Craig Brackins is the best

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by Knownothing, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    example of what every parent should want there child to be like. I have never met a nicer superstar in my life. Quick Story.
    I saw him at the game right around half time. I ask him if my son could take a picture with him. He got a big smile and said yes. He did not say yes like it was a chore for him to do it. He acted really happy that someone wanted to take a picture with him. Like he had not had 5,000 other guys like myself secretly wanting to be in the picture with him.
    So our camera of course does not work. So Craig flagged down his buddy with a camera phone. Had the guy take a picture of him with my son. Then had him e-mail it to me. We got the e-mail right when we got home.
    There is class and then there is Craig Brackins. He treated us like he was the 15th man on the bench. The walk on player. If I did not know I would have guessed he walked on the team and some guy recognized him and he thought it was super cool someone knew who he was.
    ISU needs more guys like Craig Brackins.
     
  2. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    He always seems to be a nice guy
     
  3. CB21

    CB21 Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. Class act.
     
  4. stormchaser

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    That is a good story and a good example for your child to learn from.
     
  5. EddieISU

    EddieISU Well-Known Member

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    Pure class by Mr. Brackins. Thanks for the story!
     
  6. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    Man, if my daughter would have seen Craig and got a picture it would have made her life. Good stuff.
     
  7. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    I think Craig is really taking time to enjoy college life because he knows, this is the last year he'll have to enjoy.

    I certainly hope he's enjoying it on the court this winter too.
     
  8. Cylax51

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    Great story. Classy guy. Maybe Karma will come back around for him.
     
  9. wesley_w

    wesley_w Well-Known Member

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    I don't know Craig personally but anytime I've crossed paths with him he is about the most pleasant person I've ever come across. I wonder how I would have acted at his age if I had all that talent and adulation thrown at me.
    I was immature and real stupid when I was 21 so I probably wouldn't have been like Craig.
     
  10. jsheep

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    My 3-year old son got his pic with Brackins after a women's bball game last year. The next game, he saw Brackins again and just walked up to him to say hi. Brackins bent down, told my son he remembered him from the last game and gave him five. My son has repeated to everyone who will listen from that moment on that Brackins remembered him.

    I have yet to run into any Cyclone student-athlete who doesn't share their appreciation for the fan support. I'm sure there are some, but every single time one of my kids have gone up to a player, they have been unbelievably considerate and kind.
     
  11. HOTDON

    HOTDON Well-Known Member

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    He picked up right where Rahshon left off as a great ambassador for the program. Having a 6-year-old son and hearing about this sort of thing season after season makes it easy to continue supporting our program.
     
  12. cyclonenum1

    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice story...he sounds like a quality guy. Although there are certainly a number of morons playing athletics at all levels, I do believe there are a lot of good guys out there too...guys like Brackins, Tebow, etc.
     
  13. acrozier22

    acrozier22 Well-Known Member

    You need to tell this story to Mac. Good stuff.
     
  14. bufante

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    I met Mr. Brackins yesterday and I found him to be just as everyone here described. He shook my hand and all I could think about was how huge his hands were.

    Always seems jovial and friendly, ISU is lucky to have him.
     
  15. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    !!??
     
  16. jsb

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    Great story. From everything I read, Craig sure seems to be a really great guy. If he wanted to, he could certainly walk around Ames thinking that we should just be thankful that he decided to stay this year.

    But I would like to encourage everyone to really support the basketball team this year. Show up to ALL of the games. Cheer loud, no matter what. We can't win any games for the team, but we should try and really support the team and a player who came back despite the fact that he could be a millionaire by now.
     
  17. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    We'll be there! A couple of road games, too!
     
  18. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    And if you can't go sell or give your ticket(s) away.
     
  19. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    And stay the whole game
     
  20. PGreen ISU '92

    PGreen ISU '92 Well-Known Member

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    Great story! CB is definitely a class act!
     

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