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Former Army Ranger Fears He Shot Fallen NFL Star Pat Tillman

When former NFL player-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in the friendly-fire incident of April 22, 2004, there were obvious holes in the story of what happened that tragic day in Afghanistan. Ten years later, one of Tillman’s former platoon-mates is saying he might have been the one who shot him. “It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Steven Elliott said to...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Army Ranger believes he may have killed Pat Tillman

Former Army Ranger Steven Elliott told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that he believes he may have fired the fatal shot that killed former NFL safety Pat Tillman back in 2004. “It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Elliott said, via Bleacher Report. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? ...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The NFL’s greatest “character” from all 32 teams

We spend an awful lot of time discussing the off-field antics, crimes and misbehavior of NFL players. Players getting drunk, arrested, caught with dope and all other kinds of nefarious behavior. I don’t know about you but I get kind of sick of it (and I’m the guy who just gave you a list of the all-time all-crime team). So, today I say we put all that aside, and look at the lighter...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shooter fears he killed Pat Tillman

In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the fatal shots. "It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him," said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 10 most compelling offseason moments in NFL history

There once was a time when sports had their season.  Baseball was in the summer, basketball and hockey in the winter and the Olympics came around every four years and people actually cared.  The seasons didn’t overlap, and when the World Series or Super Bowl was played and the champion crowned, we moved on to the next sport not thinking about it until pitchers and catchers reported...
Via cover32
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Runners Stop Mid-Race To Thank 95-Year-Old Veteran (Video)

A road race benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation turning into an impromptu tribute over the weekend. Among the spectators watching the eight-kilometer race, which wound through the San Jose area, was 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell, who wore his full military uniform as he cheered on participants from the sidewalk. As the mob of runners jogged past, they began to branch...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Runners interrupt their race to thank World War II veteran

The 408K road race which benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation was winding it’s way through the streets of San Jose. On the sidewalk encouraging the runners taking part was Joe Bell in full dress uniform.  Mr. Bell is a veteran of the Second World War. What happened next was one of the most touching scenes you will ever see, several runners stopped their race to thank Mr. Bell for...
Via Sports-Kings
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Runners detour Pat Tillman Foundation race to thank 95-year-old World War II veteran

Chris Chase writes, "While the 408k road race benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation was winding its way through a San Jose neighborhood, runners saw 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell watching the event while dressed in full uniform."So they detoured. And thanked Joe for his service. A reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group caught the scene...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiseling the Arizona Cardinals Mount Rushmore

Who would you put on the Mount Rushmore of the Arizona Cardinals franchise? Carl Pfeiffer of cover32.com has done just that and he has an interesting foursome for Arizona. The only restriction on the monument was that there had to be at least one offensive player and one defensive player. His list is as follows: CB Aeneas Williams - Totaled 46 interceptions, was named to six Pro...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU takes big step with Sun Devil Stadium plan

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The evolution of Sun Devil Stadium already was underway Wednesday as construction workers tore out metal bleachers from the north end zone upper deck. It is a small step, separate of the $260 million renovation plan announced Tuesday. But symbolically it is enormous. With construction happening and a firm plan finally in place, there is a prevailing message around...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU unveils new plans for renovated Sun Devil Stadium

Arizona State on Tuesday unveiled plans for a renovated Sun Devil Stadium behind a university investment of $210 million, with groundbreaking expected in 2015. In conjunction with the announcement, made following a donor event on campus Tuesday night, ASU launched a public fundraising campaign to raise an additional $50 million in private donations to upgrade the aging stadium. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 defense, coaching awards go to Sutton, Graham

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Pac-12 South champion Arizona State Sun Devils made off with two of the conference's top individual awards, with Todd Graham named coach of the year and defensive tackle Will Sutton repeating as the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year. The announcements, along with Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey being named Offensive Player of the Year, made it a clean...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Salute to Service Apparel

The NFL is partnering up with the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF), USO and the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to sell goods supporting  and honoring veterans and active duty members of the military with its annual Salute to Service campaign. This year players and coaches on-field will be sporting gear available on the NFL Shop website, including this bad-ass military green hoodie...
Via The Roosevelts
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Happy Veterans Day: Kevin Blackistone wants sports to 'back away' from the 'Star Spangled Banner' because it's a 'War Anthem'

