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#1 JohnC

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

There are many examples of players getting in trouble and acting like fools. This is a touching story of a player who has a very warm heart. Being a success is not about acquisitions; it is about who you are and what you stand for.

http://espn.go.com/v...clip?id=8734437

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Not enough JJ Watts in this world and certainly not enough in the NFL who are willing to do something positive with their fame other than act like entitled aholes. Good for him, superstar human status as far as I'm concerned.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

View Postzonabb, on 12 December 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

Not enough JJ Watts in this world and certainly not enough in the NFL who are willing to do something positive with their fame other than act like entitled aholes. Good for him, superstar human status as far as I'm concerned.

Sadly, there's a wide majority of JJ Watts in the nfl I'd guess that we don't hear about. I'd imagine if we had half a clue what the average player did we would be really impressed but the transgressions get more views.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

I have a feeling there are a whole bunch of women in Houston that had their hearts melted by that...dude is gonna be in pretty high demand, not like he probably isn't already...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

How does JJ Watt find shirts? -He has arms that could plug-up a sewer main.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:06 AM

View PostJohnC, on 12 December 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:

There are many examples of players getting in trouble and acting like fools. This is a touching story of a player who has a very warm heart. Being a success is not about acquisitions; it is about who you are and what you stand for.

http://espn.go.com/v...clip?id=8734437

Incredible story and incredible person, Should get DMVP. I f we ever get a chance to sign this guy we should at all costs.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 12 December 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:

Sadly, there's a wide majority of JJ Watts in the nfl I'd guess that we don't hear about. I'd imagine if we had half a clue what the average player did we would be really impressed but the transgressions get more views.

Exactly.  The majority of players are great guys who do a lot of community service.  But as evidence by this thread, people don't care.  But a Belcher/ Brent story will get multiple pages of replies.  For whatever reason, people love negative stories more than they like positive ones.

P.S.  Cue someone to post we should have drafted Watt #3 with his 11.5 career college sacks.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

we should have drafted watt #3 with his 11.5 career college sacks


but for realsies, love hearing great stories about pro-athletes rather than the negative ones....the ole "a few rotten apples..." thing is very true

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

View PostPaattMaann, on 13 December 2012 - 09:21 AM, said:

we should have drafted watt #3 with his 11.5 career college sacks


but for realsies, love hearing great stories about pro-athletes rather than the negative ones....the ole "a few rotten apples..." thing is very true

It's true.  I've dated some really good looking girls but all my friends do is mention the big ones.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 12 December 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:

Sadly, there's a wide majority of JJ Watts in the nfl I'd guess that we don't hear about. I'd imagine if we had half a clue what the average player did we would be really impressed but the transgressions get more views.

Absolutely.  I love when ESPN airs their feel good stories.  E:60 seems to have quite a lot of them (and is probably the best show they have going).  Sportscenter seems to be playing more of them than they used to, but it is certainly still dominated by gossip and negative stories.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 13 December 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:



It's true.  I've dated some really good looking girls but all my friends do is mention the big ones.

I would have stayed single before I went that route, lol...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

View Postzonabb, on 12 December 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

Not enough JJ Watts in this world and certainly not enough in the NFL who are willing to do something positive with their fame other than act like entitled aholes. Good for him, superstar human status as far as I'm concerned.

There's something positive a brewin' in Houston.  Andre Johnson just dropped $30,000 of his own money to let underprivileged kids in the city go on a toy shopping spree.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Another example.....


J.J. Watt’s marriage ‘proposal’ to a six-year-old fan is the best thing you’ll see today

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 13 December 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

It's true.  I've dated some really good looking girls but all my friends do is mention the big ones.
They only talk about the ones they've seen?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Tear.. jerker..

Cool feel good story.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

View PostJohnC, on 12 December 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:

There are many examples of players getting in trouble and acting like fools. This is a touching story of a player who has a very warm heart. Being a success is not about acquisitions; it is about who you are and what you stand for.

http://espn.go.com/v...clip?id=8734437

How can anyone watch the first minute of that story and not want to cry?

The world needs more people like JJ Watt because he's trying to make a positive impact in those kids lives after such a horrible tragedy.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostKRT88, on 31 January 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

How can anyone watch the first minute of that story and not want to cry?

The world needs more people like JJ Watt because he's trying to make a positive impact in those kids lives after such a horrible tragedy.
thats what I'm talkin' about.. Willis
wonderful indeed.
Thanks for the post. I am now a jjwatt fan.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

Yup......that confirms it..........I am still female lol had tears rolling down my face. Watch out on Sundays tho.....i turn into a trucker mouthed football fan :wallbash: :D

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Just Wait, until his secrets come out then he will be Hitler, The Media Builds Them Up to Bring Them Down

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Missed this the first time around. Thanks JohnC and JJack for both stories.