Alright Fella's.......I was really hoping that I would not have to do this again, but unfortunately I do. And I do appologize but for some, this is the only way to communicate. Also, if you don't want to waste your time due to the fact it doesn't involve you, as supa says.."Please move on"
Now I recived an e-mail that really got me thinking. I do not know who it was from and that's the reason it got me thinking. So this might be long I do not know, i'm gonna get some things off my chest tho. Now before I begin I want to put something up for the record, I honestly belive that this e-mail was NOT from anyone on the longhorns. I do not know if this was done out of "messing around" or seriousness....but either way it struck a nerve.
Now for the facts, It is true that I will be playing for the K.C. Mustangs this season, the reason I did not confirm this on here was due to respect of some individuals and the fact that it wasn't really anyones business except for the people it involved.
Fact: My reasons for leaving the 'horns are personal and the biggest reason that can address would be I personally needed a fresh start.
Fact: I was not the only one to decide to play for the Mustangs this season, the other guys who made the move are big boys and did so on thier own descision. They have thier own reasons
Fact: lol...this is a good one; I did not leave because we were not winning games. Granted I hate to lose but if I were to quit something because I was not winning I wouldnt get far in life.
Fact: This was not an "overnight" thing. If anyone wants to question this please ask Andy Crisp how long I held out and stayed true to the longhorns. The oppurtunity to play with the stangs lingered for a very long time.
Fact: I lost friendships over this due to these misconstrued facts. So anything that gets said or joked about it thats wrong, sorry but I do take it personally. I do not feel sorry for myself about what's happened because i'm not the first person this happend to. It happens all the time....but my reasons I feel are credited and are my instincts and went with what I felt, I felt I needed a fresh start.
Now I was kind of attacked personally on some things...so let's get to those.
I will admit that I was not the best conditioned athlete while with the horns, and in doing that I took away from them or "let them down" in that aspect....I can admit that. BUT, I always gave everything I had. Hurt, tired...can't move I always gave everything. I'm not wanting sympathy and I never do this but these were things I was attacked on so bare with me, and this is also why I know this e-mail was not from anyone on the horns. Quote from e-mail..."You would not play hurt for your team" are you kidding me with this? One example: second game of the season against the broncos at thier place, 1st quarter...I busted my knee. Played the whole game and busted off some damn good runs to put us in scoring positions. we won that game. Played the rest of the season and waited till it was over to have knee surgery. Please don't say I didn't play hurt for those guys. I'm not going to get into everything, just the couple that really hit me. quote...."yio never shoerd heart for your team" Now this is a touchy one, in the seasons before last I tried to always keep everyone postive, guys wanted to quit I talked to them. Guys were troubled Italked to them, guys were frustrated I talked to them. Now last season I was asked to not be a leader. Basically to confine myself and move to the back and hide. And I didn't argue about it. I regret that but the players still looked to me, I never once as a teammate put them in a position to fail. I always put them in a position where they could WORK and put forth EFFORT to improve mentaly or physically. And I did this before I did anything with myself. That's the problem, I cared about everyone on that team and put them before me. I don't think thats not showing heart for your team. Unfotuneatly some things went sour, and things were misconstrued, My own friends recieved the wrong information and were put in a situation that no matter what things would not be right. Things could have been fixed but I would personally suffer.
So I made a descision. Right now i'm in the gym everyday, right now i'm in the best shape i've been in, in a long time and will only get better. I'm healthy and my mind is clear. The team I am on is also full of great guys, they have similar goals and we're on the same page. I feel good. that's what I wanted. So whomever wrote this e-mail, I thank you....it actually lit a fire up under my ass. happy hanukka to everyone!
Well you know I have created a saying just for your situation that I am trying to put on T-shirt's and that is F&%# em , Play were u want for whatever reason u want your a grown a#$ man and u decide what is good for u.
I think you might have been looking for Passover- Hanukkah is in December, foo. With the historic Jewish heritage of Ligonier, I am troubled that you would get these holidays mixed up. You must be slippin....
At any rate- I wish you and the Stangs good luck- and I know the core of the Longhorns will stay strong despite losing an athlete and a leader. Those guys always bring it, and I don't expect that to change anytime soon.
wow, I think supa is taking a sarcastic remark from Mustangs#35's new book "I'm on Drugs!!!"
I am from Noth-East of fort wayne, and never played in highschool so never considered football even at 6'6" 305 lbs until my friend from the K.C. mustangs talked me into playing since they were short on O-Lineman and promised me I could compete at that level and absolutely fell in love with the game last summer. I was very pleased with the mustangs orginization and appreciated the instruction they gave me but The Classic City Crush is about 1 hr. closer so I will be kicking some A$$ with them this year.
Classic City Crush #77
Oh yeah and I live at home in the summer which covers more of the season than When I am in school at purdue
I know the the damn difference and time frames of the jewish people. However your facts are a little
de-cleated about Ligonier! It was once very rich in jewish tradition, these days if there is a soccer game going on you dont dare leave your home due to fire arms being fired everytime you hear GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL. So it's all about the senco de mayo. and actually, I just like the word Hanhukka..... damn perfectionists Oh yeah and i'm Irish
Speaking of the big Lig, is the Marshmellow factory still functioning?
Foga, The idiotic powers that be actually sold off the plant. It used to be Kids Marshmallows INC. They then sold out to Kraft Foods who ran the plant for awhile and then moved it to Kendallville. So yes we do have the marshmallow festival minus the marshmallow plant and pride. Thats like taking the LArry Bird out of french lick. However food is the main focus of our festivals up here in these parts. The marshmallow festival was recently on shows such as the travel channel and the food network. And Lig-town still holds the record for the worlds largest marshmallow, it's a big 'N! Also, The hemi's own momma dear recently showed the Discovery Channel around while they were filming a show about our noble county Combine Derby! Give it up to the marketing director hemi's momma. Just some history for you knuckle heads straight from the hemi. you know how we do. also if your in a band.....(cough cough) to a certain individual on here, hit me up. You could play at the fair possibly.
HEMI, I want you to rethink the quote you made about caring about every player on your team and yes I WILL CALL YOU OUT ON THIS! A. either take it like a man or run your mouth either or I know the truth now, but you might remember a little time your QB, myself Mckibbin handed the ball off to you and you fumbled the ball...as an instinct I jump on the fumble to have about three or four 250+ defensive or my offensive lineman completely pop my shoulder out of the socket ripping tendons, cartilage and tearing muscles that were to be later cut out in surgery... The question I have for you...and before responding out of anger, think about if a true leader to a team would either A. go to the hospital to see how your qb is doing or B. call to see what happen...Is that a true leader???