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Offline Firstcoast1  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:25:37 PM(UTC)
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I just received a call from Sam Barrington and he is OFFICIALLY the newest member of the Green Bay Packers!! Thank you all for keeping me abreast!
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Offline wpr  
#2 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:30:49 PM(UTC)
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great!

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Offline buckeyepackfan  
#3 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:31:46 PM(UTC)
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YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!

Most if not all were rooting for Sam to make it,

Congrats!!!!!!!
Enjoy the ride – It kicks and just keeps on kickin’. "Stats are for Losers"
Offline Gaycandybacon  
#4 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:32:24 PM(UTC)
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CONGRATS TO SAM AND TO YOU TO DELIVERING THAT GREAT REFRESHING NEWS MAN!
Offline Dulak  
#5 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:42:01 PM(UTC)
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hey Grats - tell him Hi from us and we were rooting for him!

Offline Firstcoast1  
#6 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:49:53 PM(UTC)
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I was telling him how I became a member on this site so you guys could give me updates. I also told him that every person who responded to my thread were rooting for him and liked they way he played! As usual, he was appreciative and mentioned how the 'real' work now begins.

He was talking about how his heart skipped a beat every time he received a phone call. When he got the news he made the team, he called his mom who was brought to tears. He knows me, I was nearly as nervous as he was all the way up until he called me. At 15 minutes to 6 eastern time, he text me and said this has been the longest day of his life, even more than the draft!
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:51:11 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Firstcoast1 Go to Quoted Post
I was telling him how I became a member on this site so you guys could give me updates. I also told him that every person who responded to my thread were rooting for him and liked they way he played! As usual, he was appreciative and mentioned how the 'real' work now begins.

He was talking about how his heart skipped a beat every time he received a phone call. When he got the news he made the team, he called his mom who was brought to tears. He knows me, I was nearly as nervous as he was all the way up until he called me. At 15 minutes to 6 eastern time, he text me and said this has been the longest day of his life, even more than the draft!


If he's willing, we'd like to put together a Q/A for him. If he's willing, let me know and we can get the questions together. We'll collect questions from the members and he can answer them.
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Offline wpr  
#8 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:55:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Firstcoast1 Go to Quoted Post
I was telling him how I became a member on this site so you guys could give me updates. I also told him that every person who responded to my thread were rooting for him and liked they way he played! As usual, he was appreciative and mentioned how the 'real' work now begins.

He was talking about how his heart skipped a beat every time he received a phone call. When he got the news he made the team, he called his mom who was brought to tears. He knows me, I was nearly as nervous as he was all the way up until he called me. At 15 minutes to 6 eastern time, he text me and said this has been the longest day of his life, even more than the draft!


great story. I love learning more about a guy that if he can run faster than a gazelle and bench press a Buick. The "Mom cried" is perfect.

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Offline Firstcoast1  
#9 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:25:48 PM(UTC)
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Terrell Manning was just let go.
Offline buckeyepackfan  
#10 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:29:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Firstcoast1 Go to Quoted Post
Terrell Manning was just let go.


Yep, we found the final 3, Manning was a little of a shocker, but as I told you in my original post.

Ted loves his Draft Picks!!!!

Sam, Palmer, Mulumba all played great and deserved to make the final 53!!!!
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Offline Firstcoast1  
#11 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:33:44 PM(UTC)
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As I told Sam, it is never a good idea to come out early and go in the 5th round anyway. Last season should have been his senior year where he could have learned more and bettered his position.
Offline wpr  
#12 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 5:27:10 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Firstcoast1 Go to Quoted Post
As I told Sam, it is never a good idea to come out early and go in the 5th round anyway. Last season should have been his senior year where he could have learned more and bettered his position.


Good advice. Too many kids see $$$$ signs and come out too soon. A lot of them never recover and reach their potential. it's a shame. I wish they all had 5 years and played for 4 in college. THEN go get a job. I know there are drawbacks to that as well. Injuries cut many players careers short.

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Offline nerdmann  
#13 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:17:02 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Firstcoast1 Go to Quoted Post
Terrell Manning was just let go.


Kind of a surprise, but remember. There could be some turnover on the bottom of the roster.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
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Offline wpr  
#14 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:52:28 AM(UTC)
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Kind of a surprise, but remember. There could be some turnover on the bottom of the roster.


There usually is. And I like it. If they don;t the team will only grow weaker from one year to the next.

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Offline sschind  
#15 Posted : Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:39:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: buckeyepackfan Go to Quoted Post
YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!

Most if not all were rooting for Sam to make it,

Congrats!!!!!!!


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?
I respect your right to have your opinion but that doesn't mean I agree with it or respect you for having it.
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