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This is the second part of the collision course, the audience\'s investigation of concussion and football.
See more series content.
In the game, Mike morreey always knew what he expected when he set foot on the football field.
As a pick-up player, his job is to grab the hard field, get the first game, and get great success in the center of the pitch.
Morreey played for 12 years at CFL-
This is the 216 routine. season games —
He never missed one of them.
The Hamilton native said it seemed surprising that he had never been diagnosed with a concussion during his career.
Now he can review his career, how many concussions does he think he has suffered?
\"I have one game in every game,\" said 46-year-old morreey . \". \"Every game.
\"I See Stars every game.
I will have light in every game. headedness.
Every game, I have some problems in the congestion after a big heat.
\"I just thought it was part of the game and that\'s what happened,\" added Morreale . \".
\"I \'ve never missed a game in my entire career, so add them up.
\"He didn\'t blame the team\'s medical staff because he said he never told them about the damage he was suffering.
\"There are many times --
I have about 30 to 40 games in my career.
I probably shouldn\'t have gone, \"said morreey. \"But I did.
You think you must be invincible.
\"I am always afraid that someone will take my job,\" he added . \".
\"This is the culture that exists in sports.
\"Every former player has at least one story, it makes no sense to be played on the pitch at some point and pick it up --or trying to —
Nothing seems to happen.
\"This is \'Gladiator, \'\" said Ben Zambia, the center-back of the tika Hall of Fame, who is in 11-
A year\'s career as a fierce batsman.
\"You want to eliminate as many other players as you can,\" Zambiasi said . \".
\"The more people you go out, the better.
Rocky DiPietro comments, which is in 1989 game photos.
He played 14-
The season CFL career as Hamilton\'s catcher. (
Photos of Hamilton audience profile)
Kerry Smith, a pick-up player who played six CFL seasons, including four games at the end of 70 and the beginning of 80, said that in those days, the defensive player\'s tactics are to wrap up the dribble rack and keep him upright instead of trying to get him to the ground.
In this way, other defenders can run on players and cause as much damage as possible.
He remembers one time being held up by another player with no defense at all and his left head was hit at full speed by a cheesy man.
\"One of my fillings fell out,\" he said . \"
He was sent back after several games.
He said that his left eye could not see things, and his right eye had garbled vision, \"like the vertical brackets in those old TV sets.
\"Lee Knight has spent 11 seasons in the CFL and Ticats ran back as a receiver.
He recalled playing in Winnipeg when he jumped over to catch the ball, and then came from below to defend the counterattack and stretched out his legs.
The Knight landed on his head.
A player from Winnipeg led Knight back to the bench and told ticats\'s coach he was \"incorrect \".
\"The next thing the Knight remembers is sitting on the bench.
He started giggling because he had memories of his childhood flashed through his mind, like a video of his life.
He tried to get back on the pitch, but someone hid his helmet just in case.
Here\'s the story of some of the players involved in the audience\'s concussion program: when Feron is watching football now and seeing a vicious attack, he\'s shaking.
\"Because that\'s what I did?
\"I can\'t believe it,\" he said . \"
\"I don\'t usually look at my own highlights, but when I look, I go to \'holy sh-
What the hell am I thinking?
\"When your aggression is there, you don\'t even know how you use your head,\" said Feilong . \".
\"This may not be yours except for your hand.
Weapons in football matches.
As an offensive player, Ferron says his head is punished for almost every game.
\"Running back may not get the ball, or the receiver may catch six or seven balls and get caught, which is a great game,\" Ferron said . \".
\"However, in one game, there are 60 or 70 offensive games or how many offensive games, and in 98 of them you hit something as an offensive winger.
\"If you don\'t, you won\'t be on the team for too long.
Ferron said he was diagnosed with a concussion or two but now suspected he might have as many as 10.
\"Do I remember Nausea? Yes,\" he said.
\"Do I remember spinning the next day or can\'t I stand or practice? Yes.
\"The remedy at the time was to stay in a dark room,\" he said . \".
\"But you have to come out and watch the practice when it starts.
\"I remember twice, once in college, once in a professional, and I had difficulty standing and watching exercises.
\"Concussion can actually give you a break in a week,\" he added . \".
\"You won\'t practice, so you won\'t have to practice for the rest of the week, so it\'s always a blessing.
Ferron said he had not experienced symptoms of depression or irritability and he called himself a happy person.
\"I don\'t think I\'m more worried than anyone else,\" said Ferron . \".
\"The scene of walking into the room forgetting why walking into the room was shared by many of my friends who had never participated in any sport,\" he said . \".
\"The problem I was worried about was walking into a room and not knowing where that room was.
\"Today, I\'m sure I won\'t wear poorly, but it may change soon.
\"It was only the second game of MacDonald\'s college football career when he was only diagnosed with a concussion. He was an 18-year-
1986 season McMaster\'s old offensive line hand, lined up opposite him with a guard at the University of Guelph, who he called \"gigaon \"--six-foot-
Seven 285 pounds
\"I went out and cut him, and I put his knee right on one side of my head,\" McDonald said . \".
\"I fell down and when I started to stand up and raise my head, everything was blue and green.
It\'s just weird.
\"I started walking towards the bench, and the man next to me who was a guard said, \'Bobby, where are you going? \'?
I said, I\'m going to the bench.
\'We are another way, \'he said.
MacDonald played the second half of the game, but he didn\'t remember anything.
After the game, he returned to Burlington\'s parents\' house and threw up most of the next day.
\"But on Monday, I tied them together and started training again,\" McDonald said . \".
Macdonald said he was taught to use three touchpoints at the time.
Punch in with two hands, and then he taps in the middle of his forehead, \"right here, where your cage and helmet meet.
\"Every time I touch, I try to knock my nose out of my nose,\" he said . \".
\"If I see a snot on my mask, I think it\'s awesome.
This is crazy.
\"Macdonald is now a teacher at Saltfleet Middle School and one of the coaches of the football team.
He admits that he is really struggling with the role, especially now that he has been involved in the project.
