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  1. aluminum seats

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    I realize this isn't new.......consider it something to help get the rancid rantings of Gregg Easterbrook out of your mind.......


    "....But never since the times of slavery has there been a time when there weren't white families reaching out. During the slave period, there were free houses for slaves owned by whites. The NAACP was created by a white woman. Branch Rickey was as important as Jackie Robinson. Throughout our program you'll find people in different races doing all they can do. There are special people who fight for the right thing."

    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is one of them, Brown said. Belichick met Brown when Belichick was head coach in Cleveland. Since, Belichick has done several speeches and appearances for Amer-I-Can. The bond between the two men remains strong.

    "He's been an unbelievable force," said Brown. "After five minutes with Bill, we became friends. We have the same desire to win, the same work ethic. We think the same. He is a special person and a lot of people don't understand how special he is."
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    http://www.allthingsbillbelichick.com/articles/2002/prisonerofconscience.htm

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    Someone forward this quote to Easterc0ck.
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    This can't be right, Bill Belichick is SATAN INCARNATE according Gregg Easterbrook
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    #12 Jersey

    Imagine what would happen if Tony Dungy did the same thing?

    The media would create a never ending ovation.
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    I was at a American function with BB and Jim Brown several years ago, had my pix take with Jim Brown.. BB was a new to the Pats at that time.. Jim Brown essentially said, If Michael Jordan did half as much as BB did for the world it would be a much better place (sic). kick myself in the ass for having my pix taken with BB.
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    I didn't know about BB's involvement with these issues. Kudos to him.
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    well..have you read the piece when he spent the night in a police car and went to prison and worked with prisoners on plays and football ? thats an even more impressive piece
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    Shshsh...., Can you guys not talk too much about this, please. I am afraid Yahoo!Sports is going to pounce on this with the headline "Belichik to Prison?" on their main page. :scared:
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    Co-sign this idea.
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    I love Jim Brown, and this makes me love BB even more thank you.
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    http://www.allthingsbillbelichick.com/articles/2002/realbill.htm

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    BB for President! :)
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    "These guys are good at what they do. They've been convicted 50 times but that record could be a lot better if a couple plays had gone their way. They're a smart team that can make plays in all phases of criminal life...."
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    Fellers,

    Reminds me of the phrase:

    "Not by his words, but by his deeds shall ye know him".

    Says a lot about the good man coach B is. He doesn't ask for anything for himself, but works for others. Yeah, he's not a saint. He plays to win, and will push the envelope. But he certainly knows what it's like to be on the bottom rung, and from this article, he's happy to help others with a hand up, rather than a hand out.

    Good for him

    Respects,
    2B1ASK1
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    The Media has a Vendetta against BB so they would mention anything good that he does.
    I understand why more and more players won't talk to the media.
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    Vrabel said it best last week. somehow people who talk a lot are classy and people who dont say much are classless.
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    Better question...

    Why the eff is someone like Dungy or Lovie Smith not this involved?
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    I can't get over the irony that here is BB, quietly doing substantial work to help out the black community, getting NO praise from the media...while Tony Dungy gets away with speaking at an organization with a perceived anti-gay agenda. Imagine if the roles were reversed how much praise Dungy would get, and BB would likely be driven out of a job.

    You really have to give props to BB here. 90% of the politicians or celebrities that say they care about race and or the black community are full of shyt and just say it so people think they care. Here's a guy actually doing something and seeking no recognition of it.

    Greg Easterbook can F himself, based on what Brown says, what BB is doing is for real, and I have even more respect for BB after reading Brown's quote, which is a considerable thing to say.
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    well the big reason BB is disliked is he doesnt respond to all this with a fiery face press conference. He knows what is true and happy with it. I think its a lot tougher thing to do. Take in case the ted johnson statements when he said BB played god with him. BB just said ted was a great player and we wish him the best. He couldve flat out denied it or explained it to the media to clear his name. But he didnt . So the media assumes he is guilty.
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    People, people, people! Come on now. Haven't we learned by now that Dungy is far too buisy doing God's work to help those less fortunate? I mean he's trying to help his people. Look at how diverse the Keebler Elves have become in recent years.
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    Can I just say that I love Jim Brown and I hate Easterbrook.
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    Nice comments....
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    Reading all this has helped me understand a side of BB I was not aware of. I love reading about men & women who help others but don't want people to know about it.

    Someone wrote, "Not by his words, but by his deeds shall ye know him".

    And it made me realize how true that is. Yes, Belichick has remained quiet on the video issue. He is being criticized by the media for not sharing the facts they don't know...basically, for keeping his mouth shut.

    How ironic that his lack of commentary may be more a reflection of his humility than his arrogance. He obviously possesses compassion and my God how we saw the love his players have for him after the Chargers game!

    We know nothing of the deeds of Bill Belichick by his own words. How many among us can actually perform good deeds by helping people and not want others to know of these deeds? I know I find that difficult.

    I found reading all this very touching. And as a man, I don't say that often.
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    That is the funniest thing I have heard all month.
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    I also think that this is a deliberate strategy, that defies what we know about public relations.. consider the whole Mangini thing, he could have blamed him for what happened last year when Mangini was caught taping the Pats.. instead he kept his mouth shut, BB chooses to do his talking on the field. He continually deflects the criticism of the Pats and the Pats Org. toward him, this is purposeful and and a very effective method as the players understand his loyalty to the team and conversely the players become loyal as well.
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