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Junior Seau

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Vltrophy, May 2, 2012.

  1. Vltrophy

    Vltrophy Cheesehead

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    Junior Seau found dead. He was a great player
     
  2. AmishMafia

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    Only 43. Sounds like he was shot. If this is a part of the Saints bounty program, purposely taking out another player, there will be some more suspensions.
     
  3. PackwillBEback

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    ^^Wow the guy that talks about his friend committing suicide and ignoring the jokes about suicide makes a joke right after this guy has committed suicide. What a joke you are, amish.
     
  4. Vltrophy

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    That's in very poor taste. The pain & suffering his wife & kids are going through is a serious thing. Hopefully you never have to go through what they're going through.
     
  5. AmishMafia

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    Too soon?


    Didn't know it was suicide.
     
  6. ivo610

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    should be a 1st ballot HOFer.
     
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  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Damn......
     
  8. ivo610

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    Tweet from a saints O lineman:

    Wow this is a tough one.. When I was a frosh in HS Junior Seau worked the Jay Fiedler Football camp and at the end of one of the days he Challenged any1 to a 1 on 1. Being one of the 'big' kids, I was volunteered by my buddies and went up in front of the whole camp to face This monster of a man. Shaking in my cleats, he gave me a wink before a coach gave the cadence. He let me pancake him. And he sold it too. I can't even tell you how good I felt at that moment; it changed me forever. The whole camp cheered for me, a chubby kid that didn't know If he even liked football. From then on I was addicted. All thanks 2 this 10 time all-pro that felt like making some snot-nosed kid's day.
     
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  9. GreenBayGal

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    A nice reminder of how one small act or comment can affect a kid for life. I wonder if JS would still be here today if he knew what an impact he had. RIP.
     
  10. AmishMafia

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    I think this is kind of weird:
    latest tragedy in the sad history of the 1994 San Diego Chargers. That team—the only Chargers team to make it to the Super Bowl—has seen seven other deaths. CNN has the rundown:
    • 1995: Linebacker David Griggs, 28, dies in a car crash.
    • 1996: Running back Rodney Culver, 26, dies in a plane crash.
    • 1998: Linebacker Doug Miller, 28, dies after being struck by lightning.
    • 2008: Center Curtis Whitley, 39, dies of a drug overdose.
    • 2008: Defensive end Chris Mims, 38, dies of complications from an enlarged heart.
    • 2011: Defensive tackle Shawn Lee, 44, dies of a heart attack.
    • 2011: Linebacker Lew Bush, 42, dies of a heart attack.
    Bobby Ross, who coached the 1994 Chargers, has called Seau, 43, the heart and soul of the team. "Junior, to me, was the epitome of what a football player was," he says. "Tremendous team player. Tremendous leader. Tremendous leader on our football team."
     
  11. ivo610

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    another story
    On my final day of a business trip last year to the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., I was walking along the Oceanside Harbor in search of a place to eat and have a few beers. In the mood for something simple I had hoped to find a small bar that served food and was not too crowded. I came across exactly that—a small bar with maybe six customers inside. Sitting next to me at the bar were three large men of Samoan decent who were laughing and having a good time with the bartender. I wasn't sure at first, but then after a double-take it clicked in my head that I was sitting with Junior Seau. He was a monster of a man, wearing a ball cap and all smiles. I couldn't believe that I was sitting next to one of my favorite football players growing up as a kid. The same linebacker that I impersonated for years on all my football video games.
    After a few minutes, the older of the three Samoan men had asked what I was up to in Oceanside and I had told him that I was a Captain in the Marines headed back to my home station at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Junior Seau interrupted and said, "Wow, man. I really admire what you do. You guys are real heroes." Starstruck for a moment, I didn't know how to respond. Did one of my childhood heroes really just call me a hero? He did indeed, and refused to let me pay for my dinner or any more drinks for the night. I was surprised to find out that Junior Seau was not only a former member of the Patriots, he was an American patriot.
    Junior then introduced me to the other two men sitting with him, his cousin and his uncle. I couldn't believe how sincerely interested Junior and his family were about my military service. They asked about helicopters, machine guns, parachuting and even expressed gratitude towards military families and specifically spouses for enduring such hardship during a time of war.
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    After a couple of hours of talking, Junior then began to brag about his musical talent. That he had sat "first chair" in his high school band and that was something most people didn't know about him. I called him on it and he was up to the challenge. Junior said, "You sit right there, Captain, I'm gonna go to my car and get my ukulele. We're gonna spread some joy around here." I didn't know it at the time, but over the next two hours the way in which I look at football players would be changed forever.
    Junior returned to the bar with his Ukulele and started to play. The tune from "Brown-Eyed Girl" was coming from Junior's Ukulele at it was surprisingly good. Then, he started to sing ... and he was amazing. One of the most ferocious tacklers in the history of football was playing a ukulele in an empty bar at 11:00 p.m. and serenading the few that remained. He then started to play some more and his cousin and uncle joined in the chorus. They were a harmonic family full of melodies ... and they were good—real good.
    We sat there for another two hours, talking, listening to Junior and his uncle play the ukulele and having a good time. Time and again, Junior thanked me for my service and reminded me how proud he was that his hometown was in the heart of Marine Corps territory, just outside Camp Pendleton. I tried to remind Junior that I was the one that was thankful for the evening. That I was amazed at how real of a person Junior Seau was and not just No. 55 on my television screen on Sunday afternoons. Junior Seau was a man of smiles, laughter, family, respect and he loved his country.
    It's troubling to hear of the passing of another great NFL football player at an age so young. But I'm especially sad to hear that it was Junior Seau who had passed. A man who for one evening last year I had the opportunity to meet and come to admire. The day after I met Junior last year, I began to follow his non-football charity exploits and grew to respect him even further.
    I hope this story will aid in an attempt to remember not only a linebacker but a fun, loving person as well.
    Albert S. Flores Jr.​
     
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  12. SanDiegoCheese

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    RIP Junior. :( We love you
     
  13. Vltrophy

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    I think a few of the guys that retired this year might've been b/c of Juniors death. 1 guy from the Bengals mentioned that was the reason. The other guys are speculation. Hopefully they can make the transition alot easier than most. 78% of guys that retire from the NFL have financial problems. Lets hope these guys are in the 22%
     
  14. mikeymidnight

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    Junior Seau was a great man and a mighty mighty warrior.
    Rest in peace Junior Seau. Rest in peace
     

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