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    Default 17 Steelers under 60 die since 2000

    Dwight White died last week from complications from back surgery.

    I couldn't find a list of other untimely deaths, but here are a few I remember.

    David Little, 2005 Died from dropping a 250 lbs on his neck while lifting weights.

    Steve Courson, 2005 Died when a tree he cut down in his backyard fell on him.

    Ray Mansfield dies while hiking in the Grand Canyon

    Ernie Holmes, 2008 Died in a one car accident (Years earlier, he led police on a high speed chase in which he fired rifle shots at a police helicopter)

    Mike Webster, 2002 Died of a heart attack after suffering from mental illness for several years.

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    Four football fans are standing on a cliff. One is a Steeler fan, one a Patriots fan, one a Browns fan, and one a Green Bay fan. They were trying to prove how loyal they were to their team.

    The Patriots fan said "This is for my team!" and jumped off the cliff and died

    The Green Bay fan did the same, and he also died.

    The Steelers fan took a deep breath and screamed, "This is for the Steelers!"
    And he pushed the Browns fan off the cliff.

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    That my be the best joke I have ever heard!!


    Quote Originally Posted by tpay View Post
    Four football fans are standing on a cliff. One is a Steeler fan, one a Patriots fan, one a Browns fan, and one a Green Bay fan. They were trying to prove how loyal they were to their team.

    The Patriots fan said "This is for my team!" and jumped off the cliff and died

    The Green Bay fan did the same, and he also died.

    The Steelers fan took a deep breath and screamed, "This is for the Steelers!"
    And he pushed the Browns fan off the cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpay View Post
    Four football fans are standing on a cliff. One is a Steeler fan, one a Patriots fan, one a Browns fan, and one a Green Bay fan. They were trying to prove how loyal they were to their team.

    The Patriots fan said "This is for my team!" and jumped off the cliff and died

    The Green Bay fan did the same, and he also died.

    The Steelers fan took a deep breath and screamed, "This is for the Steelers!"
    And he pushed the Browns fan off the cliff.
    That is awesome, I need to save that one!
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    Default Re: 17 Steelers under 60 die since 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    Dwight White died last week from complications from back surgery.

    I couldn't find a list of other untimely deaths, but here are a few I remember.

    David Little, 2005 Died from dropping a 250 lbs on his neck while lifting weights.

    Steve Courson, 2005 Died when a tree he cut down in his backyard fell on him.

    Ray Mansfield dies while hiking in the Grand Canyon

    Ernie Holmes, 2008 Died in a one car accident (Years earlier, he led police on a high speed chase in which he fired rifle shots at a police helicopter)

    Mike Webster, 2002 Died of a heart attack after suffering from mental illness for several years.
    It's difficult to draw a direct correlation between playing pro football, and early demise, but I believe it's fairly well established that really big people in general tend not to live long lives (citing to the Met Life weight tables).

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    I think Matclone is right on this one. And I can't imagine the physical abuse that football players take day-in and day-out makes their bodies last longer after they retire.

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    All of your points about big physically abused people dying young are valid.
    But, the rate for Steeler deaths is much higher than average.

    see quotes below from http://newsok.com/ex-steeler-star-dw...ticle/3253938/

    "White's death follows a trend in which former Steelers players have died at an uncommon rate. At least 38 former Steelers players have died since 2000, with 17 of them 59 or younger, as was White.

    According to a Los Angeles Times survey in 2006, one-fifth of the former NFL players from the 1970s and 1980s who died through that year were former Steelers."

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    My lungs have coffee now because of this one! Genius!

    Quote Originally Posted by tpay View Post
    Four football fans are standing on a cliff. One is a Steeler fan, one a Patriots fan, one a Browns fan, and one a Green Bay fan. They were trying to prove how loyal they were to their team.

    The Patriots fan said "This is for my team!" and jumped off the cliff and died

    The Green Bay fan did the same, and he also died.

    The Steelers fan took a deep breath and screamed, "This is for the Steelers!"
    And he pushed the Browns fan off the cliff.

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