Mike Brown, Thanks for the Memories

I don’t often feel sorry for pro football players. I don’t think it’s too much of a stereotype to state that a disproportionate number of them over the years have proven to be bores, asses and chuckleheads. (I make this claim through recollection of Dan Jenkins’ 1977 novel Semi-Tough, recollection of prominent jerks on my favorite childhood team, and, of course, recent events.) That said, I was saddened by this evening’s news that Bears safety Mike Brown’s season, and likely his playing career, ended in yesterday’s season opener. It was the third time his season has ended early due to an injury. By all accounts, Brown has been a great teammate, acting as a quasi-coach during last year’s Super Bowl run, and rehabbed diligently. Teammate Dusty Dvoracek, who also missed last year, is also out for the year. Go Cubs.

UPDATE: In the context of other NFL news from Sunday, Brown’s fate is not that bad.


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