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Archive for January 22nd, 2009

The Pittsburgh Penguins sign an 8-year old?

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on January 22, 2009

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Yes it’s time for a feel good post again. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Penguins signed an 8-year old boy to a contract. No they aren’t following the recruiting methods of Billy Clyde Gillespie who frequently offers Kentucky basketball scholarships to eighth graders. No, this one is special.

Meet Jacob Anderson the newest member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jacob has cystic fibrosis, a devastating lung condition are unfortunately doesn’t have a cure. With player scouting help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania, the GM of the Penguins was able secure Anderson’s signature on a dollar contract.

“Never ever do these types of things happen on a game day,” Penguins spokeswoman Cindy Himes said. “But this is a very special occasion, so we made an exception.”

Jacob is genuinely happy to be a part of the team and to get his locker.

“Jacob helped equipment manager Dana Heinze and assistant manager Paul Defazio sharpen skates and tape up hockey sticks before heading onto the ice for practice.

His face pressed to the glass, Jacob watched the players send pucks flying around the ice. Left wing Matt Cooke scooped his new teammate into his arms and skated around the ice with him. “

This was a great move by the Penguins, very classy, and it really shows that some people will still make a difference in this world.

Since 1980 the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted wishes to children with life threatening conditions. To find out more about the organization, visit their website at Wish.org.

I wish every team was as awesome as the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Pacman Jones is getting sued? You don’t say

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on January 22, 2009

Well, here’s a shocker. Pacman Jones is being sued, except this time he is being sued by some stripper; no instead he’s being sued by his own attorney.

“Manny Arora claims Jones stiffed him for fees “in excess of $10,000″ on 18 different cases in which Arora represented either Jones’ family members or friends.

None of the cases mentioned in the lawsuit filed in Fulton State Court involve Jones directly.

The suit lists Deborah Jones, James Jones, Lewis Kueffor and Fleming Daniels as the defendants Arora assisted. The charges against them vary from speeding to kidnapping, simple battery and, in the case of Daniels, murder.”

The bottom line is this:

You are the company that you keep.

That’s why Pacman had so much trouble during his career; he might not have been raised to know any better and was unable to leave that life behind. When someone with that kind of background gets money this is what sometimes happens.

Some people don’t know when they have it good. Given the opportunity to do something that you do well and enjoy, and to have the opportunity to accumulate wealth that would make living that much easier, how can you mess that up? How can you not see what you have going for you? You can’t blame your present situation on your past upbringing because these are choices and if you did not come from “easy street”, then you should appreciate your success that much more. To say the least, his career may be over. After what ESPN Outside The Lines showed  clearly that Adam Jones does not get it.

Word of advice to this attorney…if Pacman wants to meet you at a strip club to talk things over, don’t go.

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