ESPN's Kevin Blackistone ripped into Northwestern University's new controversial American flag themed Under Armour football uniforms designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project last week, and then he really got going:"Whether it’s the singing of a war anthem to open every game, whether it’s going to get a hotdog and being able to sign up for the Army...
Via Bob's Blitz
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Salute to Service

Every year the NFL does an excellent job of honoring those who have risked, or continue to risk, their lives defending our country. For every point scored during the designated Salute to Service games, the league will donate $100 per point to each of it's three core, military non-profit partners -- the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and the Wounded Warrior Project. ...
Via Black and Gold Forever
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman Would’ve been 37 Years Old Yesterday- Paying Homage to a True American Hero

Let’s talk about Pat Tillman for a second. Pat would have celebrated his 37th birthday and I would be doing a disservice to America if I didn’t pay homage to the man. Tillman was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1998 National Football League (NFL) draft. After a couple years of hard work and dedication, he earned his place as a starting player and ended up setting a new...
Via The Roosevelts
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NSFL Inaugural Schedule Released

The National Spring Football released their schedule for their upcoming season.  And there are already some interesting matchups. In the Elite division, the San Antonio Defenders up their opener against the Arizona Racers.  The Los Angeles Xplosion and San Jose Rush battle it out for the right to call themselves, “California’s team”, while the Texas Heatseekers take on the...
Via thepigskinreport.com
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona State Adds Image Of Pat Tillman In Its ‘Tunnel’

Pat Tillman has a legacy that extends beyond the football field. From 1994-1997, he was a star linebacker for Arizona State. After three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Tillman enlisted in the United States Army, where he was tragically killed by friendly fire in 2004.  At his alma mater, his legacy has not been forgotten. The school has come up with a new way to make sure he’ll...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The Pat Tillman Tunnel at ASU is Inspiring to Say the Least

The Arizona State football team will now have the inspiration of Pat Tillman, an ASU grad and Arizona Cardinals player from 1998-2001, when he turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years after the season to enlist in the Army in 2002. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. The ‘Tillman Tunnel’ was installed this season to lead players on to the field before a...
Via The Roosevelts
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman honored in incredible way by Arizona State football team

Tweet Pat Tillman gave up playing in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals to serve his country in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, turning down a $3.6 million contract to enlist with his brother in the U.S. Army. As most know, the story ends tragically as Tillman was killed by friendly fire […]
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman leads Arizona State out of the Tunnel each week

The Arizona State Sun Devils made a fantastic gesture to Pat Tillman and his family when they created this mural so that he would lead the team out onto the field for each game.  Definitely one of the greatest gestures that a school has made in a long time. [@RobSchumacher1]
Via Diehardsport
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Pat Tillman leads the way for Arizona State tunnel entrance

American hero Pat Tillman will lead his Sun Devils brethren onto the field before every Arizona State home game in the new Tillman Tunnel.
Via Gamedayr
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona State Honors Pat Tillman With New Stadium Entrance Tunnell

Pat Tillman will forever be a man among man. For those that don't know, the former Arizona State star turned down millions in the NFL to go fight for his country instead following 9/11. That kind of sacrifice alone is one that deserves respect and showed the world what kind of person he was. Sadly, he was killed in action by friendly fire. As a show of respect to a true American...
Via FatManWriting
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona State Has Awesome Pat Tillman Entrance

Arizona State recently made some renovations to Sun Devil Stadium, and the Tillman Tunnel is now one of the best entrances in college football.Here...
Via Athlon Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona State has Potrait of Pat Tillman in Tunnel (Photo)

With the college football season in full swing, it’s always nice to see when teams recognize that the world is bigger than just football. CBS Sports reports that Arizona State has done just that by putting a portrait of former star LB and Army Ranger Pat Tillman. Tillman was killed on duty in Afghanistan in 2004. This is Todd Graham’s second season with the Sun Devils, and since...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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