Former Players Thread

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Crowbar » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:08 am

Sorry to hear about Wally's passing. :(

RIP, Sir.
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby psuro » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:54 am

Ran into a couple of guys that met Franco Harris at a local (South Jersey) golf outing. Franco was offering his 2 Super Bowl tickets (apparently former players can get tickets directly from the NFL), as well as invitations to all the Super Bowl festivities. It was a pretty sweet package of festivities.

The winning bid was $16,000, and the money goes to a local youth charity. After the winner made the bid, Franco doubled it -added his own $16,000.

Pretty nice of him, I would say.

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Blue&White » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:28 pm

Was it Franco.

Or was it that Franco lookalike from the bar in Nebraska all those years ago........

8-)
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:30 pm

The national media always puts Franco over the fire due to his support of Paterno but never makes a whisper of a class move like this. But a small time story about a selfless gesture like this won't drive clicks like ripping a former legend for supporting a guy who he felt inspired him to live a life that drives to him give back like he has.
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby psuro » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:14 pm

Franco does not care about what the media reports about him. He is far too successful and self confident to worry what the media minions think.

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:26 pm

Matt Millen is going to need that heart transplant pretty soon according to several reports. He's been in the hospital for 68 days now waiting so you know time is running out. I hope he (and everyone else on a list) gets it. There are a couple of really good stories about Millen that were written this summer and also a video piece on the BTN that were excellent. He might not have been a great GM (something he acknowledges) but he's a pretty amazing guy with an incredible attitude about life. He's truly been blessed and done a lot of good way beyond something on the field. I hope he has the chance to keep doing it for a long time.

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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Blue&White » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:23 pm

They've talked about that during a few PSU game broadcasts. He was a lousy GM but I think he always did his best. He's also not the best announcer but he does have passion for it and knows a lot about the game.

Hope he manages to get the transplant. The wife of one of the guy's who works for me is on that transplant list. She's not where Millen is in that it's not dire for her but it's probably going to get there soon. And, he's been very stressed over it, understandably so. From what he tells me, there are no assurances they will get a heart, much less one that meets your specific criteria. Best wishes for both her and Millen.
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Re: Former Players Thread

Postby Crowbar » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:08 am

Agreed. Best wishes to Matt. Hope for the best for him and your co-worker's wife.

My Pop had emergency triple bypass surgery last year. It's a rough experience.
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