I met a pretty amazing lady a couple of years ago, then this happened yesterday.
I saw the headline:
and I immediately HAD to click. There was Tebowing... now there is Meskoing.
This is a great article from the Boston Herald about Zoltan's work with Boston Children's Hospital. It's a great read and there is a brief video interview with Zoltan and his, umm, Space Empress.
"All she knew Tuesday night was that her daughter had been in the hospital nearly a week and needed a boost. In truth, both of them needed one. And it came in the form of the smiling, cheery, 6-foot-4, Romanian"
Zoltan already won the Ron Burton Community Service Award earlier this year from the Patriots organization and will receive the "Champion's Award" from Boston Children's. Pat's owner Robert Kraft recently gave him probably the highest praise possible for one of his players:
"In the 18 years since we established the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, perhaps no player has accomplished more in the community in such a short amount of time.”"
We can all be really proud of Zoltan and the way that he conducts himself. I'm sure he will continue to do great things in the community with the foundation that he has recently started along with Tim North. He is truly a Michigan Man and I'm so happy that he is making a difference.
"As of press time, eight of the 12 draft picks remained alive. Although they have largely stuck together, the group has steadily fractured. With dehydration and hysteria setting in, Thomas Welch severely beat and nearly killed Zoltan Mesko with the butt end of the flashlight for eating the last sand cake".....
The writers at The Onion were misinformed, the Space Emperor of Space can not in fact be beaten for he does not truly exist in this dimension, his likeness merely occupies a body for the purpose of world domination.
Just look at how many times Zoltan is mentioned here. The Boston media is already amazed at how much of a wave a fifth-round punter has made. If they only knew...
Not only that, but another article says that the Space Emperor is guaranteed a spot on the roster. But the most amazing part of the article (and arguably the most important moment in the history of the written word):
“It’s kind of weird to be known as a punter. Yeah, I have a weird name that’s easily recognizable or recallable. I’m just being myself, doing my thing. It’s just the fans kind of took to it. It wasn’t my doing in any way, shape or form. I was being myself. It kind of just happened on its own. I’m very thankful it happened because I’m accepting of all things that come my way.”
--Mesko, on his cult following in Michigan and (soon to be) New England. Mesko has been given a number of nicknames, and he says “The Space Emperor of Space” is his favorite.
Rich Garven of The Worcester Telegram recognizes the awesomeness that is Zoltan the Great.
Lastly, this was featured in today’s Sports section of The Boston Globe. I fear for the author’s life, for he has committed the egregious sin of referring to the Space Emperor by His last name. I don’t even want to know what the gods demand for his atonement. Sheesh, no wonder print journalism is dying.
Nice story in the Daily on Zoltan.