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    good writing by jamicah bass

    College in the beginning didnít start off as I had planned. I wasnít focused enough, but I guess in the beginning I just couldnít see the full picture and didnít have the grades to be a division 1 athlete out of high school. I ended up changing courses by attending El Camino college, a junior college in Los Angles California. For 2 years I had the opportunity to play for the top winning coach in junior college history, John Featherstone (great man). While at El Camino College for 2 years I was a part of something special. Having won 23 games and losing just 2, made college worth while because winning is fun. My last season at El Camino WE ended up winning it all with a 12-2 record and received a huge championship ring was a first for me.
    Winning made me hungry for more. I received my AA degree and eventually transferred to Iowa State University. Then Coach Gene Chizic offered me a scholarship, which I signed. Coach Chizic had me pumped and excited. He showed me the championship ring they had won in his previous coaching job at Texas. I pictured it in the Iowa State team. The chemistry with all the right guys in place; I felt I completed what we needed to make a run at the Big 12 championship. Gene Chizic installed an attitude in the team that all great teams have, he showed me the true meaning of hard work and the dedication it took to become a great player and an even better teammate. During the 2 years at Iowa State University we only won 5 games and losing 19. Throughout that time, I learned a lot about myself. I learned how to deal with great adversity but having great teammates made it that much easier to deal with. Alexander Robinson, who also is a running back at ISU, is a great person and a great friend. When I was suspended from the team, just before my senior season, he was there for me. Always calling, keeping my sprits up and letting me know how much the team still needed me. I will always be thankful to him, for not allowing me to quit and having the faith in me that I could get it done. Which I did. And reunited with my teammates after a heartfelt speech in which I apologized to the team for not being there all summer.
    As much as I hated losing I wouldnít trade being a part of a team with such good friends more like brothers. It felt like a family. Even though my career at Iowa State didnít go anything like I had planned, individually or team wise I NEVER gave up. I learned a lot and I will always be grateful to Iowa State for the opportunity and wish them nothing but the best in the future. Shout out to the 2009 season, good luck! Yíall boys I will be routing..
    Done with college football, I now sit down in Florida training for a shot at a dream that Iíve had since I can remember, playing football in the National Football League. I will be in Iowa one last time March 25th for my pro day. Where I, and several other ISU seniors, will workout for NFL scouts. I am very passionate about the game. I love it. I am very excited about the opportunity that lies ahead. Stay tuned and GOD BLESS...

    i hope he makes it seems like a great guy and teammate.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    I always liked the kid.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    well he wont...... hes done fball wise I sure hope he took full advantage of free school



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    well he wont...... hes done fball wise I sure hope he took full advantage of free school
    That is a false statement. There are 1,000's of different leagues out there that you can play in at the semi-pro level even if you fail to make the NFL.

    Good luck to the kid. I hope he does something in football.


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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    I sure hope he took full advantage of free school
    I do too. But the fact that he's in Florida and not Ames during what should be his last semester of classes tells me that he probably did not.


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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    I do too. But the fact that he's in Florida and not Ames during what should be his last semester of classes tells me that he probably did not.
    I could be wrong, but I believe he graduated at semester.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    That is a false statement. There are 1,000's of different leagues out there that you can play in at the semi-pro level even if you fail to make the NFL.

    Good luck to the kid. I hope he does something in football.
    ok if you want to break it down he wont play in the NFL but maybe the CFL or Europe or arena 2 or for the quad cities team etc.. who cares



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    I do too. But the fact that he's in Florida and not Ames during what should be his last semester of classes tells me that he probably did not.
    Too bad if he doesn't graduate because what he wrote was done very well - it is obvious he has the apptitude.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    ok if you want to break it down he wont play in the NFL but maybe the CFL or Europe or arena 2 or for the quad cities team etc.. who cares
    Wow, I guess some people don't want to see other people succeed. I wish J.J. the best of luck and I hope he can make it to the big time.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    im guessing he would have been better served getting a degree like the rest of us who arent going pro in sports,
    ie 98% of people on this board including myself



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Seems strange he couldn't spell his coaches name.

    Although this is another example of ARobs leadership. That kid is awesome.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Seems strange he couldn't spell his coaches name.

    Although this is another example of ARobs leadership. That kid is awesome.
    It could be on purpose. I believe Jamicah wasn't too fond of Gene, after awhile.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Wow, I guess some people don't want to see other people succeed. I wish J.J. the best of luck and I hope he can make it to the big time.
    good he isnt that good to make it pro what difference is it to you. I dont want him to fail in LIFE or CAREER but fball isnt happening
    I was a stud on my hs bball team you dont see me playing for the celtics???



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    good he isnt that good to make it pro what difference is it to you. I dont want him to fail in LIFE or CAREER but fball isnt happening
    I was a stud on my hs bball team you dont see me playing for the celtics???
    Why not wish him the best of luck for him chasing his dream? I don't get that. Like i said earlier, i believe he graduated at semester.



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    Re: good writing by jamicah bass

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    good he isnt that good to make it pro what difference is it to you. I dont want him to fail in LIFE or CAREER but fball isnt happening
    I was a stud on my hs bball team you dont see me playing for the celtics???

    ok but if he plays in af2, what is wrong with that? He truly loves the game. There is no shame in playing in a league other than the NFL. I bet you never even met him. I have, and I dont think you would be as much of a condescending *** if you had too. JJ is a great guy, and ISU was lucky to have him.



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