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Old 04-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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NFL to salute Virginia Tech during draft

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(April 26, 2007) -- The National Football League will salute Virginia Tech during the 2007 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 26, at Radio City Music Hall.

Commissioner Roger Goodell will introduce coach Frank Beamer and former Hokies and NFL Pro Bowlers DeAngelo Hall, Bruce Smith and Michael Vick on stage just prior to the draft's noon start.

The five incoming rookies on hand at the draft will wear Virginia Tech pins in honor of the victims of last week's shooting massacre on campus.

I think this is kind of cool, the NFL usually doesn't do things like this.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Yea, I had heard this, Beamer was in the Hampton Roads area last night, for a big night out. This is GREAT for him and the HOOKIE NATION!
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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something like this keeps me believing in the goodness that is still out and abound
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: NFL to salute Virginia Tech during draft

Mike could be "busy" with the police.

He's not much of a tribute to the school...couldn't they find someone on the right side of the law to honor murder victims?

Nice move by the NFL nonetheless.
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something like this keeps me believing in the goodness that is still out and abound
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Mike could be "busy" with the police.

He's not much of a tribute to the school...couldn't they find someone on the right side of the law to honor murder victims?

Nice move by the NFL nonetheless.
Let's not start this again. Let a good thing be a good thing.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:17 AM   #7
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Nice,more pablum puking insincere PR crap from the NFL. God damn, take a horrible disaster and do something half assed to honor them(victims) during the draft. I have to agree with that soldier in Iraq, we fly our flags half mast for shooting victims, but the poor boogs in Iraq that knowingly put themselves in harms way to defend our way of life get treated like crap by our govt, etc. I mean it is terrible what happend at Va Tech, but can people really feel a sincere empathy for folks they don't know? Folks in this country wear their hearts on their sleeves way too much.
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Nice,more pablum puking insincere PR crap from the NFL. God damn, take a horrible disaster and do something half assed to honor them(victims) during the draft. I have to agree with that soldier in Iraq, we fly our flags half mast for shooting victims, but the poor boogs in Iraq that knowingly put themselves in harms way to defend our way of life get treated like crap by our govt, etc. I mean it is terrible what happend at Va Tech, but can people really feel a sincere empathy for folks they don't know? Folks in this country wear their hearts on their sleeves way too much.
While you may think it was half assed at least they did something at the draft. What did you expect a 2 hour program during the draft? U.S. soldiers do not get treated like crap often, believe me. When they do it is usually by Civilians not the Government. But those circumstances are heavily outweighed by the times that they receive overwhelming gratitude. Yes, you can feel empathy for people that you don't know due to a common bond. You just expressed empathy for U.S. servicemembers in that last paragraph, and I guarentee that you do not know all of them.
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Yes, you can feel empathy for people that you don't know due to a common bond. You just expressed empathy for U.S. servicemembers in that last paragraph, and I guarentee that you do not know all of them.
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Bullshit, you just say you do. How do you know how those families feel about losing friends or loved ones like that, or being shot, unless you were there at the scene. Total bullshit, and our guys don't get treated like crap by our govt? Look at the VA Hospitals across the nation? No health care, inadequate body armor, low on weapons, ammo, etc.. Amd I didn't express empathy for US servicemen either. They signed up to do the job, just using a letter that a pissed off GI wrote back after the VA Tech shootings saying why aren't the flags down for them. What a bunch of pussies!!!!!!
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Bullshit, you just say you do. How do you know how those families feel about losing friends or loved ones like that, or being shot, unless you were there at the scene. Total bullshit, and our guys don't get treated like crap by our govt? Look at the VA Hospitals across the nation? No health care, inadequate body armor, low on weapons, ammo, etc.. Amd I didn't express empathy for US servicemen either. They signed up to do the job, just using a letter that a pissed off GI wrote back after the VA Tech shootings saying why aren't the flags down for them. What a bunch of pussies!!!!!!
You know what? Just take a chill pill because you don't even know what you are talking about nor do you have the mental capacity to try and understand.
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Let's not let this thread get out of hand here.
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Let's not let this thread get out of hand here.
I am trying not to. I am not even going to respond to him anymore.
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To Whom it may concern,
Every once in a while a young U.S. soldier gets upset and lets his/ her feelings out because they are stressed out. What they fail to realize sometimes is the big picture. The Military takes good care of their own to the best of their abilities. Yes at times they are undermanned. News flash there is a war going on and all of their Doctors and Nurses are guess what? Servicemembers as well, so more of them are needed in the combat zone. Housing on some military installations is sub-par but they have been remodeling housing throughout the military for years. It takes Time and Money. True most units did not have adequate body armor when the war first started because it wasn't supplied to everybody at the time, only "Combat Arms" received body armor. The Government cared enough to get it to them when they realized that it was badly needed.

The key thing here is that everything costs money. If you use tax money to increase Servicemembers pay then there is less money for Body Armor and Housing. Everything is give and take in a Capitalist society.

Servicemembers are not weak. Most do not mind helping each other out even when they are in need themselves. All of them have a little bit of medical training and some have alot. They depend on each other more than anyone else in the world.

So a young GI got pissed about the Flag being half mast for the VT shootings, and was curious why it wasn't down for him. Well, there are two days a year that the Flag goes half mast for him and all of his "Battle Buddies" 1. Memorial Day, and 2.Veterans Day. He probably didn't stop to think about that.

Yes, our military is an all volunteer military, and they raise their right hand, sign twice, and initial 13 times to serve their country. They do not want your sympathy, but rather your respect for having done what most do not wan't to do.

If you really want to make a difference, then either stop complaining about paying taxes or Volunteer yourself. Otherwise just step out of the way and give them their due respect.

In this day and age we have all seen men and women be killed by shooting, burning, falling and blowing up. Everybody has lost someone close to them at some point. Some just a little more than others. No matter who it is or where they are from we should all have sorrow, because we all have a common bond and it's called hamanity.

P.S. Who is the greater pussy, the man who volunteers to possibly lose his life for the greater good, or the man that never sacrifices anything, and bitches about everything that is wrong?
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I'm certainly glad the NFL did SOMETHING, GO HOOKIE NATION!
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