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SirFin
02-17-2005, 07:15 AM
I just read that NE linebacker and Miami Dolphin nemesis Teddy Bruschi has been hospitalized with symptoms of a stroke. He is also suffering from paralysis. I am sure the entire Dolphin Nation has my back when I wish him the best and a speedy recovery.

Get well Teddy... you are one hell of a linebacker and I hope to see you at least twice next year.. maybe more!

touborg
02-17-2005, 07:16 AM
Wow that's pretty horrible.

Get well man.

finsnchips
02-17-2005, 07:20 AM
Yeah, get well soon.

He is a class footballer and a classy guy.

Perhaps the most underrated guy in the NFL.

HysterikiLL
02-17-2005, 07:21 AM
Yeah, I heard about this. Tedy is one of my favorite players just for his attitude and his willfulness. He seems like a great guy and although he's an enemy, I hope he gets well.....and then gets beat up by out new RB next season :D

cnc66
02-17-2005, 07:23 AM
ESPN News just blurbed the story for about two seconds and then nothing... you(I) would think that this would warrant more coverage. Hope he gets better, but the story left me with the impression that things were getting worse instead of better. How sad

touborg
02-17-2005, 07:30 AM
Official story so far:


Bruschi Hospitalized For Headaches Bruschi Hospitalized For Headaches
Tedy Bruschi is being held for observation at Massachusetts General Hospital for severe headaches and blurred vision, according to an Associated Press report. The first reports say that the headaches are not serious, and that the Bruschi family "appreciates everyone's concern, but requests that you respect their privacy at this time." Michael Felger of the Herald reported on New England Sports Tonight that Bruschi was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but was seen later on walking around the hospital. WBZ TV-4 reported in its late news broadcast that Bruschi had suffered stroke symptoms and partial paralysis. Those reports were denied by the Patriots despite them conceding that his headaches represented a "serious" condition, which contradicts the AP report of his condition not being serious.

A lot of media are indicating a stroke though, let's hope it's not that serious.

Jimi
02-17-2005, 07:31 AM
Yeah, get well soon.

He is a class footballer and a classy guy.

Perhaps the most underrated guy in the NFL.I must disagree, i find him a very unclassy man. This is not just because hes on the Pats, because others like Troy Brown and Tom Brady i do think are classy. Bruschi just seems like an *** quite frankly to me....And you cant be underrated when you go to the probowl. I think Zach Thomas would be more underrated considering in 4 less games he recoreded more tackles with no DT help and still no ProBowl recognition.

With that being said, i hope he recovers full health as soon as possible. There are very few people i would wish a stroke on(Osama).

Gr8BambinoTy
02-17-2005, 07:39 AM
I must disagree, i find him a very unclassy man. This is not just because hes on the Pats, because others like Troy Brown and Tom Brady i do think are classy. Bruschi just seems like an *** quite frankly to me....And you cant be underrated when you go to the probowl. I think Zach Thomas would be more underrated considering in 4 less games he recoreded more tackles with no DT help and still no ProBowl recognition.

With that being said, i hope he recovers full health as soon as possible. There are very few people i would wish a stroke on(Osama).

i have to agree with Jimi here... Tedy hasnt been very classy... But i do hope he gets better, thats definitly not good

ChambersWI
02-17-2005, 07:44 AM
Yeah, get well soon.

He is a class footballer and a classy guy.

Perhaps the most underrated guy in the NFL.

classy? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Underrated? Yes, Most Underrated? NO, that title belongs to Donnie Edwards.

Dbergan
02-17-2005, 07:46 AM
I must disagree, i find him a very unclassy man. This is not just because hes on the Pats, because others like Troy Brown and Tom Brady i do think are classy. Bruschi just seems like an *** quite frankly to me....And you cant be underrated when you go to the probowl. I think Zach Thomas would be more underrated considering in 4 less games he recoreded more tackles with no DT help and still no ProBowl recognition.

With that being said, i hope he recovers full health as soon as possible. There are very few people i would wish a stroke on(Osama).


Just curious...what he he done which would justify calling him unclassy? I have watched every game against us and he appeared pretty decent in my book. Was there something which he did/said that makes you say this?!? :confused:

popularwar
02-17-2005, 07:53 AM
my friend's a pats fan, says the guy's a prick.

