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    Dan McCarney's Blindness

    I have noticed that Dan McCarney is frequently pictured with sunglasses on, something I never remembered seeing him wear. I thought it might be a Florida or Texas thing, or maybe some subtle homage to Hayden Fry, but apparently, it is due to blindness and extreme light sensitivity in one of his eyes.

    UNT's Dan McCarney must wear sunglasses all the time to protect his eye | North Texas Mean Green News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    First fired from ISU and now this. He's got to be feeling cursed. Maybe smited even.


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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    I believe Ringo Starr has a similar condition where he has to wear sunglasses all the time.


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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    Quote Originally Posted by TXCyclones View Post
    First fired from ISU and now this. He's got to be feeling cursed. Maybe smited even.
    Doubt it. UNT had its best season in years, and that was with the tiniest defensive line I think I've ever seen play in division I. It might have just been me, but against Indiana, they looked like children.

    Very, very fast children. [Relative to Indiana, that is]

    But still, smaller than UNI's defensive line.

    Again, I'm just going off eyeball here - I may very well be factually wrong. Their guards and tackles looked like small ends. Their ends looked like linebackers. Their linebackers looked like m&ms.

    Still, they played well enough to win 5 games. That's a lot, compared to what they've been for several years.



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    Hadn't heard anything about him wearing shades all the time. Tough break for him.



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    Re:Dan McCarney's Blindness

    Cost him the Army job. He couldn't pass the physical. Hopefully it can be controllef



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    I knew about the surgeries and need for the sunglasses but had not heard about the eventual blindness.




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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    He should wear an eyepatch for road games.



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    He should wear an eyepatch for road games.
    If he coached at East Carolina, that would work well for him. Leach might get mad otherwise - you know, he being the pirate king and all.



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    His future is so Bright, he has to wear shades.



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    I was diagnosed with the same thing....so I could get my windows tinted in high school.



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    can you imagine back when Mac was the head coach and CPR was an assistant not trying in a football game. You would be deamed unmotivational.


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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    I had forgotten about McCarney coaching at UNT this season. Looks like the first season wasn't too bad, 5-7 (4-4). I hope he can continue to have success. I hope this medical condition doesn't affect him too much.



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    I believe Ringo Starr has a similar condition where he has to wear sunglasses all the time.
    This condition had nothing to do with being "tired of waking up on the floor"?



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    Re: Dan McCarney's Blindness

    I had a detached retina last year, and fortunately it was reattached with one surgery, although I can only see light and dark in about 1/3 of the visual field of that eye. Going through multiple surgeries only to have none of them work and become blind in that eye would be horrible.



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