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2005-01-02 03:17:18 PM  
The browns had their own tumour, but he "quit" a month ago because of panic attacks.

/Hurricane Fan who thought Butchie was a lying sack of shiat since the first day.
2005-01-02 04:21:15 PM  
I'm always amazed when dying people are asked to make a last wish and they want to meet athletes or go to Disneyland or something. If *I* was dying and someone asked me what I wished, I think I would probably say "I wish I was not dying, @$$hole, what the fark do you think?"
2005-01-02 04:34:33 PM  
Awww...and now he gets to meet Pat Tillman!
2005-01-02 04:50:20 PM  
And best of all, Gumbel 2 Gumbel is back on the air!

That's the taste of BEACH JUSTICE!
2005-01-02 04:56:38 PM  

Well you were right, Jets made that nice overtime field goal and... oh wait. Guess they didn't. What was that about an ass kicking?

Any doctors here? Why would brain cancer affect someone so young?

Cancer happens by random chance. Things that increase cell mutation rate increase your chances of getting cancer. For example, smoking increases the chances of lung cancer because cigarettes are full of carcinogens (chemicals known to increase cell mutation rates) and because the smoke damages your lungs, causing your lungs to heal. The increased mutation rate caused by the chemicals combined with the increased division rate caused by the healing is what gets people. But, in theory you can get lung cancer from just one puff off of one cigarette if you happen to be extremely unlucky. There could be any number of reasons why somebody so young would get brain cancer; really bad luck being one of them. Who knows; maybe the kid had some other condition that left him at a higher risk, too. The article doesn't give too many details about his condition and the term "brain cancer" covers a huge range of diseases.
2005-01-02 05:08:12 PM  
-"When Jermaine O'Neal ... was visiting sick kids ... ****A local television crew was filming this visit**** and was able to capture him recieving the news."

I'm sorry, but the only reason celebrities act this way is to feed their own egos (or fulfill court-orders). Period.

The only true acts of kindness are the ones that go unrewarded.

You think Faulk would have seen this kid if he knew the local news wasn't going to cover it? Fat farking chance.
2005-01-02 05:24:55 PM  
So that I won't be accused of having bad taste, I won't make that joke about "You know that now since his wish has been granted, he HAS to die."

DarthBrooks beat me to it, anyway.
2005-01-02 05:30:37 PM  
I'm sorry, but the only reason celebrities act this way is to feed their own egos (or fulfill court-orders). Period.

You sound like you have some way to justify that statement. Care to elaborate?
2005-01-02 05:34:04 PM  

Ugly-ass killing kittens=Funny.
Terminally ill children=Not funny.

Regardless if he did it for the media or not (which, having met people close to him, I doubt is true), Marshall gave time to help someone far less fortunate than him, which is all that matters.
2005-01-02 05:36:00 PM  

You also need to consider that the only time you are ever aware of celebrities acting that way are the times you hear about it. You may be able to safely say that celebrities always act that way under the spotlight, but there is absolutely no possible way you could ever make statements about how they act when not under the spotlight, seeing as how you have no information about that.

If you were a nice guy all the time, but once a week for 10 minutes you appeared on TV, it would not be fair to you for somebody to claim that you were only a nice guy 10 minutes a week when the cameras were on you.

/meant to check the preview button.
2005-01-02 05:50:07 PM  
"I'm dying?!?!"

/Garret Morris
2005-01-02 05:54:57 PM  
I'd want the Make A Wish foundation to take me to the arctic where we could club baby seals together.
2005-01-02 06:04:35 PM  

Terminally ill children=Not funny.

Life is a terminal condition. Laugh or cry, you're still gonna die.

2005-01-02 06:26:21 PM  
Just curious: do people still get spam about nonexistent terminally ill children trying to break Guinness' "most cards received" record?
2005-01-02 06:29:41 PM  
I meant Mark Bulger.
2005-01-02 06:44:32 PM  
Agreed FloydA. Barring that, why not meeting someone who is actually trying to cure cancer?

/hooray for the real heroes
2005-01-02 06:53:14 PM  
This fits the definition of "sappy" the way I understand the word. Doesn't always have to be a bad thing (in fact something sappy is usually a good thing -- perhaps too much so).