CrunchTime
02-17-2005, 08:28 AM
He is a great player and has been a nemesis to the Dolphins.I hope he recovers without any long lasting effects.

If he retires it wouldnt be bad either.:rolleyes:

NJFINSFAN1
02-17-2005, 09:30 AM
Hope he is okay, don't want to see anything like that happen to anyone.


Maybe it's just to much glare from all the diamonds on his fingers!

ch19079
02-17-2005, 10:22 AM
Channel 4 reported late last night that Bruschi was suffering from "stroke-like symptoms" -- including partial paralysis and blurred vision.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2005/02/17/patriot_bruschi_is_hospitalized/

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/football/nfl/02/16/bc.fbn.bruschihospitali.ap/index.html

i hate tom brady, not the pats. and Bruschi is one of those "good guys" you can respect, even if his team kicks the crap out of you... i hope hes ok.


now i know why i didnt see this posted already.. IT WAS MOVED. a great player from a division rival may have had a stroke, and its moved...:shakeno:

AggieFin21
02-17-2005, 10:34 AM
With every ounce of me hating the Patsies, I can do nothing but wish him the best of luck and hope he makes it though this without any problems.

nydolphinfan
02-17-2005, 10:49 AM
Yeah, I heard about this. Tedy is one of my favorite players just for his attitude and his willfulness. He seems like a great guy and although he's an enemy, I hope he gets well.....and then gets beat up by out new RB next season :D
Great guy? I think not. But I wish him well.

fishfan34
02-17-2005, 10:52 AM
I hate the pats, but obviously this is bigger than football or any rivalry. Best of luck to him for a complete recovery and his family. He's got kids and a wife who don't deserve to lose their father or husband.

KB21
02-17-2005, 10:58 AM
Realize that there is a difference between a full blown stroke and a transient ischemic attack. If this were a full blown stroke, he would likely have lost motor and sensory function in the side contralateral to the cerebrovascular accident.

A TIA is a microstroke. It has similar but less severe symptoms and can be treated with anticoagulation therapy.

surtainian
02-17-2005, 11:01 AM
I hate the guy, but that's just because he's good and he is on the Patriots. I hope he gets better and is ready for next season.

Agua
02-17-2005, 11:05 AM
My goodness. God bless and hope for a speedy recovery.

L.T.21
02-17-2005, 11:11 AM
classy? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Underrated? Yes, Most Underrated? NO, that title belongs to Donnie Edwards.
Thank You. Add Jamaal Williams on that list.

If no one believes Chambers or I, check stats.

Dbergan
02-17-2005, 11:14 AM
Realize that there is a difference between a full blown stroke and a transient ischemic attack. If this were a full blown stroke, he would likely have lost motor and sensory function in the side contralateral to the cerebrovascular accident.

A TIA is a microstroke. It has similar but less severe symptoms and can be treated with anticoagulation therapy.


Good god KB...can ya talk English? Sounds like me when I talk Engineering to a bunch of Finance majors and they respond back to me in eyeshadow lingo...you are WAY over my head.. but thats not hard to do.... :)

PhinsFan4life
02-17-2005, 11:21 AM
I wish hime well.

Disnardo
02-17-2005, 11:22 AM
I hope also, that he returns to the field in tip top shape. Don't want them Pats fans saying that we beat them next year because one of their top LBs is not in the line-up. :wink:

Disnardo
02-17-2005, 11:25 AM
Realize that there is a difference between a full blown stroke and a transient ischemic attack. If this were a full blown stroke, he would likely have lost motor and sensory function in the side contralateral to the cerebrovascular accident.

A TIA is a microstroke. It has similar but less severe symptoms and can be treated with anticoagulation therapy.

Does that mean comadin??? :wink:

FinaciousOne
02-17-2005, 11:39 AM
Does that mean comadin??? :wink:

The active ingredient in many rat poisons, coumadin, is used in small doses to decrease the clotting ability of the blood and prevent small clots which can cause blockage in the capillaries (small blood vessels) causing mini-strokes. It's sometimes refered to as a blood-thinner though the blood doesn't get "thinner". A strong caution against sports activity is issued with the drug since internal injury from impacts can lead to serious internal bleeding without the patient knowing it.

