SNL sketch practically write itself.
 
2013-11-08 02:52:22 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: He couldn't spell "cat" if you spotted him the C and the A.


Isn't that supposed to be the C and the T Hollywood?
 
2013-11-08 02:55:31 PM  
I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?
 
2013-11-08 03:04:11 PM  
"I lose stuff. I forget stuff. I walk into rooms and go, 'Why am I in here? What did I come in here for?' Is that normal?"

And that was before he played football.
 
2013-11-08 03:04:12 PM  

Killer Cars: I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?


I don't know if it's anti-NFLPA so much as it is "a pox on both their houses".  The owners have been in coverup & denial mode like nobody since the tobacco execs about this.

The NFL could survive just fine on 180-240 pound players.  But between nutrition, exercise science, and steroids, there's been an arms race over the last 25 years.

I've met Archie Griffin several times.  One of the greatest college running backs of all time, played in the NFL about 30 years ago.  Today he's probably 5'10, 200 pounds.  Looks like a middle-aged guy who's kept in good shape.  Archie would look like a child next to today's QBs and RBs, let alone the linemen.
 
2013-11-08 03:10:56 PM  

FrancoFile: Nana's Vibrator: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.

See, I think it adds to the fun.  In 20 years he'll be the new Art Donovan.  I just enjoy everything the man says, particularly his off-the-cuff stuff.  He and Barkley should have a show.

Oh man.  I can see that SNL sketch practically write itself.


That's turrible turry!

/would watch it
 
2013-11-08 03:14:56 PM  
Yeah, let's get a second opinion on steroid usage, brain injuries and other fun & games from his center?

Mr. Webster?

Mr. Webster?
 
2013-11-08 03:16:03 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: Yanks_RSJ: He couldn't spell "cat" if you spotted him the C and the A.

Isn't that supposed to be the C and the T Hollywood?


I guess it depends on where you find the quote.
 
2013-11-08 03:19:04 PM  

Ishkur: "I lose stuff. I forget stuff. I walk into rooms and go, 'Why am I in here? What did I come in here for?' Is that normal?"

And that was before he played football.


Same as it ever was.
 
2013-11-08 03:32:10 PM  
Next they'll be telling us that Shannon Sharpe is having trouble speaking clearly.
 
2013-11-08 03:33:54 PM  

FrancoFile: Killer Cars: I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?

I don't know if it's anti-NFLPA so much as it is "a pox on both their houses".  The owners have been in coverup & denial mode like nobody since the tobacco execs about this.

The NFL could survive just fine on 180-240 pound players.  But between nutrition, exercise science, and steroids, there's been an arms race over the last 25 years.

I've met Archie Griffin several times.  One of the greatest college running backs of all time, played in the NFL about 30 years ago.  Today he's probably 5'10, 200 pounds.  Looks like a middle-aged guy who's kept in good shape.  Archie would look like a child next to today's QBs and RBs, let alone the linemen.


Jacquizz rodgers is that weight, only 5'6".  There are plenty of RBs around that height. Also Russell Wilson is 5'11".  Archie's current weight doesn't matter that much unless he is still trying to bulk up.
 
2013-11-08 03:36:14 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Terry Bradshaw has no idea about most things, so this is par for the course.


Yanks_RSJ: He couldn't spell "cat" if you spotted him the C and the A.



Dad?

Hell TB is 65 years old, lots of those guys don't get that far. Quit biatchin'
 
2013-11-08 03:38:30 PM  

Ishkur: "I lose stuff. I forget stuff. I walk into rooms and go, 'Why am I in here? What did I come in here for?' Is that normal?"

And that was before he played football.


FFS, everyone I know has moments where they do this and few of them played football. I really hate when the media runs with stuff like this as though it's significant.
 
2013-11-08 03:41:13 PM  

FrancoFile: Killer Cars: I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?

I don't know if it's anti-NFLPA so much as it is "a pox on both their houses".  The owners have been in coverup & denial mode like nobody since the tobacco execs about this.

The NFL could survive just fine on 180-240 pound players.  But between nutrition, exercise science, and steroids, there's been an arms race over the last 25 years.

I've met Archie Griffin several times.  One of the greatest college running backs of all time, played in the NFL about 30 years ago.  Today he's probably 5'10, 200 pounds.  Looks like a middle-aged guy who's kept in good shape.  Archie would look like a child next to today's QBs and RBs, let alone the linemen.


