Super Bowl & Junior Seau
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Tiaina Baul Junior Seau, Jr., (January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) was an American football linebacker./5
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what happened to the Junior Seau, Tony Gonzalez's who take a lil less for chance to win a Super Bowl?
I zip-up my windbreaker and begin walking across Broadway at Speer Boulevard. I see a San Diego Charger fan at a bus stop wearing a t-shirt with the team's logo glaring. A gold, electric-CHARGED lightening bolt intended to invoke shock and awe on opposing teams. The logo is enshrined in my brain, an image impossible to erase. An old AFC rival, the Chargers were playing the Denver Broncos before I was born. Their logo is stapled to some of my earliest memories of watching football. The great Dan Fouts, with his Grizzly Adams face, pumping passes into the sky. A career that would land Fouts in the Hall of Fame, yet, without ever winning a Super Bowl ring. Tight end Kellen Winslow, or Charlie Joiner catching beautiful passes in stride, then dashing like a primed greyhound to the end zone. But most memorable, Junior Seau, a sheer monster on the field, who molded himself into one of the most ferocious linebackers to ever play the game. His punishing style of play, and the vicious hitting that led to ...
Okay, Tebow. Whether with head cases, older guys or Tebow (really, sui generis), Belichick is willing to roll the dice. Whether it works (Cory Dillon, Randy Moss, Junior Seau) or doesn't (Albert Haynesworth and about seven other guys), the one constant is the low downside. That is the NFL. In the NBA, two bad free agent signings can wreck your team for five years. The Hoodie could cut Tebow tomorrow and be back up to speed in five minutes. The one crucial element of all this is no possible chance of a quarterback controversy. Brady could throw a pick-six to A-Rod while wearing a "Larry Bird *** t-shirt and stomping on a box of Flutie Flakes, there isn't one fan in Gillette Stadium who would start clamoring for Golden Boy.
My Chargers through the years, a brief history... 2012 was the year of embarrassing losses. 2010 was when the Chargers had the offense and defense in the league, yet didn't make the playoffs. 2007 was the year we made it to the AFCCG against the Pats with a completely injured roster. 2006 was the best year the Chargers had in their history, going 14-2. Ladainian Tomlinson broke the single season TD record. Lost to the Pats in the divisional round due to Marlon McCree's fumble on an interception and Nate Kaeding's missed 56 yd FG. Marty Schottenheimer was fired after this year for his terrible playoff record. 2005 was the year Drew Brees was released due to injury and Rivers in waiting. 2004 was the unexpected good year. Brees leads the Chargers to a 12-4 season, only to lose to the Jets in the first round due to Kaeding's missed FGs. 1994 was the only year the Chargers went to the Super Bowl, led by Junior Seau on defense. Got blown out by the 49ers.
Man, I never was part of a team to get a Super Bowl ring but boy I can say that God has truly blessed me!!! Had a chance to work with 6 Hall of Famers (Junior Seau, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Larry Allen) before cancer took away my football career. For a long time I missed the friendships, cromraderie and just having the feeling that a small town kid from Hastings Fl made it to the top of his profession! In saying that, although Im still connected to the league I still do miss it from time to time but God had other plans!! We all know that you dont question God!
Should we ban footballs now? More football players are killing themselves because of brain injury due to playing football. THE WORRYING LINK BETWEEN PLAYER SUICIDES AND FOOTBALL INJURIES Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is associated with cognitive and behavioural problems later in life and can eventually cause dementia. Also known as punch drunk syndrome, it has been most common in boxers and is associated with receiving multiple concussions. In recent years, CTE has been shown to exist in other athletes, including professional and college football players and pro hockey players. Sufferers can show symptoms such as memory loss, aggression, confusion and depression which may appear within months of the trauma or many decades later. Dave Duerson: Two-time Super Bowl winner Dave Duerson shot himself in February 2011 after texting family members asking for his brain to be examined for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease. Wade Belak: Former Nashville Predator Wade Belak was found dead in ...
Brett Favre and Junior Seau are going to the Super Bowl next year and win :) Whitney Houston is said to performing in the halftime show :)
Do NFL defensive players always have to leave the game with some inspiring life message on how they've found greater things to look forward to? How'd "graduating" work out for Junior Seau? Ray Lewis, your life is about to get boring.. just look at Michael Strahan when the Giants won that 2nd Super Bowl in recent years.. you could literally read his mind that retiring was the worst decision of his life. Lewis.. you will be bored, you will roam your house not knowing what to do with yourself. I anticipate the day where the news break where you're in trouble with the police.
