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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    The Packers seem to have a lot of feel good story players?

    Aaron Rouse
    Shaun Bodiford

    and there were a few others too that came from a really tough background.



    dunno, maybe its not as much as I think it is, but just seems like it. Not saying its bad or anything, just wondering if anyone else has noticed it and can add to it.
     
  2. Greg C.

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    Donald Driver is another one. I can't think of any others offhand. There was Antonio Chatman, but he's gone now of course. I have no idea whether other teams have many players with those hard luck stories.
     
  3. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    It could just be me too, but it seems like every time I read an article about a Packer its someone who had a tough upbringing.
     
  4. retiredgrampa

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    I'm sure that there are many more since so many are minorities w/o solid family backgrounds. Way too many come from one parent households where poverty is the norm. Luckily, sports gives a relatively few of them a way out. Some handle it well, some don't.
     
  5. pack_in_black

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    James Jones.
     
  6. agopackgo4

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    I always liked the Donald Driver story!
     
  7. millertime

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    James Jones used to bounce in and out of homeless shelters with his single mother.
     
  8. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I wonder if this is going to make this team closer and more seemingly of a family.
     
  9. all about da packers

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    I think so, absolutely.

    I think it'll also make this team stronger in the face of adversity.
     
  10. Zombieslayer

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    Yes, Donald Driver is another one. The magical thing about Driver is Driver gives back to the community. to this day, he's helped set up over a few dozen single mothers with homes. He's the type of person who leaves the Earth a better place than how he found it. If everyone was like Driver, the world would be a better place.
     
  11. Raider Pride

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    Great point Zero. I heard some of the stories watching the game yesterday on the local broadcast. Too often, we only hear about the negative side of NFL players.

    I also think Green Bay is a great atmosphere for any player who has family values. keeps a kid who may be on the edge away from the big urban cesspools and the evil opportunities that lurk there.

    R.P.
     

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