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Old 08-15-2016, 07:05 AM   #1
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Kudos to Arthur Blank

As much as we like to hate his team the man him self seems to be a good guy:


Five more NFL items of interest

1. Whoa: One owner compares emotion of “Gleason” to “Schindler’s List.” Atlanta owner Arthur Blank rented out a theater and invited staff and partners to see the documentary about former Saints special-teamer Steve Gleason’s painful/inspirational tale of living with ALS. “The only movie I remember the same reaction at the end from the audience was ‘Schindler’s List,’” Blank said Saturday, still sounding moved over what he’d seen. “The movie ended, and everyone just sat there. You could hear a pin drop. Then someone clapped, and the whole theater was clapping.” Kudos to Blank, who donated $100,000 to the Gleason Initiative Foundation to fight ALS. And kudos to the many other teams that had screenings in their home markets and encouraged people to see the documentary. It’s a speck on life’s spectrum, but it’s notable that Gleason was made famous as a football player for blocking a punt against Atlanta in the first game post-Katrina in the Superdome, and the owner of the Falcons is out-front with support for the cause. “We all love this incredible game,” Blank said. “But it is a game. It is not life. I support Steve and this film because of the powerful message it sends: Don’t give up. Persevere. Be resilient. Make a difference. This film touches every human emotion—humor, sadness, tragedy, inspiration. It will affect the lives of thousands. That’s why we all need to get behind it.”

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That was a great thing he done. I am still pissed they made a big ordeal about logo on the statue



Falcons explain stance on Gleason statue - NFL Nation- ESPN
McKay said he received a letter from the league months ago and a decision was made quickly. The initial report said the Saints tried to appeal to Falcons owner Arthur Blank for permission to use the logo.
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This is so much greater than any football rivalry.

What a kind and thoughtful gesture by Mr. Arthur Blank.
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Wow... Now I hope Atlanta beats Carolina twice this season.
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Wow... Now I hope Atlanta beats Carolina twice this season.
Well said, we should have you and your kitty entourage work in the State Dept; you'd have to use a government server thought!
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That was a great thing he done. I am still pissed they made a big ordeal about logo on the statue



Falcons explain stance on Gleason statue - NFL Nation- ESPN
McKay said he received a letter from the league months ago and a decision was made quickly. The initial report said the Saints tried to appeal to Falcons owner Arthur Blank for permission to use the logo.
Agree. Atl didn't handle or explain it well.
Of course it was about the moment and the city, but the fact that it happened against the Falcons magnified it.
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Props to Mr. Blank. Need to see this movie ASAP.
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Props to Mr. Blank. Need to see this movie ASAP.


Yes you do. Everyone should. It ain't easy to watch but you'll leave the theater a better human. I did.


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Well said, we should have you and your kitty entourage work in the State Dept; you'd have to use a government server thought!
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Wow... Now I hope Atlanta beats Carolina twice this season.
Shoot, good for him. I'll see your two Carolina games and raise you.

I'll give them two wins against the Bucs, and then two more wins when they beat themselves against the Saints.

We'll take the rest.
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