Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages<12
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline DarkaneRules  
#16 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:08:47 PM(UTC)
DarkaneRules

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/15/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 223
Applause Received: 378
Barrington is definitely in that Bishop mold. If he progresses as I hope he does, he will be a stud in a year or two
Circular Arguments: They are a heck of an annoyance
Offline Wade  
#17 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 3:15:21 PM(UTC)
Wade

Rank: Veteran Member
Joined: 8/1/2009(UTC)
Location: nowhere of importance
Applause Given: 752
Applause Received: 737
Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
I'm going to sound like an ignoramus here and I certainly don't want to insult or offend anyone but what made Barrington so special. Everyone knows Jolly's backstory and even Hyde and Banjo had articles about them but as far as I knew Barrington was just another body. Did I miss something?


Barrington is a friend of PackerHome's very own firstcoast1. That makes it a special story all by itself.



And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
thanks Post received 2 applause.
buckeyepackfan on 9/1/2013(UTC), wpr on 9/1/2013(UTC)
Offline Zero2Cool  
#18 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 3:18:27 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool

Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

Rank: Premier Member
United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,038
Applause Received: 2,435
Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
I'm going to sound like an ignoramus here and I certainly don't want to insult or offend anyone but what made Barrington so special. Everyone knows Jolly's backstory and even Hyde and Banjo had articles about them but as far as I knew Barrington was just another body. Did I miss something?


Quite simply put, he is a Green Bay Packers player. What more do you need?
"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything." - Nikola Tesla
thanks Post received 1 applause.
wpr on 9/1/2013(UTC)
Offline DarkaneRules  
#19 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 3:32:37 PM(UTC)
DarkaneRules

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/15/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 223
Applause Received: 378
He didn't blow anybody away to my knowledge but the game didn't look too big for him. Good player to develop. Quality back up atm
Circular Arguments: They are a heck of an annoyance
Offline sschind  
#20 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:20:35 PM(UTC)
sschind

Rank: Member
United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN
Applause Given: 164
Applause Received: 515
Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
Barrington is a friend of PackerHome's very own firstcoast1. That makes it a special story all by itself.





I see. Now I understand the loveSmile

Every team has fans that fans of other teams point to and say "all their fans are assholes" Don't be one of those fans.
Offline sschind  
#21 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:22:24 PM(UTC)
sschind

Rank: Member
United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN
Applause Given: 164
Applause Received: 515
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Quite simply put, he is a Green Bay Packers player. What more do you need?


I don't need any more but it appeared to me that a lot of people here thought there was more so I was just asking about it.



Every team has fans that fans of other teams point to and say "all their fans are assholes" Don't be one of those fans.
Offline Firstcoast1  
#22 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2013 6:08:48 AM(UTC)
Firstcoast1

Rank: Registered
United States
Joined: 8/10/2013(UTC)
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Applause Received: 16
We're just so proud of him here in Jacksonville, Florida. I am a native New Yorker who moved to Jax in '00. I was once a sports radio personality covering HS, college and pro football, even middle school and have had the opportunity to see the true side of players from the area.

Sam has a truly unique story, which I have left some out because I felt it would have been better told by him.

Part of his unique story is his father is from Ghana, Africa. His mom is American. Sam has always worked hard for everything and things were not always easy. This guy played HS football and had three jobs, including Zaxby's (which he did not even know Clay Matthews was a spokesman!); he also worked at a car wash in the unforgiven Jax heat and humidity!

Sam has taken trips to his father's native land of Ghana several times and has a true connection to the area. Sam has always wanted to start a non profit to help the children of Ghana in getting shoes and other necessities that we take for granted. Sam has believed in hard work and has never asked someone else for something he could work and get himself. Sam also takes care of his large family and his 4 year old daughter, which he should.

He has always been genuine and respectful even when he screwed up! There are very few if any people you could find that would have a bad thing to say about Sam. Our small Jax city may not be great in NFL football but we support those who have come up through the system and made good; Leon Washington, Marcus Thomas, Sam Barrington and many others just from our Jax community.

Finally, what makes Sam special outside of now being a part of the NFL fraternity, is his father owns a multi-million dollar company in Ghana. With that being the case, Sam has always been his own man and has busted his butt for his family. I know what some of you may be thinking. Well, no, the differences in culture may have been the reason for whatever the relationship WAS between he and his father. What I do know is as grown men, Sam and his father are very close.

P.S. Amazingly, when Sam made his announcement to go to USF (Which was covered by every station in Jax, for he was the #1 prospect in Jax in '09), his father flew in from Ghana. When he saw the hundreds of people fawning over his son, he had no idea why! Obviously, soccer is the game of choice in Ghana and much of the world.

