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In a memorable scene in the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down, the former professional athlete Kenny Powers (played by Danny McBride) declares, "I've been blessed

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Lofa Tatupu Rewrites Kenny Powers

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In a memorable scene in the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down, the former professional athlete Kenny Powers (played by Danny McBride) declares, "I've been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a cock like a Burmese python, and the mind of a fucking scientist." Now current professional athlete Lofa Tatutu, the Seahawks' Pro-Bowl linebacker, says that after this life, he will donate his mind to a fucking scientist. To several of them, actually. Tatupu has pledged to donate his brain to a group doing research on the long-term effects of concussions and blows to the head. (Lots of NFL players end up with erratic moods, memory loss, and other degenerative conditions as a result of head trauma.) In the meantime, he'll be interviewed and tested annually, so the researchers can continue to chart his condition. Maybe, if we're lucky, the results can be presented in audiobook format.

 
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