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Is it possible for an NFL player to function on a roster if he is afraid to fly on a plane?

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39 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...The "Birth of the Madden Cruiser"?......

 

...check this out ...$2.489 MILLION for a "cruiser"............

http://www.featherlitecoaches.com/inventory/featherlite-vantare-prevost-3915/

 

I saw THE Maddencruiser  once. He lived in Pleasanton, CA age next town over  from where I lived.  It had the Outback (they sponsored it )  and Madden logos on it and was parked at the Outback in my town . Probably had someone drive him to the b=us ( about 3-4 niles away because he lived in a gated community and they probably wouldn't;t get them drive it to his door.

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2 minutes ago, Wacka said:

I saw THE Maddencruiser  once. He lived in Pleasanton, CA age next town over  from where I lived.  It had the Outback (they sponsored it )  and Madden logos on it and was parked at the Outback in my town . Probably had someone drive him to the b=us ( about 3-4 niles away because he lived in a gated community and they probably wouldn't;t get them drive it to his door.

...wow...thank for sharing bud......imagine 2 mil for a bus?....I'd be short on "tokens"...........:thumbsup:

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Just sedate then load them in the luggage compartment

 

 

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NFL charters are quite comfortable.

The entire narrative of them somehow being debilitating is nonsense.

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39 minutes ago, SoCal Deek said:

What if they’re afraid of a loud train whistle?

Then the Bills don’t sign the player!

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14 minutes ago, row_33 said:

 

meet all kinds of cool people

 

what decade was this?

 

 

Mid 80's. There was a fight on the bus and the police dragged some guys off in the middle of the night. Several people were always drunk, the Border Patrol entered the bus. One guy was a fugitive. It would have been a good entry forJack Kerouac.

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I'd assume the player would have to find a way to get over it if he wanted to be on an NFL team.

 

I've read that the main guy from the band Breaking Benjamin is petrified of flying, so his band doesn't do a whole lot of touring/concerts overseas. He's said before that he'll go as far as a boat can take him.

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1 hour ago, ALLEN1QB said:

So funny you started this thread today I was just thinking getting close to retirement my wife wants to do a lot of traveling going to be an issue because I am terrified of flying. Have not been on a plane for over 25 years.

 

 

Recreational Vehicle.. That's my plan.. Going to rent my house  out while I drive around the continent a ton in a class C. Flying is to expensive and the lodging etc.. would be tough for us in retirement... Well early retirement as I have no intention of working into my 60s

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29 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

Just sedate then load them in the luggage compartment

 

 

Anything you say Richie Incognito

18 minutes ago, blacklabel said:

I'd assume the player would have to find a way to get over it if he wanted to be on an NFL team.

 

I've read that the main guy from the band Breaking Benjamin is petrified of flying, so his band doesn't do a whole lot of touring/concerts overseas. He's said before that he'll go as far as a boat can take him.

Benjamin Burley and the band performed at Rock am Ring in Germany. I heard in an interview he took a boat there. Lol

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I really am not too fond of flying but nothing like that...my trick is to stay up super late the night before and then sleep on the plane...i figure if it goes down I'll be sleeping anyway

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1 hour ago, MJS said:

That's Dick "Night Train" Lane. He got his nickname because he was afraid to fly and instead took trains to games.

 

EDIT: Apparently this is false. His nickname came from a song of the same name, given by a teammate.

 

This is great!

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1 hour ago, Royale with Cheese said:

It took my 10 years to feel comfortable on a plane again.

 

I flew into Buffalo the same night as the plane crash back in I think 2009?

I arrived an hour before the flight that crashed was supposed to.  I had two options into Buffalo that night...I thank God I chose the right one.  That really messed with my brain for a long time.

 

 

 

I flew back from the United Kingdom on Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 three months before the one that blew up over Lockerbee. Not near the close call you had but I did think about that for a while.

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Just now, Binghamton Beast said:

 

I flew back from the United Kingdom on Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 three months before the one that blew up over Lockerbee. Not near the close call you had but I did think about that for a while.

 

My phone battery died when I got to my Uncles house.  I plugged it up the next morning and blew up with messages.  I had no clue why I had so many.

 

My mom told me she woke up in the morning, turned it on the news and heard “Plane crash in Buffalo, no survivors”.  She froze and then couldn’t get a hold of me because my phone was off.

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2 hours ago, HansLanda said:

I read a story (or maybe heard on the radio) that when Kiko was on the Bills, he was so nervous of flying that they let him sit in the jump seat in the cockpit and the pilots would tell him everything they were doing...Seriously. 

 

That seems highly unlikely, but it’s possible a charter flight might get away with having a person in the cockpit who isn’t cleared for it.  On the other hand, it’s highly surprising a charter pilot/copilot would accept this.  The usual rule is “sterile cockpit below 10,000 feet” though, meaning only necessary and flight-related communications between the PF and the PNF that leg (pilot flying and pilot not flying) and if distraction led to an incident or accident it would be their butt in the sling

 

Now they might have been asked to let him into the cockpit and give him a tour and explain what they do, when and why while they were on the ground.  I could see where that might help a nervous flyer.

