Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 62,643, Level: 77
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 607
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    ImJustKCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    5,673
    Points
    62,643
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,217
    Given: 1,411

    Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    We went to the Energy game tonight to watch Chris vs. Chris (Chris won).

    We sat behind a large group of adolescent boys and their sponsors - exchanged a few friendly comments with the sponsor sitting closest to us (we were in our ISU colors). During a break in the game I took a few minutes to ask him about the group he was with (Beyondball). He asked me if I'd heard of John Lamb, and I admitted that I probably should, but couldn't make a connection. That's when he told me about himself, how he made a lot of mistakes and was kicked off of the basketball team. He told me that he could have sat there & felt sorry for himself, and blamed everyone else for his problems, but realized that he was the one who screwed up. He has found a renewed faith, and a new calling working with kids, trying to help them make good decisions and focus on what's important in life, and there is life "beyond ball". John seems to have changed his life around, and I came away from the conversation very impressed with the young man.

    Thought maybe some of you would like to know that he is making better life choices now.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 66,563, Level: 80
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,487
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RustShack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Adventureland
    Posts
    4,679
    Points
    66,563
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 125
    Given: 0

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Lamb from Uconn?



  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 405,101, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,546
    Points
    405,101
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 454
    Given: 228

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Jeremy Lamb?


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 62,643, Level: 77
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 607
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    ImJustKCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    5,673
    Points
    62,643
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,217
    Given: 1,411

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    John Lamb. Not Jeremy Lamb.



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 36,928, Level: 59
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 922
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    letsCYber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    U.S. of A.
    Posts
    1,369
    Points
    36,928
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 12

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    I don't really feel like solving a riddle at this hour of the night. Who in the hell are you talking about..?


    a/s/l?

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 861,232, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    55,592
    Points
    861,232
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,602
    Given: 1,373

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    He was a walk-on transfer from Morehead State with that first wave of transfers. He got in trouble with drugs and became the only transfer to get into trouble, finding himself kicked off the team.

    I think he was the only Iowa in the bunch, and I'm thinking he was from Winterset.
    Glad to see that he's turned things around!


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 62,643, Level: 77
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 607
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    ImJustKCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    5,673
    Points
    62,643
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,217
    Given: 1,411

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    He was a walk-on, transfer sitting out at the same time as Babb et al. Was dismissed from the team and had legal issues a couple of months later.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 62,643, Level: 77
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 607
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    ImJustKCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    5,673
    Points
    62,643
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,217
    Given: 1,411

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Quote Originally Posted by letsCYber View Post
    I don't really feel like solving a riddle at this hour of the night. Who in the hell are you talking about..?
    Sorry to tax your brain cells, but I did say "John Lamb". :)



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 405,101, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,546
    Points
    405,101
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 454
    Given: 228

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    He was a walk-on, transfer sitting out at the same time as Babb et al. Was dismissed from the team and had legal issues a couple of months later.
    Ohhh ok. I thought you were talking about Jeremy Lamb aka Windmill fail from UCONN.


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 62,643, Level: 77
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 607
    Overall activity: 99.7%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    ImJustKCClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    5,673
    Points
    62,643
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,217
    Given: 1,411

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Ohhh ok. I thought you were talking about Jeremy Lamb aka Windmill fail from UCONN.
    Nah - if I met him I'd probably thank him for his humorous contribution to my mental highlight reel of failed attempts to showboat...right up there with Shawn Taggart slam dunking the ball and getting it jammed between the rim & the backboard...



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 149,895, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ZJohnson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Snottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    3,465
    Points
    149,895
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 52
    Given: 34

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Ahhh...John Lamb, it now rings a bell. The redhead with drug issues right??



  12. #12
    Walk On
    Points: 9,729, Level: 29
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 221
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points
    TurdFerguson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    185
    Points
    9,729
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 23
    Given: 68

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    I saw John speak last year through a youth service volunteer program. He is extremely fortunate that he received a second chance, as he was looking at serious prison time (10-15 years if I remember correctly). He seemed very sincere in his change, and really had a niche for speaking to teenagers and "getting through" to them. Good to see he is still working with youth.



  13. #13
    Rookie
    Points: 8,806, Level: 28
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 544
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    crawfy54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    484
    Points
    8,806
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 56
    Given: 14

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Beyond Ball = Kingdom Hoops

    Beyond Ball

    In the past I seem to recall some members of CF having issues with the way that Jake Sullivan did some things.. cant recall what exactly. Seems that he helped this Lamb fella get his life back on track though.



  14. #14
    Rookie
    Points: 12,908, Level: 34
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 442
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cyclones423's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    359
    Points
    12,908
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 176

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    Did you see Melvin, Georges, Naz, and Brynn Williamson at the Energy game? They sat a few rows in front of us and people were constantly coming up to them to congratulate them, get pictures with them, and even sign a few autographs. There was a line of kids up the stairs at half time.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 210,184, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CyDude16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Heads in the sky
    Posts
    9,463
    Points
    210,184
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 205
    Given: 804

    Re: Conversation with a former player who has changed his ways...

    I hardly consider him a former player. But good for him for getting his life together.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. Kansas State
  • September 6, 2014
  • 11:00 AM