|From the wonders of Google, Brady and Manning begging for your sympathy.|
I do feel bad for the rookies. These guys are missing out on crucial training not only in the sport, but in NFL programming as in how to manage your money and how not act like a jackass.
Which brings me to the Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis. In an interview with ESPN he said the following:
"Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game."Umm...
|Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis|
A few days ago, I saw a glimmer of hope across the sea of moronica.
|J.T. Thomas and Joslyn Levell getting ready for prom.|
J. T. Thomas, a soon-to-be rookie for the Chicago Bears made the dream of a 14 year old West Virginia teen come true. Joslyn Levell is often confined to a wheel chair with spina bifida. It is challenging enough to be a teenager, and I would think being in a wheel chair would add to that. Let's face it, kids are jerks and anything that makes you different from the crowd makes you chum in the waters of high school.
The bus driver, Jake Tennent, knew that the teen was a huge Bears fan, and wanted to arrange a meeting between the two since Thomas' little brother rode the same bus. Thomas rode the bus with the kids to school and Levell told him about her tough week. All of the boys she had asked to the prom had declined. Thomas signed a few things for her and let her cry for a little bit and then he did something unexpected in this time of me me me.
After clearing it with the powers that be, the Bears rookie asked if he could escort Levell to her prom. She excitedly accepted. He rented a black Chrysler and showed up with a corsage and bouquet of roses. At the dance, Levell got to smile and show everyone that yes, she was telling the truth, her prom date was the former Mountaineer. When asked about the evening she said,
"The first thing one of the boys who was mean to me came up to me and said, 'I'm sorry I didn't believe you,' " Levell said. "It was soooo exciting. I'm just so excited to go to school and see what everyone has to say."
I don't know about you, but on this soggy, dreary Cleveland day, I have a little bit of my faith in humanity restored.