FIN-IN-RI
02-17-2005, 11:42 AM
coumadin, iv heparinand TPA probably, eh KB?

Samphin
02-17-2005, 12:11 PM
Yeah, definately coumadin...

KB21
02-17-2005, 12:14 PM
coumadin, iv heparinand TPA probably, eh KB?

Probably IV Heparin. Heparin is typically used in acute situations. Coumadin is used to treat chronic blood coagluation problems. It is very unlikely that TPA was used. They use TPA for full blown strokes, and it's pretty damn dangerous to use.

FIN-IN-RI
02-17-2005, 12:15 PM
Probably IV Heparin. Heparin is typically used in acute situations. Coumadin is used to treat chronic blood coagluation problems. It is very unlikely that TPA was used. They use TPA for full blown strokes, and it's pretty damn dangerous to use.


i know.. why is it so dangerous? will it make you bleed out?

KB21
02-17-2005, 12:21 PM
i know.. why is it so dangerous? will it make you bleed out?

Yep. It could cause a bleed in the brain.

FIN-IN-RI
02-17-2005, 12:23 PM
Yep. It could cause a bleed in the brain.

i see.. thanks kb.

FinaciousOne
02-17-2005, 12:26 PM
Could this be career-ending serious?

LZoeller12
02-17-2005, 12:27 PM
I can't say that I like the guy one bit, but he can play. Get well man.

FIN-IN-RI
02-17-2005, 12:28 PM
Could this be career-ending serious?


i think it depends on how he recovers.. you can recover 100% from this i think because it was caught early.

enigmatics
02-17-2005, 12:44 PM
I must disagree, i find him a very unclassy man. This is not just because hes on the Pats, because others like Troy Brown and Tom Brady i do think are classy. Bruschi just seems like an *** quite frankly to me....And you cant be underrated when you go to the probowl. I think Zach Thomas would be more underrated considering in 4 less games he recoreded more tackles with no DT help and still no ProBowl recognition.

With that being said, i hope he recovers full health as soon as possible. There are very few people i would wish a stroke on(Osama).

Let me get something straight.

Man has a stroke............and you want to debate how classy you feel the guy is? It's not even a mentionable in a thread like this.

I think that's the definition of NOT CLASSY right there.........and that goes for anyone else who shares your sentiment. Do you beat down abused stepchildren too? :shakeno:

phinphan11
02-17-2005, 12:55 PM
I doesn't matter whether I like him or not... he's still a human being that is having a major issue happening to him.

I wouldn't wish what he's experiencing on anyone.

Hope he gets well soon.

South Florida
02-17-2005, 12:58 PM
I don't want a Superbowl if we don't have to go through Teddi Bruschi.

finatical
02-17-2005, 01:02 PM
Ok, the statement I am about to make is probably the least classy thing anyone could ever say. Although I wish Teddy well, I hope he regains his health and lives a normal life.

Normal, not Linebacker life. Ok, this is very small of me, but if Brady, Bruschi, and all of those darn 3 time superbowl winning Pats had to retire immediately due to some unforeseen health reasons, I wouldn't lose any sleep.

Yes, I wish they were fine and could spend all of their millions with their families, but No, I wouldn't be disappointed if I couldn't watch them finding a way to pluck games by 3 points every week. And Belichek should retire too, as all of the stress he has been going through lately can't be good for him ....LOL:shakeno:

tay0365
02-17-2005, 01:04 PM
Good Luck to Teddy Bruschi, hopefully he get well fast.

phinphan11
02-17-2005, 01:05 PM
I would rather us beat the $h*t of of them while thay are full strength... It feels alot better that way. (Mano-u-Mano)

jnewmant
02-17-2005, 01:37 PM
don't like him, wish him a quick recovery

byroan
02-17-2005, 01:39 PM
Wow, I mean I hate the guy, I REALLY hate him. But this is something I'd never wish on anyone. Hopefully he'll fully recover and be able to return to the football field.

FinzManiac
02-17-2005, 01:54 PM
That's a terrible thing to hear...I hope he gets better and is ready to go for next season and many more afterwards.

Driven
02-17-2005, 02:26 PM
Ok, the statement I am about to make is probably the least classy thing anyone could ever say. Although I wish Teddy well, I hope he regains his health and lives a normal life.