\"This is a real moral problem,\" he said . \"
\"This is probably the last straw.
\"When there are big hits, I\'m almost triggered like post-traumatic stress syndrome,\" McDonald said . \".
\"Like, \'Oh my God, what\'s just going on with that kid\'s brain? \'\"(
As part of the research project agreement, participants can guarantee anonymity if required. )
The player, who has been playing football for 16 years since he was 11, admits he is now worried about the future.
\"Some may be natural aging of the brain, but what I want to know is, will I forget this?
If it weren\'t for football, would I? \'\" he said.
He has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but he does recall a few short concussions
Long-term power outage caused by Hits.
\"In those days, the medical staff didn\'t really see you and didn\'t let you hang out for a long time,\" he said . \".
\"Lao \'how many fingers have I lifted?
You will be back in a few minutes.
\"I can\'t even count the number of times I affect, I don\'t necessarily turn black in this case, but you\'re at a loss and just sort of get rid of it and go back to the crowded environment.
\"It\'s part of culture,\" he said . \"
\"The whole thing of the peers, the whole macho thing.
\"The player said he refused to let his children play football and he might not play football if he could transfer the time back.
\"If we know this information when we play or want to play, it will change a lot of our ideas, and of course it will change the minds of our parents,\" he said . \".
\"If they play for a few years, will parents want their children to take part in a campaign that will almost certainly have brain damage?
\"This is the 1975, hysmann Trophy winner Johnny Rogers, the\" average superstar \"he describes himself, who is giving the CFL a surprise in return for his long ass.
\"So the opposition defense would say, \'Don\'t be punished in any yard, we\'ll take him away, \'said Bowman. \'\".
It was bad news for Bowman, who played his rookie season in Winnipeg and eventually returned to the muddle.
He plays in B. C.
He looked up and came back to wait for a woman. A B. C.
The guard came to him.
\"He ran 50 yards and tied a towel to his arm, so it was a bit like an actor and when I looked up for the ball,\" he hit me in the face with a clothesline, \"recalls Bowman.
\"I haven\'t even touched the ball yet, I \'ve fallen.
\"My mask is broken and my nose is broken,\" he said . \".
\"I\'m pretty sure I went out for a while.
\"The coach ran out and shot Bowman\'s nose back with a click.
He went to the field and stuffed a cotton swab in his nostrils. He thought he had missed a series of games.
He then played the rest of the game, \"spitting and swallowing blood \".
\"Bowman has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but he now thinks afterwards that he may have suffered 6 to 10 concussions in all levels of football.
After the interview, Bowman asked for a small favor.
Despite the amazing results of the audience\'s concussion program, although he may have been hurt in the violence of the game, he does not want to be portrayed as-football.
He was very satisfied with the choices he made, and he was very satisfied with his life.
\"The fact is, you make a decision and the result will have consequences --
\"Some are good, some are bad,\" he said . \".
\"It\'s up to you how you deal with them.
\"You have the opportunity to do well in what you dream of doing, and you have succeeded.
It\'s so cool.
\"From this whole thing, you develop a personality, a motivation, or a discipline that helps you do other things in your life,\" he added . \".
\"Then why did you change all this? \"Jokingly —
Half a joke-
DiPietro said he will post the audience\'s concussion project findings on the fridge so he can point it out the next time he forgets something.
However, he admitted that the result was not a joke.
\"Even if you hear it on the radio and read it in the newspaper, it\'s still surprising to see the facts in front of you,\" he said . \".
\"I don\'t know how bad it is.
\"Would you do it again if you knew the result?
\"I don\'t know,\" he said.
\"But it is certainly sobering to see all the facts before you and to know that there is something in it.
DiPietro played 14 seasons with Hamilton and became one of the best seasons for the CFLever receivers.
Despite hundreds of penalties, Di pitro believes he escaped the sport relatively unscathed.
\"I want to look at the positive side and think that I may be one of those people who is not affected too much, but I don\'t think I really know,\" said DiPietro . \".
\"I think about it more and more,\" he said . \".
\"You are always questioning.
\"Is there more if I forget something?
But I also realized that I was getting older too.
DiPietro said he, like Morreale, was never diagnosed with a concussion.
In retrospect, he thought he might have suffered more than a dozen times.
\"My head was hit several times,\" he said . \".
\"I \'ve never really lost consciousness, but there have been times when I \'ve seen the stars, seen the black, or wobbled because your head was a little spinning.
For him, the expression \"ring your bell\" is accurate.
\"Hear the bell, oh, yes,\" he said . \".
\"Hear the sound, then get rid of it as quickly as possible and go back to the crowded place.
\"Di pitro has coached high school football for years and he still likes to watch games, but it bothers him when he sees violent collisions on the pitch.
\"You feel this way when someone is hit very badly,\" he said . \".
\"When two people collide, it will remind people of some memories.
\"It\'s not a good thing that you almost know how they feel.
Especially slow now.
You can see the impact.
\"I think TV likes this,\" he added . \".
\"They like the audience to see this.
\"A year and a half ago, when they walked out of all the previous mvp\'s from the past Super Bowl, Alan man was watching the Super Bowl 50.
\"I remember saying \'Hey, I have something in common with those Super Bowl mvp --
\"We all go the same way . \"
\"Almost everyone is stumbling there or trying not to show it.
\"Alan man spent 14 seasons in the CFL, half of them with the Tiger --Cats.
Then he started his second career as a fireman, a career that has a different risk than football.
\"I feel lucky to be able to be a professional football player and a professional fireman,\" he said, \"but you also have to realize that there are side effects and dangers in these professions.
Aliman says he has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but believes he may have suffered some pain from football.
He said he was lucky to never lose consciousness on the pitch, but he did remember a headache.
\"Sometimes I think it\'s because my helmet is too tight, but who knows? \" he said.
\"I get headaches, and sometimes there\'s bruises outside the skull on the helmet.
Alhmann admitted he was worried about his future, but he tried not to struggle.
