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Adalius Thomas-Class guy and breath of fresh air

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  1. jefmblrd

    jefmblrd Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I just read the Peter King story (thanks for the link), and it strikes me what a class guy Adalius Thomas seems to be.

    Two quotes really stick out for me:

    "There are a few things I want to do with the money. I want to provide for my niece's and nephew's college educations. I'll buy a house probably. When your family members struggle all your life, you'd like to try to put them in a nice home if you can. I want to always remember this: the same elevator you took up to the top to allow you to make this money, you've got to send back down to get your family. Because it's family.''

    and

    "He's a Renaissance man who puts his money and his off-day activities into making the world better. He started a chess competition for inner-city kids in Baltimore. He's worked for Habitat for Humanity. He's financially adopted a Baltimore elementary school. After his second NFL season, he interned for an Illinois congressman in Washington. He thinks the troops should be out of Iraq. He's worried about global warming. "We all have brains,'' Thomas told me one night in October. "We should use them.'"

    Do yourself a favor and read the article over at cnn.si.com. It's a breath of fresh air to read things like this from a professional athlete in this day and age.

    I'm so glad we have him and not just because he's a great player.

    (I know the link has already been posted, but I thought I'd put it up again to make it more convenient for people who want to check it out:
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/03/04/thomas/index.html)
     
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  2. Tucker

    Tucker On the Game Day Roster

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    Well hopefully AD will bump up the total "class" value of the patriots
     
  3. Fixit

    Fixit In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yeah, those classless bastards.
     
  4. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

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    who the hell is AD?

    is this another ADD post from a lights-out fan?
     
  5. Tucker

    Tucker On the Game Day Roster

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    Nope, I'm a pats fan. Just a little sarcasm to try and lighten things up a bit, thats all :bricks:
     
  6. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    AD refers to his nickname all day.
     
  7. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    So, like, if AD plays on the same roster as Merriman, it's "Lights Out All Day"?

    Seriously, couldn't we just call them "Baghdad"?

    PFnV
     

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