Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday Night Hazie - The Champ

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

For those of you who haven't been here before, The Hazies take a look back at the week that was in the world of sports and single out some of the outstanding performances. The lucky few are awarded a Hazie and have the title of "Hazel's Hero" bestowed upon them - which is better than any recognition they may have gotten. Tonight though, we are awarding only one Hazie - to a former NFLer that went above and beyond in proving that he is, was, and will always be a champ. While Hazel hasn't officially approved this week's winner, we're pretty sure that she'd give her trademark smile and thumbs up.



Former Dallas Cowboys CB Everson Walls made news last week for the ultimate sacrifice for a former teammate he called his friend. Former Cowboys RB Ron Springs had been deathly ill and had been waiting for a suitable donor to be found for a kidney transplant that was needed to save his life. There were a few suitable donors in Springs family, including his son Shawm who is currently an NFLer, but things didn't work out for a variety of reasons. Everson Walls knew that he was the same blood type as Springs - so he consulted with Springs' doctor to see if he was a suitable donor; the results came back "yes". So Walls, after admitting to doing much soul-searching, agreed to give his friend and former teammate one of his kidneys.

In a day and age where professional athletes talk about "togetherness", talk about loving their teammates like brothers, talk about "going to war" with their teammates (I always hate that one) - how many would give up an organ to save the life of their friend...while possibly putting their own life in jeopardy? You can here the story here on Dallas Cowboys site.

That ladies and gentlemen is the true definition of a Champ. After reading a story like this - no on ice, on court, or on the pitch performance deserves to be mentioned in the same entry as Mr. Everson Walls.

I'm seriously considering giving my man Ottawa Tilt a Hazie for tonight's pic...but I'll just buy him coffee tomorrow instead.

Out of respect for Walls - I won't even get into why New Jersey Devils' meathead Cam Janssen is this week's ultimate chump.

Have a great one peeps!

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Night on Hazelspeeps - though not exactly the case with Springs...message seems to fit.

One - U2

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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