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Rob Trucks
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Apr 4 2014
4

I have absolutely no interest in watching wrestling, but I love reading about wrestlers. The dead wrestler series from a few years ago was amazingly interesting. This was a great write-up for a guy that I had never heard of before.

Apr 4 2014
2

Got to see him live a few times while he was wrestling in the Mid Atlantic Area back in the mid-80's. Guy put on a good show.

Mar 15 2014
2

Great story. Usually one hears only about old basketball players for all the wrong reasons. This was different and honest. Btw, Mr. Haywood had game.

Mar 15 2014
3

It's rare to read anything online and forget what you're planning to say as a response. Thanks.

Mar 14 2014
2

Just let this sink in..."Haywood grew up in Silver City, Miss., moved to Detroit for his last two years of high school, and played just one year of junior college basketball in Colorado before leading the United States to a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City."

Mar 14 2014
12

This is just great. Thank you Rob, and Spencer for the honesty and soul.

Mar 14 2014
14

Finest Kind, Rob. Spencer seems to be one of the more self-aware athletes out there.

Feb 1 2014
2

On average, today's NFL player's career lasts 3.5 years and makes $6.7 million over that career - with no health benefits. Or take it back 30 years when players made $200,000/year. Medical bills alone could bankrupt an NFL retiree. That money becomes quite useless if you cant enjoy it because of complications to CTE.

Feb 1 2014
5

because it is cheaper (like significantly cheaper) to say "here's an extra million, go join some broader risk pool" then to pool all these guys together and approach a carrier.

Feb 1 2014
6

Jesus, these owners are making the oil tycoons look good. And I'm from Alberta, where we have flocks of ducks landing in Oil Sands tailing ponds and Neil Young raining down hellfire on us for it. Read more

Jan 31 2014
2

Man, the contrast between the first part and the second part was pretty powerful. No simple answers on this issue.

Jan 31 2014
1

Of course they would all do it again. It is not a job or career, it is an enviable identity. How many days go by where Al Woodall does not mention being an NFL quarterback?

Jan 29 2014
1

Basically you're arguing that because people love football, deadspin is just spoiling things. The underlying issue with most fans who defend the NFL in the concussion crisis is not the well-being of a player's health, it's the fear this might change their game. Think about that for a moment: people are putting their Read more