\"It\'s not something I\'m depressed about and it doesn\'t really affect my mental state,\" he said . \".
\"You will honestly ask yourself, \'Will you still do this? \'
If the answer is yes, you can only accept it.
\"This is the decision you made and you will stick to it,\" he added . \".
Macoritti remembered that he had just started a game and was running on the court. It was the mid-
In his 70 s, he played against his former team, Winnipeg, for the province\'s rough team.
One of his friends prepared bombers on the battlefield.
\"He walked past me and went to \'boo\' and he just kept running over,\" said Macoritti . \".
\"I was thinking, \'Okay, he didn\'t hit me. that\'s fine.
\"Then the play changed direction and Macoritti started preparing for the tackle.
\"Well, he came over from behind me and he was waiting for me and he put me out when I turned around,\" Macoritti said . \". \"Blindsided me.
\"These guys laughed happily because I flipped over the teapot in the movie.
\"His blow to me was so great that my heart felt like they were walking around as if they were not part of me, about three or four days,\" he said . \".
\"I never felt that way.
Macoritti thinks he has three more concussions.
When he joined the hockey team in college, two were still one. \"Three-
\"Take an hour\'s bus back to college and throw up all the way,\" he said . \".
\"They sent me to the hospital and I was in the hospital for five days.
\"Like other players, he said he is now worried about his short story. term memory.
\"I will stand up and do something, what will I do in the middle? \'\" he said.
\"Because I don\'t remember, you don\'t even give me your phone number.
Name very.
\"But I think I can still work properly,\" said Macoritti . \".
\"Sometimes it\'s hard to determine if your injury is causing this or if it\'s just a normal aging process.
\"Will he come again?
Pause.
\"Well . . . . . . Ah . . . . . . It gave me a lot of opportunities, \"he hesitated, and then tears began to flow down.
\"I don\'t know,\" said Macoritti, wiping his eyes . \".
\"This is one of the problems I face --
I became very emotional.
Too emotional
\"I know it\'s probably one of the effects of a concussion and it\'s an imbalance in your mood.
In a terrible 2-
Season 16 year ago version 1998 Tiger-
The cat suddenly found itself the elite of the CFL.
It was the first year of quarterback Danny mcmanas and pick-up player Darren FTI in Hamilton, and with the three regular season games Ticats tried to win first place in the east side.
They played in the province of SA, the second to last, and 22 yards.
Fortunately, Morreale was about 20 yards away from 1,000 yards at the reception this season.
\"Danny threw a line in the middle, and I went up and took it, and left my foot, and I took a face before my foot touched the ground, morreey said.
He grabbed the ball tightly, jumped up, reached out his arm, and motioned down first.
\"God, I don\'t know where I am,\" he said . \"
\"I can point out another direction --
I just happened to land in the right direction.
\"It\'s one of the most terrible blows I \'ve ever experienced in my mind.
\"But there are also a lot of random hits, and he says the damage is just as great --
The forearm on the mask, the knee to the temple when it is piled up, or his helmet bounces off the turf while shoveling.
\"For me, the back of the head is always the most painful because you will see the stars at once,\" Morreale said . \".
\"Everything is getting dark and you just want to get rid of it.
\"Can you imagine it?
Is the brain hurt?
You will do that.
\"It\'s crazy,\" he said . \"
\"How do you get rid of something that has been shaken in the first place?
\"Now, Moller says he can\'t move on --
Roller coaster, he can\'t let his daughter spin, he doesn\'t like anything that involves a lot of sports.
\"There are a lot of things I can\'t do because they make me sick, so I just avoid them,\" he said . \".
What will the future look like? I don\'t know.
However, even though he suffered a concussion in every game, even though he was hit by all the \"infernal\" blows, if someone gave him a chance, let him make another series of plays on the court, and Morley said he would agree.
\"Physically speaking, I think I can manage a series,\" he said . \".
\"But the blow I \'ve had could have ruined my life.
\"It\'s terrible,\" he said . \"
\"Because I think there is still a long way to go in my life.
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This is the second part of the collision course, the audience\'s investigation of concussion and football.
See more series content.
In the game, Mike morreey always knew what he expected when he set foot on the football field.
As a pick-up player, his job is to grab the hard field, get the first game, and get great success in the center of the pitch.
Morreey played for 12 years at CFL-
This is the 216 routine. season games —
He never missed one of them.
The Hamilton native said it seemed surprising that he had never been diagnosed with a concussion during his career.
Now he can review his career, how many concussions does he think he has suffered?
\"I have one game in every game,\" said 46-year-old morreey . \". \"Every game.
\"I See Stars every game.
I will have light in every game. headedness.
Every game, I have some problems in the congestion after a big heat.
\"I just thought it was part of the game and that\'s what happened,\" added Morreale . \".
\"I \'ve never missed a game in my entire career, so add them up.
\"He didn\'t blame the team\'s medical staff because he said he never told them about the damage he was suffering.
\"There are many times --
I have about 30 to 40 games in my career.
I probably shouldn\'t have gone, \"said morreey. \"But I did.
You think you must be invincible.
\"I am always afraid that someone will take my job,\" he added . \".
\"This is the culture that exists in sports.
\"Every former player has at least one story, it makes no sense to be played on the pitch at some point and pick it up --or trying to —
Nothing seems to happen.
\"This is \'Gladiator, \'\" said Ben Zambia, the center-back of the tika Hall of Fame, who is in 11-
A year\'s career as a fierce batsman.
\"You want to eliminate as many other players as you can,\" Zambiasi said . \".
\"The more people you go out, the better.
Rocky DiPietro comments, which is in 1989 game photos.
He played 14-
The season CFL career as Hamilton\'s catcher. (
Photos of Hamilton audience profile)
Kerry Smith, a pick-up player who played six CFL seasons, including four games at the end of 70 and the beginning of 80, said that in those days, the defensive player\'s tactics are to wrap up the dribble rack and keep him upright instead of trying to get him to the ground.
In this way, other defenders can run on players and cause as much damage as possible.
