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'10 OH OL Matt James (Notre Dame Signee - RIP)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by X Buckeyes07 X, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. This is a terrible situation for the family, regardless of alcohol abuse or not.

    A young man lost his life, and as others more eloquent than I have stated, this is an ultimate tragedy.

    Thoughts and prayers to the family, what a difficult thing to suffer.
  2. Meyer

    Meyer Junior

    I think it can be dangerous if you let it be. I don't think this is the time, place, or subject for your personal "opinions."
    schwab likes this.
  3. buxfan4life

    buxfan4life The future's so bright, I've gotta wear... shades.

    Way, way too soon.

    My heart goes out to his family in this time of mourning.

    RIP Matt
  4. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    People are more to blame here than alcohol. Just saying.
  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Maybe the mods could separate this into two threads so that our sympathy for the family can be separate from the underage drinking issue linked to Matt's death.
  6. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I think that to the extent the discussion has taken place so far, this thread is as good as any. I wouldn't want to see a separate thread where people felt that good manners don't matter as much.

    I'm glad to see that people have tempered their comments so far on that aspect of the situation.

    I hope this gives people an opportunity to reflect on the way the decision-making of recruits and their parents are discussed in other threads. This past recruiting season alone I've seen guys like Henderson and Anderson (and/or their parents) spoken of rather harshly for their "questionable" decision-making, and right or wrong none of them did anything that led to a tragic and untimely death. I think folks are showing here that they can be moderate in their comments, and I hope that there can be a carry-over. In the end, a lot of the decisions that we treat people harshly for around here are quite trivial compared to something like this.
  7. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    RIP young man. Prayers for the family and those left behind.
  8. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    Wow. I am stunned to read this.

  9. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I agree. BP'ers have made appropriate posts. One look at some of what has been said made me very pleased to be a part of this fan community.
  10. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    My thoughts exactly. Matt will leave his memories with all those who knew him and they will likely remember him for the joy he brought to those around him. If you read Coach Specht's comments, I think it is pretty evident Matt's legacy will not be remembered for this mistake that cost him his life, but for the positive impact he had on those around him.
  11. OGWheels

    OGWheels Original Flavor Tourney Pick'em Champ

    RIP Matt.
  12. zwem

    zwem The Dark Invader

    All I can say is RIP. Horrible.....just horrible :(
  13. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    I'm not sure what I'd do if I lost one of my children. I'm just taken back by the devastation the James' family must be dealing with now. There's nothing more important than your children and my heart goes out to his entire family but most especially his mother and father. May peace and joy somehow find their way back into your lives after this most tragic of losses.
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Notre Dame recruit Matt James remembered by St. Xavier community | | Cincinnati.Com

  15. Cloudy

    Cloudy Newbie

    Anyone know if Tressel and company went to the funeral?

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