Rabbit21

January 17th, 2018 at 8:04 AM ^

Military bases and police stations are full of this kind of talk as well, at some point you have to talk about and process what you're seeing and dealing with on a day to day basis even if the humor would horrify someone just coming into the conversation.
A different Jasons's comment was hilarious and I wish I could upbote it more.

Mr. Owl

January 17th, 2018 at 8:20 AM ^

Probably the worst I was a part of, I had to check with a reporter in a different city who I only caught saying "The count is up to four" I countered with "Four!  Ah! Ah! Ah!  I love to count!"  He cracked up & was barely able to relay that the story was about dead children.  Oops.

Mp1228

January 17th, 2018 at 9:20 AM ^

Sad but true, working in those type of environments almost force u to act a certain way. My uncle was a cop for 30 years and would talk about that type of mindset quite a bit. He often talked about a murder suicide where (trying to not be too gruesome) there was a hole left in the top of someone’s head. It was around Halloween time, and another officer turned on his flashlight, shining it into the head, and said “look a jack-o-lantern”. I remember this story horrified me at the time, but there really must be something psychological with it. Can’t imagine seeing things like that and then just having to shut it off when u head home to the family.

badandboujee

January 17th, 2018 at 2:27 PM ^

"There is literally nothing out there that makes it a plausible reason."

Yes, because CTE didn't make former football players lose their minds and kill themselves/others. CTE is directly linked to football; it was the first thing I thought of when I heard about this.

"Oh for goodness sake. Seriously?"

The fact that you're dismissing a conversation involving the motives of the QB's actions shows that you just want to sit here and cry about it without offering any nuance views. Sit here and cry as in upvote only the politically correct posts offering thoughts and prayers

Clarence Beeks

January 17th, 2018 at 4:07 PM ^

"Yes, because CTE didn't make former football players lose their minds and kill themselves/others."

Others?  Sure.  All others?  No.  Not even remotely.

 

"CTE is directly linked to football"

It's not solely linked to football.  Suicide is also not solely (in any way, shape, or form) directly related to CTE.  The obsession some people have with CTE is dismissive to the many other causes of suicide.

 

"[I]t was the first thing I thought of when I heard about this."

Ok.  And?

 

"The fact that you're dismissing a conversation involving the motives of the QB's actions shows that you just want to sit here and cry about it without offering any nuance views."

(1) Not crying about it.  I didn't know him, so that'd be weird.  It is sad, though.  That's undeniable.

(2) Asking for any indication that it was CTE related before someone jumps to the conclusion that it is CTE related is a nuanced view.

 

"Sit here and cry as in upvote only the politically correct posts offering thoughts and prayers."

Show more where I've done either of those things, because if there is one thing I'm known for it's being politically correct...

 

His Dudeness

January 17th, 2018 at 9:28 AM ^

You the kids brother or something?

Stop acting as though you care.

A kid died a week ago from eating a fucking Tide pod... Let's all stop with the faux emotional reactions. Type "thoughts and prayers" and go heat up a fucking Hot Pocket in the mircowave like everybody else.

Jesus Christ.

Clarence Beeks

January 17th, 2018 at 2:09 PM ^

I'm going to be completely honest here in saying that I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.  There was no "emotional reaction" intended whatsoever, but rather annoyance at the kneejerk jump to "OMG CTE!!!!" reaction that some people feel compelled to have (with literally nothing to back it up).  So, truly, I think you misinterpreted what I wrote.

A2toGVSU

January 16th, 2018 at 11:57 PM ^

To lose a legendary alum only days ago, and a rising star today. Thoughts and prayers to Hilinski's family, friends, teammates, and the entire WSU fanbase.

Cw1lly33

January 16th, 2018 at 11:59 PM ^

I hope his friends and family can find peace. It’s a rough road and when my best friend shot himself in May it brought my world to a complete and utter stop. The headrest thing wasn’t the finding his body and reporting it to the police but was seeing his mom and telling her that I was sorry I failed her son. Drew and I were college roommates and even deployed to Afghanistan together in the same unit and I never saw it coming. Miss him everyday and I hope this young mans friends and family will find love in each other and learn how to talk to people about preventing suicides.

kehnonymous

January 17th, 2018 at 10:10 AM ^

...if blather from an internet stranger means anything, please believe me when I say that you didn't fail your friend and I hope that you know that and that you have enough of a support system to also tell you the same thing.  If anything, I'm certain that having you as a buddy was one of the few things that kept your friend going and it's absolutely not your fault that this was overwhelmed by the many inner demons no one should have to bear.

MgoHillbilly

January 17th, 2018 at 10:17 AM ^

I lost my best friend to suicide 20 years ago. My condolences. The fortunate and unfortunate part of such a situation is that you never forget. Just don't blame yourself. There's nothing you could have done or else you would have done it. You know the family feels worse for not being in a better position to affect that outcome too.

UofM626

January 17th, 2018 at 12:26 AM ^

He graduated from Upland High and I coached him a little bit w my son in Travel Ball. Pretty sad as a whole as he was a great kid. If I hear anything I will fill you guys in but pretty sad as it's all over here in the Upland, Rancho, Claremont area.

Dennis

January 17th, 2018 at 12:37 AM ^

He was a tough son of a bitch against Cal... goes to show how brutal inner demons can be. May the winged helmets in football Valhalla salute the young QB from the West. Cougs forever.

Sllepy81

January 17th, 2018 at 12:44 AM ^

but I wonder if that pacific northwest life hurt the kid. I know my brother in Portland definitely hit a bit of depression living up there from California. Even lately I've been missing the sun in northern Cali. Cloudy rainy days plus any other issues add up, its not easy leaving a sunny warm climate to a cloudy rainy one in the winter.