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  •  These guys are in the position to do so much (9+ / 0-)

    good.  Charlie Batch (our backup quarterback) is from a bad part of Pittsburgh and gives back a huge amount to the community.  So do many many athletes.  Jeter comes to mind.  

    "I want my America back!" -- But, which America is that?

    by alliedoc on Sat Apr 17, 2010 at 07:58:59 AM PDT

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    •  Batch is a good guy. (5+ / 0-)

      I liked him in Detroit. He gave a lot to both Detroit and to Ypsi, where he went to college (EMU). I had the chance to meet him at a local grocery store where he was doing a promotion. An all around nice guy. I wish he could have made it here (where he fell victim to matt millen's first wave of incompetence), but I'm glad he's in Pittsburgh where he seems to be appreciated.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Sat Apr 17, 2010 at 08:27:17 AM PDT

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    •  BTW, it isn't the latest one with Roethlisberger (4+ / 0-)

      they found another one while investigating this one.  Just heard about it this morning.

      http://nfl.fanhouse.com/...

      Apparently her dad talked her out of pressing charges.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Sat Apr 17, 2010 at 08:34:49 AM PDT

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    •  the Saints have a rep (3+ / 0-)
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      dirkster42, alliedoc, gravlax

      for helping in their community.

      We've recently managed to change culture in the Cowboys locker room significantly too.

      I applaud the original diarist and the comments bringing up positive role models (our kids tend to think if you're worthy of having a Fathead -TM made about you, you're at least a demigod).

      More Charlie Batches, fewer Ben Roethlisbergers, I think
      (He has a kid sister who plays b-ball for Oklahoma) -- perhaps Goodell will see fit to suspend him a year?

      Texas is NO Bush League! LBJ, Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Sat Apr 17, 2010 at 12:23:30 PM PDT

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