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Mitch Petrus, ex-NFL lineman who played for Patriots***, Giants and Titans, dies of heat stroke

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https://www.masslive.com/patriots/2019/07/mitch-petrus-ex-nfl-lineman-who-played-for-new-england-patriots-new-york-giants-and-tennessee-titans-dies-of-heat-stroke.html

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32.

Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital. He says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.

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Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are no joke.  With the heat wave hitting most of the country this weekend everyone needs to be careful.

 

Very sad.

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If I remember correctly he held the bench press record for a few years at 52, I think? Sad....it goes to show a strong, young person does not mean they're not susceptible to these types of injuries or harm. Wish his family nothing but peace and strength during their time of bereavement. 

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That heat is a humid and smothering one 

 

 

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2 hours ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

https://www.masslive.com/patriots/2019/07/mitch-petrus-ex-nfl-lineman-who-played-for-new-england-patriots-new-york-giants-and-tennessee-titans-dies-of-heat-stroke.html

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32.

Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital. He says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke.

  Sad to hear.  A number of years ago on a day like today I was not keeping myself properly hydrated and wound up going in an ambulance to the hospital for kidney stones.  

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This kind of heat is no joke! Especially if you’re not used to it. I’m glad that it’s no longer macho to withhold water as football practices start to begin, but it seems you hear about something tragic pretty much every year. 

 

Way too young. RIP

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1 hour ago, Augie said:

This kind of heat is no joke! Especially if you’re not used to it. I’m glad that it’s no longer macho to withhold water as football practices start to begin, but it seems you hear about something tragic pretty much every year. 

 

Way too young. RIP

 

Spent a summer there for a work file, cars had AC programmed to take it comfort levels on ignition turn on well before that was more common

 

its rice paddy territory

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5 minutes ago, row_33 said:

 

Spent a summer there for a work file, cars had AC programmed to take it comfort levels on ignition turn on well before that was more common

 

 its rice paddy territory

 

So, I’m guessing it not a “dry heat”. 

 

During college I worked construction in Hilton Head, SC one summer (and ONLY one). It was over 100 degrees every stinking day for 3 straight weeks. People were passing out on second floor roofs and falling off, breaking arms and legs in the fall. It was absolutely awful, and potentially lethal. (Also a tad dangerous was shooting 16 penny nails from the nail gun with the broken safety at guys running thru the woods, but that’s another story.) 

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4 hours ago, fansince88 said:

Wow, that is too young!

 

 

....shades of the Vikes' Corey Stringer tragedy........just terrible........

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37 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

So, I’m guessing it not a “dry heat”. 

 

During college I worked construction in Hilton Head, SC one summer (and ONLY one). It was over 100 degrees every stinking day for 3 straight weeks. People were passing out on second floor roofs and falling off, breaking arms and legs in the fall. It was absolutely awful, and potentially lethal. (Also a tad dangerous was shooting 16 penny nails from the nail gun with the broken safety at guys running thru the woods, but that’s another story.) 

 

Humid and breathsucking 

 

far are more oppressive than Las Vegas in the summer

 

Office AC piped in from the ceiling would blow off any papers not firmly attached to the table

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What a shame. We are aware of the heat and aware of the hazards...but it can't happen to us.

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43 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

So, I’m guessing it not a “dry heat”. 

 

During college I worked construction in Hilton Head, SC one summer (and ONLY one). It was over 100 degrees every stinking day for 3 straight weeks. People were passing out on second floor roofs and falling off, breaking arms and legs in the fall. It was absolutely awful, and potentially lethal. (Also a tad dangerous was shooting 16 penny nails from the nail gun with the broken safety at guys running thru the woods, but that’s another story.) 

...GLAD you're still with us bro....."dry heat" or "dry cold" is a farce......went to college in the NYS Adirondacks where temps in the winter got down to -40 degrees (not talking wind chill)....dry cold my frozen azz......"dry heat" crap is the flip side IMO.......

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2 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

...GLAD you're still with us bro....."dry heat" or "dry cold" is a farce......went to college in the NYS Adirondacks where temps in the winter got down to -40 degrees (not talking wind chill)....dry cold my frozen azz......"dry heat" crap is the flip side IMO.......

I thought the humidity in Buffalo was getting worse in recent years, even worse in Chicago.

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On 7/19/2019 at 5:47 PM, Rocket94 said:

I thought the humidity in Buffalo was getting worse in recent years, even worse in Chicago.

 

We lived in Florida, where 100% humidity was not unusual, when we took our first trip to Vegas. The helicopter pilot into the Grand Canyon said something like “because of all the pools and golf courses, humidity has increased from 2-4% to 8-10%”. WHAT?!?! I didn’t know that was even possible! I just knew that when you stepped outside it felt like you just opened the oven to check on your Thanksgiving turkey! 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

We lived in Florida, where 100% humidity was not unusual, when we took our first trip to Vegas. The helicopter pilot into the Grand Canyon said something like “because of all the pools and golf courses, humidity has increased for 2-4% to 8-10%”. WHAT?!?! I didn’t know that was even possible! I just knew that when you stepped outside it felt like you just opened the oven to check on your Thanksgiving turkey! 

Yeah...too much for me. The older I get, I like it cool

 

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I’ve reached the age where I can have this with me all the time in the summer, and not care what it looks like.

FML0001BLU.jpg

 

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What kind of "family shop" doesn't afford him the opportunity to go inside and have a nice cool glass of water every now and then??

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2 hours ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

 

....shades of the Vikes' Corey Stringer tragedy........just terrible........

Shades of a Maryland college football player just 2 years ago. 

51 minutes ago, GG said:

I’ve reached the age where I can have this with me all the time in the summer, and not care what it looks like.

FML0001BLU.jpg

 

Just put on in your Fannie pack 

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RIP 

 

Incredibly sad.

 

My heartfelt condolences to one and all.

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Living in FL, unfortunately this happens too often.  I honestly don’t know how the landscapers and roofers do it. I used to think these guys were crazy to get these monster drinks at 7/11, something greater than 64 oz. until I lived here long enough.  I’m sorry this guy who I don’t remember in the NFL passed needlessly as you can prevent this problem.

 

The worst are these people in poverty where there is no A/C and it is over 95 degrees most days for months.  I know in youth and high school football their training camps start at 6-9 pm each night.  It is just impossible to stay hydrated in this heat.  My oldest has played lax for 16 years as a middy, so he runs about 5-6 miles a game, and in tournaments will play three games in this heat all daY with a full set of pads.

 

We’ve been very fortunate to have excellent coaches who are religious about hydration.

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5 minutes ago, machine gun kelly said:

We’ve been very fortunate to have excellent coaches who are religious about hydration.

Ironic that 30 odd years ago, water was a reward / punishment tool.  Good sight we smartened up.  Hand me a salt tablet.

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