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Tony Siragusa passed away at 55 years old


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1 hour ago, DaveThePanther2008 said:

Reminded me a lot of another great Baltimore lineman. Art Donovan.  He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed listening to him on the field.

Goose was a member of arguable the best defense ever assembled in the NFL.  2000 Baltimore Ravens. Lowest points allowed in an NFL 16 game season. 

RIP Goose

I remember Donovan.

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1 hour ago, ThPantherFan said:

I agree.  He paid for that one.  Still, you can't deny he was a great player and died young.  

I still don't know wtf the announcing crew and/or Fox thought would happen with this. Of course it was an idiotic idea.

On topic, RIP Goose.

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1 hour ago, DaveThePanther2008 said:

Reminded me a lot of another great Baltimore lineman. Art Donovan.  He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed listening to him on the field.

Goose was a member of arguable the best defense ever assembled in the NFL.  2000 Baltimore Ravens. Lowest points allowed in an NFL 16 game season. 

RIP Goose

art was old old old school.

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59 minutes ago, Paa Langfart said:

No offense intended but Siragusa, at least as a sideline reporter,  was the picture of multiple preventable diseases due to his obesity.  This ought to be used as a cautionary tale for us older guys who are carrying a few or more extra pounds.  

Here's an excerpt from a 2006 article from ESPN...

Scripps Howard was able to compare mortality rates for
professional-football players with the 2,403 Major League Baseball
players who have died in the last century. The comparison found that
football players are more than twice as likely to die before age 50.
Asked to speculate on the cause for this difference, experts noted
that football players generally are heavier than baseball players.

The threat isn't lost on retired players, who acknowledge that they
are spooked by the potential problems they now face.

"Do you see any oversized animals anywhere in the world living a
long life?" asked Tony "Goose" Siragusa, a 340-pound defensive
tackle for 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore
Ravens. "We're pretty much on our own here."

https://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=2313476

 

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19 minutes ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

Here's an excerpt from a 2006 article from ESPN...

Scripps Howard was able to compare mortality rates for
professional-football players with the 2,403 Major League Baseball
players who have died in the last century. The comparison found that
football players are more than twice as likely to die before age 50.
Asked to speculate on the cause for this difference, experts noted
that football players generally are heavier than baseball players.

The threat isn't lost on retired players, who acknowledge that they
are spooked by the potential problems they now face.

"Do you see any oversized animals anywhere in the world living a
long life?" asked Tony "Goose" Siragusa, a 340-pound defensive
tackle for 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore
Ravens. "We're pretty much on our own here."

https://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=2313476

 

Yep. It isn't just the obesity factor it's the overall size factor. The larger individuals of a species tend to be shorter lived. You don't see a whole lot of geriatric 6'5"+ dudes even of obesity isn't a factor.

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4 hours ago, DaveThePanther2008 said:

Reminded me a lot of another great Baltimore lineman. Art Donovan.  He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed listening to him on the field.

Goose was a member of arguable the best defense ever assembled in the NFL.  2000 Baltimore Ravens. Lowest points allowed in an NFL 16 game season. 

RIP Goose

I loved Artie 

grieing up in Fredericksburg, Va…either followed the Baltimore Colts or the wretched Redskins

Artie was an old school, tough guy…stand up guy. Loved him 

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4 hours ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

Here's an excerpt from a 2006 article from ESPN...

Scripps Howard was able to compare mortality rates for
professional-football players with the 2,403 Major League Baseball
players who have died in the last century. The comparison found that
football players are more than twice as likely to die before age 50.
Asked to speculate on the cause for this difference, experts noted
that football players generally are heavier than baseball players.

The threat isn't lost on retired players, who acknowledge that they
are spooked by the potential problems they now face.

"Do you see any oversized animals anywhere in the world living a
long life?" asked Tony "Goose" Siragusa, a 340-pound defensive
tackle for 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore
Ravens. "We're pretty much on our own here."

https://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=2313476

 

Being obese obviously is a factor…but just big people in general are prone to health issues and die younger. You don’t see many big grandpas 

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