The Doctor is Offensive
This is a great story that I heard about briefly yesterday on ESPN'S Pardon the Interruption. It's about Laurent Duvernay-Tardif who plays offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL -- and this past year became the first player in league history to not only graduate medical school, but be a practicing physician.
The Canadian-born Duvernay-Tardif (who speaks fluent French -- or perhaps it should be better put, also speaks fluent English) graduated from McGill University, which gave him an extended program allowing him to complete his training. What oddly leaped out to me in the short report is perhaps the one idiotically-gnawing part of the whole, great story. After he graduated, Duvernay-Tardif petitioned the NFL to allow him to put "M.D." after his name on his jersey. For reasons inexplicable to Man, the petty, small-minded league said "No."
That pathetic foolishness aside, here's a very good video on him --
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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