I was going to post one of my favorite pics--the 1988 SMU football team on the field against a non-death penalty team. But I couldn't find one. So, to prove SMU has recovered size-wise...

www.sportsgrindent.com

/man if that is Methodism, sign me up Brother Wesley
 
2013-11-08 03:44:29 PM  
All "joking" aside, I'm not saying that his present problems with depression are not football related, but I remember reading about Terry Bradshaw having battles with depression throughout his adult life.  Given this, plus the vicious hits he took while playing plus what we know about CTE, and I'm a little surprised that his depression and memory loss isn't a lot more severe.

I wish him well.
 
2013-11-08 03:51:36 PM  
I have always liked Terry Bradshaw, in a 'Lil Abner sort of way. He has always seemed to understand that he's been very fortunate and grateful for his position in life.

/just can't hate the guy
 
2013-11-08 03:59:31 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: We need some baseline measurements before we blame football for Terry Bradshaw's mental condition.


He's always been regarded as less than bright. It was one of things people pointed too when he replaced hometown hero Terry Hanratty as the starting QB in Pittsburgh.

Damn, I am OLD!
 
2013-11-08 04:00:52 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.


Kind of looks like Abe from Oddworld.
 
2013-11-08 04:03:33 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I have always liked Terry Bradshaw, in a 'Lil Abner sort of way. He has always seemed to understand that he's been very fortunate and grateful for his position in life.

/just can't hate the guy


At least of all the talking heads, he seems like he's just there for fun rather than the others who call themselves "expert analysts"

/agreeing
 
2013-11-08 04:15:26 PM  
I think Terry and Hulk Hogan are long lost brothers.
 
2013-11-08 04:22:34 PM  
smncc.com

Show us on the doll where Joe Paterno touched you.
 
2013-11-08 04:51:17 PM  

FrancoFile: Killer Cars: I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?

I don't know if it's anti-NFLPA so much as it is "a pox on both their houses".  The owners have been in coverup & denial mode like nobody since the tobacco execs about this.

The NFL could survive just fine on 180-240 pound players.  But between nutrition, exercise science, and steroids, there's been an arms race over the last 25 years.

I've met Archie Griffin several times.  One of the greatest college running backs of all time, played in the NFL about 30 years ago.  Today he's probably 5'10, 200 pounds.  Looks like a middle-aged guy who's kept in good shape.  Archie would look like a child next to today's QBs and RBs, let alone the linemen.


weight is only a part of it, in fact the increased mass probably keeps these guys from getting knocked out on every down (pure concussions are actually more wide spread among kids/teenagers than fully-grown adults)... but the downside is despite all that mass that keeps the head from whip-lashing the brain still whip-lashes every down... just less so, so guys get lots of smaller chunks of CTE in their brain instead of one massive splotch of it

i think having a weight limit might encourage teams to not be so power-football focused, but really they need to reform the passing game... lines clash so much because either the D-Line is blitzing and the O-Line needs to protect so the QB can squeeze a ball into a tight window... and the only way to prevent a lot of pass completions nowadays is to either just rough-up the receivers and break their routes or get to the quarterback... wouldn't it be better if cornerbacks and middle linebackers mattered more than d-linemen and could use their hands without fear of PI? teams wouldn't need to blitz, and successful sacks would still happen but because of skills rather than simply bum-rushing...

now if you'll excuse me, i'm going to stare at the pic TheShavingofOccam123 posted for awhile...
 
2013-11-08 05:07:37 PM  
I give you the infamous Turkey Jones hit on Bradshaw. (warning, not for the squeemish).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtcQqwpCFJ4
 
2013-11-08 05:48:23 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: FrancoFile: Killer Cars: I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?

I don't know if it's anti-NFLPA so much as it is "a pox on both their houses".  The owners have been in coverup & denial mode like nobody since the tobacco execs about this.

The NFL could survive just fine on 180-240 pound players.  But between nutrition, exercise science, and steroids, there's been an arms race over the last 25 years.

I've met Archie Griffin several times.  One of the greatest college running backs of all time, played in the NFL about 30 years ago.  Today he's probably 5'10, 200 pounds.  Looks like a middle-aged guy who's kept in good shape.  Archie would look like a child next to today's QBs and RBs, let alone the linemen.

I was going to post one of my favorite pics--the 1988 SMU football team on the field against a non-death penalty team. But I couldn't find one. So, to prove SMU has recovered size-wise...

[www.sportsgrindent.com image 685x1024]

/man if that is Methodism, sign me up Brother Wesley


I approve of that message.
 
2013-11-08 05:50:08 PM  
Came for the Iron Mike Webster comment. Still sad as fark.
 
2013-11-08 05:53:06 PM  

MFAWG: rumpelstiltskin: We need some baseline measurements before we blame football for Terry Bradshaw's mental condition.

He's always been regarded as less than bright. It was one of things people pointed too when he replaced hometown hero Terry Hanratty as the starting QB in Pittsburgh.

