The real challenge. Sometimes you become your hero.

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Babe Dahlgren grows up to replace his boyhood hero, Lou Gehrig. A man who stood tall and never wavered, even facing a very unknown disease that crippled his once powerful body.



    His speech @0:12 on.

    Not that it matters but all this ALS talk, ice bucket challenges and the stories of Babe Dahlgren reminds me of when I stepped on the ice in MSG for the first time(never played for the Rangers). You see the ice come up out of the tunnel and my body just shook(trembled) knowing I was going to stand on the same ice as every Ranger skated on before me. The team my father rooted for his whole life. I finally cut my blade into the ice and all I heard was that cuts of blades of players going into the ice. I don't even think I heard the crowd. I think I took one warm up shot. I couldn't catch my breath. I just skated around and around stretching out the legs and threw a few pucks back to the guys shooting and went to the bench and looked up at the ceiling that is MSG. The same ceiling I looked up at as a kid and hoped my father was proud. I guess it's like when a mother see's her daughters first steps, she thinks of her walking down the aisle. I think a father thinks the same in sports. God, I hope I am not wrong or sexist in saying that! Never got passed a few games as injury took me out in the minors and never got back up to the NHL, but I saw this video of Babe Dahlgren and Gehrig and he had to feel the same way. Pure bliss walking out to the field. Thought it was worth at least putting up because sports rocks and it's the background to all these ALS bucket challenges.

    So I guess instead of a bucket, this post is dedicated to Gehrig, Dalhlgren and the athletes and fans they created. I hope everyone who has a disease finds health and peace. I guess it's all I can say. :)
     
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  2. Mazley

    Mazley Black Knight Banned User

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    Injuries suck man but you did what you loved and thats all that matters man
     
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    Mazley Black Knight Banned User

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    then there is this buffoon not you xavier the idiot in the video
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    When you enter the cauldron you rarely hear the crowd
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    what were the chances that lou gehrig would come down with lou gehrig's disease?

    weird.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Too soon PP.....too soon. :no:
     
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    :sad:
     
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    It's likely that the ice has been replaced over the years.
     
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    To be fair, though, you were wearing an Elmo costume for a Muppets on Ice show. It's not quite the same.:)
     
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  13. YokoOhNo

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    i'm sure lou gehrig will be honored by your dedication and that you took the time to think of him.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Good try @YokoOhNo . Another winning post from you and your empty wallet. :up:
     
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    YokoOhNo Well-Known Member

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    you should hook a brotha up...remember, not everyone was born with a silver spoon in his/her mouth, like lasertits!!
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Were you born with this in your hand?
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  18. YokoOhNo

    YokoOhNo Well-Known Member

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    no, i was born a poor black child...oh yea, and i don't think you should mock me just because i'm poor.

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  19. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Wrong again Yoko. Was not born with any silver spoon in my mouth. You have no idea where I grew up. Another great post :snicker:

    And to think I supported you when you were drunk and came out in a thread months ago. Do you ever take to positive feedback?
     
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    must have been nice...with all that money

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