Thomas family Espy Video

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BCforISU, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. BCforISU

    BCforISU Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    1,150
    51
    48
    Madison, WI
    Ratings:
    +51 / 0 / -0
  2. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    20,991
    1,547
    113
    Driftless Region
    Ratings:
    +2,301 / 40 / -0
    That was phenomenal to watch. Absolutely great. The thing that impressed me the most was how the Thomas family and the whole town of Parkersburg held no ill will whatsoever towards the Becker's. Honestly, I feel that the Becker family has a tougher row to hoe in all of this. My hometown is 60 miles due north of Parkersburg, and I can tell you right now, had that happened there, the family in the Becker's position would have been absolutely villified, disgraced, and run out of town. Endless respect to the Thomas family and that whole community for displaying nothing less than 100% class, and being fantastic representatives for the State of Iowa!
     
  3. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    23,312
    906
    113
    Male
    Structural Engineer
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +2,054 / 51 / -0
    The Thomas' live the walk of forgiveness....a lesson sadly many will never learn.
     
  4. IAPrepGuy

    IAPrepGuy Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    49
    0
    6
    Waukee
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Coach Thomas put a positive stamp on everything he did and always made time for me while covering his games, though he didn't have to. One of the most amazing men I've had a chance to meet and talk with. He'd be very proud of his kids for their strength and leadership through everything.
     
  5. ca4cy

    ca4cy Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    2,820
    396
    83
    North Central IA
    Ratings:
    +885 / 9 / -0
    Thanks for posting BC. I'm on some meds for a bad back and crashed before it aired. Was pretty ****** when I woke up at 10:00 and had missed it.
     
  6. farminclone

    farminclone Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    3,802
    279
    83
    Ratings:
    +1,039 / 48 / -0
    Awesome story, it's terrible that something like this had to happen, but the way the family and town has handled this is an example for all of us to follow.

    Does anyone know the couple in the crowd they kept showing close-ups of while the family was talking?
     
  7. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    6,733
    170
    63
    Ratings:
    +170 / 0 / -0
    Todd created a twitter account to keep everyone updated on what they were up to over the week. They had a pretty special week-
    Todd Thomas (ttlefty4) on Twitter
     
  8. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
    Staff Member Bookie

    Mar 27, 2006
    30,661
    2,000
    113
    Ratings:
    +4,898 / 141 / -0
    #8 Mr Janny, Jul 15, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
    I can't imagine there was a dry eye in the house for that award. And Aaron's acceptance speech was fantastic.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    6,733
    170
    63
    Ratings:
    +170 / 0 / -0
    Mark Becker's parents
     
  10. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    11,691
    434
    83
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +501 / 8 / -0
    That was a pretty classy move I thought.
     
  11. CYKOFAN

    CYKOFAN Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    4,947
    116
    63
    Ratings:
    +119 / 0 / -0
    I echo everybody's comments, it was very emptional and inspiring to watch the story on film and then the presentation. A great example of a family living their faith and showing compassion and forgiveness when many would not.
     
  12. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    1,204
    75
    48
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Ratings:
    +123 / 4 / -0
    Does anyone know where I could find video of the tribute they showed before the award presentation?
     
  13. BCforISU

    BCforISU Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    1,150
    51
    48
    Madison, WI
    Ratings:
    +51 / 0 / -0
    I have been looking for that all day as well, I don't think it has been released yet, but if anyone finds it please post for all to watch.
    Thanks!
     
  14. cyclonepower

    cyclonepower Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    4,578
    100
    63
    WDM
    Ratings:
    +207 / 17 / -0
  15. BCforISU

    BCforISU Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    1,150
    51
    48
    Madison, WI
    Ratings:
    +51 / 0 / -0
  16. Cyhart

    Cyhart Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    3,185
    81
    48
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +120 / 0 / -0
    I am looking for that as well.
     
  17. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    1,204
    75
    48
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Ratings:
    +123 / 4 / -0
  18. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

    Apr 11, 2006
    15,075
    513
    113
    Midwest
    Ratings:
    +761 / 34 / -0
    What a family!
     

Share This Page