Best wishes, Jim. If you have the same passion for beating this issue as you
did for winning football games I'll bet on you! (P.S. - This doesn't
mean I've forgotten or forgiven for all the times you beat my UTES!)
I wish Jim the best, but he is being conned by "Dr." Rosa.
Best of luck in completing the degree. It will be a well deserved honor for Jim
to be in the BYU hall of fame.
Come on BYU help Jim Graduate and take his rightful place in BYUs hall of fame ,
before his dad or Lavelle pass away.The Greatest player in BYU history
deserves to be there !
Simply one of my favorite athletes of all time and I can't help but share
my thoughts and encouragement at your dedication and hard work to make this all
happen.You and Eldredge are the only two BYU players I would say this
about but I love you both. Best of luck!
Great QB both in college and in the NFL however at what price? Austin Collie
needs to be reminded of what head trauma can do to your post-NFL life and
perhaps consider getting out before he gets another concussion. I doubt the NFL
is going to change much as far as protecting players. Throwing a flag
doesn't help the player on the ground - the damage has already been done. I
would say any player flagged for spearing with his helmet (helmet to helmet)
should be suspended for one year minimum. That should get the attention of
defensive players and coaches.
I'm praying for you right now, Jim--for both you and your wonderful
girlfriend. A great article! Thank you...
Thanks Jim for all memories at BYU and NFL. Hope the headaches go away for ever.
Great article! Great guy! Here's wishing him nothing but the best from
here on. So sad those team doctors couldn't diagnose him correctly earlier
and avoid him going through all those problems. Just thankful he didn't
choose suicide! That would've been a sad and tragic end to an otherwise
great life. Thank you Jim, for the memories and great honors you helped brought
to BYU! Looking forward to see your name in the school's athletic
"Hall of Fame" where it rightly belongs!Go Cougars! Go
Utes! Go Aggies!
After reading this, I can't help but think that they all have it wrong.
MacMahon's problems may not be concussion related after all.In
the article, it said he had two vertebrae out of place, didn't it? And
that was cutting of flow of spinal fluid? And then later, it goes on to say
that doctor said something like that is caused by him being dumped on his head?
Sounds like that is the cause. Not sure that's the same thing as a
concussion.I dealt with something like that very recently. I was
getting pain in my head so severe that I, too, would drop to my knees. Problem
ended up being vertebrae out of place. I dealt with it for a week before
starting treatment. And it took over two weeks to get the problem corrected.
The discomfort still hasn't all gone away, however.MacMahon
dealt with this for over 20 years. It's not going to get fixed over night.
But hopefully this treatment will do the job. He's just got to keep it up
until, hopefully, his body is as close to being right as they can make it.
The winners in the NFL suit -- will be the lawyers. Players will receiver less
than $200,000 each (What does that get you, compared to the injury?), and the
lawyers will receive tens if not hundreds of millions.
I met Jim McMahon at the funeral of his nephew in Elko a few years ago. He was
very kind and gracious to me, being a friend of the family of the deceased young
man.Hopefully the players will receive enough to help them and their
families financially be able to live modestly the remainder of their lives.
I'd like to say comfortably, but that probably won't happen. Yes, these attorney commercials on TV make me feel ill. They make it look like
they are the savior's of the people and the insurance companies are the big
cause of all of the problems. What a crock.
Wouldn’t it be nice, to have enough charity in our hearts, enough
tolerance for things gone wrong in the past, along with enough forgiveness, and
because he, (Jim), was so close to graduation, give him an honorary degree from
BYU and immediately induct him into our BYU Hall of Fame. What a
wonderful Thank you and tribute that would be for a man that gave BYU so much.
Never has there been a year, since the days of Jim McMahon, that his name has
not come us as, at least, one of the best players to ever quarterback at BYU.
Arguably, he may have been the very best ever to QB at BYU.Thank you
How can you be a BYU fan and not love Jim McMahon. I know it's tempting to
give him an honorary degree, but I believe that he will respect it ten times
more if he earns it. It is so good to know that he's had treatment that is
helping. If he can get those few credits, he will have earned his degree, the
BYU hall of fame, and his amazing NFL career. Do it for yourself. We fans will
be cheering because he faced his toughest fight and won that one too. Jim is not
the kind that needs or wants charity.
Jimmy Mac in math? Maybe he will be in one of the classes that I teach. That
would be cool. Math 113, Math 113, Math 113..........Jimmy Mac.......Math 113.
Glad to hear that he's getting some relief from his pain and hopefully
they'll be able to keep it under control for the long term. Also, very
glad to hear that he will be finishing up the last two classes he needs to get
his degree so he can be in the BYU hall of fame. Handing him an honorary degree
diminishes the value of both the degree and the hall of fame so I'm really
glad he has finally agreed to take the classes and do it the right way.
Can't wait until his induction. He received some of the biggest applause a
couple of years ago when they had a bunch of the old QB's back for a half
time ceremony and I'm sure he will be very warmly welcomed when he receives
his induction. I was a student at BYU when Jim was there and have always been a
big fan of his. Good luck Jim!
Jim was probably the most competitive person to ever play football at BYU. He
set the standard by which other quarterbacks are measured. And someone thinks
the bar should be lowered so he can qualify for the BYU Hall of Fame? Really?
Good luck Jimmy Mac!
Reading another article on this site, I was reminded of the fact that when I was
young, Jim McMahon used to energetically bash his helmet into the helmet of
one (or more) of his teammates as a way to celebrate a touchdown or a big win,
(much like a chest-bump or high-five) to show the entire world how
"macho", cool and indestructible he surely was.While I
don't wish ill on anyone, Jim McMahon's character off field has not
been something that I would want any young person to emulate, despite his
undeniable talent on the football field.
