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Offline IndyValpo

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Ball State redshirt dies
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Re: Ball State redshirt dies
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 08:48:07 PM »
Young people are not supposed to die like that. First thoughts were of Hank Gathers and then Reggie Lewis. Condolences to his family and to his teammates and the Ball State community.

Added note:  my original post was before the full story came out. The reference to Gathers and Lewis are not applicable here. But I am doubling down on the first sentence. Be at peace Zach.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 10:19:16 PM »
Please keep a good thought for Micah Bradford as well. Zach was one of his high school teammates and friends.

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Re: Ball State redshirt dies
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 09:32:48 AM »
I have rarely had a positive word to say about Tom Davis and his sports coverage in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.  I follow Tom on Twitter and have to say that Tom is a devout Christian who daily tweets out messages from his beloved Episcopal Church.  After you read the following article Tom wrote about Zach Hollywood you will understand why I may have to reevaluate my perspective on Tom's writing.

Last act of Ball State athlete was to teach us a life lesson

I pray for healing and understanding for Zach's family and friends.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 10:27:22 AM »
I have rarely had a positive word to say about Tom Davis and his sports coverage in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.  I follow Tom on Twitter and have to say that Tom is a devout Christian who daily tweets out messages from his beloved Episcopal Church.  After you read the following article Tom wrote about Zach Hollywood you will understand why I may have to reevaluate my perspective on Tom's writing.

Last act of Ball State athlete was to teach us a life lesson

I pray for healing and understanding for Zach's family and friends.
Thanks for sharing.  Definitely a change from some of his other articles I've read in the past, and a great change from his twitter exchange with chef sometime ago. 

Zach is right - we don't know what someone else is going through. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 08:43:52 PM »
While  I give credit to Tom Davis for talking his faith, and in particular the article on Hollywood, it has nothing to do with his lack of knowledge and his biased opinions found in some of his work.   Just because someone is a professing Christian does not make him or her a good writer, painter, or whatever.