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|1 day 17 hours ago||ALS||
Lou Gehrig's disease would be worse IMHO. Becoming slowly, progressively paralyzed while completely retaining your cognition with zero hope for a cure would be really hard. I'd rather go batshit crazy and be oblivious about it I think.
|1 week 3 days ago||Only kind of||
Can't believe he got only a 5 and not a game with it as well
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not actually advocating||
I'm not actually advocating for not wearing a seat belt but it is an appropriate analogy. When I say it doesn't effect others, I mean that it doesn't put other people in physical danger (versus, say, an example of drunk driving where you are directly endangering others). Mature persons should be able to see the benefits for themselves and make the appropriate decision; if not, natural selection. You cannot force people to be smart.
|1 week 4 days ago||This I don't understand||
I understand, and support, making the OPTION of pitcher-friendly helmets available for any pitcher who would like to wear one. I fail to understand why we must get on our high horse and decide we know what is best for everyone and make rules like "you have to wear your seat belt in the car" or "you have to wear a helmet."
|1 week 4 days ago||As opposed to WMB?||
As opposed to WMB?
|1 week 5 days ago||I would love to see Tuzzi get||
I would love to see Tuzzi get up with Z and Pav on the first line for Game 5. In my ideal world Sammi loses his spot to Tuzzi and Tootoo replaces Tuzzi on the line below.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Google "atdhe" or||
Google "atdhe" or "firstrowsports" to find a video stream
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hindsight||
Should have kept Hossa and got rid of Franzen instead. Don't get me wrong, I love Franzen - but only Playoff Franzen
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds like an early (before||
Sounds like an early (before anyone knew who he was) Wale beat, but with a little worse lyricism.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It is another way of saying||
It is another way of saying "dude, look a few posts below and you'll see the same thing - this thread won't last long"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wings over Ducks is not||
Wings over Ducks is not unlikely at all I feel like. While it may just be homerism, the Wings have been playing their best hockey of the year the past 2 weeks and Howard has been phenomenal. A hot goaltender that can steal games is almost essential for any playoff run and Howard is showing the signs of being there this year.
Contrarily the Ducks have been struggling as of late. I forgot the exact numbers but they started the year with ~20ish wins to only a handful of losses, but regressed in the last third of the season. I wouldn't be surprised if the Wings took them at all, but getting by the Hawks in the next round will be difficult.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Gave up 2, only 1 earned||
Gave up 2, only 1 earned
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I would not be surprised to||
I would not be surprised to see Denard go in the late 2nd/early 3rd. With the athleticism and skill he has with the ball in his hands in open space and the potential to play multiple positions in an offense, all it takes is one team that really wants him to jump the gun so that they don't miss him. See: Tim Tebow taken in the first round
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Just call him Tacopants||
Just call him Tacopants
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure if posted below||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Get off your lawn?||
Gotta disagree, I though that Avicii fit that perfectly
|6 weeks 6 days ago||What do you want||
Burke to pick the ball and not score on the breakaway but kill clock instead?
|7 weeks 2 min ago||Trust in Beilein||
I'm sure it was a calculated decision to keep the starters energized in the end of the second. If he's doing that and it's a 10 point game, well, not good.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||How much was that insurance?||
How much was that insurance?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Boo! Quiet that nonsense||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||And a GIF of Hardaway Sr's||
And a GIF of Hardaway Sr's reaction to THJ's dunk
|8 weeks 1 day ago||-||
Meet me at the 9th green at 9. And hey, dress nice
|10 weeks 3 days ago||As a medical student||
As a medical student currently about neuropathology, I can tell you that a concussion is actually defined by having transient symptoms with NO (known) abnormalities histologically ("under the microscope").
This is in contrast to a contusion (a more severe head injury, like getting hit with a baseball bat for example) that leads to focal areas of death of brain tissue.
A general way to think of the brain is that around the outsides (closest to the skull, called "gray matter") are the neuron cell bodies, and these send long projections down towards the middle of the brain (called "axons" - and note that bundles of axons are what makes up nerves) and eventually out the spinal cord. A contusion is damage to these cell bodies leading to cell death that is able to be demonstrated.
One current hypothesis is that the transient symptoms of a concussion are due to diffuse damage to the "axons" rather than injury to the cell bodies. It is documented that "shaking baby syndrome" that most people know about causes damage like this leading to dysfunction, and there is some evidence (according to my professors but not that I have read directly) suggesting that concussions may be a form of similar damage.
Regardless of the exact mechanism, I think that anyone who says that repeated head trauma (even sub-clinical, as is used in this study) does NOT, at the very least, increase the possibility of long term damage is very wrong. HOWEVER, I am not also not convinced that repeated sub-clinical trauma leads to the severity of mental illness that is being propagated in the media.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||When I was a student||
From 06-10 the games over break were not included in season ticket packs but we had the option to buy them. It could have changed, but my guess would be that this is still the way it works.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||ESPN is great at self-promoting||
They've already told Ray he has an open job offer when he retires - so they spin all coverage of him in a positive light and avoid anything negative. The general public already seem to love the guy (many probably are oblivious to his past transgretions) so why would they dwell on negatives when they can spit out positives/perpetuate his "self-image" of being a God-fearing, emotional leader and then use that for more profit for themselves?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||77-75 mich||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO HOME||
WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO HOME
|15 weeks 6 days ago||You may not have taken the IP Bar||
But you were still tricky enough to somehow get a free trip to Bolivia