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#1 stirs

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

When the league is constantly taking black eyes for players selfish behaviour, a good story for a reminder that there are good guys to be remembered.

http://profootballta...fter-his-death/

Not sure how many players would have done what this guy did today.

#2 top dawg

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Here are a couple of TV pieces on Joe Delaney. I don't remember if it was on ESPN or NFLN, but they did a nice tribute to him.

 



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:25 AM

Really nice to read a positive story about a hero instead of hearing about a killer.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

Need another tribute for this man.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

did that rec center in haughton he was wanting to build ever get built?

 

seems like the best tribrute possible for his legacy and sacrifice.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

The lesson to be learned is never try and save 3 people who are drowning by going in after them even if you are a good swimmer. Take the time to find a stick rope or something to throw them. He was a brave man but if he knew what to do the kids and he could both be safe. Basic water rescue teaches you when you do what he did often you become another casualty. You don't stand there and you don't just jump in either. Brave then ends up being foolhardy.

#7 Shufdog

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

The lesson to be learned is never try and save 3 people who are drowning by going in after them even if you are a good swimmer. Take the time to find a stick rope or something to throw them. He was a brave man but if he knew what to do the kids and he could both be safe. Basic water rescue teaches you when you do what he did often you become another casualty. You don't stand there and you don't just jump in either. Brave then ends up being foolhardy.

 

This is the truth! I used to be a lifeguard, one of the first things we were taught was that a drowning person will drown you!!



#8 panthers55

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

This is the truth! I used to be a lifeguard, one of the first things we were taught was that a drowning person will drown you!!

Exactly. A drowning panicked person will pull you down with them. Even if you approach them you throw them a shirt or rope so they don't jump you in their panic to get above the water. I posted that hoping folks would think about that. Truth is he is being revered for his bravery which he deserves but he did the exact opposite of what he should have done.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

Exactly. A drowning panicked person will pull you down with them. Even if you approach them you throw them a shirt or rope so they don't jump you in their panic to get above the water. I posted that hoping folks would think about that. Truth is he is being revered for his bravery which he deserves but he did the exact opposite of what he should have done.

 

Sounds like you've had training??



#10 Harris Aballah

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

i hope the kid he saved lived a good life. nice to hear about nfl players saving lives instead of taking them. to be sure they could find another example without having to go back 30 years?

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:09 PM

Sounds like you've had training??

Like you I have had lifeguard training. I also teach scouts safe swim defense safety afloat and things like CPR first aid. I make sure all my boys know what to do to be safe and smart. Safe beats the hell out of sorry.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

Well this did happen 30 years ago, and none of us were there at the time.

#13 Herbert The Love Bug

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

good story, bro.



#14 SuperJTheGreat

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

What can I say? I can't relate to that. All I do is pray for that.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

Jesus fuging Christ... here come the Monday morning QBs. The guy wasn't trained and he couldn't swim, but he did what he could and saved one those kids by doing it. Give the man his props. fug. If no one took action in a situation unless they were perfectly trained and experienced to deal of with the situation in a textbook manner then not much would ever actually get accomplished.


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