Tag:Oklahoma Sooners
Posted on: October 6, 2012 4:12 pm

Before You Snicker Or Condemn

Many Chicago Bears and Sooner fans will have by now seen the articles from earlier in the week about Tommie Harris' arrest for allegedly urinating in public & trying to start a fight outside bar. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/e

Unfortunately, Tommie was one of those college stars who left college before graduation and never fulfilled his potential in the NFL. Much of his career with the Bears was marred by injury. During the last few years I also recalls rumblings of clashes with the coach. Then, there came the itinerancy from team to team which ended with his being cut before this season started.

You might be thinking that I am saying all of this by way of offering an excuse for Tommie. I'm not because there is a much better excuse. Tommie got married on New Year's Day of this year to his long-time girlfriend and the mother of his two young children. Ashley died very suddenly & tragically at 29 of a brain aneurysm less than two months later! http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/

Who knows how any of us might react under those circumstances. Before you snicker at or condemn his actions, say a prayer for him and his children.

Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:23 pm
Edited on: May 30, 2011 6:26 pm

In Memory of Those Who Served

Today is Memorial Day, so, whien I across this old post from another blog - http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
  - it seems appropriate to recognize those who have not only entertained us, but, more importantly, have died to save us. As I've often commented, too often the sports' headlines are filled with the negative - Burress, Tressel, etc. Take a moment today, to think about the positive.

Those who gave their lives for our freedom:

       Posthumous Medal of Honor recepient Jack Lummus. A N.Y. Giants' end, Lummus was killed on Iwo Jima after single-handedly taking out an enemy gun placement. His reported last words - “I guess the New York Giants have lost the services of a damned good end.”

      Bob Kalsu - played for the Bills; killed in Vietnam. (Boomer Sooner)

      Pat Tillman - for Arizona Cardinals; killed in Afghanian.

     Charley Paddock, multi-Olympain & the world's fastest human at one time was killed in the Pacific during WWII.

      21 NFL players lost their lives in WWII.

      Stars & Stripes estimates 800 college & pro sports' stars were killed in WWII.

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