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10-28-2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
Not sure that staying healthy is a skill per say, although guys can do things to take care of themselves but it's usually bad luck.

That being said I agree that longevity and especially at a top level does and should count for something and it does in my book.
Well if we are talking about Mario then his back problems are probably not bad luck. Chronic back pain is usually caused by doing something wrong. Like having wrong training methods (or no methods) in youth.

As with Orr and his bad knees. Yes, you can't really blame him if others went after his knees. Although there is a reason why for example Howe played so long and was pretty healthy. Players knew that if they went after him, then Howe would open their skull, next time. Nobody really wanted to mess with him. Same can't be said about Orr.

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