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  1. Sad news for a Falcon great http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25283309/former-falcons-de-tim-green-reveals-als-diagnosis Former Falcons DE Tim Green reveals ALS diagnosis ESPN8:39 AM ET2 Minute Read Former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tim Green, who became a lawyer, television commentator and author after his playing days, revealed that he has been diagnosed with ALS. "While the football field is far away, I find myself in a formidable struggle," Green wrote on Facebook. "For the past five years I've been coping with some neurological problems in my hands. At first the doctors thought the damage I'd done to my elbows in football was the culprit, so they operated to release the nerves, but the issue persisted and my voice began to weaken as well. That's the only reason I've had to stop visiting schools to talk with kids. Finally, I was diagnosed with ALS." Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease -- named after the Yankees great whose career and life were cut short by the disease -- is a progressive neurodegenerative disease in which the breaking down of nerve cells eventually leads to the reduced functionality in the muscles they supply. Green, who will appear on 60 Minutes Sunday, was a two-time All-American while playing for Syracuse from 1982-85. He was the 17th overall draft pick of the Falcons in the 1986 draft and crossed the picket line during the 1987 strike. He went on to play until 1993, starting 71 games and recording 24 career sacks for Atlanta. After football, Green earned his law degree and worked in television on Fox NFL Sunday, Good Morning America and A Current Affair. He wrote about his football experience in "The Dark Side of the Game: My Life in the NFL" and then made the New York Times bestseller list with a children's book about the game. In his Facebook post, Green said the diagnosis is the "bad news." "Now the good news: Like many conditions, ALS has different forms," he continued. "While of course I'd rather not have it at all, I am extremely grateful that mine is a slow-progressing version of the disease." The 60 Minutes show will serve as the kickoff of Green's fundraising effort to fund ALS research. "As always, I will spend the coming days and years counting the blessings I have instead of pining for the things I don't," he wrote. "Today I will take a walk. I will work and write and kiss each of my kids as well as my beautiful wife. That's a great day. As good as it gets..."
  2. Exactly what I was thinking.
  3. I know right!!! Dam, we are gonna get blown out by the BROWNS!
  4. We have drafted an excellent player in young Ridley. His play has already been outstanding and will only get better from here. I'm excited for his future.
  5. I've been impressed by the rebound. If they can play middle of the road defense and get a few more turnovers, we may just be in business. Playoff business that is.
  6. Ouch, my panties hurt.
  7. Kid is a playmaker on a defense that sorely lacks playmakers. I’m super excited to see how far he can go.
  8. Happy Birthday BCEF!!!
  9. Here ya go bud. http://buffstreamz.com/watch/nfl-5.php
  10. I saw that as well. I thought it was pretty funny. Koetter can get his resume ready.
  11. Depends on what you call a chance. Of course there is a chance. Probably somewhere between 5 and 10%
  12. I could win Megamillions Friday night. I’d absolutely love to see both happen. It just ain’t very likely.
  13. Kid is also a ball hawk! Something this defense has needed forever.
  14. Best of luck to Coach Smith. He is a good man and his players like him because he’s honest with them. A quality which seems to be getting scarcer and scarcer. He is set for the rest of his life financially so he’ll either start fishing or maybe TV. Seriously doubt he will be coaching in NFL again.
  15. Thank you sir! As the old saying goes, “If I’d known I was gonna live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself “.