I think it is a massive adjustment that a lot of people have trouble making. I think there are issues with your revenue stream stoping but your expenses staying put. You have lived a life in which you were hard at it year round and could eat anything you wanted, when you stop playing that is an adjustment you had to make. Guys like Mark Schlereth have said that when they quit playing football they needed to drop down to a healthy weight.
There was an article posted earlier in this thread that highlighted the surprising amount of deaths from the Super Bowl Chargers team. But my question is whether or not those deaths are directly related to football. Was Seau's suicide brought on by a mentail illness, depression, etc that was caused by contact or one that was not all that unrelated to all the suicide cases that happen throughout society.
But it's good to know you've made up your mind, from all your personal interaction with Seau, that he was a "piece of scum."
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
The position you've taken (and Todd Gack has taken) in this thread is as wrong, in my opinion, as if you had come on here and criticized Seau for being Polynesian. It would be as wrong as if I came on here and mocked a poster's dead parent for being too weak to survive a heart attack. It demonstrates total ignorance of mental illness; a complete lack of empathy for other human beings; and it demonstrates the same rush to judgment that you sanctimoniously lecture posters to avoid in other threads. It's a pretty disgusting opinion, in my view, but this is America so you certainly have the right express it.
Last edited by top6; 05-03-2012 at 03:31 PM.
I think Ted Kaczynski was mentally ill too but I don't think that he was a good guy either. I am well aware that Seau had some issues hence my mentioning demons. I didn't go as far as Todd's description but I respect where he's coming from