Dan McCarney's Blindness

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  1. IowaSTATCyclone

    IowaSTATCyclone Active Member

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  2. TXCyclones

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

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

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    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.
     
  5. CtownCyclone

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    Hadn't heard anything about him wearing shades all the time. Tough break for him.
     
  6. 83Clone

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

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

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    He should wear an eyepatch for road games.
     
  9. CtownCyclone

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    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.
     
  10. Melvin

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

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

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    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.
     
  13. cstrunk

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    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.
     
  14. Rural

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    This condition had nothing to do with being "tired of waking up on the floor"?
     
  15. Agkistrodon

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    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.
     
  16. Wesley

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    Munchkin Linebacker Smaller At Combine Than Listed College Height

     
  17. I thought it was just because Ringo is awesome.
     
  18. thatguy

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    pun?
     
  19. Cloner97

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    Tony Sparano from the Dolphins has the same issue I believe
     
  20. Cycsk

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    Wow. Didn't know that. Must be a pain for him. Hope he doesn't lose any more vision. Great guy who doesn't deserve more hardship.
     

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