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Earl the goat : 3/19/2017 10:19 pm
Dwight Clark reveals he has ALS
Terrible..  
Big Blue '56 : 3/19/2017 10:28 pm : link
What a horrific disease..☹️
Not sure there's any worse way to go. Damn.  
yatqb : 3/19/2017 10:31 pm : link
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Ugh!  
MadPlaid : 3/19/2017 10:31 pm : link
Insidious disease.
Devastating news  
dune69 : 3/19/2017 10:33 pm : link
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That sucks  
Rjanyg : 3/19/2017 11:32 pm : link
Good guy. Great player
At the risk of stating the obvious...  
Capt. Don : 3/20/2017 6:32 am : link
ALS is fucking terrifying.
Thats terrible  
Ron from Ninerland : 3/20/2017 6:56 am : link
I met him once at a Super Bowl party in 1991 in Lake Tahoe. He was a very friendly down to earth guy. For what its worth he correctly picked the Giants to win. I still remember his exact quote, "For those of you who bet on Buffalo I am sorry to say, but you are going to lose"
Rough day in Ninerland  
NINEster : 3/20/2017 7:51 am : link
for one of the most beloved.

I believe those ice bucket challenges did provide something meaningful in terms of research that might have been a breakthrough.

We'll see.

Wow.  
AcidTest : 3/20/2017 7:54 am : link
That is awful. Prayers to him and his family.
My cousin is 33, married 3 kids, ex navy pilot  
jlukes : 3/20/2017 8:02 am : link
diagnosed with ALS almost 3 years ago.

An absolutely terrible disease
http://yfals.als.net/ambassador/matt-bellina - ( New Window )
Horrible news  
Matt in SGS : 3/20/2017 8:12 am : link
but I wonder if this is similar to what happened to Kevin Turner, the former Patriot/Eagle fullback. He was diagnosed with ALS and after he passed away it was determined to be CTE. As more dangers of head injuries in the NFL is made known, it's no surprise players are looking to get their money and retire sooner.

And separately of note about Clark, when I did the 1985 Wild Card game review vs. the Niners, Clark got nailed early in the game. Sat out a few series and came back with only a "slight concussion". Guys who played in the 1970s and 1980s are prime for awful stories about brain injuries.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/11/03/former-nfl-player-kevin-turners-death-caused-by-cte-not-als/?utm_term=.1773d2ff4fa4 - ( New Window )
Matt in SGS  
NINEster : 3/20/2017 8:27 am : link
good recap of that game.

Clark only played 9 seasons, but that was the '80s....a rough decade for WRs.

Cris Collinsworth played 8 seasons ('81-88), and always talked about being annihilated on the field.

a former co-worker was diagnosed last April,  
sober297 : 3/20/2017 11:02 am : link
was buried the monday before Thanksgiving.
Insidious disease.
RE: My cousin is 33, married 3 kids, ex navy pilot  
Boy Cord : 3/20/2017 12:22 pm : link
In comment 13399544 jlukes said:
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diagnosed with ALS almost 3 years ago.

An absolutely terrible disease http://yfals.als.net/ambassador/matt-bellina - ( New Window )


Horrible. Sorry to hear about this jlukes. Also tragic news about Dwight Clark.
The Catch  
RobCarpenter : 3/20/2017 12:26 pm : link
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