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Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of life

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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    Thanks Ian. Nice read.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    A lot of people seem to assume he's a dimwit from his Twitter and whatnot, but he certainly doesn't come off that way in print.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    "Spikes’ mother laid the foundation, working 12-hour days at a fiberglass plant."

    Love it when some hard working parent gets unexpectedly rewarded in life.

    "Everybody that went out, they come home or they go to jail or they get killed. Where is the hope? There’s no hope. Now they see me being successful, went to college, had a great career, here playing decent. There’s hope. At the end of the day, if you have hope and faith, you can do anything.”

    Spikes ... met the father of a 5-year-old boy who idolized the Patriots linebacker. The boy was a problem in school, but the father pointed him to Spikes. Now, he’s acting right, playing football and succeeding in the classroom. Hope."


    Sadly there are too few fathers in the community taking an active part in child upbringing.

    Football and family have saved lives from ruin. Great piece.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    He's not that way in person either. He's actually pretty bright.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    Good read. Spikes is one of my favorite players on the team due to his great work ethic, boundless energy, and of course talent. He gives this defense character and (from what it seems) the defense loves him. Very glad we drafted him in '10.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    In fairness to Brandon, a LOT of people come off as dimwits on Twitter.

    Great read.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    Spikes has brought an intensity to this defense that's been lacking since Rodney left. I hope we lock him up soon.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    I'd prefer that Spikes' Twitter account reflected the real Brandon. Intelligence is far more compelling than idiocy.
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    Re: Great Read from Howe: Football and family saved Brandon Spikes from bad side of l

    Cool, I have a new reason to be a Pats fan...

    ...soul-numbing, bottomless terror of being otherwise :D
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    Cool, I have a new reason to be a Pats fan...

    ...soul-numbing, drawer-drenching, bottomless terror of being otherwise :D
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