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    paralyzed rutgers football player led team on field

    dunno bout y'all, but this just makes me queasy. wouldn't wanna be him in that spotlight and looks like another example of ABs showing support that'll fade all too soon.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footbal...n=ncaaf-wp8935

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    I don't see that at all? I'm glad he had that moment and how difficult it would have been for him to enter the field but not be able to play

    This will keep injuries in the mind of the players and everyone in the stands that day. I hope he can keep it up year to year!
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    jen, hope you're right!

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    Maybe Eric can inspire Peyton Manning to retire rather than risk a potential C-3 injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cass View Post
    dunno bout y'all, but this just makes me queasy. wouldn't wanna be him in that spotlight and looks like another example of ABs showing support that'll fade all too soon.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footbal...n=ncaaf-wp8935
    I agree Cass.

    His teammates may not vocalize it but, in the back of their minds – In the back of every football players mind – Eric embodies the nightmare they fear most. They may love and respect him but to see him in this predicament will be too much for most to bare. One by one, they will stop calling. Stop coming by. Stop inviting him out. The school will view him as a distraction and abandon him.

    Eric, prepare for this inevitability. Prepare for a life out of football. You and your family are all you have and can trust in.

    Focus on your rehab and health

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    At least this story made sense instead letting a boy in a wheelchair roll into the end zone just because he has MD and was made captain by the coach.

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    I think it's fine if it made this young man feel loved, supported and admired.

    It's odd to me that many people on CC do not realize that ABs can admire disabled people for their courage and efforts, etc., and that admiration is not the same as pity.

    I certainly admire many people on this site and I make no apologies for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swh2007 View Post
    I think it's fine if it made this young man feel loved, supported and admired.

    It's odd to me that many people on CC do not realize that ABs can admire disabled people for their courage and efforts, etc., and that admiration is not the same as pity.

    I certainly admire many people on this site and I make no apologies for it.
    The trick with admiration is that it is very short lived. It tends to be ceremonial and we all know the very harsh reality of out of sight out of mind which is where we spend most of our time.

    I'm not bitching here, I'm just adding some perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patton57 View Post
    The trick with admiration is that it is very short lived. It tends to be ceremonial and we all know the very harsh reality of out of sight out of mind which is where we spend most of our time.

    I'm not bitching here, I'm just adding some perspective.
    I am sure that is true, but then again that is pretty much true of everything in life. We all can have admiration, concern and other thoughts/feelings regarding others, but then we go back to our own lives and concerns. Still, whether expressed in a ceremony or otherwise, the admiration given is still deserved and meaningful.
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