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    I have been wondering this for the last few years. Scott Zolak's right eye looks sunken in and half closed. Anybody know what happened to it?
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    come on dude, thats the best you could bring? Leave the guy alone....
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    he is aiming....

    remember he always shot the air with his fingers when he made a good play.
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    That's really not a cool thing to talk about, Captain Cool.
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    I know its probably not PC to talk about and I mean no disrespect or hope not to offend anyone but I have noticed this as well. I remember when I first saw Zolak on TV there was nothing out of the ordinary. Then a few years ago it was quite noticeable. However, over the past couple of years it has gotten a lot better.
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    I don't understand why this topic is so off-limits? The poster didn't make fun of or insult him in any way, he just asked.
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    where is a picture when you need one...
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    Though to be honest I never noticed that before.
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    I really didn't mean any disrespect, I was just wondering. I din't hear anything about a condition and I know that he didn't end his career with an injury that would have explained it.
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    I've always wondered the same thing, some people are so PC its rediculous
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    So he's got a bad headlight. I still like the guy.
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    the dude got a lazy eye or something, how is this wrong to ask? I have wondered myself what the heck happened, and thought it last night while he was on Fox sports pm show
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    Because it is a personal question that has nothing to do with anything, and shows a lack of sensitivity. Most people have some sort of obvious physical shortcoming, only 3-year-olds and adults of similar mentality wonder aloud about them. This thread is moronic.
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    My daughter has a ptosis of one eye. Ptosis is basically a "droopy eyelid" and can be caused in several ways (she had hers from birth). We were concerned that she would be teased when she went to school. But that hasn't happened. The kids always ask about it and, when it's explained, that's that. I find that healthy and not offensive.

    From the photo, it seems as if Zolak may have something similar. If you're interested, there's more explanation here: http://www.steen-hall.com/ptosis.html
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    Well said. Kids just ask, get their answer, and then go play and have fun. Only as they grow into teens and then adults do they stop asking and start snickering behind backs or mumbling at the water cooler.
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    Yes one my cousins has the same. He is 2 years younger than me so we at times are in the same middle and high school. He never got teased because as soon as someone asked he told them exactly why his eye looks that way. No one ever gave him crap about it.
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    Your point is well taken Mike, but I'd hope that most adults would be mature enough to avoid pointing things like this out about people in public Internet forums. My sense from the original poster is he was thinking, "Zolak looks weird -- what's wrong with him?" like a schoolmate might ask your daughter about her appearance. Kids haven't developed the sensitivity to get beyond such things whereas adults normally take them in stride. Zolak either has ptosis, strabismus (lazy eye) or a light-sensitivity problem that causes him to squint. It's not a gross disfigurement and he's a handsome guy. Honestly, what difference does it make to anyone?
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    so when the physical features of a guy on TV changes I am being insensitive wondering what happened? I did not make fun of him, I just implied it looks like a lazy eye, which a different poster corrected me and made his Internet prognosis. that is fine,

    but to call someone a 3 year old or say they have the mentality of one just shows it is you sir who have an issue with this, if like the kids in school you just answered it instead of accusing people of piling on, this thread would have run it's course...... but no you have to come out with gun ablaze, the sheriff in this lil' town protecting Zo.

    you are the insensitive human here not me

    I guess we should not make fun of Michael Jackson either based on his appearance, I mean look at the changes in him, hope you never had or that would be wrong
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    It's not wrong to ask, and I'm sure this wasn't meant to be derogatory. Besides, I don't think Zol's feelings will be hurt by a thread he's never going to read in the first place.
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    It seems to have occurred as a result of a hit he took in which turnstyle Max Lane did his usual cream puff block and let a 300 lb DT cream Zo.

    Seriously, this must be a slow news day judging from these threads.

    I find Zolak the best player-commentator out there, BTW, just above DeOssie.
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    What?

    Settle down. There is nothing insensitve about a simple question. I have a special needs child, but I have no issues with people asking if my boy is down syndrome. Why would I? I'm not embarrased by it.

    Some people need to relax with this PC thing.
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    I was just slamming media guys in another thread (prisco) but I'd like to correct myself by agreeing with you. Those 2 are FUN to listen to and have occasional insight that I'd miss.
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    Oh give me a freakin' break. It's not a matter of being politically correct, it's simply crass and juvenile to start a thread about somebody's facial defect. Do strangers walk up to you off the street to ask about your kid? This is the same thing.
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    Comparing Zolak's congenital eye defect to Michael Jackson's billion rhinoplasties is like comparing an aardvark to a water buffalo. So the man has a strabismus (lazy eye) like a million other Americans! He's ALWAYS had it; nothing has changed, it's nothing he has control over. Why someone feels compelled to start a thread about it makes no sense. If you're worried about it, send the man an e-mail.
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    No it is not. Zolak is in the public eye and someone was just curious about a facial feature. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm sorry but you are making something out of nothing here.
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    I hope that wasn't intentional. :rolleyes:
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    Uhhhhhh...

    Why couldn't the answer have just been, "he has lazy eye"?

    Again, you are way over the top on this one. I would be the value of my house that you are taking this far more seriously than Zolak himself would. Frankly, I doubt he would even care.
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    Whether it was or wasn't is irrelevent.
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    It's the same kind of question. People know when to keep their mouths shut. And BTW, whether or not Zolak reads it is beside the point.

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