Grieving for a fellow player is, sadly, nothing new for members of the 1994 San Diego Chargers. Legendary linebacker Junior Seau, who was found dead Wednesday of an apparent suicide, is now the eighth player from that team to die. The 1994 Chargers, a group of gritty overachievers, are the only edition of the team to make the Super Bowl. But instead of that feat being the team's legacy, many are wondering about the string of freakish deaths that have haunted the AFC championship team. "Not again," former Chargers running back Natrone Means said to the San Diego Union-Tribune after one of the deaths in 2008. "It's crazy, just crazy, that we've had so many guys who have fallen. I can't make any sense of it. I've given up trying. You just hope you quit getting these random messages out of nowhere that another teammate has passed away." The tragic list includes: Emotional mom: God take me, leave my son Police: Seau death an apparent suicide -- In 1995, about five months after the Chargers lost to the San Fran ...
Always thought Drew Brees, Ladainian Tomlinson, Junior Seau would win a Super Bowl together with the San Diego Chargers. Just missed out.
Junior Seau says Dan Henderson is his fav fighter & picks Chargers to win the Super Bowl
finds it chilling to hear about all the concussion issues in the wake of the Junior Seau suicide as well as among hockey players like Sidney Crosby and Johnathan Toews recently, also eight guys from the 1994 Chatgers Super Bowl team have died.
During the San Francisco 49er’s ‘Team Of The Eighties’ period, the team had a large and genial offensive tackle named Steve Wallace. Steve played from 1987 through 1997 and earned three Super Bowl rings...
Tony Dungy shares his thoughts on the life of Junior Seau and the stress of the NFL industry.
Most Unlucky Professional Sports Team Ever... Junior Seau's apparent suicide stunned an entire city and saddened former teammates who recalled the former NFL star's ferocious tackles and habit of calling everybody around him "Buddy." "I'm sorry to say, Superman is dead," said Shawn Mitchell, a chaplain for the San Diego Chargers. "All of us can appear to be super, but all of us need to reach out and find support when we're hurting." Seau, who played in the NFL for parts of 20 seasons, is the eighth member of San Diego's lone Super Bowl team who has died, all before the age of 45. Lew Bush, Shawn Lee, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley and Chris Mims are the others. Causes of death ranged from heart attacks to a plane crash to a lightning strike.
Four-time Super Bowl champion Bill Romanowski discusses Junior Seau's death, Roger Goodell's decision to suspend players who were involved in illegal bounties and more.
Reuben Davis, the defensive tackle for the 1994 San Diego Chargers, said he feared "we might be cursed" after Junior Seau became the eighth member of the AFC Championship winning team to die.
8 Chargers from 1995 Super Bowl dead. Conspiracy theories to follow. I shortened this article. Junior Seau's death further saddens his 1994 Chargers teammates By Les Carpenter | Yahoo! Sports – former San Diego Chargers from the franchise's lone Super Bowl team calling each other and digesting the news that another one of them was gone. With Junior Seau died Wednesday, the number of Chargers who played in the Super Bowl on Jan. 29, 1995, and are now dead, is eight. Eight in 18 years; too many in too little time. I discussed, somewhat uncomfortably, with several of the former Chargers in 2008. Chris Mims, their gregarious defensive end, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment. Five had died back then. I called a professor of actuarial science at the University of Wisconsin to see if she could put number on 5 men from 53-man roster – all in their 20s & 30s – dying in so short a time. She said the odds were less than 1 percent. . "Is this a curse or something?" center Courtney Hall said then. " ...
Junior Seau dies: 8 on San Diego Chargers 1994 Super Bowl team have died before 45 | Wow
Those 1994 Chargers, led by former Citadel head coach Bobby Ross, remain San Diego's only Super Bowl team, but football disappointment keeps giving way to tragedy. Junior Seau, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, on Wednesday became the eighth player on the Chargers' Super Bowl roster to die young. “Junior Seau meant an awful lot to me,” Ross said Thursday from his home in Richmond, Va. “It was just a privilege for me to have the opportunity to work with him. He was such a pleasure to work with. Just very, very special.” Ross has been to funerals and hugged crying fathers. He is 75 and suffering from skin cancer. The old coach should be getting cheery calls from ex-players, not phoning them with condolences about the loss of yet another teammate.
The 1994 San Diego Chargers team is the only Chargers team to go to the Super Bowl in franchise history. Many pointed to them as the "Super Chargers". Sadly, they just lost their 8th player off the team to death with Junior Seau's suicide. Very interesting.
