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03-11-2020, 12:20 PM

The movie has a large part of it set in Pittsburgh.  The plight of Mike Webster was particularly sad.  I had no idea Justin Strelzyk committed suicide.  Terry Long also. Not sure how many of you have seen this movie as it's been around a long time, but it struck me as being incredibly sad that these guys were affected that way.  Watching Iron Mike descend into madness was particularly troubling.  Anyway not sure why I even bothered to post this but I can't stop thinking about the damage these men did to their brains while playing a sport.  Incredible movie
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03-11-2020, 08:57 PM

(03-11-2020, 12:20 PM)Rollers Wrote: The movie has a large part of it set in Pittsburgh.  The plight of Mike Webster was particularly sad.  I had no idea Justin Strelzyk committed suicide.  Terry Long also. Not sure how many of you have seen this movie as it's been around a long time, but it struck me as being incredibly sad that these guys were affected that way.  Watching Iron Mike descend into madness was particularly troubling.  Anyway not sure why I even bothered to post this but I can't stop thinking about the damage these men did to their brains while playing a sport.  Incredible movie

I haven't seen the movie but read numerous stories about Webster's struggles his last few years as a player/coach (yes he was an O-line coach for a short period of time in KC) and after football. Very sad.

Also remember when Long ( Link to story ) and Strelzyk ( Link to story ) committed suicide.

Sad that the game we love has prematurely took some players away from their families too soon and others are struggling with a painful quality of life.
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03-16-2020, 04:36 AM

Thanks for posting Rollers. Hope all is going well with your recovery.

I would like to see this movie as well. You can add BRian Hinkle to list of men who got their brains scrambled. He’s body is still with us but the mind is gone.

Although this will never happen in a million years, I still contend from a health perspective, the worst thing that ever happened in the game of football, is the use of hard plastic. If we take the plastic out of the game, it will slow down and very few will dare lead with their head. JMO.
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