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Opinion: John Fox's symptoms plenty to take very seriously

By: Woody Paige, The Denver Post
November 3, 2013 Updated: November 3, 2013 at 8:27 am
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photo - FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos coach John Fox cheers on his players after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter of an NFL football game, in Denver. Fox was taken to a hospital in the Charlotte, N.C., area Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, after feeling light-headed while playing golf during the Broncos' bye week. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos coach John Fox cheers on his players after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter of an NFL football game, in Denver. Fox was taken to a hospital in the Charlotte, N.C., area Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, after feeling light-headed while playing golf during the Broncos' bye week. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) 

The first media report Saturday afternoon — John Fox experienced heart attack symptoms on a golf course in Charlotte, N.C., and had been taken to a hospital — was frightening.

And immediate reactions of alarm, distress and worry had nothing to do with how Fox's sudden serious health issue might affect the Broncos' extraordinary season and the game next Sunday at San Diego.

John Fox the good man, husband, father is more important than John Fox the coach.

When the two words "heart" and "attack" are combined, everyone should be scared. I've heard them together before — about my father, and, in the back of an ambulance by a doctor, describing my own condition.

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