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Matt Millen very ill

Section331 : 5/14/2018 2:21 pm
with a disease called Amyloidosis, in which a protein attacks one's organs, in Matt's case his heart. Peter King highlighted Matt's case in today's MMQB. He was an outstanding player, one with 4 SB rings, and a significantly less successful NFL executive with the Lions.

I got to know Matt a bit when I worked for CBS Radio, and he did games for us with Jack Buck. He was a very nice guy, smart, and carried no airs about him. I wish him the best in his battle against this terrible disease.
Matt Millen Fights for His Life - ( New Window )
That's  
AcidTest : 5/14/2018 2:23 pm : link
awful. Prayers to him.
I like him as a broadcaster as well,  
barens : 5/14/2018 2:39 pm : link
breaks down the game, and the players very well.
my father...  
BleedingBlue2 : 5/14/2018 2:41 pm : link
is actually battling the same thing, which is attacking his gastrointestinal system. All I can say is fuck cancer... it is ruthless.
Thank you for sharing.  
GiantGrit : 5/14/2018 2:47 pm : link
Read that piece a few days ago...he called the Barkley pick for a while. Seems like a genuine guy. I hope he recovers.
RE: I like him as a broadcaster as well,  
GoBlue6599 : 5/14/2018 2:57 pm : link
In comment 13963427 barens said:
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breaks down the game, and the players very well.

I also enjoy him as a broadcaster... best wishes Matt
Prayers  
Simms : 5/14/2018 3:43 pm : link
Hoping the best for Mr. Millen, his family, friends, and fans.
Very sorry to hear.
If not mistaken  
Dr. D : 5/14/2018 4:01 pm : link
the autopsy of Robin Williams indicated a similar disease affecting (proteins attacking) his brain. He had been falsely diagnosed with Parkinson's previously.

Sad stuff.
Hopefully he beats it  
bc4life : 5/14/2018 4:56 pm : link
Helluva player - wildman - started two fights in a Pro Bowl.
RE: my father...  
short lease : 5/14/2018 5:33 pm : link
In comment 13963433 BleedingBlue2 said:
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is actually battling the same thing, which is attacking his gastrointestinal system. All I can say is fuck cancer... it is ruthless.


Good luck BB2 - hope everything turns out alright for your Dad.

Hope Mr Millen ends up okay also ....


FUCK cancer is right.
Sorry to learn. Always seemed a nice guy.  
TC : 5/14/2018 6:06 pm : link
Hell of a player!
Best wishes for Matt  
RetroJint : 5/14/2018 8:00 pm : link
He was a great college player, a good pro and the best of the early wave of John Madden impersonators That FOX hired to fill out their broadcasting teams once they wrestled away the NFC from CBS. Remember : Mass, Green, Ballinger et al? They all tried to emulate Big John.

The stint with Lions didnít go well. But who cares now? Are prayers are with him and the family
Prayers  
Jay in Toronto : 5/14/2018 8:19 pm : link
for Matt Millen and BB2's dad.
Oh no  
Optimus-NY : 5/14/2018 8:32 pm : link
Horrible news. Wish him the best.
Such a great player  
Allen in CNJ : 5/15/2018 5:09 am : link
and a great analyst. Hope he pulls though, but this is tough to read!
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