a true blessing

a true blessing

There are 17 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 28, 2008, titled a true blessing. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The financial markets are in turmoil, 401 's have evaporated, the Obamas and the Clintons are suddenly best of friends, teenage vampire literature is all the rage, the auto industry is on the verge of ...

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jjrepublican

Jim Thorpe, PA

#1 Nov 28, 2008
Her Ravens fans

looking for something to do this weekend? Head out to Cincy to watch the 7-4 Ravens! if you check ebay, there are 6 tickets right now up for final bid at the price of $21.(not per ticket just $21). It would be awesome to watch Baltimore fans take over a stadium...

if you do go, fly into Louisville, KY and drive into Cincy (much cheaper)
Peej

Corinth, MS

#2 Nov 28, 2008
Good story about a quality young man. The Ravens have had a bad reputation over the years, but with players like Ben Grubbs and Haloti Hgata beside Samari Rolle and other quiet heroes (good or great players and outstanding members of the community), it is undeserved.

His Mom did herself proud!

Congratulations Mrs. G!
ravens fan

Fayetteville, NC

#3 Nov 28, 2008
After watching the Eagles beat up on a good team last night, and get pressure on Warner at will, I've got a lot of respect for our O line, and the play of our secondary last Sunday.

Since: Jan 08

Bel Air - Maryland

#4 Nov 28, 2008
Great story. Welcome to Baltimore Ben, we are very happy tohavr you.
Kracker

Nottingham, MD

#5 Nov 28, 2008
Great Story. I got a new hero, Ben Grubbs.
Thanks Mrs. Grubbs, you are quiet a woman and mom.
Dwight Gaither

Phenix City, AL

#6 Nov 28, 2008
Fabulous story.Every fan should be proud to wear Mr. Grubb's jersey.Sad part is,he's an exception to the mostly greedy,selfish,maladroit players permeating big business sports.
Peej

Corinth, MS

#7 Nov 28, 2008
Dwight Gaither wrote:
Fabulous story.Every fan should be proud to wear Mr. Grubb's jersey.Sad part is,he's an exception to the mostly greedy,selfish,maladroit players permeating big business sports.
Actually, he is part of a growing number of young men and women who enter pro sports but continue to show the values they have developed from family, friends or both.

The problem is that in this "if it bleeds, it leads" world, a PacMan Jones gets more news that 20 of these quite heroes.
stephen

Crofton, MD

#8 Nov 28, 2008
What a great group of young talent on this team. I'm happy to have young players like: Grubbs, Ngata, Jason Brown, Flacco, Ray Rice, etc. This years team has a great balance between the veterans and young guys. Could anyone imagine a clown like T.O., Chad Johnson, or Pacman in this locker room? I seriously doubt it...GO RAVENS!!!!
jon dey

Canada

#9 Nov 28, 2008
A touching story even Fire Trembley would admire.
Nice to have you on the the team Ben!
Finally

AOL

#10 Nov 28, 2008
Thank you for this upliftimg story.
It is truly sad that we focus on the wrong people because "it sells'
It is reassuring to see you focus on what is good in life and not the thugs and flamboyant actors. I admire that young man and praise God for answering his mom's prayers.
Dave

Cockeysville, MD

#11 Nov 28, 2008
Great story to read at Thanksgiving. Ben Grubbs is going to be real good football player. The way he was raised was a great start for a fine young man. Most of these young players are all the same, coming from a small town and raised by single parents and to have them turn out like this really makes it even more prouder to be a Raven fan.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#12 Nov 28, 2008
ravens fan wrote:
After watching the Eagles beat up on a good team last night, and get pressure on Warner at will, I've got a lot of respect for our O line, and the play of our secondary last Sunday.
Agreed. I didn't appreciate the win over the Eagles until I saw them dismantle the Cards last night.
Paco

Sykesville, MD

#13 Nov 28, 2008
When Ben Grubbs' career is said and done in Baltimore, he will be right up there with the all-time greats from the Colts and the Ravens. Thankful for his being a Raven!
Keith

United States

#14 Nov 28, 2008
Dwight Gaither wrote:
Fabulous story.Every fan should be proud to wear Mr. Grubb's jersey.Sad part is,he's an exception to the mostly greedy,selfish,maladroit players permeating big business sports.
You have it exactly backwards...the greedy selfish maladroit players are the ones the are the exceptions...the really sad thing is those exceptions are the one who end up garnering attention from a sensationalist media, leaving gullible, biased people like you to fall for the notion that greed and selfishness is the norm among athletes when it isn't.
Mike Brown

Stevensville, MD

#15 Nov 28, 2008
It seems Mr. Grubs has his head sewn on straight. He is the genuine artical when it comes to humility and family values. I respect that, a lot.

Hopefully Ben will have a long and prosperous career here in Baltimore. I'm looking forward to it.
Joan

Columbus, IN

#16 Nov 28, 2008
What a wonderful story -- Raven fans are soooo proud of you Ben. I'm positive that MOM is too.
Always continue to be a truly wonderful role model to our young people. They need to see how young people in circumstances similar to yous can succeed with their dreams. Thanks for sharing your story.
Rich

Cedar Rapids, IA

#17 Nov 29, 2008
I love reading these player stories. If I hadn't just bought 2 Raven player jerserys I'd buy a Grubbs jersey. Grubbs what a great football players name. Next year I'll get a Grubbs. You know the same year we really challange for the Super Bowl.

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