He remembers one time being held up by another player with no defense at all and his left head was hit at full speed by a cheesy man.
\"One of my fillings fell out,\" he said . \"
He was sent back after several games.
He said that his left eye could not see things, and his right eye had garbled vision, \"like the vertical brackets in those old TV sets.
\"Lee Knight has spent 11 seasons in the CFL and Ticats ran back as a receiver.
He recalled playing in Winnipeg when he jumped over to catch the ball, and then came from below to defend the counterattack and stretched out his legs.
The Knight landed on his head.
A player from Winnipeg led Knight back to the bench and told ticats\'s coach he was \"incorrect \".
\"The next thing the Knight remembers is sitting on the bench.
He started giggling because he had memories of his childhood flashed through his mind, like a video of his life.
He tried to get back on the pitch, but someone hid his helmet just in case.
Here\'s the story of some of the players involved in the audience\'s concussion program: when Feron is watching football now and seeing a vicious attack, he\'s shaking.
\"Because that\'s what I did?
\"I can\'t believe it,\" he said . \"
\"I don\'t usually look at my own highlights, but when I look, I go to \'holy sh-
What the hell am I thinking?
\"When your aggression is there, you don\'t even know how you use your head,\" said Feilong . \".
\"This may not be yours except for your hand.
Weapons in football matches.
As an offensive player, Ferron says his head is punished for almost every game.
\"Running back may not get the ball, or the receiver may catch six or seven balls and get caught, which is a great game,\" Ferron said . \".
\"However, in one game, there are 60 or 70 offensive games or how many offensive games, and in 98 of them you hit something as an offensive winger.
\"If you don\'t, you won\'t be on the team for too long.
Ferron said he was diagnosed with a concussion or two but now suspected he might have as many as 10.
\"Do I remember Nausea? Yes,\" he said.
\"Do I remember spinning the next day or can\'t I stand or practice? Yes.
\"The remedy at the time was to stay in a dark room,\" he said . \".
\"But you have to come out and watch the practice when it starts.
\"I remember twice, once in college, once in a professional, and I had difficulty standing and watching exercises.
\"Concussion can actually give you a break in a week,\" he added . \".
\"You won\'t practice, so you won\'t have to practice for the rest of the week, so it\'s always a blessing.
Ferron said he had not experienced symptoms of depression or irritability and he called himself a happy person.
\"I don\'t think I\'m more worried than anyone else,\" said Ferron . \".
\"The scene of walking into the room forgetting why walking into the room was shared by many of my friends who had never participated in any sport,\" he said . \".
\"The problem I was worried about was walking into a room and not knowing where that room was.
\"Today, I\'m sure I won\'t wear poorly, but it may change soon.
\"It was only the second game of MacDonald\'s college football career when he was only diagnosed with a concussion. He was an 18-year-
1986 season McMaster\'s old offensive line hand, lined up opposite him with a guard at the University of Guelph, who he called \"gigaon \"--six-foot-
Seven 285 pounds
\"I went out and cut him, and I put his knee right on one side of my head,\" McDonald said . \".
\"I fell down and when I started to stand up and raise my head, everything was blue and green.
It\'s just weird.
\"I started walking towards the bench, and the man next to me who was a guard said, \'Bobby, where are you going? \'?
I said, I\'m going to the bench.
\'We are another way, \'he said.
MacDonald played the second half of the game, but he didn\'t remember anything.
After the game, he returned to Burlington\'s parents\' house and threw up most of the next day.
\"But on Monday, I tied them together and started training again,\" McDonald said . \".
Macdonald said he was taught to use three touchpoints at the time.
Punch in with two hands, and then he taps in the middle of his forehead, \"right here, where your cage and helmet meet.
\"Every time I touch, I try to knock my nose out of my nose,\" he said . \".
\"If I see a snot on my mask, I think it\'s awesome.
This is crazy.
\"Macdonald is now a teacher at Saltfleet Middle School and one of the coaches of the football team.
He admits that he is really struggling with the role, especially now that he has been involved in the project.
\"This is a real moral problem,\" he said . \"
\"This is probably the last straw.
\"When there are big hits, I\'m almost triggered like post-traumatic stress syndrome,\" McDonald said . \".
\"Like, \'Oh my God, what\'s just going on with that kid\'s brain? \'\"(
As part of the research project agreement, participants can guarantee anonymity if required. )
The player, who has been playing football for 16 years since he was 11, admits he is now worried about the future.
\"Some may be natural aging of the brain, but what I want to know is, will I forget this?
If it weren\'t for football, would I? \'\" he said.
He has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but he does recall a few short concussions
Long-term power outage caused by Hits.
\"In those days, the medical staff didn\'t really see you and didn\'t let you hang out for a long time,\" he said . \".
\"Lao \'how many fingers have I lifted?
You will be back in a few minutes.
\"I can\'t even count the number of times I affect, I don\'t necessarily turn black in this case, but you\'re at a loss and just sort of get rid of it and go back to the crowded environment.
\"It\'s part of culture,\" he said . \"
\"The whole thing of the peers, the whole macho thing.
\"The player said he refused to let his children play football and he might not play football if he could transfer the time back.
\"If we know this information when we play or want to play, it will change a lot of our ideas, and of course it will change the minds of our parents,\" he said . \".
\"If they play for a few years, will parents want their children to take part in a campaign that will almost certainly have brain damage?
\"This is the 1975, hysmann Trophy winner Johnny Rogers, the\" average superstar \"he describes himself, who is giving the CFL a surprise in return for his long ass.
\"So the opposition defense would say, \'Don\'t be punished in any yard, we\'ll take him away, \'said Bowman. \'\".
It was bad news for Bowman, who played his rookie season in Winnipeg and eventually returned to the muddle.
He plays in B. C.
He looked up and came back to wait for a woman. A B. C.
The guard came to him.
\"He ran 50 yards and tied a towel to his arm, so it was a bit like an actor and when I looked up for the ball,\" he hit me in the face with a clothesline, \"recalls Bowman.