Normal, not Linebacker life. Ok, this is very small of me, but if Brady, Bruschi, and all of those darn 3 time superbowl winning Pats had to retire immediately due to some unforeseen health reasons, I wouldn't lose any sleep.

Yes, I wish they were fine and could spend all of their millions with their families, but No, I wouldn't be disappointed if I couldn't watch them finding a way to pluck games by 3 points every week. And Belichek should retire too, as all of the stress he has been going through lately can't be good for him ....LOL:shakeno:

And one day you will understand what it means to be a man.

Agua
02-17-2005, 02:33 PM
I don't want a Superbowl if we don't have to go through Teddi Bruschi.

Is that a joke?

VaDolphan
02-17-2005, 02:38 PM
The headaches and blurred vision are very similar to symptoms my dad had back in '98. He experienced dizziness, chronic headaches and blurred sight. His jack@$$ doctor kept telling him it was a virus...and it wasn't until an ENT specialist ordered an MRI that they discovered five (5) blood clots on the left side of his brain just below the arachnoid membrane. He had successful surgery to remove them pretty quickly after their discovery...and I'm happy to say that he's back to nearly 100%, though some of his dexterity is gone.

It's fairly possible that Bruschi has something similar. At the very least, as someone who's been through this stuff, I wish the guy well and will be praying for him.

PHINBRED
02-17-2005, 04:15 PM
I Heard This Today On Espn Radio Ted Bruski Is In The Hospital With Stroke Like Sytmptoms. Did Anyone Hear Anything Further.


MOD EDIT: PHINBRED, if it isn't about the Dolphins, their players or coaches don't post this in the Dolphins forum.

Philter25
02-17-2005, 04:19 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=66152

_dan24
02-17-2005, 04:19 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=66159

Philter25
02-17-2005, 04:23 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=66159:lol: Thanks dan.

_dan24
02-17-2005, 04:24 PM
:)

anthonyd34
02-17-2005, 04:26 PM
hes a jerk any way

_dan24
02-17-2005, 04:28 PM
hes a jerk any way

....

Philter25
02-17-2005, 04:29 PM
He was talkin about Bruschi being a jerk.

GetYoRollOn
02-17-2005, 04:32 PM
hes a jerk any way
I don't like the Pats much either but that's just wrong!!

anthonyd34
02-17-2005, 04:32 PM
yea i ment bruschi was a jerk i dont like him

Jethatr
02-17-2005, 04:32 PM
Wow you guys showed amazing restraint with this one...

CrunchTime
02-17-2005, 04:34 PM
Merge

IronLung
02-17-2005, 04:35 PM
My thoughts will be with Bruschi and his family.

This hits home for me. I had severe stroke 12 years ago, at twelve years old. I hope he makes a complete recovery.

bfishusi
02-17-2005, 04:35 PM
ESPN News just said that it is a broken blood vessel. Whatever that means.

jabberjawz
02-17-2005, 04:36 PM
I wish no ill will to anyone, unless I dont like them. Then F 'em, theyre on their on their own. This is what happens when you go around popping your collar the way Teddy "Ruxpin" Bruschi has saying things like after the Colts playoff game this past year, "I wonder what rules they (The NFL) want to change now." As if NE doesnt cheat. Let this be a lesson Ted, lifes to short to be a jerk. Somehow someway, sooner or later it comes back to haunt you. And btw the TED, you lost to a 4-12 Miami team.:cooldude:

Birdman
02-17-2005, 04:36 PM
I wish him a full recovery from whatever ailment he is suffering from.

finsfan15
02-17-2005, 04:43 PM
I hope Bruschi dies, I hate him like I hate the patriots. Thats all I have to say about that.

jaxdolfan
02-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Bruschi is a good player whom you'd love to have on your team. He is not a dirty player, like Harrison.

I wish him a speedy recovery.

That said....dang! Cant this guy try to stay out of the news for 5 minutes?

phinphan11
02-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Not this again.....:shakeno:

Crisis
02-17-2005, 04:59 PM
You guys have so much class.

Gator Mike
02-17-2005, 05:03 PM
I hope Bruschi dies, I hate him like I hate the patriots. Thats all I have to say about that.
A-hole.