Damn, I am OLD!


No, if you remember who Dick Shiner was then you're old.
 
2013-11-08 06:59:37 PM  
www.waitingfornextyear.com

/ flopped around like a fish out of water, he did
 
2013-11-08 07:01:37 PM  

T.rex: I give you the infamous Turkey Jones hit on Bradshaw. (warning, not for the squeemish).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtcQqwpCFJ4


*shakes tiny internet fist*
 
2013-11-08 07:34:55 PM  
In fairness, most of the 70's a 300 DL would have been a giant.  Guys like John Matuszak (all 6'8" of him) and Mean Joe were only about 275.  Merlin Olsen  and Buck Buchanon were 270.  Granted it seems semantic but when guards are skinny at 305...
 
2013-11-08 08:12:44 PM  

TheManofPA: FrancoFile: Nana's Vibrator: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.

See, I think it adds to the fun.  In 20 years he'll be the new Art Donovan.  I just enjoy everything the man says, particularly his off-the-cuff stuff.  He and Barkley should have a show.

Oh man.  I can see that SNL sketch practically write itself.

That's turrible turry!

/would watch it


Remember the "Very Special Episode" where Barkley takes him to a whorehouse and Bradshaw can't remember where he's supposed to put it, broke down crying, and America's awareness was raised?
 
2013-11-08 10:35:37 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I have always liked Terry Bradshaw, in a 'Lil Abner sort of way. He has always seemed to understand that he's been very fortunate and grateful for his position in life.

/just can't hate the guy


THIS and I'm a Bengals fan. 
He just kinda 'gets it' about life. I liked how pissed he was at Rothelisberger. The whole thing was "Damn dude, don't you know how lucky you are?"
 
2013-11-09 01:35:23 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I just can't listen to anything coming out of Terry Bradshaw's head because of the odd shape of his skull.  It's mesmerizing in a not-so-good way.

See, I think it adds to the fun.  In 20 years he'll be the new Art Donovan.  I just enjoy everything the man says, particularly his off-the-cuff stuff.  He and Barkley should have a show.


No he won't. CTE progresses. In 20 years, if he lasts that long, he won't know his shoes from his breakfast.
 
2013-11-09 02:18:06 AM  
Bradshaw was a great quarterback and a great character too. He's the guy that the rule disallowing fumbling forward was written for after he intentionally did so to get a first down - fumbled it forward and out of bounds on purpose. The guy was a great quarterback and leader on a team full of leaders and great players.


Sucks to see your heroes get old, because you know you're right behind them
 
2013-11-09 05:43:23 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: FrancoFile: Killer Cars: I can't quite tell if the general sentiment on the world wide webernets about this, which seems anti-NFLPA, is out of bitterness/jealousy ("you made more my money than I ever will so shut the fark up and enjoy your memory loss") or fear/denial in regards to the longevity of the NFL as we know it. Is it both?

I don't know if it's anti-NFLPA so much as it is "a pox on both their houses".  The owners have been in coverup & denial mode like nobody since the tobacco execs about this.

The NFL could survive just fine on 180-240 pound players.  But between nutrition, exercise science, and steroids, there's been an arms race over the last 25 years.

I've met Archie Griffin several times.  One of the greatest college running backs of all time, played in the NFL about 30 years ago.  Today he's probably 5'10, 200 pounds.  Looks like a middle-aged guy who's kept in good shape.  Archie would look like a child next to today's QBs and RBs, let alone the linemen.

I was going to post one of my favorite pics--the 1988 SMU football team on the field against a non-death penalty team. But I couldn't find one. So, to prove SMU has recovered size-wise...

[www.sportsgrindent.com image 685x1024]

/man if that is Methodism, sign me up Brother Wesley


Holy gazongas! Those are some beautiful beautiful big naturals.
Such a pretty face too. Thank you a many for this gift.
 
2013-11-09 06:11:04 AM  
He's talked about this for years. It's not new.
 
2013-11-09 03:41:47 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: [www.sportsgrindent.com image 685x1024]

/man if that is Methodism, sign me up Brother Wesley


It probably isn't Methodism, but it is a pretty shabby Photoshop job on the bits of "shirt" that are covering her NSFW bits here and here.

I saw Terry Bradshaw speak last week (part of the "Distinguished Speaker Series" at one of the local universities).  He was really entertaining - much more than I was honestly expecting - but had a distinct rhetorical style in that he was constantly repeating his previous points when moving on to a new one.  I'm not sure if that was because he needed to remind himself where he was after telling yet another side story, or just the style he learned and developed.  He did the whole 90 minutes without notes.  Great storyteller and very, very funny.  He's only playing dumb on TV.
 
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