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(ESPN)   Braves' Charlie Morton went full Jack Youngblood. Go ask a Boomer about Jack Youngblood   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-10-27 8:54:04 AM  
This guy was The Man, I'm a Braves fan

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2021-10-27 9:49:19 AM  
That's pretty hardcore
 
2021-10-27 10:03:01 AM  
A modern equivalent people might remember is Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

A few more expertly folk may remember Saladin McCullough at Oregon (whose injury really kinda ended what may have been a Rose Bowl run).
 
2021-10-27 10:07:23 AM  
His eyes turned white and his clothes developed pouches everywhere? No, wait, I'm thinking of something else.
 
2021-10-27 11:04:59 AM  

I Ate Shergar: His eyes turned white and his clothes developed pouches everywhere? No, wait, I'm thinking of something else.


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2021-10-27 11:08:10 AM  
I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few
 
2021-10-27 11:35:22 AM  

puffy999: A modern equivalent people might remember is Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

A few more expertly folk may remember Saladin McCullough at Oregon (whose injury really kinda ended what may have been a Rose Bowl run).


Gregory Campbell, 2013

//Hockey reference in MY Fark MLB thread? It's more likely than you think.
 
2021-10-27 11:39:53 AM  

Trocadero: I Ate Shergar: His eyes turned white and his clothes developed pouches everywhere? No, wait, I'm thinking of something else.

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So did I.  That fact did not magically make it clever or less strained.
 
2021-10-27 11:45:44 AM  

Klivian: I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few


He, like Gerritt Cole, got a lot better when he joined the Astros. And he's made 45million since then. I'm sure he doesn't think it sucks.
 
2021-10-27 11:56:22 AM  
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/RIP Jack Youngblood
 
2021-10-27 11:59:13 AM  
something something warrior code

seriously that's hardcore
 
2021-10-27 12:11:09 PM  
He put the team on his back.
 
2021-10-27 12:11:20 PM  
If the respected veteran does something amazing on a busted peg in Game 1 of the World Series, that team goes on to win.

See: Gibson, Kirk, 1988.
 
2021-10-27 12:11:51 PM  
I know I'd be on the ground crying like a little girl. That's another level of tough.
 
2021-10-27 12:17:42 PM  
Hell, just bonking my fibula on a coffee table is bad enough. Can't imagine taking a liner off it.
 
2021-10-27 12:29:38 PM  

devilskware: Klivian: I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few

He, like Gerritt Cole, got a lot better when he joined the Astros. And he's made 45million since then. I'm sure he doesn't think it sucks.


They both left the Pirates so...
 
2021-10-27 12:31:12 PM  

soupafi: I know I'd be on the ground crying like a little girl. That's another level of tough.


Simple broken bones don't typically hurt by themselves.  At least not until you tweak them out of alignment.
The fibula for the most part is nonweight-bearing, so I can see him not quite knowing what he did until it swelled up and he torqued his ankle and leg with some pitches in the next inning.  That's when a mortal might fall turn pale and soil themselves.

/Getting hit by a 102 mph comebacker definitely hurts
 
2021-10-27 12:56:48 PM  
Come on subby.  Gen Xers were watching football when the Jack Youngblood games happened.  Granted we were mostly in grade school but it was memorable.
 
2021-10-27 1:09:19 PM  
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Curt Schilling pitched with a torn tendon?  That's cute.
 
2021-10-27 1:32:44 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: Come on subby.  Gen Xers were watching football when the Jack Youngblood games happened.  Granted we were mostly in grade school but it was memorable.


Subby here.

Happy I got the greenlight, but the submission was "Go ask a Boomer or X'er about Jack Youngblood."  As a X'er myself, I remember that Jack and Jim Youngblood would have their first and last names on their jerseys.

Don't know why the X'er part got removed.
 
2021-10-27 2:33:27 PM  

Gonz: If the respected veteran does something amazing on a busted peg in Game 1 of the World Series, that team goes on to win.

See: Gibson, Kirk, 1988.


See: Knute Rockne All American.
Now they have a 'gipper' to win one for!
 
2021-10-27 2:47:28 PM  

WhackingDay: Hell, just bonking my fibula on a coffee table is bad enough. Can't imagine taking a liner off it.


I think you mean the tibia.  That's the shin bone.  Fibula is the one behind the Tibia.
 
2021-10-27 3:35:59 PM  
Krustofsky Happy I got the greenlight, but the submission was "Go ask a Boomer or X'er about Jack Youngblood."

Ah okay.  The one you submitted is a good headline.

It was a pretty good era to be a kid and find out about football.
 
2021-10-27 4:06:33 PM  

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Curt Schilling pitched with a torn tendon?  That's cute.


Argue about the truthiness of the injury, but I'll take a broken non-weight bearing bone over a torn tendon stitched to skin any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Of course I'll also take the nova/lido/something-caine local pain killer Schilling probably had.
 
2021-10-27 4:09:44 PM  
and walked/limped off the field under his own power. have a speedy recovery good sir.
 
2021-10-27 4:10:18 PM  

Klivian: I went to high school with Charlie, he really was a great guy. Super humble and quiet. The day he was drafted they broke in during the middle of class to make the announcement over the PA.

It really sucks that he got caught up in the Astros' whole thing. Him apologizing for getting hurt is the kind of guy he is.

/haven't spoken with him since he went off to play baseball, but was glad he was a friend back then, one of my few


that is a genuinely cool story.
 
2021-10-27 4:12:04 PM  
Boomer? I'm an X-er and the first football game I ever attended was one where Youngblood played with a broken leg. Despite being really young, I knew enough to know that Jack was a badass. Only years later when I myself broke my fibula did I truly know what that meant. Oh, and fark the Rays' front office for not exercising Morton's option this season. That guy is a badass too.
 
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