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Old 05-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default A Positive (new) Ben Story

Mods.......I will understand if you want to move this thread into the main Ben thread. I just wanted to make sure everybody saw it first. I didn't realize until I read it, how much I really want Ben to redeem himself, and win back his fans. I know it's a babystep, but hopefully, we will hear more and more stories like this.

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April 29, 2010
New Fan Story: Little Maddox meets Big Ben


The meeting took place Friday, April 23, 2010 and is told by his father, Colin:



I need to share a positive story that happened to my family today regarding Ben.

I have been hypocritical of Ben, doubting him at times. People make mistakes. I have made a ton of them and always seemed to get another chance, so why can't we do the same with Ben?

Ben and his father were golfing today. My son Maddox who is 5-years old, is a huge 'Ben fan'. My son patiently waited for Ben to finish up at the ninth hole. He had his 'Ben' jersey on and a rookie card in hand.

Well before my son could even ask him a question, Ben took the initiative and asked my son, "What do you got there buddy, you want me to sign something?".

So he signed a card for my son and took a picture with him. They then saw him a few minutes later getting a hot dog and he called my son "buddy" again.

I don't know if Ben has to win his fans back or not, but I just wanted to thank him and share a positive story with you.

He put a smile on my family's face today and I'm pretty sure my son will never forget it. If he does, hes always got a nice picture and autograph to remind him.

I should have never prejudged the guy like so many others. Im going to share this story with as many as I can.


Story Update:

Colin advised that his son "has been talking about the experience for the last couple days. We printed up some pictures for the golf course and our parents. Now he wants to autograph one and send it back to Ben."



Ben says "even exchange"!

Ben is happy to accept Maddox's autographed photo, and will send Maddox an autographed photo from him in exchange!
http://bigbennews.com/
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What was that I just felt? A breathe of fresh air?
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What was that I just felt? A breathe of fresh air?
Hard to believe, huh?
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Someone should send this to SI and espn.
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Someone should send this to SI and espn.
Like that'll work.

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Someone should send this to SI and espn.
They'll still figure out a way to turn this negative.

But seriously though, it's very good to see that Ben did that for this young fan. I wish we saw more of these types of stories.
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They'll still figure out a way to turn this negative.

But seriously though, it's very good to see that Ben did that for this young fan. I wish we saw more of these types of stories.
I have a feeling it happened all the time. Negative news sells.
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Thank you for posting this thread.



I sent the link to Adam Schefter but I know he won't respond. Instead of replying to me in public he sends a private message thanking me for the "kind words" every time i call him out.

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Ben and his father were golfing today. My son Maddox who is 5-years old, is a huge 'Ben fan'. My son patiently waited for Ben to finish up at the ninth hole. He had his 'Ben' jersey on and a rookie card in hand.
Yeah ... "finish up" indeed.

Shameful. Even jerking off on the public golf course in front of 5-year-olds.
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They'll still figure out a way to turn this negative.
Ben was just trying to score with the kid's mom.
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