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OT: Touching story about Mark Sanchez (serious)

Discussion in 'AFC East Rivals' started by Frayser, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Frayser

    Frayser Barstool Philosopher Club Member

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    Forgive me if this should ultimately move to the AFC East thread, but amidst the Henne/Henning hating, coaching limbo-induced hysteria around here as of late (myself included), I thought this was a really awesome article:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5991920

    I don't want to quote anymore, but the whole thing is well worth the read. There's probably always going to be some added fluff to a lot of this stuff, but I really wish we saw more stories like these. This industry generates so much capital simply through entertainment, and it's nice to see guys trying to give something back to their communities. And I'm willing to acknowledge it even from one of my least favorite players on my least favorite team. :yes:
     
  2. Fin-Omenal

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    Awesome story....anytime you have young kids these stories are frightening. And when life isn't going so well think about this family.

    Praying for you Aiden.
     
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  3. Frayser

    Frayser Barstool Philosopher Club Member

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    I guess I forgot to quote any part that told you what happened, but Aiden passed away last Thursday. Like I said, the whole article is worth reading.
     
  4. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    that sucks. nice story though
     
  5. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Aweomse job by Sanchez. Hate the Jets, and he is painfully overrated, but he is a good kid. Kudos to him for taking the time to brighten a dying kid's life. Much respect.

    RIP Aiden.
     
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  6. daphins

    daphins A-Style

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    Said it before Sanchez seems like a standup guy. I've got not problem with him personally, and would root for him if he weren't a Jet tbh. Doesn't seem to have the ego that a lot of guys in his position have, and appears to be pretty genuine. He's a minority on a huge stage that A LOT of young men look up to. Hopefuly he keeps his nose clean through it all.
     
  7. larfo2224

    larfo2224 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Good story. I don't care who you play for, if you take the time out of your hectic schedule to make a dying kids last few weeks on this earth a little brighter, you are one hell of a person. As someone said prior, I am sure that there are numerous incidents like this from players around the NFL, but it should make you feel good every time you hear one of them.
     
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  8. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Seriously

    Highly, highly disappointed in the way this thread turned out. That's not what this site is about.

    To those whose posts were deleted (unfortunately we also had to delete some who responded compassionately and maturely), think before you speak next time.

    And no, it's not ok to just automatically jump in and start talking smack. It's old. It's played. And frankly it's against TOS.

    Next time there will be points and/or time off.
     
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  9. Disnardo

    Disnardo Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    God blessed the little guy... had some happiness in his last few weeks...

    Kind of puts sport in the back seat of life...

    It puts Sanchez in a better light...kudos to him...
     
  10. Frayser

    Frayser Barstool Philosopher Club Member

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  11. gilv13

    gilv13 Well-Known Member

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    good for dude. Puts whats really important into perspective.
     
  12. BicketyBam

    BicketyBam No Fist Pumps Allowed

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    It was a great thing that he did.

    sent from my EVO 4G
     
  13. joeyp

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    about a month ago I said some things About Mark Sanchez That being a Dolphin fan and Him being a Jets player, I thought were funny. Well I just read something That has shown me how wrong I was

    "My man, Aiden ... breaks my heart," Sanchez said Tuesday during his weekly spot on "The Michael Kay Show" on 1050 ESPN Radio. "He's so tough."

    Sanchez, choked with emotion, paused several times as he talked about Aiden, whom he met through the Teddy Atlas Foundation. Atlas, the boxing trainer and ESPN analyst, was a Jets special assistant under former coach Eric Mangini.


    "He brought me so much inspiration. ... It's hard to talk about him," Sanchez said. "He meant the world to me. I felt like I've known him forever. ... I saw his personality. I saw his competitive spirit. I saw him fighting every day.


    "I'm complaining about a shoulder. Are you kidding me? ... I think he was 11 years old, and he has cancer eating away at his body," Sanchez continued. "This kid is fighting every day. He's smiling every time I talk to him. I visited him at his home. I mean, he has to get carried up the stairs because he's so weak and all he wants to talk about is LT [LaDainian Tomlinson] and Darrelle Revis and Rex Ryan and me."


    "Oh, man, it kills you, just thinking about it. I love him to death."


    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5991920

    what a great story, I was wrong and from this day forward even as a lifelong Dolphin fan I will also be a fan of Mark Sanchez.... I may hate the Jets but Im a Human Being first and If that young lad Aiden was my son, Id want his hero to be just like Mark Sanchez

    Go beat them Colts Mark, and win the Superbowl too, for being such a fine person you deserve it
     
  14. Ricky'sBong

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    well said
     
  15. BicketyBam

    BicketyBam No Fist Pumps Allowed

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    Edit......
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  16. ATLFINFAN

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    Nice story. We never really know what people are like unless we spend A LOT of time with them to have time to get past what they WANT you to think they are like.
     
  17. joeyp

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    I read it too, for a guy who was calling him names and laughing at his heritage, I thought of my son and I admit i cried
    I'm now a Sanchez fan for life
     
  18. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Nice story, great to read players doing stuff like that.

    But I hope the Jets lose every game.
     
  19. PS17

    PS17 NYJ 2010!!!

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    Thanks for posting the story. If only the 2011 media, and not just sports media, focused just a bit more on positive stories instead of Michelle Ryan's feet and Brandon Spikes' sex tapes. I hate the over-TMZed society we live in.

    I love having Sanchez as the Jets QB. He is genuinely a good person and a stand-up guy.
     
  20. Rhody Phins Fan

    Rhody Phins Fan Well-Known Member

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    Hate the player not the person. And I sure hate the player.
     
  21. PSG

    PSG Clear Eyes. Full Hearts.

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    Sanchez is a great person, but I still can't cheer for him to win game as long as he's wearing a Jets jersey.
     
  22. Garryowen

    Garryowen New Member

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    Did you not think NFL players were people?
     

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