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(ESPN)   Well, we now know at least one ex-football player whose brains aren't scrambled   ( espn.com) divider line
    More: Cool, star Myron Rolle, Florida, medical school, Florida State Seminoles, Physician, Tennessee, University of Oxford, Florida State University  
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2280 clicks; posted to Sports » on 18 Mar 2017 at 3:52 PM (31 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-03-18 02:47:57 PM  
As the head coach of West North St. Laughing Mantis Football Academy, you get these kinds of guys, and the only conclusion you can make is that they simply do not have the temperament or demeanor to succeed at the game of football.  It is what you civilians refer to as the "Warrior's Code".  If you are not willing to give your life on every single play, for the next eighty to ninety years of your life, then I simply do not understand why you are signing up for this game at all.  This is a sport for conservatives and Republicans only.  You walk into that locker room, you are property of the football program, and you will die for your country, if that is what is necessary to get the first down.  Period, end of story.

If you are a civilian, do not reply to this message.  I only want to hear comments from the toughest alpha warriors on this planet, not this chump.
 
2017-03-18 02:55:00 PM  
*drops pin*

/ting ting ting ting ting
 
2017-03-18 04:00:41 PM  
Taught a kid years ago who was an offensive lineman who went to a good B-school afterwards. can't remember which one.  Now it should be noted that the O-line is generally the smartest of the bunch.
 
2017-03-18 04:04:08 PM  
If life was really fair, Nike and Adidas would be fighting to sign this guy to a shoe contract. And the kids would be lining up to buy them.
 
2017-03-18 04:39:43 PM  

Al Tsheimers: If life was really fair, Nike and Adidas would be fighting to sign this guy to a shoe contract. And the kids would be lining up to buy them.


If life was fair Aaron Rogers would get the Nobel prize for chemistry and I would get the Best Actor award at the Oscars.

In other words get over it.
 
2017-03-18 04:46:13 PM  
Myron Rolle's pro football career was basically a training camp, so I'm sure that helps. The other issue is the hands. By not having years of NFL abuse, he doesn't have the stiff, arthritic fingers sticking out at odd angles that so many former football heroes seem to end up with. That seems like it could preclude a surgical career as surely as dain bramage.
 
2017-03-18 05:45:40 PM  
That guy's always looking at life through Rhodes-Scholared glasses.
 
2017-03-18 05:55:05 PM  

Mike_LowELL: As the head coach of West North St. Laughing Mantis Football Academy, you get these kinds of guys, and the only conclusion you can make is that they simply do not have the temperament or demeanor to succeed at the game of football.  It is what you civilians refer to as the "Warrior's Code".  If you are not willing to give your life on every single play, for the next eighty to ninety years of your life, then I simply do not understand why you are signing up for this game at all.  This is a sport for conservatives and Republicans only.  You walk into that locker room, you are property of the football program, and you will die for your country, if that is what is necessary to get the first down.  Period, end of story.

If you are a civilian, do not reply to this message.  I only want to hear comments from the toughest alpha warriors on this planet, not this chump.


I have you faved as: "best troll ever", but even you try too hard sometimes.
 
2017-03-18 06:20:39 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Myron Rolle's pro football career was basically a training camp, so I'm sure that helps. The other issue is the hands. By not having years of NFL abuse, he doesn't have the stiff, arthritic fingers sticking out at odd angles that so many former football heroes seem to end up with. That seems like it could preclude a surgical career as surely as dain bramage.


I think defensive backs would be the one position that would typically take the least amount of trauma, besides punter and kicker.
 
2017-03-18 06:36:40 PM  
Instead, as a neurosurgeon, he'll be scrambling other people's brains.
 
2017-03-18 06:39:03 PM  

machoprogrammer: forgotmydamnusername: Myron Rolle's pro football career was basically a training camp, so I'm sure that helps. The other issue is the hands. By not having years of NFL abuse, he doesn't have the stiff, arthritic fingers sticking out at odd angles that so many former football heroes seem to end up with. That seems like it could preclude a surgical career as surely as dain bramage.

I think defensive backs would be the one position that would typically take the least amount of trauma, besides punter and kicker.


Most DBs don't play the position quite like Deion Sanders did. They'd be cut if they did, as they don't have the ability to make one side of the field almost impossible to complete a pass in, the way Sanders did for much of his career. There are also opportunities to damage fingers trying to bat down hard thrown balls or while committing holding, even if you did refuse to do run support or try to bring down tight ends. Ronnie Lott decided to have a finger amputated after suffering a spiral fracture. And racked up a shiatload of concussions.
 
2017-03-18 08:07:49 PM  

fatalvenom: even you try too hard sometimes


It's a Warriors Code®.  You wouldn't understand.
 
2017-03-18 10:01:31 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: fatalvenom: even you try too hard sometimes

It's a Warriors Code®.  You wouldn't understand.


I get that whole schtick. I was there for it.
 
2017-03-19 09:40:11 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: By not having years of NFL abuse


This also explains the lack of CTE.

It's possible to have a college career, use football to get an education, and walk away from the game in good health. The NFL seems to remove that possibility.
 
2017-03-19 10:30:10 AM  
From TFA: "Rolle had always spoke of his goal.."

The writer and editor must have received some shots to the head for not conjugating properly.
 
2017-03-20 12:25:32 AM  
I am no fan of FSU or Rolle but good for him. It's great to see kids that use college as more than a springboard to the NFL.
 
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