\"I haven\'t even touched the ball yet, I \'ve fallen.
\"My mask is broken and my nose is broken,\" he said . \".
\"I\'m pretty sure I went out for a while.
\"The coach ran out and shot Bowman\'s nose back with a click.
He went to the field and stuffed a cotton swab in his nostrils. He thought he had missed a series of games.
He then played the rest of the game, \"spitting and swallowing blood \".
\"Bowman has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but he now thinks afterwards that he may have suffered 6 to 10 concussions in all levels of football.
After the interview, Bowman asked for a small favor.
Despite the amazing results of the audience\'s concussion program, although he may have been hurt in the violence of the game, he does not want to be portrayed as-football.
He was very satisfied with the choices he made, and he was very satisfied with his life.
\"The fact is, you make a decision and the result will have consequences --
\"Some are good, some are bad,\" he said . \".
\"It\'s up to you how you deal with them.
\"You have the opportunity to do well in what you dream of doing, and you have succeeded.
It\'s so cool.
\"From this whole thing, you develop a personality, a motivation, or a discipline that helps you do other things in your life,\" he added . \".
\"Then why did you change all this? \"Jokingly —
Half a joke-
DiPietro said he will post the audience\'s concussion project findings on the fridge so he can point it out the next time he forgets something.
However, he admitted that the result was not a joke.
\"Even if you hear it on the radio and read it in the newspaper, it\'s still surprising to see the facts in front of you,\" he said . \".
\"I don\'t know how bad it is.
\"Would you do it again if you knew the result?
\"I don\'t know,\" he said.
\"But it is certainly sobering to see all the facts before you and to know that there is something in it.
DiPietro played 14 seasons with Hamilton and became one of the best seasons for the CFLever receivers.
Despite hundreds of penalties, Di pitro believes he escaped the sport relatively unscathed.
\"I want to look at the positive side and think that I may be one of those people who is not affected too much, but I don\'t think I really know,\" said DiPietro . \".
\"I think about it more and more,\" he said . \".
\"You are always questioning.
\"Is there more if I forget something?
But I also realized that I was getting older too.
DiPietro said he, like Morreale, was never diagnosed with a concussion.
In retrospect, he thought he might have suffered more than a dozen times.
\"My head was hit several times,\" he said . \".
\"I \'ve never really lost consciousness, but there have been times when I \'ve seen the stars, seen the black, or wobbled because your head was a little spinning.
For him, the expression \"ring your bell\" is accurate.
\"Hear the bell, oh, yes,\" he said . \".
\"Hear the sound, then get rid of it as quickly as possible and go back to the crowded place.
\"Di pitro has coached high school football for years and he still likes to watch games, but it bothers him when he sees violent collisions on the pitch.
\"You feel this way when someone is hit very badly,\" he said . \".
\"When two people collide, it will remind people of some memories.
\"It\'s not a good thing that you almost know how they feel.
Especially slow now.
You can see the impact.
\"I think TV likes this,\" he added . \".
\"They like the audience to see this.
\"A year and a half ago, when they walked out of all the previous mvp\'s from the past Super Bowl, Alan man was watching the Super Bowl 50.
\"I remember saying \'Hey, I have something in common with those Super Bowl mvp --
\"We all go the same way . \"
\"Almost everyone is stumbling there or trying not to show it.
\"Alan man spent 14 seasons in the CFL, half of them with the Tiger --Cats.
Then he started his second career as a fireman, a career that has a different risk than football.
\"I feel lucky to be able to be a professional football player and a professional fireman,\" he said, \"but you also have to realize that there are side effects and dangers in these professions.
Aliman says he has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but believes he may have suffered some pain from football.
He said he was lucky to never lose consciousness on the pitch, but he did remember a headache.
\"Sometimes I think it\'s because my helmet is too tight, but who knows? \" he said.
\"I get headaches, and sometimes there\'s bruises outside the skull on the helmet.
Alhmann admitted he was worried about his future, but he tried not to struggle.
\"It\'s not something I\'m depressed about and it doesn\'t really affect my mental state,\" he said . \".
\"You will honestly ask yourself, \'Will you still do this? \'
If the answer is yes, you can only accept it.
\"This is the decision you made and you will stick to it,\" he added . \".
Macoritti remembered that he had just started a game and was running on the court. It was the mid-
In his 70 s, he played against his former team, Winnipeg, for the province\'s rough team.
One of his friends prepared bombers on the battlefield.
\"He walked past me and went to \'boo\' and he just kept running over,\" said Macoritti . \".
\"I was thinking, \'Okay, he didn\'t hit me. that\'s fine.
\"Then the play changed direction and Macoritti started preparing for the tackle.
\"Well, he came over from behind me and he was waiting for me and he put me out when I turned around,\" Macoritti said . \". \"Blindsided me.
\"These guys laughed happily because I flipped over the teapot in the movie.
\"His blow to me was so great that my heart felt like they were walking around as if they were not part of me, about three or four days,\" he said . \".
\"I never felt that way.
Macoritti thinks he has three more concussions.
When he joined the hockey team in college, two were still one. \"Three-
\"Take an hour\'s bus back to college and throw up all the way,\" he said . \".
\"They sent me to the hospital and I was in the hospital for five days.
\"Like other players, he said he is now worried about his short story. term memory.
\"I will stand up and do something, what will I do in the middle? \'\" he said.
\"Because I don\'t remember, you don\'t even give me your phone number.
Name very.
\"But I think I can still work properly,\" said Macoritti . \".
\"Sometimes it\'s hard to determine if your injury is causing this or if it\'s just a normal aging process.
\"Will he come again?
Pause.
\"Well . . . . . . Ah . . . . . . It gave me a lot of opportunities, \"he hesitated, and then tears began to flow down.
\"I don\'t know,\" said Macoritti, wiping his eyes . \".
\"This is one of the problems I face --
I became very emotional.
Too emotional
\"I know it\'s probably one of the effects of a concussion and it\'s an imbalance in your mood.
