Boiler Up

Well, that was fun, woke up this morning and could only go to Google, amazing what a broken firewall can do for you. Seems to be working now, though. Yay! So an easy one for today, since I’m already a few hours late with my schedule. 😦

From DC Whispers.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has had one of the longest and most productive NFL careers ever. He’s a devoted family man who donates both considerable time and his own money to a multitude of community causes that benefit people of all races and socio-economic backgrounds.

He’s also a Christian and for that, he’s now being targeted by the radical fringe left who want him run out of the NFL for advocating that kids take their Bibles to school with them.

Yes, you read that right. This is the thinking of some in America who are totally devoted to a totalitarian, far-left group-think mentality that wants to destroy anything different than themselves.

Isn’t that special? Increasingly that is the world today, it will change but when is hard to tell, and it may get worse before it gets better. But it’s not everyone. Brees is one of my fellow Boilers, and even before we became the Cradle of Astronauts we were the Cradle of Quarterbacks if you’re my age you might remember Len Dawson or Bob Griese.

But Purdue has always been about more than football (or basketball) and while Drew Brees may be one of the immortal quarterbacks (he is), three Purdue QBs are playing in the NFL. This is from Purdue.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Every Boilermaker is aware of the prowess Drew Brees possesses on the football field. Now, the Purdue graduate is being honored for his activities away from football.

Brees is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International – the world’s largest business education alliance — as the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

Brees is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. In addition to setting NFL records with the New Orleans Saints, he founded the Brees Dream Foundation, which has contributed almost $25 million to improve the quality of life for people around the world since its inception in 2003.

One example of Brees’ efforts to help his community is his support of the Team Gleason House in New Orleans, named for Steve Gleason, a former Saints teammate who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The house is equipped with the latest computer-operated technologies to allow individuals with ALS the highest independence possible. Brees’ foundation also helped fund improvements to Joe Brown Park, transforming it into a world-class regional park to enable children and families to be healthy and active.

Brees’ reach extends beyond New Orleans. In 2011, he was appointed an ambassador for the World Food Programme, a United Nations branch and the world’s largest humanitarian organization to fight against hunger. He supports high schools around the nation through the Drew Brees Passing Academy and 7-on-7 Tournament, and his work with Convoy of Hope has helped support families that were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Brees was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2010 and was described as “an athlete as adored and appreciate as any in an American city today.” He also has become a successful entrepreneur; in 2018, he came in at No. 17 in the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

“AACSB is honored to recognize Drew Brees and congratulates Purdue University for its role in preparing alumni who are leading examples of business education as a force for good in the world,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries and career paths of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”

Now in its fourth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized almost 200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and society. All honorees have earned an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree from one of the more than 800 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide. Brees is the fourth Krannert graduate to be recognized, joining Beth Brooke-Marciniak (2015), Carolyn Woo (2015) and Shawn Taylor (2016).

Can’t speak for you, but I’m quite happy to be associated even in this distant way to Drew Brees, and Grubb and his ilk, need a football where the sun don’t shine – sideways.

And about the Purdue Vanderbilt game today, I have a prediction – The Gold and Black will win. I just don’t know which shade. 🙂

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23 Responses to Boiler Up

  1. the unit says:

    Good Golly Miss Molly! It’s football season again. I’d forgotten how much I used to enjoy it. Son chose to go to FL State for the last couple of the Bowen years. Guess that’s reason enough, as we had watched them together for several years on tv. And well, it wasn’t for gender studies. History and Political Science degree. Not much difference though, I guess. Huh? 🙂
    So Purdue and Vandy game today. Guess I’ll pull for Vandy as son went on there for law degree.
    And he ain’t even practicing law, got accounting masters at Belmont and is a CPA down in Miami.
    Brees showed’em didn’t he!

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    • NEO says:

      Any reason is a good reason, last I checked I don’t have access to the Big 10 network so it’s the radio for me. Might be a good one, from what the blogs say. Yep, I like college football, far more than I ever liked the NFL.

      Brees is a good ‘un on and off the field. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        I’ll have to check. Our cable has carried SEC Network. Most likely though I’ll nap through the first half and then finish the burning of a tree I recently cut down. I didn’t cut it for no reason. It died for whatever reason. I wouldn’t cut down a good tree taking up the CO2 it needs to produce O2. Not denying I need O2. 🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    P.S. Weather Service, Weather Channel, and WU just sorry Mar-A-Lago not wiped out.
    Also impacts to LA (Lower Alabama: Fl Panhandle) beautiful, clear skies, 70 degrees in the morning, North wind at 3 mph.
    Guess I’m not pc…impacts might be good…for us. Of course high still going to be 95 this afternoon.
    Not to take away from the horrible condition for the folks that are living through Dorian. Y’all know where I was, and mama, in Katrina.
    Trump should’ve known better than to cause it. 🙂

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  3. Scoop says:

    I wonder if we are actually ever going to get better in the future. I see that the University of South Carolina is offering Tailgating 101 as a course. I’m sure that the parents of these students are proud of their kids expertise in such a valuable skill. It’s well worth their money or the money they went deep into debt in order to attend.

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13650

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