R.I.P. Reggie White 1961-2004
One week after his birthday. A great defensive lineman, and an even better man.
12-26-04, 10:08 PM
Heard bout it this morning. Sad.
12-26-04, 11:38 PM
198 sacks, eagles, packers, and panthers...
im still not clear on what he died from though.
12-27-04, 01:13 AM
Heart attack according to the news I think. It's a shame, he was real fun to watch along with 93 big Gilbert Brown.
You think that guy would be fairly fit enough to have a heart attack. I saw that on yahoo news this morning, the earthquake and all though has people pent up more.
12-27-04, 04:40 AM
Actually, they say it probably had something to do with a pre-existing respiratory condition he had. Too young to go.
The report I heard was that he had a heart attack which was brought on by sleep apnea. That's the really bad snoring condition where you periodically quit breathing in your sleep. It can bring on a heart attack even in someone who is relatively healthy from what I understand.
Some people have to wear a breathing apparatus that forces air into your windpipe in order to keep it open. Uncle Junior on the Sopranos had one.
12-27-04, 07:13 PM
One of the few athletes who present themselves in a completely respectable, selfless manner these days -- Rev. White.
On the other forum I visit, there are some people who are bashing Reggie for his anti-gay comments. Some of the things they've posted are downright nasty.
I told them that the Pope is ready to check out any day now. They'll probably have a field day whenever that happens.
Allante North *
12-28-04, 07:50 PM
I played High School Football against Reggie and followed him through College at UT. I was so proud of him and for him throughout his career. He was a class act on and off the field. I did get to hear him speak once and thought he was an excellant speaker. He will be missed by many and not soon forgotten.
Rest In Peace Reggie.
I am being checked for sleep apnea and saw my doctor today and he told me that Reggie had a lung condition and sleep apnea. He said it was a combinationof the 2.