In a terrible 2-
Season 16 year ago version 1998 Tiger-
The cat suddenly found itself the elite of the CFL.
It was the first year of quarterback Danny mcmanas and pick-up player Darren FTI in Hamilton, and with the three regular season games Ticats tried to win first place in the east side.
They played in the province of SA, the second to last, and 22 yards.
Fortunately, Morreale was about 20 yards away from 1,000 yards at the reception this season.
\"Danny threw a line in the middle, and I went up and took it, and left my foot, and I took a face before my foot touched the ground, morreey said.
He grabbed the ball tightly, jumped up, reached out his arm, and motioned down first.
\"God, I don\'t know where I am,\" he said . \"
\"I can point out another direction --
I just happened to land in the right direction.
\"It\'s one of the most terrible blows I \'ve ever experienced in my mind.
\"But there are also a lot of random hits, and he says the damage is just as great --
The forearm on the mask, the knee to the temple when it is piled up, or his helmet bounces off the turf while shoveling.
\"For me, the back of the head is always the most painful because you will see the stars at once,\" Morreale said . \".
\"Everything is getting dark and you just want to get rid of it.
\"Can you imagine it?
Is the brain hurt?
You will do that.
\"It\'s crazy,\" he said . \"
\"How do you get rid of something that has been shaken in the first place?
\"Now, Moller says he can\'t move on --
Roller coaster, he can\'t let his daughter spin, he doesn\'t like anything that involves a lot of sports.
\"There are a lot of things I can\'t do because they make me sick, so I just avoid them,\" he said . \".
What will the future look like? I don\'t know.
However, even though he suffered a concussion in every game, even though he was hit by all the \"infernal\" blows, if someone gave him a chance, let him make another series of plays on the court, and Morley said he would agree.
\"Physically speaking, I think I can manage a series,\" he said . \".
\"But the blow I \'ve had could have ruined my life.
\"It\'s terrible,\" he said . \"
\"Because I think there is still a long way to go in my life.
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This is the second part of the collision course, the audience\'s investigation of concussion and football.
See more series content.
In the game, Mike morreey always knew what he expected when he set foot on the football field.
As a pick-up player, his job is to grab the hard field, get the first game, and get great success in the center of the pitch.
Morreey played for 12 years at CFL-
This is the 216 routine. season games —
He never missed one of them.
The Hamilton native said it seemed surprising that he had never been diagnosed with a concussion during his career.
Now he can review his career, how many concussions does he think he has suffered?
\"I have one game in every game,\" said 46-year-old morreey . \". \"Every game.
\"I See Stars every game.
I will have light in every game. headedness.
Every game, I have some problems in the congestion after a big heat.
\"I just thought it was part of the game and that\'s what happened,\" added Morreale . \".
\"I \'ve never missed a game in my entire career, so add them up.
\"He didn\'t blame the team\'s medical staff because he said he never told them about the damage he was suffering.
\"There are many times --
I have about 30 to 40 games in my career.
I probably shouldn\'t have gone, \"said morreey. \"But I did.
You think you must be invincible.
\"I am always afraid that someone will take my job,\" he added . \".
\"This is the culture that exists in sports.
\"Every former player has at least one story, it makes no sense to be played on the pitch at some point and pick it up --or trying to —
Nothing seems to happen.
\"This is \'Gladiator, \'\" said Ben Zambia, the center-back of the tika Hall of Fame, who is in 11-
A year\'s career as a fierce batsman.
\"You want to eliminate as many other players as you can,\" Zambiasi said . \".
\"The more people you go out, the better.
Rocky DiPietro comments, which is in 1989 game photos.
He played 14-
The season CFL career as Hamilton\'s catcher. (
Photos of Hamilton audience profile)
Kerry Smith, a pick-up player who played six CFL seasons, including four games at the end of 70 and the beginning of 80, said that in those days, the defensive player\'s tactics are to wrap up the dribble rack and keep him upright instead of trying to get him to the ground.
In this way, other defenders can run on players and cause as much damage as possible.
He remembers one time being held up by another player with no defense at all and his left head was hit at full speed by a cheesy man.
\"One of my fillings fell out,\" he said . \"
He was sent back after several games.
He said that his left eye could not see things, and his right eye had garbled vision, \"like the vertical brackets in those old TV sets.
\"Lee Knight has spent 11 seasons in the CFL and Ticats ran back as a receiver.
He recalled playing in Winnipeg when he jumped over to catch the ball, and then came from below to defend the counterattack and stretched out his legs.
The Knight landed on his head.
A player from Winnipeg led Knight back to the bench and told ticats\'s coach he was \"incorrect \".
\"The next thing the Knight remembers is sitting on the bench.
He started giggling because he had memories of his childhood flashed through his mind, like a video of his life.
He tried to get back on the pitch, but someone hid his helmet just in case.
Here\'s the story of some of the players involved in the audience\'s concussion program: when Feron is watching football now and seeing a vicious attack, he\'s shaking.
\"Because that\'s what I did?
\"I can\'t believe it,\" he said . \"
\"I don\'t usually look at my own highlights, but when I look, I go to \'holy sh-
What the hell am I thinking?
\"When your aggression is there, you don\'t even know how you use your head,\" said Feilong . \".
\"This may not be yours except for your hand.
Weapons in football matches.
As an offensive player, Ferron says his head is punished for almost every game.
\"Running back may not get the ball, or the receiver may catch six or seven balls and get caught, which is a great game,\" Ferron said . \".
\"However, in one game, there are 60 or 70 offensive games or how many offensive games, and in 98 of them you hit something as an offensive winger.
\"If you don\'t, you won\'t be on the team for too long.
Ferron said he was diagnosed with a concussion or two but now suspected he might have as many as 10.
\"Do I remember Nausea? Yes,\" he said.
\"Do I remember spinning the next day or can\'t I stand or practice? Yes.
\"The remedy at the time was to stay in a dark room,\" he said . \".
\"But you have to come out and watch the practice when it starts.