Junior Seau, the legendary linebacker from the San Diego Chargers, passed away earlier this week from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound. Seau is the 8th member of the 1994 Super Bowl Chargers team to pass away. Seau’s death was sudden, tragic, and unexpected. And given the history of the 94 ...
Please don't blame us giants for retiring Brett Farve and the suicide of Junior Seau. We are just fans but then again if you were undefeated and you lose against us in a super bowl. Who knows?
Jim Harbaugh and Junior Seau were teammates on the San Diego Chargers during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Harbaugh, entering his second season as the S
The death of legendary linebacker Junior Seau, as sad as it is for many, is nothing new for the remaining members of the 1994 San Diego Chargers.
Listening to the Colin Cowherd show on ESPN talking about Junior Seau's suicide. Did you know Seau is the 8th player from the 1994 Super Bowl runner-up San Diego Chargers that has died. I'm interested in knowing how many 49ers (who won the Super Bowl over the Chargers that year) have since died as well.
Devastating news about Junior Seau. It's not right to speculate but it is disconcerting considering the suicides of Ray Easterling and Dave Duerson. Not to mention the eight players from the 94 Super Bowl team that died before age 45.
Today's sad news that Junior Seau has died at the age of 43 is another tragic story about the star-crossed San Diego Chargers of 1994, a Super Bowl team that has now seen eight of its players die before reaching the age of 45.
When I heard on the radio that an ex- San Diego Charger had committed suicide, I immediately felt bad about all of the Ryan Leaf jokes that I had previously written through the years, but when I found out it was actually Junior Seau, who was a great NFL player who made a lot of money and won a Super Bowl and went on to do great things for his community, I was thinking... "What is Ryan Leaf freakin waiting for?"
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau's girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn't immediately know who the gun was registered to. Seau's death in Oceanside, in northern San Diego County, stunned the region he represented with almost reckless abandon. The same intensity that got the star linebacker ejected for fighting in his first exhibition game helped carry the Chargers to their only Super Bowl, following the 1994 season. A ferocious tackler, he'd leap up, pump a fist and kick out a leg after dropping a ball carrier or quarterback. "It's a sad thing. It's hard to understand," said Bobby B ...
I was sorry to hear about Junior Seau's death. Even though he played for a team about 2,000 miles away for most of his career, he was probably my favorite player. Whether playing for a Super Bowl squad or a doormat with Ryan Leaf at QB, he was an exemplary leader. The sad turns his life took off the field after retirement probably stemmed from repeated head trauma after playing a violent sport for 20 years.
Junior Seau . YOU WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH HE WILL ALWAYS BE A TRUE PLAYER'S PLAYER A MAN AMONG MEN AND A WARRIOR (January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012) San Diego Chargers After three years as a Trojan, Seau entered the NFL draft after his junior season and was chosen in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft by Bobby Beathard's San Diego Chargers as the fifth overall draft selection. Seau quickly became one of the most popular players on the Chargers, receiving the nickname "Tasmanian Devil".  Seau started 15 of the 16 games he played in during his rookie season, and was named an alternate to the 1991 Pro Bowl after recording 85 tackles. In 1991, he picked up 129 tackles and seven sacks and was named to the 1992 Pro Bowl, the first of 12 consecutive Pro Bowls for Seau. He started no fewer than 13 games for the Chargers over each of the ensuing 11 seasons, registering a career high with 155 tackles in 1994. That year, Seau assisted his team to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXIX and logged 19 tackles ...
Steve Wyche remembers the life and career of a true NFL legend. Junior Seau died Wednesday at age 43.
FILE - In these file photos released by the NFL, former San Diego Chargers football players, from left, Lew Bush, Rodney Culver, Shawn Lee, Chris Mims and Junior Seau are shown. Seau's death on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, is the eighth among the Chargers 1994 AFC championship team. Bush, 42, died in Dec...
Wow...RT Junior Seau is the 8th San Diego Charger from1994 Super Bowl team to pass away.
2013 Super Bowl prediction : Junior Seau will return as ghost dog and eat Michael Vick for the Stanley Cup.
So sad to hear that Junior Seau committed suicide. He was only 43. Jim Rome said this is the 8th player from SD Charger1994 Super Bowl team to die. How terrible! Rest in peace, Junior!
San Diego, the NFL, and the world lost a football legend and icon today RIP Junior Seau! Wish he coulda won a super bowl for San Diego, or *** even New England. Its ok tho he won so much more than a rimg, he has left his mark, will be remembered forever, and missed deeply!
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