October 29th, 2013 at 10:09 AM ^

I suppose if you need to be carried to safety, that's not a bad house to crash into.


Glad to hear everyone was ok and things weren't worse.



October 29th, 2013 at 10:18 AM ^

... what the hell are you going to do in that situation?  Sure, it's nice they helped, but I don't think it's worth a giant write up or that we should be making heroes out of these guys for it (not that the OP was doing that).  I think it's the expected behavior for anyone in that situation.  Now if they started taking pictures and posting on Twitter with #LOL, that would be worth noting.  Helping a guy who crashed right next to your house is not note worthy of the press.  

Maybe the only hero in this is the unknown guy who took the lead.  

LSA Aught One

October 29th, 2013 at 11:04 AM ^

I am glad to hear about it.  If they hadn't done anything, we wouldn't have heard anything.  In this case, I say that they deserve some recognition.  Giant write-up seems like a bit of an overstatement.  In other news, how do the floors in their house withstand the weight?  Those three weigh a combined 834lbs!

oriental andrew

October 29th, 2013 at 11:52 AM ^

It's noteworthy because there were noteworthy individuals involved.  Maybe it's "expected" that they should react this way, but then why isn't it expected for ANYONE to respond in this manner?  What do a bunch of jocks know about first aid to a car crash victim?  Probably not much, if anything.  That they responded is a positive testament to their character.  They could just as easily have dialed 911 and called it a day.  

Great story, although not particularly well-written.  Reads like a blog post, not a news article.  


October 29th, 2013 at 12:24 PM ^

I was run off the road by a family in their car. I flipped over and broke my back. They pulled into their driveway, went inside, and closed the blinds. I had to lay there until someone else came along. 

The general urge not to get involved is pretty high among many people. I don't think that they are "heroes" but I do think their actions are worth recognition.


October 29th, 2013 at 12:58 PM ^

I agree in that the writer of the article was clearly trying to make it more dramatic (also I'm not sure how that last sentence made it past the editor - is pausing a video game a big sacrifice?) but I'd much rather there be a hundred articles like this in the paper rather than the miserable shit we usually see.


October 29th, 2013 at 1:37 PM ^

were asked about at the end of their questioning during yesterday's press conference.  About the only time in the presser that Lewan was smiling, a kind of gosh-shucks thing from each of them (i.e., not at all Being Heroes).  I was hoping to find out more details, not being able to hear the full questions. 

The article does call the Red Sox Cap Man the hero, and both Schofield and Lewan mentioned him (Taylor saying he was a trainer at Eastern Michigan, Mike only knowing he was a trainer).  But there was fire involved, and most people would shy away from such a situation, even if only suspected.  Our guys were big, the trainer knew what to do.  A nice story and worthy of taking notice. 

[To OA:  Perhaps the article sounds "blog-like" to you because it's a human interest story rather than straight news?  There's a lot of good writing to be found on blogs these days, as well as not-so-erudite or properly spelled.  As we well know. And I thought the writer did a fine job.]


October 29th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

Nowhere in the article does the writer state that the football players are "heroes," and the players refuse any characterization of themselves as "heroes". Not only that, but both the players and the writer openly acknowledged that the true "hero" is the anonymous guy in the Red Sox hat.

Yet for some bizarre freaking reason you're complaining about "making heroes out of these guys" and offer the original insight that "the unknown guy who took the lead" is the real hero.

On top of that, you maintain that while helping somebody who's in serious physical danger isn't worth noting in the press, it would be noteworthy if the players were dicks about the incident on Twitter.

Are you Michael Rosenberg?


October 29th, 2013 at 7:49 PM ^

My mom had this happen she was a type 1 diabetic and had an insulin reaction while driving.  If no one had helped her she wouldn't have made it.  Insulin reactions are something I hope you never have to deal with.  Their actions are noteworthy and commendable.  It is not like they were given a parade or keys to the city.  Good stories should be told just as well as DUIs and recruiting violations.