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(Awful Announcing)   Despite showing fewer signs of dementia than the typical sportswriter, venerable Chicago sports columnist Rick Telander will donate his brain after death for CTE study due to his career as college football player. Gleason approves   ( awfulannouncing.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, columnist Rick Telander, American football, NFL players, longtime Chicago Sun-Times, early onset dementia, independent pathologist Bennet, nice final gesture, director Chris Nowinski  
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2017-07-31 06:26:21 PM  
I'm old enough to remember when he was the token young guy.
 
2017-07-31 09:41:38 PM  
I like the idea of former players (even if just college) who aren't experiencing symptoms donating their brains to the study.

Right now the sample is simply people who already had symptoms of the disease getting confirmation that they had it (well their family getting confirmation).

I would be far more interested in a more cross section of the NFL population, or general population for that matter.
 
2017-07-31 09:53:50 PM  
He's a Chicago sportswriter. He clearly has brain damage.
 
2017-08-01 07:51:46 AM  
Thumbs up.
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2017-08-01 11:23:10 AM  

bronyaur1: I'm old enough to remember when he was the token young guy.


"The Sportswriters on TV" is the show that every other hot take-fest ESPN and Fox Sports cranks out wants to be.  Grizzled old sportswriters in a haze of cigar smoke, sitting around a poker table, probably with booze very close at hand.

I guess the closest of those shows on now is Pardon the Interruption (and both Kornheiser and Wilbon have acknowledged that show's influence on theirs), but the others are not worthy successors.
 
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