The brain researchers to whom Bob Probert donated his postmortem brain will announce Thursday that the late NHL tough-guy suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died of a heart attack last summer. CTE is the condition in which concussion concerns from the NFL on down to youth sports are rooted.
What, too soon? My bad, but make no mistake about this fact: It's quintessentially bad-ass to have your coffin transported via motorcycle sidecar to your funeral, which is exactly what was done for the late Bob Probert yesterday.
Probert, NHL enforcer extraordinaire, was pronounced dead after collapsing on a boat near his hometown of Windsor, Ontario. Tie Domi and Stu Grimson sleep a little sounder tonight.
For reasons not yet explained by science, Dancing With The Stars is a phenomenal television success. But what if you added the possibility of dangerous neck slashings and more black eyes? Wouldn't you watch that even harder?