« on: April 23, 2004, 02:24:39 PM »
Two years ago, when I heard Pat Tillman was going to become an Army Ranger, it made me reflect on the nature of our society. Myself included, we are primarily so obsessed with financial and personal success that it becomes easy to forget what is virtous, moral, and heroic.
As a current college football player, I can recognize the passion that Tillman had for football. He was only 200 pounds and under 6 feet tall, but he made it. That is impossible without loving the game. Yet, he gave that all up, along with a lucrative contract to do what he believed was the right thing.
He exemplifies the values that this country was founded on, and is a reminder of what is good in this world. Loyalty, honor, passion, and courage. Pat Tillman will hopefully be forever remembered as a role model for people of all ages, and I hope right now he is in better place, rightfully so.