bill-swift - June 16, 2012
How many time have you been watching a game when the analysts said something that made no sense what so ever, and you thought: What the heck? Does this idiot have a hole in his head or something?
If ESPN analyst Sean McDonough happened to be calling that game then the answer would be yes. The 50-year old was recently diagnosed with canal dehiscence syndrome, a condition that results when a hole is created in the bone that seperates his inner ear from his brain essentially giving him a hole in the head.
One of the symptoms of it is sounds like it might be kind of cool to have, but would have to be pretty maddening as well--near super human hearing. McDonough has talked about being able to hear his eyes move in his head. Hmmm...sounds like something that could come in handy while he's covering the U.S. Open this week.
The problem is that along with the uncontrollable super hearing lies a whole slew of other ailments including vertigo, loss of balance, and dizziness. Things that just seem loud to the average person sound like a rock concert to him.
After living with this as a possibility his whole life, the injury was triggered when McDonough accidentally knocked himself in the head with a putter.
That gives McDonough an excuse; what about the rest of you?
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