/ Have given kids tours at my job for Make a Wish. It always feels so inadequate.
2005-01-02 07:08:03 PM  
Smookyfufu - " Aww... I almost feel bad that THE NEW YORK JETS ARE GOING TO KICK THEIR ASSES TODAY!!J-E-T-S!"

you were saying??

/Gotta love OT!

2005-01-02 07:31:31 PM  
the father, who is also a rams fan said, "it was worth it to get to see inside the rams locker room and meet some players. go rams!"
2005-01-02 07:57:18 PM  
/Looks like little Johnny should've asked for some blocking.
2005-01-02 09:59:22 PM  
Jeez... That's the best wish the kid could think of? Meeting a football player? I mean, what's the joy in meeting a steroid-popping guy in tights who knows how to throw a ball really well? What do you gain from it? What's the benefit to meeting a football player? Stimulating conversation? That sweet smell of jock's sweat?

Kid, kid, kid... You should have asked to meet a someone TRULY special, like a world-class brain surgeon or oncologist- Someone who can offer something besides a signed football.

Or, barring that, perhaps Carrot-Top or Paulie Shore?
2005-01-02 10:33:01 PM  
If it made the kid happy for a little while, who the hell cares who got what publicity or if someone's a jerk the other 23 hours in the day...Marshall Faulk didn't have to do it at all, you know.

/walks away, cries
2005-01-02 10:46:33 PM  
Von Mises
"Life is a terminal condition."

Yes, but life doesn't usually end after 10-11 years.
2005-01-02 10:49:31 PM  


Marshall Faulk is a geat football player. Pretty good guy to give this little man a decent gift. If I was Faulk, I'd do the same thing.

// Eagles Fan.
2005-01-02 11:10:52 PM  
I've heard from two people that work with players that Marshall Faulk is a down to earth, friendly guy, not the typical asshat athlete.

//2 cents.
2005-01-02 11:24:29 PM  

WooHoo! Another Farker in the "reality-based community". I'm not alone! Death is necessary for the biosphere, but sucks for each of us as individuals. Good to know someone would actually ask for practical help, rather than a meaningless visit from some manufactured "personality".

[voice="Rutger Hauer]

"I want more life, Farker"

2005-01-02 11:50:11 PM  
What the FARK is wrong here?

No Brady Bunch references?

C'mon. The kid was faking it. Just like Bobby faked it to meet Joe Montana. But then he got to play football with him anyway.
2005-01-02 11:52:49 PM  
"Dear Joe Namath,
My name is Bobby Brady, and I'm very sick..."

2005-01-03 12:33:19 AM  
Marshall Faulk has a history of being a charitable individual. When I was living in St. Louis, I knew a woman who worked in a liver transplant ward at Barnes Jewish hospital, and she organized a race to raise money for the American Liver Foundation, she talked me into running in it, and she mentioned that Faulk would match all the money raised, apparently Faulk had been friends with Walter Payton before Payton's death from some bizarre liver disease. faulk decided that this would be a good way to honor his buddy's memory.

/Yes, I know they make plenty of money, but at least he's trying to do some good with it.
2005-01-03 01:03:32 AM  
Sniff sniff...nice story
2005-01-03 08:45:22 AM  
One of my submissions finally got posted AND the Rams won! It is good to be alive..

I am sorry I made it 'sappy' though -- Agreed that Hero would have been a better topic.
2005-01-03 09:54:11 AM  
Why do people always have to give a shout out to themselves whenever their farking link gets posted? as if it takes some intelligence and wit to copy and paste something. Are we that pathetic, people? I love the submitters that try to do it coyly, too, like just 'happen to mention' they were the submitter of the damn article. This is why i choose to 'lurk elsewhere.'
2005-01-03 10:43:14 AM  

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A bit mad, are we? I wonder why. :)
2005-01-03 11:31:46 AM  
2005-01-03 11:36:25 AM  
Good thing he didn't want to meet that POS Randy Moss.
He probably would have left the hospital before the kid arrived.
2005-01-03 01:33:15 PM  
Hey, after like 20 submissions - it is a good feeling to finally get one posted - so bit me doughboy :)

p.s. Go Rams - even though at 8-8 they should be no where NEAR the playoffs.
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