NFL Players Injury-Riddled Journey: From Double Hip Surgeries to Seizure-Induced Coma and Beyond
- Joe Rogan spoke with a retired NFL player about his injuries and experiences in the league
- The player had double hip surgeries, bruised his spinal cord and had a seizure that led to a coma for 36 hours
- He was still cleared to play two weeks later, likely because of the team wanting another guy to take his spot
- Deion Sanders said he looks for two-parent homes and 3.5 GPA’s in quarterbacks but wants football or prison from defensive lineman
- The average lifetime of an NFL career is two and a half years as third year means players get vested, but most don’t reach this point.
The Wild Side of Football: Exploring the Role of Recklessness in the Sport
- Football players must have an element of recklessness and wildness to succeed
- Players often go through hardships which can be seen in their play and actions
- Even the best players can experience long-term career injuries leading to a loss of potential money
- Interrior defensive linemen are often the wildest, while quarterbacks tend to be more professional.
Football Player Admits to Unconventional Pre-Game Rituals and Changes Lifestyle After Family Commitment
- A football player admits to using Adderall and mushrooms before games as part of his strategy
- He would also get himself worked up by thinking about his childhood struggles
- As a result, he would often say outrageous things to opposing players during the game in an attempt to get in their heads
- The player continued this practice until he got married and had kids, at which point he realized that it wasn’t appropriate.