Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese poet and philosopher, once said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Friedrich Nietzsche, the 19th century German philosopher, hit boyz off with this, “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” Then Mr. Willie down at the car wash kept it 100 when he said, “It is what it is pimp! So deal with it and move on!”
Well playas…Mr. Willie gave the best advice that a boy could EVER give! Learn how to deal with reality and move on. The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in his brain. Ole boy died a few months ago and his family donated his brain to research. In a statement released through NBC News his family said that he “experienced firsthand” symptoms of CTE. However, he died of natural causes back in August at the crib at age 84.
Now let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’m sick and tired of boyz hollerin’ about these old cats sufferin’ from CTE when they didn’t start diagnosing concussions in all sports until about 10 to 15 years ago bruh! So ANYBODY that played football prior to that for ANY length of time will probably have some trace or form of CTE if you cut their freakin’ brains open.
However, CTE can’t be diagnosed until you cut the brain open. So how many former athletes and specifically football players, not just professional football players, have died in a car accident or had a heart attack that didn’t have their brains donated that actually had CTE too? More than likely darn near all of them.
Frank Gifford was 84 freakin’ years old bruh! He was 20 years old before they started wearin’ plastic helmets in the 1950’s and they weren’t worth two dead flies smashed. So therefore, he played his ENTIRE adolescent football career in a leather helmet and the rest of his career in a plastic boy that was merely plastic!!! So even if that dun hadn’t played in the NFL and you cut his brain open he was probably goin’ to show signs of CTE! Why? Because CTE is linked to repeated trauma to the brain!!! For all of you simple minded individuals that constant hits to the head.
So ANYBODY that suffers constant hits to the brain will more than likely suffer from CTE. Stop actin’ like the NFL is at fault here. These are grown “A” men that have made millions of dollars as a result of either their contracts while playin’ in the league or from the fame that the league garnered them.
Do you realize that the average salary in America is $29K and the average salary in the NFL is $1.9 million. Sure, boyz weren’t makin’ that type of bread when Frank was playin’ but neither were workin’ class people. So the scale just moved because it’s all relative. Either way, these cats that played in the NFL were makin’ waaaaay more bread than Ms. Wanda and Uncle Buck were makin’ down at the steel mill, I’ll tell you that.
But check this out playa, they’re strugglin’ with the same issues that former players are screamin’ about and they made a minimum wage or merely an average salary for the better part of their lives. Cats that worked in factories and steel mills are sufferin’ from lung disease and cancer because of the job and they’re poor! So excuse me for not feelin’ sorry for rich former football players for havin’ CTE. Even if they knew that it wasn’t a good idea to run into a boy with their heads for an extended period of time. They didn’t have to call it a concussion for a boy to have a headache and know that this ain’t good for me long term. Stop it! You sound crazy!
Frank Gifford lived to be 84 years old and that dun was rich beyond measure. If he had CTE from his job years ago then that was a risk that he took simply goin’ to work every day like EVERY workin’ class individual in America.
Sure, he didn’t know that what he was doin’ was puttin’ himself at risk of havin’ CTE or even concussions for that matter. Why? Because they weren’t callin’ them concussions at the time! I’m 48 and when I was playin’ ball as a kid and even into high school and for my very short period of time in college they weren’t classifyin’ them as concussions. If you got blown up they would drag yo butt off of the field, give you some smellin’ salt, ask you what your name was and send you right back out there. That was the protocol bruh! And I’m 48! Frank Gifford was 84!!!! Therefore, you completely wasted your time cuttin’ his brain open.
That’s like when boyz cut Junior Seau’s brain open. He played linebacker in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR 20 YEARS!!!! Not to mention the 11 or so he played the game prior to goin’ to the league. He was only 43 when he died!! So therefore he exposed himself to repeated head trauma for 31 of the 43 years he was alive and you’re surprised that he had brain damage? That wasn’t on the NFL bruh! That was on Junior! It’s called personal responsibility for your own safety. At some point you gotta say, “Man this ain’t worth it. I’ve made enough bread and now I’ve gotta get out.” Why? Because the risks outweigh the benefits. You can’t run into a freakin’ brick wall for 20 plus years and expect to walk away without your brain in bein’ in shambles. That’s on Junior and anybody else that’s decides to play this game for that long.
Let’s concern ourselves with the safety and well-being of the players playin’ now at all ages because we have the science and technology to prevent these types of injuries. But you’re completely wastin’ folks time tellin’ them about an 84 year old rich guy that played the game 60 years ago. What he was exposed to 60 years ago isn’t even relevant today. The rules have completely changed and safety measures are in place to help prevent head injuries at the same rate.
That’s like tellin’ me that Grandma Lucy contracted Small Pox or the bubonic plague. And answer this question pimpin’? Who are the millions of people that have played this game prior to the concussion protocol diagnosis, that never made it to the league goin’ to complain to or sue? And let me remind all of you simple minded individuals that want to make a big deal of Frank Gifford havin’ CTE. The dun didn’t die as a result of CTE bruh! He died of natural causes! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.