I hope that gives a better perspective on the depths of Sam. He does not have to be a special NFL player, although I believe he will some day. However, I would bet my lastdolllar that if the NFL did not work out, he won't be among the 78% of former players in dire financial straits after the lights go out.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
yooperfan on 9/2/2013(UTC)
Offline play2win  
#23 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2013 7:08:41 AM(UTC)
play2win

Rank: Registered
United States
Joined: 3/29/2012(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee
Applause Given: 1,076
Applause Received: 725
Firstcoast1, thanks for the backstory on Barrington. Sounds like a great guy.

sschind, it was his play on the field that made me a fan.

Barrington has the size and speed you look for in a MLB. Add to that the kid consistently made plays, with authority. You see the confidence he has in getting into position and finishing. That is pretty refreshing coming from a late round pick.

Watching him play made me think we would have little to no drop off should he need to start, and actually may be a better player with time than some of our starters. Remember what it was like watching Bishop languish behind Bennett? Kind of the same thing. His talent looks legit, and that is what has me excited about him making the 53. He will be a very good player for us. May prove to be a late round steal.
Offline Firstcoast1  
#24 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2013 7:36:21 AM(UTC)
Firstcoast1

Rank: Registered
United States
Joined: 8/10/2013(UTC)
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Applause Received: 16
Originally Posted by: play2win Go to Quoted Post
Firstcoast1, thanks for the backstory on Barrington. Sounds like a great guy.

sschind, it was his play on the field that made me a fan.

Barrington has the size and speed you look for in a MLB. Add to that the kid consistently made plays, with authority. You see the confidence he has in getting into position and finishing. That is pretty refreshing coming from a late round pick.

Watching him play made me think we would have little to no drop off should he need to start, and actually may be a better player with time than some of our starters. Remember what it was like watching Bishop languish behind Bennett? Kind of the same thing. His talent looks legit, and that is what has me excited about him making the 53. He will be a very good player for us. May prove to be a late round steal.


He has always been an excellent athlete (see his HS runningback vid on youtube). Skip Holtz making him play other LB positions outside of his natural WILL opened the door for the versatility the Packers love, so it was a blessing in disguise.
Offline sschind  
#25 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2013 8:20:43 AM(UTC)
sschind

Rank: Member
United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN
Applause Given: 164
Applause Received: 515
I do recall stories about a player with the Ghana ties. I just didn't associate the name with the story.

I haven't been able to watch much of the preseason games so his play did not stand out for me I guess.

Lets hope he continues his success.
Every team has fans that fans of other teams point to and say "all their fans are assholes" Don't be one of those fans.
Offline yooperfan  
#26 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2013 8:29:40 AM(UTC)
yooperfan

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 806
Applause Received: 396
Wasn't former Packer's running back Samkon Gado from Ghana?
Offline GermanGilbert  
#27 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2013 1:45:01 PM(UTC)
GermanGilbert

Rank: Member
Joined: 11/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 41
Applause Received: 93
Originally Posted by: yooperfan Go to Quoted Post
Wasn't former Packer's running back Samkon Gado from Ghana?


No, he was from Nigeria. Great person.

blank
Offline yooperfan  
#28 Posted : Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:22:38 AM(UTC)
yooperfan

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 806
Applause Received: 396
Originally Posted by: GermanGilbert Go to Quoted Post
No, he was from Nigeria. Great person.



Thank you.
I agree, he is a great person.

Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Similar Topics
Sam Barrington fined but not Brad Jones (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Mucky Tundra 1/2/2015 4:25:46 PM(UTC)
Packers Xs and Os Film Session: Sam Barrington Arrives (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Mucky Tundra 12/3/2014 10:52:32 AM(UTC)
Packers inside linebacker Sam Barrington makes a surprise start (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by MintBaconDrivel 10/20/2014 5:54:54 AM(UTC)
Sam Barrington reportedly misses practice Friday (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Zero2Cool 10/11/2013 10:09:18 AM(UTC)
PackersHome Asks Sam Barrington (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Zero2Cool 9/2/2013 10:04:20 AM(UTC)
#58 Sam Barrington did all he could do..... (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Firstcoast1 8/29/2013 9:00:43 PM(UTC)
#58 Sam Barrington (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Firstcoast1 8/10/2013 2:11:21 PM(UTC)
Sam Barrington - Speaks like a Linebacker (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Pack93z 8/7/2013 2:33:07 PM(UTC)
High Praise for Packers 7th Round Pick Sam Barrington from NFL Analyst Greg Cosell (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by MintBaconDrivel 7/3/2013 8:29:06 AM(UTC)
7th Round (232nd Overall) ILB Sam Barrington (Green Bay Packers Talk)
by Zero2Cool 4/27/2013 3:37:14 PM(UTC)
2 Pages<12
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Recent Topics
28m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Laser Gunns

31m / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Bigbyfan

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

28-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

27-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

27-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Yerko

27-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

27-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

26-Feb / Announcements / Zero2Cool

26-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk

26-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / porky88

26-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan


Tweeter