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Old 05-02-12, 06:27 PM   #51
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Re: Junior Seau is dead

Congrats Pajiba you've out done arpeggi for most annoying person who posts in the sports forum
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Old 05-02-12, 06:38 PM   #52
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Old 05-02-12, 06:40 PM   #53
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Old 05-02-12, 06:41 PM   #54
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Seau was a great player and class act. I loved the Sports Jobs show that was on a year or so ago. RIP.
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Old 05-02-12, 06:51 PM   #55
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Been reading several sources which suggest Goodell had Seau murdered to take attention away from the fact that the NFL has refused to release the evidence they claim to have about the Saints bounty scandal. Wouldn't put it past the NFL or Goodell to do this. Developing...
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Old 05-02-12, 06:53 PM   #56
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Re: Junior Seau is dead

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UPDATE #5: The New York Times' Greg Bishop is reporting that police did not find any suicide note from Seau.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:27 PM   #57
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Quite shocked by this news. He was a pretty damn great player.

As for the comment about TMZ, well they're way more reliable than Twitter.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:43 PM   #58
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UPDATE #5: The New York Times' Greg Bishop is reporting that police did not find any suicide note from Seau.
NBC reported the same thing on Nightly News.
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Old 05-02-12, 08:10 PM   #59
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UPDATE #5: The New York Times' Greg Bishop is reporting that police did not find any suicide note from Seau.
For some reason, I thought you were going to report an update on the Goodell murder conspiracy
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Old 05-02-12, 08:24 PM   #60
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Grew up in San Diego and (trying hard to still be) a Chargers fan.

Will be missed. Thanks Junior. RIP.
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Old 05-02-12, 08:38 PM   #61
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R.I.P. Junior

I'm glad I got to see him play in San Diego when I lived in Southern California for a little bit.
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Old 05-02-12, 08:56 PM   #62
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Old 05-02-12, 09:15 PM   #63
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Very Sad. RIP
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Old 05-03-12, 12:39 AM   #64
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RIP.

My most vivid memory of Junior has to be when he broke his arm in his first year with the Pats. The video is much like the Theismann leg break, just freaky to watch.
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Old 05-03-12, 12:48 AM   #65
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RIP. A great player.
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Old 05-03-12, 09:55 AM   #66
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Re: Junior Seau is dead

that sucks.. always liked him...

speaking of which.. i like the new guy too.. he seems like he will make the sports forum more entertaining for awhile.. (at least a day or two, until he gets himself banned)..
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Old 05-03-12, 10:34 AM   #67
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that sucks.. always liked him...

speaking of which.. i like the new guy too.. he seems like he will make the sports forum more entertaining for awhile.. (at least a day or two, until he gets himself banned)..
i like to yell his usernamen in place of "Tequila!" when listening to the tequila song while pee wee herman is dancing on the bar.

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Old 05-03-12, 02:21 PM   #68
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Been reading several sources which suggest Goodell had Seau murdered to take attention away from the fact that the NFL has refused to release the evidence they claim to have about the Saints bounty scandal. Wouldn't put it past the NFL or Goodell to do this. Developing...
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Old 05-03-12, 03:09 PM   #69
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Why precisely is it lame? I wouldn't trust TMZ if they told me the sun was shining and I looked outside my window and the sun was shining.

Wait, I know why they haven't reported it.

Because unlike you, who obviously just loves to jump to conclusions, NFL Network still has some dignity and integrity and standards when it comes to reporting news and they want to get as many facts as possible together before they go shooting their mouths off and possibly report something which is later found to be erroneous, which you would no doubt viciously attack them for, screeching something to the effect of "HOW DARE THEY!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED UNTIL THE FACTS WERE IN BEFORE RECKLESSLY REPORTING AND SHOOTING THEIR MOUTHS OFF!!!!"
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Old 05-04-12, 09:37 AM   #70
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Re: Junior Seau is dead

Sadly, I've been expecting this ever since Seau drove off a (small) cliff a year and a half ago.

He had been arrested for domestic assault the night before, and though he claimed that he fell asleep at the wheel a lot of people in San Diego (including me) thought it was a suicide attempt (the cliff just wasn't high enough).

Then his rambling, almost nonsensical speech at the Q for his induction into the Chargers Hall of Fame last season was also alarming.

He covered up whatever was bothering him by smiling and acting extra friendly. Most of his friends have said that there were no signs of anything wrong as recently as just a few days ago. John Carney said that he talked to Seau shortly after the driving off the cliff incident and Seau convinced him that he really did just fall asleep and it was an accident. I think his friends wanted to believe him. It's hard to believe that such a happy looking, friendly, outgoing guy could really be that depressed inside. So they didn't believe it. Seau covered it up. I've been listening to a lot of interviews, and it would seem that Seau didn't want anyone to know how he felt.

But from the outside and getting the details of that, "Accident," (as reported) - it didn't add up.

When I first heard that Junior was dead I wasn't the least bit surprised. I was saddened by the news, but not surprised. I really wish that he would have asked for help, but that wasn't in his personality. Maybe it was pride, maybe he didn't want to worry others, who knows? Junior was the one who always offered help - but he'd never ask for it, and that's a shame.

He was a great asset to the San Diego community. He did a ton of charity work, and he did a lot more to help individuals out when cameras weren't around than most people knew. He made other people happy. Even when he wasn't.

It's just a sad, sad story.

One of the measuring sticks I've always used to tell people how great my high school's football team was while I was there (and the year after) was how they owned Seau's Oceanside team. Even back then Junior was a great, dominating player, but Vista dominated that team. That was a source of pride for Panther fans. The '85 Panther team was crowned the State Champion. The '86 team was just about as good. Both times they dominated a very good Oceanside team, despite Seau's presence on the field. That said a lot. Now it just makes me kind of sad. Not only is the great Panther QB Sal Aunese long since gone (he died from stomach cancer at age 21 while at Colorado), but Oceanside's most famous player in those games is gone as well. No one would have believed it in '85.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:22 AM   #71
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Three teenage kids. Man that sucks.
This is what really bothers me. No matter how bad things get you just don't quit on your kids. After thinking it over it's hard for me to have any sympathy for someone who took the easy way out and left his kids without a father.

I feel for his kids.

I know I may get crap for posting that but I have kids and couldn't bear to think that they would think I quit on them.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:33 AM   #72
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This is what really bothers me. No matter how bad things get you just don't quit on your kids. After thinking it over it's hard for me to have any sympathy for someone who took the easy way out and left his kids without a father.

I feel for his kids.

I know I may get crap for posting that but I have kids and couldn't bear to think that they would think I quit on them.
I really don't want to get into a whole big debate in this thread. I get what you're saying and understand why you feel that way. But I'll just say that it's very reductionist to characterize suicide as a result of clinical depression/mental illness as "quitting on the people who love you" or as "taking the easy way out."
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Old 01-10-13, 10:30 AM   #73
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Update on Seau's brain study revealed that Junior did in fact have CTE. I don't know much about the condition but it seems to be linked to depression, dementia and memory loss. Unfortunately, this may be the reason Junior killed himself. His brain just wasn't right.

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