Ducken
02-17-2005, 05:03 PM
I hope Bruschi dies, I hate him like I hate the patriots. Thats all I have to say about that.

:shakeno: :shakeno: Dude that is totaly uncalled for.

FireWrongstedt
02-17-2005, 05:06 PM
It's truly amazing that some people take this so seriously they don't know where to draw a line. I'm the biggest Dolphins fan in the world, but the ill-will I have for opposing players doesn't stretch to me wishing death on them, nor will it ever. People who can't figure out that it's JUST A GAME make me sick. The man has a family for Christ's sake. It's disgusitng that people could post crap like that.

Unclemeat
02-17-2005, 05:07 PM
I wish no ill will to anyone, unless I dont like them. Then F 'em, theyre on their on their own. This is what happens when you go around popping your collar the way Teddy "Ruxpin" Bruschi has saying things like after the Colts playoff game this past year, "I wonder what rules they (The NFL) want to change now." As if NE doesnt cheat. Let this be a lesson Ted, lifes to short to be a jerk. Somehow someway, sooner or later it comes back to haunt you. And btw the TED, you lost to a 4-12 Miami team.:cooldude:

You must not be very old. I aint going to blast you but I will tell you this life may be short but it is also hard. You have a lot of lessons to learn.


Somehow someway, sooner or later it comes back to haunt you.

You need to take your own advise and read what Jesus said on the Mount. You can not wish ill or cheer ill on someone. You will pay for it.

NE doesn't cheat. I say the NFL calls a game that favors NE's football team and style of play. It's like the NBA, one year they let physical play go and the next they don't.

PatsWin2002
02-17-2005, 05:08 PM
The latest news is that he broke a blood vessel in his head - I guess you'd call that a stroke.

He'll probably be OK, but may never play again. :(

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2005/02/17/bruschi_broke_blood_vessel_in_head/

Prime
02-17-2005, 05:10 PM
I hope Bruschi dies, I hate him like I hate the patriots. Thats all I have to say about that.


What kind of sick person are you?

FireWrongstedt
02-17-2005, 05:13 PM
My sister works at Mass General. I'll call her later and see if she knows any more.

byroan
02-17-2005, 05:25 PM
I hope Bruschi dies, I hate him like I hate the patriots. Thats all I have to say about that.
:ban:

Rhody Phins Fan
02-17-2005, 05:27 PM
I hate Bruschi as a player but as a person I hope he doesnt die. Saying that is pathetic. He has a family and kids and hes just a regular guy who plays on a team that you dont like.

chamber blaze84
02-17-2005, 05:28 PM
:ban:

yup =ban him

SUPKEM
02-17-2005, 06:59 PM
I hope Bruschi dies, I hate him like I hate the patriots. Thats all I have to say about that.
If I was so Inclined, I'd love to say to you, "I hope your mother dies, and burns in Hell, Constantly Raped by a thousand Emotionless demons." And say it with the power of such conviction, that you'd know, I wasn't joking. But I'm a little better than that.

When statements are made on issues of life and death and done so with the mentally that life is a game, much like football, you usually wind up with comments such as these. It marks the trait of the uninformed, Uneduacted, ignorant and blissfully unaware.

My only hope for you is that you gain an understanding for the fraility of life as you grow older.

To other Finfans who sent their best wishes, PatriotsPlanet and all Pats fans in general thank you for your well wishes.

Oh and good luck with Saben next year, I think you've found a winner.

NaboCane
02-17-2005, 10:31 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-patriots-bruschi&prov=ap&type=lgns

Roman529
02-18-2005, 02:31 AM
Even though I hate the Patriots and have never been a fan of Bruschi, who I think is very arrogant, I still respect the fact that he gets the job done on the field....I don't think you can ever wish anything bad on someone outside of football....I know he has a wife and 3 kids, so I hope he recovers for their sake. Get well Tedy....and no more picks and TD runbacks off of Jay Fiedler. :cry:

inFINSible
02-18-2005, 07:51 AM
If I was so Inclined, I'd love to say to you, "I hope your mother dies, and burns in Hell, Constantly Raped by a thousand Emotionless demons." And say it with the power of such conviction, that you'd know, I wasn't joking. But I'm a little better than that.



Not much.....