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Old 12-16-2019, 11:36 PM   #1
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"It's an 82-game season. We weren't going to go 80-3 or whatever it was." -- Boston Bruins forward Brett Ritchie
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"It's an 82-game season. We weren't going to go 80-3 or whatever it was." -- Boston Bruins forward Brett Ritchie
He ain't no Yogi Berra though
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:42 PM   #3
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I'm a romantic myself, so I sort of love myth.

Anyway, this is a reminder that the vast majority of professional athletes are perforce not rocket scientists.
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I'm a romantic myself, so I sort of love myth.

Anyway, this is a reminder that the vast majority of professional athletes are perforce not rocket scientists.
Are there any sports stars your side of the pond known for the intellect ? I know there was a boxer over here and football (soccer) player known for their brains, I'll have to look them up, I actually think the footballer had mental issues and tried or succeeded in killing himself.
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I wonder how often he was responsible for "too many men on the ice" penalties.
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Randy Gregg did ok - won 5 Stanley Cups with the Oilers then went on to become a family physician.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Gregg_(ice_hockey)
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There was, is, Bill Bradley of the New York Knicks. I'm sure that there were, are, quite a few others.

I don't mean to disparage - not everybody needs to be an Oxford scholar and being so is no determiner of human grace and decency - but the exceptions prove the rule.

I would imagine that it would be quite difficult to be an Oxford scholar AND a professional athlete, given the extraordinary demands upon each. There's only so much time in the day.
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Nicky Piper was the boxer.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Piper

and

Clarke Carlisle was the footballer.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke_Carlisle
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Ron Taylor got an engineering degree early in his baseball career, then became a Doctor after he retired from baseball. Long time team physician for the Blue Jays.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Taylor_(baseball)

https://www.thestar.com/sports/bluej...-baseball.html
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Those are the two I thought of first.
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Robert Smith earned a medical degree. I remember him arguing with the Ohio State coaching staff because they didn't want him going to class.
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Robert Smith earned a medical degree. I remember him arguing with the Ohio State coaching staff because they didn't want him going to class.
And then he left early for the NFL. I always thought that was a bit hypocritical. I remember Beano Cook calling him out for that on ESPN. Still, it's nice to know that Mr. Smith finished his undergraduate degree and attained his original goal of being a physician.
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Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens goalie) left the league at the peak of his career to work at a law firm and complete his law degree, then returned to the NHL. After his playing career was over he was elected for a few terms to the Canadian House of Commons.

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Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens goalie) left the league at the peak of his career to work at a law firm and complete his law degree, then returned to the NHL. After his playing career was over he was elected for a few terms to the Canadian House of Commons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Dryden
Besides that, he's also a social commentator, author and philanthropist. He outstanded many professionals in so many fields that it's really a remarkable instance in sports. One more source: https://www.uottawa.ca/president/bio/dryden-ken

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