\"I remember twice, once in college, once in a professional, and I had difficulty standing and watching exercises.
\"Concussion can actually give you a break in a week,\" he added . \".
\"You won\'t practice, so you won\'t have to practice for the rest of the week, so it\'s always a blessing.
Ferron said he had not experienced symptoms of depression or irritability and he called himself a happy person.
\"I don\'t think I\'m more worried than anyone else,\" said Ferron . \".
\"The scene of walking into the room forgetting why walking into the room was shared by many of my friends who had never participated in any sport,\" he said . \".
\"The problem I was worried about was walking into a room and not knowing where that room was.
\"Today, I\'m sure I won\'t wear poorly, but it may change soon.
\"It was only the second game of MacDonald\'s college football career when he was only diagnosed with a concussion. He was an 18-year-
1986 season McMaster\'s old offensive line hand, lined up opposite him with a guard at the University of Guelph, who he called \"gigaon \"--six-foot-
Seven 285 pounds
\"I went out and cut him, and I put his knee right on one side of my head,\" McDonald said . \".
\"I fell down and when I started to stand up and raise my head, everything was blue and green.
It\'s just weird.
\"I started walking towards the bench, and the man next to me who was a guard said, \'Bobby, where are you going? \'?
I said, I\'m going to the bench.
\'We are another way, \'he said.
MacDonald played the second half of the game, but he didn\'t remember anything.
After the game, he returned to Burlington\'s parents\' house and threw up most of the next day.
\"But on Monday, I tied them together and started training again,\" McDonald said . \".
Macdonald said he was taught to use three touchpoints at the time.
Punch in with two hands, and then he taps in the middle of his forehead, \"right here, where your cage and helmet meet.
\"Every time I touch, I try to knock my nose out of my nose,\" he said . \".
\"If I see a snot on my mask, I think it\'s awesome.
This is crazy.
\"Macdonald is now a teacher at Saltfleet Middle School and one of the coaches of the football team.
He admits that he is really struggling with the role, especially now that he has been involved in the project.
\"This is a real moral problem,\" he said . \"
\"This is probably the last straw.
\"When there are big hits, I\'m almost triggered like post-traumatic stress syndrome,\" McDonald said . \".
\"Like, \'Oh my God, what\'s just going on with that kid\'s brain? \'\"(
As part of the research project agreement, participants can guarantee anonymity if required. )
The player, who has been playing football for 16 years since he was 11, admits he is now worried about the future.
\"Some may be natural aging of the brain, but what I want to know is, will I forget this?
If it weren\'t for football, would I? \'\" he said.
He has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but he does recall a few short concussions
Long-term power outage caused by Hits.
\"In those days, the medical staff didn\'t really see you and didn\'t let you hang out for a long time,\" he said . \".
\"Lao \'how many fingers have I lifted?
You will be back in a few minutes.
\"I can\'t even count the number of times I affect, I don\'t necessarily turn black in this case, but you\'re at a loss and just sort of get rid of it and go back to the crowded environment.
\"It\'s part of culture,\" he said . \"
\"The whole thing of the peers, the whole macho thing.
\"The player said he refused to let his children play football and he might not play football if he could transfer the time back.
\"If we know this information when we play or want to play, it will change a lot of our ideas, and of course it will change the minds of our parents,\" he said . \".
\"If they play for a few years, will parents want their children to take part in a campaign that will almost certainly have brain damage?
\"This is the 1975, hysmann Trophy winner Johnny Rogers, the\" average superstar \"he describes himself, who is giving the CFL a surprise in return for his long ass.
\"So the opposition defense would say, \'Don\'t be punished in any yard, we\'ll take him away, \'said Bowman. \'\".
It was bad news for Bowman, who played his rookie season in Winnipeg and eventually returned to the muddle.
He plays in B. C.
He looked up and came back to wait for a woman. A B. C.
The guard came to him.
\"He ran 50 yards and tied a towel to his arm, so it was a bit like an actor and when I looked up for the ball,\" he hit me in the face with a clothesline, \"recalls Bowman.
\"I haven\'t even touched the ball yet, I \'ve fallen.
\"My mask is broken and my nose is broken,\" he said . \".
\"I\'m pretty sure I went out for a while.
\"The coach ran out and shot Bowman\'s nose back with a click.
He went to the field and stuffed a cotton swab in his nostrils. He thought he had missed a series of games.
He then played the rest of the game, \"spitting and swallowing blood \".
\"Bowman has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but he now thinks afterwards that he may have suffered 6 to 10 concussions in all levels of football.
After the interview, Bowman asked for a small favor.
Despite the amazing results of the audience\'s concussion program, although he may have been hurt in the violence of the game, he does not want to be portrayed as-football.
He was very satisfied with the choices he made, and he was very satisfied with his life.
\"The fact is, you make a decision and the result will have consequences --
\"Some are good, some are bad,\" he said . \".
\"It\'s up to you how you deal with them.
\"You have the opportunity to do well in what you dream of doing, and you have succeeded.
It\'s so cool.
\"From this whole thing, you develop a personality, a motivation, or a discipline that helps you do other things in your life,\" he added . \".
\"Then why did you change all this? \"Jokingly —
Half a joke-
DiPietro said he will post the audience\'s concussion project findings on the fridge so he can point it out the next time he forgets something.
However, he admitted that the result was not a joke.
\"Even if you hear it on the radio and read it in the newspaper, it\'s still surprising to see the facts in front of you,\" he said . \".
\"I don\'t know how bad it is.
\"Would you do it again if you knew the result?
\"I don\'t know,\" he said.
\"But it is certainly sobering to see all the facts before you and to know that there is something in it.
DiPietro played 14 seasons with Hamilton and became one of the best seasons for the CFLever receivers.
Despite hundreds of penalties, Di pitro believes he escaped the sport relatively unscathed.
\"I want to look at the positive side and think that I may be one of those people who is not affected too much, but I don\'t think I really know,\" said DiPietro . \".
\"I think about it more and more,\" he said . \".
\"You are always questioning.
