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'20 TNFR SDE Antonio Alfano (SIGNED and ENROLLED with COLORADO)

GawainBuff

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Completely different condition but I remember Jay Leeuwenburg being a standout playing for CU and then making a career in the NFL.

I knew of multiple high school kids who were encouraged and motivated by his ability to overcome diabetes and succeed at the highest levels of the sport.

I hope for him and for many others that Alfano can become that role model for kids with epilepsy.
I agree. Because of the way we interact with information (online especially) these days, it's very easy to see people/players two-dimensionally: reading a "personality" into a list of "facts" about their size, speed, prior games, prior teams, and any events and limited statements made that hit the news or social media. I equate it to looking back at history and attempting to understand historical events without understanding the personalities involved. (I believe it's called "intellectual history.") For instance, I often wonder just how much impact horrible nutrition had on historical events. We now know that many people will have major personality deficits when the food (or drink) they consume does not provide them with what their particular body needs, even beyond the realm of hormonal changes and more obvious blood sugar issues.
No one beyond Mr. Alfano's doctors and immediate friends and family know the true impact of his epilepsy on his personality and personal choices over the years, especially formative years. As someone who discovered a medical condition in my thirties that had been with me all along, I'm sure I project the same possibilities onto other people. I hope that finding a workable, effective medical treatment will allow him to find a new direction and happiness going forward. If all the chips fall in the right way, he could have an amazing future as a football player, or some other fulfilling path.
 
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GawainBuff

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Well that is certainly not surprising in the least.
I can’t remember who said, when someone shows you who they are, believe them. But it’s apt as **** to this situation.

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but so often that doubt turns into certainty.
 

BUFFS14

Well-Known Member
With his health issues, it would be hard to believe a program would give him a shot. Until, they are certain he can play
 

SeanMSan

Well-Known Member
It’s almost as if he never played a down of football here.
Oh, wait.
or at ‘Bama...

I don’t really get it? The last meaningful snap of football this kid has played was in high school, nearly three seasons ago now. He’s left a wake of WTF moments in every move he has made in the last two years. Top this with an unfortunate health situation, and another transfer from a team with members that didn’t seem to think of him as one of their own...it makes you wonder what school will take a shot with him?
 

TSchekler

Club Member
Club Member
I wish him all the best. He seems like someone who might need a long time to get his **** together.
Thought he was on the right track and in a good place here. Lance Carl seemed to have taken him under his wing and he was getting the medical help he needed. Teammates never seemed to warm up to him, though, so I’m sure that was tough
 

JMBuffs

Well-Known Member
Thought he was on the right track and in a good place here. Lance Carl seemed to have taken him under his wing and he was getting the medical help he needed. Teammates never seemed to warm up to him, though, so I’m sure that was tough
Some kids (people) just have a tough time socially ingratiating themselves....6 schools in 7 years would certainly compound that issue for anyone.

I am guessing MSU takes a look at him and I am wondering if Rutgers is a landing spot.
 

Alfred91

Ignorant, anti-American, and anti-Christian.
Club Member
No ill will. But IDGAF.

I dunno man, some kids I'm like, they'll be fine, see ya later.

I genuinely feel for this kid - I think he has a lot of issues to sort out.

I tend to doubt that he'll ever be any kind of successful player on the field at this point, which is sad to me, because I'm fairly certain he's never prepared himself for anything else in his life.
 

chipwich

Soy Boy
Club Member
Junta Member
I dunno man, some kids I'm like, they'll be fine, see ya later.

I genuinely feel for this kid - I think he has a lot of issues to sort out.

I tend to doubt that he'll ever be any kind of successful player on the field at this point, which is sad to me, because I'm fairly certain he's never prepared himself for anything else in his life.
Yeah. I was a bit harsh. I hope he finds what he is looking for.
 

DBT

Club Member
Club Member
Some kids (people) just have a tough time socially ingratiating themselves....6 schools in 7 years would certainly compound that issue for anyone.

I am guessing MSU takes a look at him and I am wondering if Rutgers is a landing spot.
If he goes to MSU I’ll, I’ll ..... just explode!
 

buffaholic

Club Member
Club Member
I hope he can both deal with the health situation AND his own head, which was definitely a big risk when we gave him a ride. Rutgers should make a strong push.

But there are real questions about how much this kid really cares about football. At least in my brain. Hope he proves that wrong and can get his degree and secondarily reach his potential as a player somewhere. Hopefully, that doesn't happen under Midnight Mel or ****braska.

Edit: Actually, I sort of doubt Midnight Mel is going to go after him. If he does, that will tell me something.
 
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