Good Luck Jimbo! Math almost kicked my butt in college. I am so happy you have
decided to finish off your degree. Hope everything works out and you have some
relief from the pain and physical difficulties. Sounds like you have mellowed a
bit. Thanks for the great memories from your days at the Y.
Here's a suggestion, give Mac his honorary degree and put him in the Hall
of Fame already!
What a shame that Deseret News would run an article with such bogus claims with
no balance from actual physicians. The premise of his claims are just not
reality if you know anything about physiology.
Man, I would love to see McMahon get his degree and due in Provo next year. The
timing though long overdue would actually be all the more sweet relative to what
McMahon has gone through and I know Cougar fans would give him an ovation to
remember for as long as his mind holds up. Mac was a warrior stud of a QB. He is
my favorite all time Cougar and competitor.
How absense makes the heart grow fonder. This is the same guy who said the best
thing about BYU was seeing it in his rear view mirror. I am not a BYU fan, but
he was a walking honor code violation who was allowed to get away with it. It
seems a little unfair to enforce it against the guys playing today and holding
up as an icon someone to whose conduct the school turned a blind eye. How about
I'm a fan of McMahon but doesn't any else remember that he used to
take pride in headbutting his teammates? He even did it once without a helmet
and his injury caused bleeding on his forehead. Back then it was his choice to
show how tough he was.
franc:Um it is a physician who is working with him. The condition of
brain fluid not draining properly is absolutely founded. My sister had to
recently get a surgery with a shunt inserted to help her brain fluid drain,
after she got scar tissue from menangitis. She got menangitis
because of a undetected tear in her sinus that was the result of the
driver's side airbag deploying in a small car accident.You
sound like one of those guys that wants this to not be true because you want
people to not believe in chiropractic care. Fact is, moved vertebrae causes all
sorts of problems, and it is a science.
We all like stories of redemption, and we all root for the guy to get his act
together and live happily every after. BYU fans root for Jimmy Mac today. Let
him earn his degree, he can do it! He gave a lot to BYU now lets hope they give
Jimmy Mac the support he needs to get that degree and into the BYU Hall of Fame!
It will mean more to him that way! He's alway as guy who EARNED what he
got. He doesn't need charity. He does need our support and prayers (yes, I
said it, prayers).
Big Easy SLC:Jim McMahon's character off field? Jimmy Mac has
been there for many struggling team mates, including BYU alumni. He is a
flawed, yet amazingly compassionate man. I want so much for Jimmy
Mac to earn his degree and enter BYU's Hall of Fame.
I was at the Miracle Bowl in in 1980 in San Diego when I first started dating my
now Former Wife. Her most memorable comment was: Are College football games
normally this exciting?. Its sad that his sports injuries have ruined his
post-career life. Having Jimmy Mac inducted into the BYU Sports Hall of Fame
doesn't define him. Just like Linda Ronstadt who has Parkinson's
laughing at getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. It's not
a priority in their lives. If there were such things as getting wishes granted.
I'd wish them both having their formal health restored.
We enjoy the skill and violence of football, both collegiate and professional.
The cheers and announcer accolades come for the most brutal tackles and blocks.
Then we decry and have sympathy for the inevitable consequences such as Jimmy
Mac. There lies the cognitive dissonance and points out that Jim McMahon is not
the problem, but the result of the problem.
Ask the players that played with Jim and Steve Young which of them they
liked.You'd be surprised at the answer.
Franc:" The premise of his claims are just not reality if you know
anything about physiology".Seriously? Pray tell, where did you
take anatomy & physiology? The Univ of Utah? Are you suggesting vertebrae
damage/dislocation has no influence on CSF flow and spinal/cranial compression?
Especially C1 & C2 as the article states? Time to get your money back my
friend.Here's hoping the best for Mac. He was a rough,
"punky" rebel, but looking back, we wouldn't take him any other
way. Without that fierce competitor and rebel cause, we wouldn't have had
the miracle bowl. BYU fans wish you the best Mac and look forward to you being
in the BYU HoF where you belong.
FYI- This intervention is performed by Dr. Scott Rosa, a Chiropractic Physician
who specializes in Upper Cervical care. There is no twisting or cracking of the
neck at all. Upper Cervical Doctors relieve people from any and all
neurodegenerative diseases, even the most surprising cases. If you suffer head
pain, or chronic pain of any sort, do what my brother did and seek out an Upper
Cervical Chiropractor. only 5% of chiropractors do what they do. To
understand exactly why and how it works, watch this video of Dr. Raymond
Damadian, the inventor of the MRI, show how case after case of MS patients are
getting better once the CSF can freely flow in and out of the brain following a
painless chiropractic adjustment. GO TO YOUTUBE, SEARCH FOR
"Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS) Symposium - April 6, 2013, Raymond V.
Damadian, MD."then on YOUTUBE, search for "upper cervical
chiropractic testimonials" to see how many crazy diseases go away with this
type of care.
Dear Mr. (MAC) McMahon,Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers
in hope of relief and cures to the ailments you suffer to. On another
note,thank-you for all you contributed in keeping so many of us entertained.Shoot,I live in New England and of course I'm influenced as a Pat's
fan but I remember the "spanking" you Chicago guys gave New England and
I remember it quite well. I just wonder what would have happened had you never
gotten hurt !!! Truth, I never thought much of Ditka but I always thought you
and your offensive and defensive "explosion" was some of the best
football I ever witnessed in my life. I hope our boy Brady never sees the type
of injuries you guys got pounded with and I hope every last one of you get
rightly compensated from the NFL. THANKS JIM and GET WELL!!! God Speed!!! Rick