Not all athletes are dirt bags

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    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
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    Classy. Gotta love a guy that knows what it's all about.

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    I find that hockey players are generally classy guys.
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    Too bad it doesn't last long in the news cycle. It's good to hear about that kind of thing.
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    But they just arrested another football player for DUI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    But they just arrested another football player for DUI!
    Not a hockey play!. Hockey players have their issues, but overall they stay out of trouble and bond with their communities more so than other major sports.

    When my son started playing hockey he trained in the same facility as a pro team. After the NHL'ers got done some would stay on the ice witht he little kids. The goalie would help my son out. I knew one off the players (we played in HS together). He said it was not part of their contract to do that. They just liked doing it.

    Anyway, I thought this thread would be a welcome break from the Z thread.
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
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    Our local football team volunteers each year at our annual carnival. They help get the handicapped kids onto the rides. Some of those kids are big.


    edit: er, not Maritimes Canada; this is in Edmonton, Alberta.
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    I'm sure there are good athletes doing great things in their communities. The media likes scandal and controversy and this is neither so the story will fade in favor of a negative. Thanks for sharing this as a reminder that good is out there, and it's not as bad as it some times seems'

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    What a class act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Not a hockey play!. Hockey players have their issues, but overall they stay out of trouble and bond with their communities more so than other major sports.

    When my son started playing hockey he trained in the same facility as a pro team. After the NHL'ers got done some would stay on the ice witht he little kids. The goalie would help my son out. I knew one off the players (we played in HS together). He said it was not part of their contract to do that. They just liked doing it.

    Anyway, I thought this thread would be a welcome break from the Z thread.
    I said this in a thread that you started once before, but I'm not sure that that's true (10 Most Embarrassing NHL Player Arrests | Bleacher Report). I think NFL players in the news is bigger news in the US than NHL players in the news. Also, from a roster-size standpoint there are a lot fewer NHL players than NFL players.

    But that's just my perception... from a statistical standpoint you might be right. Either way it's a great story about Ference.
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    Alot of great sports figures , rappers , tv folk ................They make it rain at the the strip clubs and support singles moms everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    Alot of great sports figures , rappers , tv folk ................They make it rain at the the strip clubs and support singles moms everywhere.
    LOL!!!! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!
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    No,not all are.When i think of athletes trying to do good things,i remember the football player,who gave up millions,after 911,to join the army.Sadly he got killed.I think it was by friendly fire,but,i'm not positive.Seems like his last name was Tillman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandpgrl View Post
    No,not all are.When i think of athletes trying to do good things,i remember the football player,who gave up millions,after 911,to join the army.Sadly he got killed.I think it was by friendly fire,but,i'm not positive.Seems like his last name was Tillman.
    Pat Tillman....and he was a Ranger
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Not a hockey play!. Hockey players have their issues, but overall they stay out of trouble and bond with their communities more so than other major sports.

    When my son started playing hockey he trained in the same facility as a pro team. After the NHL'ers got done some would stay on the ice witht he little kids. The goalie would help my son out. I knew one off the players (we played in HS together). He said it was not part of their contract to do that. They just liked doing it.

    Anyway, I thought this thread would be a welcome break from the Z thread.
    In general I have found hockey players to be more passionate about their sport than football or basketball players. Hockey jocks do it to play hockey, the NBA players do it to get paid.
    Obviously there are exceptions, but those only prove the rule :P

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