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milestogo

(16,830 posts)
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 09:24 PM Feb 2023

SuperBowl XVII: Who will win?


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Philadelphia Eagles
8 (40%)
Kansas City Chiefs
11 (55%)
OTHER
1 (5%)
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SuperBowl XVII: Who will win? (Original Post) milestogo Feb 2023 OP
The moniss Feb 2023 #1
definitely hlthe2b Feb 2023 #2
the people who run the NFL Skittles Feb 2023 #3
Yep again Rebl2 Feb 2023 #7
Yep Rebl2 Feb 2023 #6
Birds! BlueTsunami2018 Feb 2023 #4
Fly Eagles Fly FalloutShelter Feb 2023 #11
Redskins....look for Riggins to have a big game. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2023 #5
Yeah, no Raiders ain't having that shit Hugh_Lebowski Feb 2023 #9
I loved Riggins. SouthernIrish Feb 2023 #12
CTE CloudWatcher Feb 2023 #8
Ding! Ding! Ding! NNadir Feb 2023 #10

CloudWatcher

(1,870 posts)
8. CTE
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 09:45 PM
Feb 2023

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) will be the winner.

I used to be able to enjoy watching football ... no longer.

NNadir

(33,697 posts)
10. Ding! Ding! Ding!
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 09:59 PM
Feb 2023
BU Finds CTE in Nearly 92 Percent of Ex-NFL Players Studied

Setting aside for a moment the hype, the glitz, the money, the commercials, the athleticism, the scoreboard, and the beer, chili, and wings—everything that comprises the NFL’s Super Bowl experience this weekend—the cold, sad truth remains that football is taking a horrible toll on some of its players. The extent of that price was made clear Monday in new figures released by the Boston University CTE Center.

According to its latest report, the CTE Center has diagnosed 345 former NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, out of 376 former players who were studied, a rate of 91.7 percent. Two retired players from the two teams facing off in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday—the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles—were among those diagnosed with CTE in the last year. Those ex-players are one-time Eagles quarterback Rick Arrington, who played for them from 1970 to ’73, and former Chiefs defensive tackle Ed Lothamer, who played for two of their Super Bowl teams.

To put those numbers in perspective, a 2018 BU study of 164 brains of men and women donated to the Framingham Heart Study found that only 1 of 164 (less than 1 percent) showed signs of the progressive degenerative brain disease. And that lone CTE case? A former college football player.

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