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Chuck Muncie, 60, dies of heart attack
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Posted on 05/14/2013 7:09:21 PM PDT by Perdogg

Chuck Muncie, three-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl running back for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at the age of 60.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints confirmed the news and cited a heart attack as the cause of his death.

Muncie tallied 6,702 rushing yards and 71 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons.

Muncie played college football at Cal and was runner-up to Archie Griffin for the Heisman Trophy in 1975. He was the Saints' third overall draft pick in 1976.

In 1979, he rushed for 1,198 yards on 238 carries while scoring 11 touchdowns and collecting 308 receiving yards for the Saints

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To: SamAdams76

One sure bet is that my ex cannot have a heart attack.

21 posted on 05/14/2013 8:18:08 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: null and void

Who you talkin about, Willis????????????????

22 posted on 05/14/2013 8:19:20 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (I haven't even started to procrastinate.)
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To: Shimmer1

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm Margaret?

23 posted on 05/14/2013 8:20:41 PM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: Loud Mime

I should have been more specific...ex-wives and mother-in-laws have a zero percent chance of heart attacks and they will outlive us all!

24 posted on 05/14/2013 8:32:31 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Ronin

I saw the man play as well. Season ticket holder for some years. Chuck was a fun player to watch. RIP, Chuck.

25 posted on 05/14/2013 8:46:30 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

If that is the one where Jack Mildren ran the wishbone to absolute perfection It was painful to watch the first time. Not going to submit myself to it again.

Auburn had a great team that year with a strong aggressive defense. The wishbone just ate that aggressive defense up. They had not learned to string the play along forcing the offense to make a decision.

26 posted on 05/14/2013 8:48:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Perdogg

The Chargers had a nice tribute to him on FaceBook today.

27 posted on 05/14/2013 8:49:47 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: doorgunner69
"My younger bro lived in SD for a lot longer than I did, and always liked to quip about how Muncie liked to streak up the sideline because the white chalk line lured him irresistibly."

Reminds me of the joke about the DeLorean being the only car that snorted the dashed white lines as it cruised down the highway.

28 posted on 05/14/2013 8:51:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
I have a tape of the 1981 AFC Championship Game (Chargers-Bengals in the infamous Freezer Bowl) when the wind chill was 59 below.

The week before he played in the greatest game in NFL history....the "Hook and Ladder" Game against the Dolphins.

29 posted on 05/14/2013 8:51:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

My cousin died from one. She was a retired school teacher.

30 posted on 05/14/2013 8:58:23 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Ronin

Back then, talking about drug use in pro sports was still verboten, although you started to see some stories about it in the media. Later in the decade you saw it being more reported the drug abuse problems pro athletes were having

Too bad Muncie was stopped by his drug use....defenses weren’t stopping him

31 posted on 05/14/2013 8:59:01 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Mildren pitching to Greg Pruitt - - the good old days.

32 posted on 05/14/2013 9:01:24 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: null and void

They are stress donors...”

You betcha’. Years ago I was the only female in a management training session in a male dominated industry. One of the things they did was give everyone a mood ring. Then we had to go around and ask everyone a question and watch the color of their ring. When I figured out how it worked, I was able to turn all the guys rings black or very dark. Fun exercise! Maybe one of the reasons men used to have more heart attacks then women.

33 posted on 05/14/2013 9:06:03 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: yarddog

The man I am dating played with Terry. According to him, Terry is one of the good guys. So sad about his being so sick. Terry’s daughter called my friend last night. He and his family need all the prayers they can get.

34 posted on 05/14/2013 9:27:38 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: SamAdams76; Travis McGee; Squantos; dixiechick2000

yes they do get them though not like men do

testosterone is a real amp agent to the body

i can promise you

mine has serve me well for better or worse for years..still brain wants to fight at the drop of a hat and my brain wants to chase wifey 24/7 but my old body sez “hold on now fool”

women get atherosclerosis but not cardio arterial clots so much which is the real killer

and even when they smoke if not overweight they tend to have lower BP

it’s just how we are engineered

men fight to protect or get mates..or used to anyhow

women are or were here for far different reasons

even though social order totally convoluted we are still wired like 12,000 BC largely

look to be changing quick though...educated class males are much much more feminine now than in mine and Matt or Squantos day

we are all fairly old now but still...dare I say...masculine

the irony is women actually fare better with female hormone preservation all things being equal

men are not made to have 18 year old free T levels at 65

ED dope or not

35 posted on 05/14/2013 9:34:42 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: CrazyIvan

why does a thread about a supposed drugged up ex football player degenerate into another diatribe against women?....

36 posted on 05/14/2013 10:38:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: wardaddy

My work dictates a stress test every year. My ticker is allegedly healthy but that is an opinion of a doctor educated by current policies so for all I know I’m at deaths door. A career of hard physical work, physical condition for 26 years in the military etc has IMO helped my cardiac health.....yet who knows. I’ve seen kids that could out run, fight and think me die from a heart attack. I’ve seen fat, desk bound folks who never so much as run to catch a wind blown hundred dollar bill in a parking lot die in their 80’s....

IMO it’s ones genetics which can be as much helped by diet and physical conditioning, mental stress factoring etc as it can be hurt by the same.

I get a stress test each year at work and I get a second stress test six months from the companies on my own dime and time. Two a year.... So far healthy, cleared for chasing skirts (except in Scotland) etc ...

Mileage is low but countered by a life of sudden stops ...... IMHO .....I’m the old 5 window rusted Chevy pickup with lots of patina. Drive train is solid design, yet parts fail these days.....

Fighting these days is there in my mind as well for that I am genetically geared to protect at all costs be it family, friend, my country, traditions and values. But the acknowledgement of not being as strong or fast as days gone by.... I rely on mental skill sets back by a good caliber if caught in such a situation. Situations I tend to avoid these days if at all possible....

Hope ya’ll are well and safe !

37 posted on 05/14/2013 11:05:44 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: wardaddy

My grandmother had a heart attack when she was 67, and lived to be 91 with no ill effects.

As far as the educated class of today’s men? Pfffft. I don’t consider many of them to be “men.”

Thank your wife for taking care of you for me. ;o)

38 posted on 05/14/2013 11:36:45 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: SamAdams76

“Do women ever get heart attacks? You never hear about women having heart attacks, only men. Not that I wish heart attacks on women but I wonder why they don’t get them nearly as much. What is their secret?”

The answer is in your question! After years of hen-pecking the hubby’s heart finally succombs to the starts and stops of dealing with women! /jk of course...well kind of....


39 posted on 05/15/2013 6:18:13 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Perdogg

Damn — so young.

Just yesterday Mrs. FD and I were planing on how I will retire at 62 (within a decade).

I have had 2 mild cardiac events but have cleaned up my act.

But sometimes it just creeps up on you — my FIL is as healthy as a horse and recently (at 84) had a heart attack that required a double bypass. And a neighbor of mine (also healthy and trim) was struck down by a HA at 65.

40 posted on 05/15/2013 6:19:39 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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