\"Is there more if I forget something?
But I also realized that I was getting older too.
DiPietro said he, like Morreale, was never diagnosed with a concussion.
In retrospect, he thought he might have suffered more than a dozen times.
\"My head was hit several times,\" he said . \".
\"I \'ve never really lost consciousness, but there have been times when I \'ve seen the stars, seen the black, or wobbled because your head was a little spinning.
For him, the expression \"ring your bell\" is accurate.
\"Hear the bell, oh, yes,\" he said . \".
\"Hear the sound, then get rid of it as quickly as possible and go back to the crowded place.
\"Di pitro has coached high school football for years and he still likes to watch games, but it bothers him when he sees violent collisions on the pitch.
\"You feel this way when someone is hit very badly,\" he said . \".
\"When two people collide, it will remind people of some memories.
\"It\'s not a good thing that you almost know how they feel.
Especially slow now.
You can see the impact.
\"I think TV likes this,\" he added . \".
\"They like the audience to see this.
\"A year and a half ago, when they walked out of all the previous mvp\'s from the past Super Bowl, Alan man was watching the Super Bowl 50.
\"I remember saying \'Hey, I have something in common with those Super Bowl mvp --
\"We all go the same way . \"
\"Almost everyone is stumbling there or trying not to show it.
\"Alan man spent 14 seasons in the CFL, half of them with the Tiger --Cats.
Then he started his second career as a fireman, a career that has a different risk than football.
\"I feel lucky to be able to be a professional football player and a professional fireman,\" he said, \"but you also have to realize that there are side effects and dangers in these professions.
Aliman says he has never been diagnosed with a concussion, but believes he may have suffered some pain from football.
He said he was lucky to never lose consciousness on the pitch, but he did remember a headache.
\"Sometimes I think it\'s because my helmet is too tight, but who knows? \" he said.
\"I get headaches, and sometimes there\'s bruises outside the skull on the helmet.
Alhmann admitted he was worried about his future, but he tried not to struggle.
\"It\'s not something I\'m depressed about and it doesn\'t really affect my mental state,\" he said . \".
\"You will honestly ask yourself, \'Will you still do this? \'
If the answer is yes, you can only accept it.
\"This is the decision you made and you will stick to it,\" he added . \".
Macoritti remembered that he had just started a game and was running on the court. It was the mid-
In his 70 s, he played against his former team, Winnipeg, for the province\'s rough team.
One of his friends prepared bombers on the battlefield.
\"He walked past me and went to \'boo\' and he just kept running over,\" said Macoritti . \".
\"I was thinking, \'Okay, he didn\'t hit me. that\'s fine.
\"Then the play changed direction and Macoritti started preparing for the tackle.
\"Well, he came over from behind me and he was waiting for me and he put me out when I turned around,\" Macoritti said . \". \"Blindsided me.
\"These guys laughed happily because I flipped over the teapot in the movie.
\"His blow to me was so great that my heart felt like they were walking around as if they were not part of me, about three or four days,\" he said . \".
\"I never felt that way.
Macoritti thinks he has three more concussions.
When he joined the hockey team in college, two were still one. \"Three-
\"Take an hour\'s bus back to college and throw up all the way,\" he said . \".
\"They sent me to the hospital and I was in the hospital for five days.
\"Like other players, he said he is now worried about his short story. term memory.
\"I will stand up and do something, what will I do in the middle? \'\" he said.
\"Because I don\'t remember, you don\'t even give me your phone number.
Name very.
\"But I think I can still work properly,\" said Macoritti . \".
\"Sometimes it\'s hard to determine if your injury is causing this or if it\'s just a normal aging process.
\"Will he come again?
Pause.
\"Well . . . . . . Ah . . . . . . It gave me a lot of opportunities, \"he hesitated, and then tears began to flow down.
\"I don\'t know,\" said Macoritti, wiping his eyes . \".
\"This is one of the problems I face --
I became very emotional.
Too emotional
\"I know it\'s probably one of the effects of a concussion and it\'s an imbalance in your mood.
In a terrible 2-
Season 16 year ago version 1998 Tiger-
The cat suddenly found itself the elite of the CFL.
It was the first year of quarterback Danny mcmanas and pick-up player Darren FTI in Hamilton, and with the three regular season games Ticats tried to win first place in the east side.
They played in the province of SA, the second to last, and 22 yards.
Fortunately, Morreale was about 20 yards away from 1,000 yards at the reception this season.
\"Danny threw a line in the middle, and I went up and took it, and left my foot, and I took a face before my foot touched the ground, morreey said.
He grabbed the ball tightly, jumped up, reached out his arm, and motioned down first.
\"God, I don\'t know where I am,\" he said . \"
\"I can point out another direction --
I just happened to land in the right direction.
\"It\'s one of the most terrible blows I \'ve ever experienced in my mind.
\"But there are also a lot of random hits, and he says the damage is just as great --
The forearm on the mask, the knee to the temple when it is piled up, or his helmet bounces off the turf while shoveling.
\"For me, the back of the head is always the most painful because you will see the stars at once,\" Morreale said . \".
\"Everything is getting dark and you just want to get rid of it.
\"Can you imagine it?
Is the brain hurt?
You will do that.
\"It\'s crazy,\" he said . \"
\"How do you get rid of something that has been shaken in the first place?
\"Now, Moller says he can\'t move on --
Roller coaster, he can\'t let his daughter spin, he doesn\'t like anything that involves a lot of sports.
\"There are a lot of things I can\'t do because they make me sick, so I just avoid them,\" he said . \".
What will the future look like? I don\'t know.
However, even though he suffered a concussion in every game, even though he was hit by all the \"infernal\" blows, if someone gave him a chance, let him make another series of plays on the court, and Morley said he would agree.
\"Physically speaking, I think I can manage a series,\" he said . \".
\"But the blow I \'ve had could have ruined my life.
\"It\'s terrible,\" he said . \"
\"Because I think there is still a long way to go in my life.
\"Sbuist @ thespec. com 905-526-
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