Sunday, April 5, 2009
Today's Thumbs Up & High Five Awesomeness Award Winner...
Brian Dawkins, former Eagles defensive back. Long story short, Dan Leone, an Eagles game-day stadium employee complained about the trading of Dawkins on his Facebook page, the wrong person saw it and that resulted in his firing. The status:
"Dan is [expletive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver. . .Dam Eagles R Retarted!!"
Okay, the status is pretty ridiculous...but whatever happened to that little freedom of speech thingy? Why would the Philadelphia Eagles care that one employee, who is assumedly a long-time Eagles and Brian Dawkins fan, complain about trading one of the most popular players in Eagles history. Of course that's going to happen, they're idiots to think otherwise...uh oh, sorry Eagles front office, are you gonna shut our blog down too?
Now onto the part where Brian Dawkins shows he's a classy dude. He heard about the story and felt really bad about Mr. Leone's firing and, even though he nothing to do with it directly, Dawkins decided to give him a pair of tickets to the Eagles-Broncos game in Philly. I genuinely love stories like this where athletes go out of their way to show their appreciation to fans. Great work Brian Dawkins, this TUHFAA's for you!