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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

Sportsnet.

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#2 Crymson

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

That's a long article. What does it say?

#3 MabusIncarnate

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:56 AM

O'Ree was the first black player in the NHL, but the main purpose of the article here was to reveal that he was blind in one eye for his entire career and no one ever knew about it. He feared he wouldn't be allowed to play pro with one eye so kept it a secret. It was a pretty interesting read.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:20 PM

O'Ree was the first black player in the NHL, but the main purpose of the article here was to reveal that he was blind in one eye for his entire career and no one ever knew about it. He feared he wouldn't be allowed to play pro with one eye so kept it a secret. It was a pretty interesting read.

Some great eye doctors back in the day. It's amazing what doctors and trainers did and didn't do way back when.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:56 PM

I'm just barely able to restrain myself from making a crack about Dr. Rahmani. Anyway, interesting stuff.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

He seems like a really cool guy! :thumbup:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Long but well worth the read. Enjoyed it very much.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

I wonder how many other players back then were hiding medical problems.

Some guys may have played their entire careers with a concussion.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

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"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

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