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Splat
05-18-2007, 07:42 PM
I thought this was a good read about what Jason Simmons (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4366/;_ylt=ArvdNyCwkr77LtaLVZURSwIdsLYF) wanted from Ahman Green (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4261/;_ylt=AjSaT92Eu0LjyyVTHUOXetQdsLYF) to get his beloved No. 30 from the long time Texan.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-texans-ahmansnumber&prov=ap&type=lgns

sdpads24
05-18-2007, 07:46 PM
Thats funny. Good story

JeffSamardzijaIRISH
05-18-2007, 07:48 PM
It's not really funny at all. A very nice jesture by Jason Simmons, giving Green his #30, and giving money to charity. You just wish everyone could be like that, then the world would be a much better place.

The Dynasty
05-18-2007, 07:56 PM
Yeah I thought that was nice thing for him to do for a person to help them get on there feet.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
05-18-2007, 08:00 PM
Really shows the character of a guy like Simmons, who is far from being the highest paid player in the league, and could have just as easily taken the money for himself. How many guys would have done something like that? Jason Simmons, if you posted on NFLDC, I would give you + rep, sir.

Nitschke-Hawk
05-18-2007, 08:22 PM
good to see that.

49erfaithful
05-18-2007, 09:09 PM
great thing what Simmons did. It would just be better if more pro's did this

awfullyquiet
05-19-2007, 06:31 PM
i think i might write simmons a card. that was fantastic.

'cuse-213
05-20-2007, 07:59 AM
Not to sound mean, but it wasnt THAT great. Cool, he gave a person his money. Do you know how many people give to charity?

Beans
05-20-2007, 08:09 AM
How can anyone be a long-time Texan? They've only been around for like four years.

Good read regardless.

Twiddler
05-20-2007, 09:27 AM
Not to sound mean, but it wasnt THAT great. Cool, he gave a person his money. Do you know how many people give to charity?

I understand what you mean and it is true but it's still cool to hear it. I mean it beats the typical you get your number for fifty grand story which is what people expect. And it was creatively done, which is even cooler.

FinChase
05-20-2007, 09:56 AM
Not to sound mean, but it wasnt THAT great. Cool, he gave a person his money. Do you know how many people give to charity?

Don't belittle it; it was a nice gesture.

DaBears9654
05-20-2007, 10:28 AM
How can anyone be a long-time Texan? They've only been around for like four years.
I was having similar thoughts, but 2007 will be their 6th year.

Of course, to answer the question, Simmons was a charter Texan.

steelcrew43
05-22-2007, 05:56 PM
why is dominick davis now dominick williams

TitleTown088
05-22-2007, 05:58 PM
Who cares? Green is dead to me now.

bearsfan_51
05-22-2007, 08:29 PM
Who cares? Green is dead to me now.http://www.annezelenka.com/images/crying_baby.gif

PalmerToCJ
05-22-2007, 08:34 PM
Bravo. It's a shame that no one really cares about these kind of stories.

Mr. Stiller
05-22-2007, 09:09 PM
Not to sound mean, but it wasnt THAT great. Cool, he gave a person his money. Do you know how many people give to charity?

True, but it's normally a high paid guy and some backup that doesn't have nearly as much money... it's not very often that a backup gives up his # and doesn't pocket the $$$.

TitleTown088
05-22-2007, 09:17 PM
http://www.annezelenka.com/images/crying_baby.gif

Go to hell.

BuffaloDraftGeek
05-22-2007, 10:09 PM
I remember, last training camp, when Whitner showed up in Buffalo, he wanted the number 20. Shaud Williams had only been in posecsion of that number for a season, but none the less, it still took an undisclosed, "6-figure" transition for Whitner to buy the number off him.

Funny thing is, Williams will probably be cut this year, and be out of the league, unless he can find a special teams spot somewhere. His biggest nfl pay-day will be selling a number, he only ever took because he said "it made him feel faster (as opposed to his old number 40)."

Nice gesture by Simmons, when he really could have cashed in.

DaBears9654
05-23-2007, 10:27 AM
Do any of my fellow Bears fans know what Moose gave Justin Gage for #87?

dabears10
05-23-2007, 11:24 AM
Probably a gaze that said, "C'mon really, I mean your Justin Gage".

Moses
05-23-2007, 12:51 PM
I never understood paying for numbers. Sure, it's nice to have a number that has sentimental value or whatever but I would never pay for a number.

Xonraider
05-23-2007, 03:28 PM
I never understood paying for numbers. Sure, it's nice to have a number that has sentimental value or whatever but I would never pay for a number.

If you win millions of dollars a year, I think paying about 100k wouldn't be much.

Moses
05-23-2007, 03:36 PM
If you win millions of dollars a year, I think paying about 100k wouldn't be much.

Obviously they can afford it but still, that's a lot of money for a number. I guess I just don't care enough about my number to pay for it.

Also, I think it's misrepresented how much athletes make. About 40% of these guys salaries are likely chewed up by taxes. Also, some of these guys will be living off this money the rest of their lives. Plus, they're likely paying for stuff for their family and friends. Throw in money spent on agents, accountants and stuff and more money goes down the drain. Buy a million dollar house, a few cars, and these guys might need to get a day job after they retire.

Acreboy
05-23-2007, 03:36 PM
2 high class guys. Love to see that.

HoopsDemon12
05-23-2007, 07:36 PM
i really like that story... see there are good people playing pro football after all.. post 300(took longer than i thought to get)

Xonraider
05-23-2007, 08:38 PM
Obviously they can afford it but still, that's a lot of money for a number. I guess I just don't care enough about my number to pay for it.

Also, I think it's misrepresented how much athletes make. About 40% of these guys salaries are likely chewed up by taxes. Also, some of these guys will be living off this money the rest of their lives. Plus, they're likely paying for stuff for their family and friends. Throw in money spent on agents, accountants and stuff and more money goes down the drain. Buy a million dollar house, a few cars, and these guys might need to get a day job after they retire.

Of course it is misrepresented. After they buy all of these expensive stuff they'll still need to maintain them, and often that can be as expensive as buying them. That is why if I was a college athlete with the possibilities of going pro, I'd stay for my senior year, which is generally the best idea.