Afternoon Drive: Former Buff Smith set for third season with Ravens

Full story: Brush News-Tribune
Former Colorado defensive back and current Baltimore Raven Jimmy Smith might look a bit leaner when he hits the field tonight in Denver to start his third professional season. Full Story
Guy Montag

Rockford, MI

#1 Sep 6, 2013
"When the Arizona State football players head out of the locker room tonight to run onto the field, they'll pass a large photo of former Sun Devils linebacker Pat Tillman a ... killed in Afghanistan in 2004 serving for the U.S. military"
...

ASU has turned Pat Tillman into a lifeless patriotic icon (# 42) of “heroic sacrifice”, instead of celebrating his complex reality (e.g. the man who told a fellow Ranger in Iraq that “This war is so ----ing illegal!). They’ve enshrined Pat Tillman as an icon, while the man has fallen by the wayside. We should remember the “… armed forces is not all about glory. It's about secrets, lies and death, too.”

Instead, we should honor Pat Tillman’s legacy by honoring the man, not the myth. The iconoclast, not the icon. As his mother said in 2004,“Pat would have wanted to be remembered as an individual, not as a stock figure or political prop. Pat was a real hero, not what they used him as.” Portraying Pat’s Legacy as a patriotic fable (omitting that the truth of his friendly-death was covered up by the Pentagon & how they used him as a propaganda tool) dishonors his memory. Pat lived his life with honesty and integrity. I believe the least ASU could do in return is to portray Pat’s Legacy with the same honesty and integrity with which he lived his life.

For details, see the December 2012 post,“THE [MISSING] PAT TILLMAN LEGACY”-- The Pat Tillman Foundation & the NFL’s Betrayal of Pat Tillman, at the Feral Firefighter blog.
Kosar Sobriety Festival

Miami, FL

#2 Sep 6, 2013
Guy Montag wrote:
"When the Arizona State football players head out of the locker room tonight to run onto the field, they'll pass a large photo of former Sun Devils linebacker Pat Tillman a ... killed in Afghanistan in 2004 serving for the U.S. military"
...
ASU has turned Pat Tillman into a lifeless patriotic icon (# 42) of “heroic sacrifice”, instead of celebrating his complex reality (e.g. the man who told a fellow Ranger in Iraq that “This war is so ----ing illegal!). They’ve enshrined Pat Tillman as an icon, while the man has fallen by the wayside. We should remember the “… armed forces is not all about glory. It's about secrets, lies and death, too.”
Instead, we should honor Pat Tillman’s legacy by honoring the man, not the myth. The iconoclast, not the icon. As his mother said in 2004,“Pat would have wanted to be remembered as an individual, not as a stock figure or political prop. Pat was a real hero, not what they used him as.” Portraying Pat’s Legacy as a patriotic fable (omitting that the truth of his friendly-death was covered up by the Pentagon & how they used him as a propaganda tool) dishonors his memory. Pat lived his life with honesty and integrity. I believe the least ASU could do in return is to portray Pat’s Legacy with the same honesty and integrity with which he lived his life.
For details, see the December 2012 post,“THE [MISSING] PAT TILLMAN LEGACY”-- The Pat Tillman Foundation & the NFL’s Betrayal of Pat Tillman, at the Feral Firefighter blog.
Come have a drink with Bernie.....

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Baltimore Ravens Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
D.C. lawmaker sought to honor Floyd Mayweather ... Oct 10 LL Poo J 13
State's largest casino takes revenue hit as Hor... Oct 7 FartGamble 2
Can domestic violence abusers like Ray Rice be ... Oct 4 Luke 10
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith on his release ... Oct 4 Eric 2
Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault Oct 2 Mechanical Romo R... 1
Rice you need to sue for discrimination gender Sep 27 Eric 1
Ray Rice is the victim Sep 27 Eric 1

Baltimore Ravens People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE