Friday, May 26, 2006

The One Packer to Cheer for

In the news cycle, notoriety and infamy last too long, while stories of goodwill and positivity get overlooked. It is far easier to write cynical and sarcastic pieces. So occasionally, I'll do my best and try to point out someone that gets it.

He might play for the Packers, but everyone should cheer for Samkon Gado. Playing in the NFL isn't enough for the Nigerian-born Gado. He also is working on his MD to help people in his homeland.

Compared to too many pro athletes that spend their offseasons lifting weights, preparing to hold-out, deciding to play or retire or other worse misdeeds, Gado sees the larger picture. Here's hoping he becomes a superstar. As long as he struggles twice a year.