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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 06:36pm
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Oh, My! Bert Smith collapses in USC/Gonzaga

About four minutes into the USC/Gonzaga Elite 8 game, Bert Smith just collapsed while standing on the end line as Lead. No one was near him.

He seemed to hit his head on the court after falling onto his back. The good news is that he seemed alert when taken out on a stretcher by medical personnel.

The alternate official William Henderson took his place.
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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 06:37pm
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Looked terrible when they showed the replay from the opposite end of the court.


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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 06:39pm
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They need to go further back, he was wobbling the previous possession.
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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 06:40pm
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He looked really pissed as he was being wheeled off!
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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:55pm
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He looked really pissed as he was being wheeled off!
He was Referee on this game, he might have lost the Final Four that’s why.
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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:30pm
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He was Referee on this game, he might have lost the Final Four that’s why.
McCall was the R for this crew. He routinely gives the toss to the U2 when starting a game. McCall inbounded the ball at halfcourt to start the 2nd half.
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Old Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:57pm
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He was Referee on this game, he might have lost the Final Four that’s why.
Sorry - that was sort of my point. He felt well enough to be pissed.
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Old Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:03am
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They need to go further back, he was wobbling the previous possession.
Correct. ESPN is showing a highlight of a Gonzaga steal and fastbreak on the previous possession with the clock at 16:04. Smith is visible as the old Lead in the upper left corner of the screen. He is in front of the Gonzaga bench and is clearly stumbling around.
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Old Fri Apr 09, 2021, 11:00am
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Amazing story.

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Old Fri Apr 09, 2021, 12:02pm
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Heart Attack In The Hospital Saved My Life ...

Thanks for the update and happy ending crosscountry55.

Four years ago, I had a bout with diverticulitis. After a short hospital stay with intravenous antibiotics to recover, a surgeon decided that I should have an elective colon resection done to prevent another occurrence of the diverticulitis.

In the hospital, on the operating table, as they were cutting holes in my abdomen for the endoscopic surgery, I had a heart attack on the operating table. No prior warning (normal cholesterol, normal blood pressure, normal electrocardiogram, no chest pain, no shortness of breath, active life style).

Stopped the surgery. Sewed up the holes in my abdomen.

Within hours I was given an angiogram. My left anterior descending coronary artery (the widow maker) was 85% blocked. I was given an angioplasty and three drug eluting coronary stent implants.

At first I was pissed off. Pissed off at myself, at my primary care doctor, at God, at everybody. But then I gave it some more thought.

Having a heart attack in the hospital while on the operating table saved my life. Can one think of a better place to have a heart attack? Imagine if I had the heart attack while driving? Or alone at home climbing the stairs?

I’m now on a lipid lowering agent, ace inhibitor, beta blocker, lipid lowering compound, and aspirin (and a blood thinner for first thirty months). I now workout on a treadmill at the gym for forty minutes daily, seven days a week, and see a cardiologist twice a year, with normal echo-cardiograms. Low calorie, low sodium, low cholesterol, no caffeine, no fast food, diet.

Also, I've elected not to have the elective colon resection done. Cut holes in my abdomen and have a heart attack once, shame on you. Cut holes in my abdomen and have a heart attack twice, shame on me.

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