 

2 hours ago, BillsfaninSB said:

Not sure how you would get through college football. 

 

I was thinking that myself.  

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3 hours ago, MJS said:

That's Dick "Night Train" Lane. He got his nickname because he was afraid to fly and instead took trains to games.

 

EDIT: Apparently this is false. His nickname came from a song of the same name, given by a teammate.

Yeah, it was 'Night Train' by Guns 'N Roses.  

🙄

 

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The NBA's Houston Rockets had a 1st round pick, Royce White, who was afraid of flying, among other anxieties.  He never played for them & has bounced around (pun intended) teams in minor & foreign leagues:  

Before the start of his first NBA season with the Rockets in 2012, Royce wanted to take his time adjusting to NBA life because of his disorder. He did not show up on media day or the first week of training camp because he wanted the team’s permission to travel to away games on a bus — to manage his anxiety a bit better.

The flying schedule in the NBA is a lot more frequent than in college, so it was going to be tough for him. Royce was quoted saying “To go from 20 to 98 flights, which is the NBA’s travel schedule, is too much exposure for someone with a phobia”.

He wanted the NBA to address his condition with a policy, he tried to meet with NBA commissioner David Stern to talk more about it, but never got the meeting.

The Houston Rockets did his best to accommodate him without following a certain league standard. But the situation with the Rockets never got better throughout the season. He said the Rockets were inconsistent with the agreement to help him with the anxiety disorder.

Royce ended up getting suspended later in the season because the Rockets were said he was not fulfilling his contract. He never showed up for his d-league assignment because Royce says they did not allow mental health professionals there.

His time with the Rockets simply did not work out. They ended up trading him to the Sixers, but he was waived before end of the season.

 

https://www.basketballnetwork.net/the-nba-player-that-had-a-fear-of-flying/

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3 hours ago, MJS said:

That's Dick "Night Train" Lane. He got his nickname because he was afraid to fly and instead took trains to games.

 

EDIT: Apparently this is false. His nickname came from a song of the same name, given by a teammate.

 

Wow, Guns and Roses is older than I thought. 😎

 

I'd post a link for the TBD wunderkind, but no version is clean enough....

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To answer the question in the OP: I think it would be very difficult.

 

It would help if the player played on the right team in the NE and had a lot of games within close driving distance.

 

But eventually the player would have to drive an awful long way to get to some of the games, which would require him to miss practice time, probably to the point where it just wouldn't work.

 

Rather than trying to solve the problem by driving, it would be better to sit the player down with a psychologist and try to overcome the fear.  It's all mental anyway.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, I am the egg man said:

Yeah, it was 'Night Train' by Guns 'N Roses.  

(Please edit if necessary)

 

beat me to it by a couple of hours.

 

Our stream of consciousness is similar, which of us should be scared?

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I knew somebody who was a college punter.  He had offers to try out for NFL teams, but he wouldn't do it because he couldn't do the flying............To me, it was so maddening!  

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6 minutes ago, Nextmanup said:

To answer the question in the OP: I think it would be very difficult.

 

It would help if the player played on the right team in the NE and had a lot of games within close driving distance.

 

But eventually the player would have to drive an awful long way to get to some of the games, which would require him to miss practice time, probably to the point where it just wouldn't work.

 

Rather than trying to solve the problem by driving, it would be better to sit the player down with a psychologist and try to overcome the fear.  It's all mental anyway.

 

 

That seems to be all you could do. If they cant fly then they likely lose the dream.

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31 minutes ago, I am the egg man said:

Yeah, it was 'Night Train' by Guns 'N Roses.  

🙄

 

 

28 minutes ago, RocCityRoller said:

 

Wow, Guns and Roses is older than I thought. 😎

 

I'd post a link for the TBD wunderkind, but no version is clean enough....

 

Night Train by Jimmy Forrest

 

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35 minutes ago, MJS said:

 

 

Night Train by Jimmy Forrest

 

I know I know.... it was a joke playing with the differences in time between Nightrain Lane and GNR, which to someone under 30 would effectively be the same.

The correlation between GNR and Nightrain being ridiculous to begin with.

 

Started with an 'internet truth' that Nightrain Lane was nicknamed Night Train because he was afraid to fly....

 

Which brings us back to the beginning of the thread.

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4 hours ago, HansLanda said:

I read a story (or maybe heard on the radio) that when Kiko was on the Bills, he was so nervous of flying that they let him sit in the jump seat in the cockpit and the pilots would tell him everything they were doing...Seriously. 

 

I don't think those planes have a 3rd (jump) seat in the cockpit...

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