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#1 Posted on
says Drudge.

This sucks on so many levels I can't even do it justice.

Edit: Now it's being reported as Afghanistan.

(edited by beefncheddar on 23.4.04 1032)
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The guy gave up a lot to see if he could hack it in an elite fighting corps and didn't ask for special treatment for a second, according to the blurb on MSNBC. Some NFL guys started charities after 911 and Tillman went and joined the Army Rangers. That's commendable.

I'm not saying it's not a loss, and I feel for his family and his brother that he enlisted in Ranger boot camp with, but it's no sadder than all the other men and women who have already lost their lives as well.

(edited by Blanket Jackson on 23.4.04 1329)


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Pat Tillman was supposed to come back, play in the NFL again, and win Super Bowls, if there was any justice. This is so not how the Pat Tillman story was supposed to end.



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Wow. I really hope that this is not true. It really puts a lot into perspective when someone who got paid very well to play a sport which I love gives it all up for his country.



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In a day and age of selfish players arguing over millions Pat Tillman gave up 3.6 million to fight for something he believed in. Strange that the hundreds of others didn't hit home for me personally but yet a decent safety for a bad team did. God bless all who serve during this trying time and the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11

I agree with BWT ... maybe guys like Ty Law and McKenzie from Green Bay should take notice at the sacrifice Tillman made ... and not just him, but every single one of the men and women fighting the fight ...

May Pat Tillman's family find solace in the fact that he was an unselfish hero that gave his life to a cause he believed in.




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    Originally posted by Mayhem
    May Pat Tillman's family find solace in the fact that he was an unselfish hero that gave his life to a cause he believed in.
Amen...



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I think it would not be inappropriate for the Cardinals to retire Tillman's #40.



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Damn. That's a real hero right there.

RIP Tillman.



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Here's the CNN/SI story on it in case anyone hasn't read it all yet. (not good with html, so hopefully the linking goes well)

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ 2004/football/nfl/04/ 23/tillman.killed/index.html? cnn=yes

I dont think 99% of Americans would do what he did, and risk giving up everything he could have had. It is truly a shame that it ended up like this.



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FUCK YOU, AL-QAEDA.

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To think that a guy I shot video of (during the Packers/Cards game at ASU's joint in 2000) is now dead at the hands of Al-Qaeda...let's just say "murderous rage" doesn't even begin to cut it.

Note new avatar. Tillman was ALL MAN, and I salute him. Rest in peace, brother.





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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I think it would not be inappropriate for the Cardinals to retire Tillman's #40.


Hell, would it be overdoing it if every team retired #40?

RIP, brother.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
And to think Simeon Rice said he wasn't a good player and he did it because he must have been watching "Rambo".

Well FUCK Simeon Rice.


Pat Tillman is a real hero. He gave up millions of dollars and his life for his country. I'd like to Simeon Rice do that.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.82
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
      I think it would not be inappropriate for the Cardinals to retire Tillman's #40.


    Hell, would it be overdoing it if every team retired #40?

    RIP, brother.


Just to shoot out an Idea I heard today, why not paint the 40 yard line at all NFL stadiums Red White and Blue in his honer. That way their is a visible reminder of his and all our service men & women's sacrifice every game.
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I'm a pacifist. I opposed the war when it began and still oppose it now.

That being said, fuck all these so-called sports heroes. Pat Tillman was truly heroic. Pat Tillman passed on the money and celebrity lifestyle to do something he really believed in. It's tragic that he couldn't return to the ovation he truly deserved.

The NFL should at the very least dedicate their season to Tillman. He was the kind of man that none of them probably ever thought to be.




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He was a better person than me. I wouldn't of walked away from a million dollar contract, to go serve. It is truly sad that we lost a true American hero, he is what we should all aspire to be selfless and courageous. Prayers are with him and his family.
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I don't even know what to say. Living in Arizona, I had the privledge of listening to Pat Tillman on the radio quite a bit. He was a great guy who just clicked with anybody he would talk to, host or caller. My father met him a couple of times, since they lived a few blocks from each other in Chandler. Sadly, I never got to meet him.

There are just a few people who you can tell are genuine through and through, and he was definately one of them. I'm so proud to be in a state that he represents.

(And, yeah, "Fuck Simeon" rolled through my head a couple times today.)
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This sucks. I've tried to place myself in his shoes, and as much as I hate to admit it, I don't think I would have made the same decision as he did. I admire the hell out of him for what he did and the sacrifices he made.




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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.97
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I think it would not be inappropriate for the Cardinals to retire Tillman's #40.


They will, and there will be a 'Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza' at the new stadium. ASU will retire his number at the end of the season as well and set up a scholarship. As you can imagine, it's a major story out here in AZ.
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by darkdragoon
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
      I think it would not be inappropriate for the Cardinals to retire Tillman's #40.


    They will, and there will be a 'Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza' at the new stadium. ASU will retire his number at the end of the season as well and set up a scholarship. As you can imagine, it's a major story out here in AZ.


And the 10am Eastern Daylight Saving Time Sportscenter just confirmed it will be retired.




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