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    Jared Allen:Fighting back

    [size=13pt]The Fight has just begun[/size]

    by Jeffri Chadiha

    For NFL players, the fast life is easy to embrace and hard to give up. Just ask (new) Vikings sack specialist Jared Allen, who quit drinking 20 months ago but is a long way from being in the clear.

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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    Great story Garland...thanks for sharing.

    Thrilled this guy is embracing the challenge of being a man.
    He is seemingly taking an approach captured by my favorite quote (below).
    Let's hope he is successful, my money (and Zygi's) is on our man.

    "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
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    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent
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    As a matter of fact, I do know

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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    I hope for his own sake he stays clean.

    Unfortunately, many of these young guys don't know that if they drink, they should hand over their keys to someone else, or call a cab. We tell our daughters no matter what time of night, they can call us and we'll pick them up...and never to drive drunk or get in a car with someone who's been drinking. It's pretty simple.
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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    Good article, Achohal is a tuff problem to deal with but I think Allen has done well in proving he's dealt with it. To come back in good shape and have that type of season off a small suspension really says something IMO. The Chiefs are quite ignorant in the fact they couldn't keep Allen around. I believe its the money and the owner is making excuses not to sign him. Never the less we get him in a steal.

    McKinnie is currently a guy who is dealing with similair situations, I don't know that he's as heavy as Allen once was but he has a hard time controlling his actions. Anytime your a player that decides to mix drinking with clubs and bars usually the outcome is never good. Even if your the good guy on the block, something is bound to happen. I like how Childress focuses on players married, IMO this would cut back on the club scene. The pressure for drinking and partying for a high school student is very high in this Anti Civilization, I can only imagine what its like for a Pro at the NFL level.

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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    That was a great article, good find GG.

    "MaxVike" wrote:
    Great story Garland...thanks for sharing.

    Thrilled this guy is embracing the challenge of being a man.
    He is seemingly taking an approach captured by my favorite quote (below).
    Let's hope he is successful, my money (and Zygi's) is on our man.

    "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
    Calvin Coolidge
    30th president of US (1872 - 1933)
    That's one of the best quotes I've seen.
    Thanks man!
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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    Very good story, I hope he continues to prove his commitment, and does not stray to the Koren path



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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    The Fight has just begun
    Yep.

    He has a lifetime to go yet, but he's off to a good start. The more he talks about it publicly the better it is for him.

    There will be temptation & triggers the rest of his life, but they get easier to deal with the longer he stays sober. As long as he continues to realize the rewards sobriety has given him & what trouble his drinking has cost him, he should do alright.

    One slip & it could cost him his career. One drink is not worth that.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back


    Just take it one day at a time. Life is full of temptations, and a person must learn from his/her mistake's. It's the price of an education..... Just some people never learn, and it sounds as though Jared has taken this lesson to heart.

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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    What a excellent read Garland.
    Thanks.

    Fight the good fight JA.
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    Re: Jared Allen:Fighting back

    Nice read,that's why I just got Allen's jersey for F.D. 8)


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