OT-Packers OC son missing

Submitted by weasel3216 on January 9th, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Sorry i know it is not related to Michigan, but a sad story out of Wisconsin. 

Packers OC, Joe Philbin's, son has been missing since Sunday at 2 am.  It is believed that he drowned in the Wisconsin River around the Oshkosh, Wisconsin area.  The ESPN story says that a body has been found that appears to be between the ages of 20-25.  His son is 21, also a security guard heard cries for help from the ice.

My thoughts are out to the Philbin family as well as the Packers organization.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7442751/green-bay-packers-offensive-coordinator-joe-philbin-son-missing

 

UPDATE LINK:http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7442751/source-body-found-river-son-green-bay-packers-coach-joe-philbin

Sad to say the update is the body is Joe Philbin's son.

Comments

Louie C

January 9th, 2012 at 10:32 PM ^

One thing  that stuck me recently is that  while I hope and pray that I outlive my children, I also don't want them to go through the pain of losing me or my wife. I just hope that if they outlive us, it is at an age where they can cope with it better. I know that there might be a time when I have to bury one or both of my parents, and I just don't know how I am going to be able to deal with that. 

Death sucks. Fuck death. Nothing good comes from it. The deceased loses because well...they're dead. The survivors lose because they spend the rest of their lives missing and grieving for the deceased.

SysMark

January 9th, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

I heard this on the radio this afternoon - that he was missing - tragic ending.  Truly feel for the parents, especially having to live this out in the public eye.  Doesn't get any worse.

robmorren2

January 9th, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

I'm guessing that this might never be solved. Out drinking with his friends at a bar, friends go to a different bar and leave him ... guy ends up in the middle of a river. Annnd he had a cellphone which he made a call from and didn't sound incapacitated or distressed. Weeeeiiirrrrddd.

Dion

January 9th, 2012 at 10:57 PM ^

People die out in on the water every year out here. It's incredibally rampant in towns by major rivers it's a tragedy every time it happens, truly saddend by this news