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Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Posted on: January 30, 2011 10:35 am
Edited on: January 30, 2011 12:50 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

David Akers surprisingly missed two fairly easy field goals against the Packers in the Eagles playoff loss -- one from 41 and one from 34.

Given that Philly lost by just five points, Eagles fans weren't exactly thrilled with their long-time kicker (and neither was Andy Reid, who cast some blame Akers' way following the loss). But it turns out, Akers had a pretty good excuse: His 6-year-old daughter was in the middle of a cancer diagnosis.

According to Ashley Fox of the Philadelphia Inquirer, doctors informed Akers on Friday night that his daughter, Halley, would need a cyst on her left ovary removed through surgery.

"It was just kind of a smack of reality," Akers said.

The doctors didn't actually diagnose Halley with cancer that night, but Akers, who routinely works with a local children's cancer hospital, knew what they meant.

"They used the word tumor or cyst or growth," Akers said. "And you're like, 'OK, what does that mean?' Cancer is what that means."

Fox writes that Akers "disintegrated over the news" ... except he went out less than 48 hours later and managed to kick in an NFL football game.

"You just think about your little girl," Akers said. "I think for me as a father it was harder than for her mother, because you think of her as 'Daddy's little girl.' "

There's a numerical argument that Akers cost his team a chance to advance to the playoffs. But there's also a "the Packers out-coached, -played and -smarted the Eagles" argument.

And, most importantly, there's a point to be made here that while football is important, a playoff game -- for even the most championship-desperate city like Philly -- is worth nothing next to the health of a six-year-old girl.

Hopefully every Philly fan (and/or coach) who was willing to speak out against Akers' performance (in spite of what he was going through) has the stomach to publicly apologize as well.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:15 am
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Positive... furthermore indeed really savor to take a atmosphere during that different blemish, ones own approximated is.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Are you sure it was just the "thug NBA players?"  Maybe, just maybe, some of the thugs in the stands contributed as well.  More than one.  Again, there are idiots in every city. 
If you don't know the players involved are thug players, then you don't know the NBA my friend... I won't even go over it for you..... it's a waste of my time.  For the record the NBA has more thug players and uneducated losers playing in that league then every other sport combined...... once again, if that's news to you then I guess I just talk you something.... free of charge... don't worry about it.

ONE fan STARTED it by throwing that cup of ice and drink or whatever at Artest. ONE idiot started it....  it could and would have ended there. That fan would have been gone, charged and banned from the arena for life but Artest did what all thugs do, they take the law into their own hands and go crazy.  And then for good measure Jackson followed him into the stands.....  idiots.

Artest is a moron.... Jackson is a moron...... a lot of NBA players have records and are ex gang bangers, etc  .... no surprise here.

And for your information, none of that happens if Artest doesn't run away from Ben Wallace hiding back peddling hiding behind a referee.  If he stands up to him like a man, the players break it up and it doesn't get anywhere near the stands... but he's a wussy...  a pantsy ass that only goes after weak fans because he was scared to death of Wallace.. go watch the video.....  it's actually kinda funny if you ask me.

Wallace almost sent him into next week with that shove and Artest did nothing about it.  Yet a loser drunk fan throws a drink at him and he goes nuts?  LOL   Makes sense to me......





Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Yeah, ONE fan.  OOOOOO-K.  It was only one idiot that threw something at a player, but there were plenty more bozos in the crowd who were more than willing to act like a fool, which ended up getting them punched in the face for their efforts.  Do you have a brain in your head?  You're worried about things getting yelled at you, meanwhile we've got pier six brawls going on at Detroit sporting events.  LOL!!!  Are you sure it was just the "thug NBA players?"  Maybe, just maybe, some of the thugs in the stands contributed as well.  More than one.  Again, there are idiots in every city. 



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Here we go again with the "Philly fans are the worst ever" remarks. But somehow again, we can excuse the behavior from other cities. Every city has some idiot fans, INCLUDING Detroit. Whether it's just one fan, or a group of them, fairly or not, it still reflects on your city. At least that's how it seems to work in Philly according to all you knuckle heads. Except of course, if it's your city, then that rule doesn't apply. Was it just one Detroit fan that was throwing all those beers and cups at the Pacers as they were leaving the court? Go throw another octopus and shut up.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:51 am
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Yeah Mr. Detroit, Philly fans are the worst.  Well, they are certainly up there, honestly.  Then again, wasn't it you dumb bastards that started an effing brawl with NBA players in your own arena.  AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!
Don't be stupid.  If you want to use examples of bad fans in Detroit look for a real example sir.  The incident at the Palace is an example only stupid people would use...  are you stupid or do you have a brain?  The incident at the Palace had nothing to do with Detroit fans or the city... it was ONE fan that threw a cup full of ice at an opposing team's player... ONE fan... that's it.  

Everything else that happened was because of thug NBA players that forgot they aren't in the ghetto anymore... swinging at and punching innocent people just standing there....

I've been to Detroit sporting events more times then you'll ever dream of over the past 25 years.. hockey, basketball, football being the 3 I participate in the most.  I honestly can't even remember the last fight I saw at any of those events.  Can you honestly say if you go to 10 or 15 games over the next year in Phili you won't see or hear of anything happening??  Doubt it....

I was there when the Wings got knocked out by the Penguins a couple of years ago in game 7... there were about a dozen Pens fans in our section as the Pens won the cup screaming, laughing and yelling at the Wings fans....  they didn't get touched.. not even threatened.

Are you telling me that if the Wings clinch the cup in Phili in this year's playoffs that I could be there with my buddies and laugh and yell at the Flyer fans without getting my head beat in???????

Once again... doubt it.





Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:28 am
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Yeah Mr. Detroit, Philly fans are the worst.  Well, they are certainly up there, honestly.  Then again, wasn't it you dumb bastards that started an effing brawl with NBA players in your own arena.  AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!  You can't make this stuff up.  Also, credit to the methed up father/son combo in Chicago that jumped the barrier and went on to beat up the Kansas City Royals first base coach.  Oh yeah, he was an old man too.  Stay classy.   Again, Philly fans have basically earned their rep, but give me a break with your holier-than-thou attitude.  There are idiots everywhere, as you people so obviously displayed that night at the Palace.   



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:09 am
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

Nobody said mope about it, but as you said, make light of it, but usually you make light of it with people who are close to you and them, not with random people, I'm sure if some "random" person made light of the cancer your family had you wouldn't be making light of it with them, even if its a "light" joke.... my point is that no one here knows you and you making light of a deadly disease isn't funny no matter what you been through or how you argue it. You do understand that you are on a online forum and that when you make posts like that it will draw attention and mainly negative attention, not many will chime in and jest with you like a family member or friend would at a joke you poked at about one of your family members.



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

"As someone who has done pretty much the same I feel you don't have a right to make a joke" how does that sound? Not to friendly huh? No offense.... it doesn't matter what people say, or do, or what has happened to people, but some stuff just isn't right to joke about. You can justify it by saying how tough it was for you to lose family members, then you should know how "sensitive" some people can be with it, how about you just grow up and you lighten up.
You're wrong.  Over and over again.  Wrong.

We all know people who suffer, and do their best to make light of it everyday; stay upbeat, or the sickness wins. 

If you want to mope around, that's your option...I'm done trying to stop you.  Humor, whether childish or absolute or inappropriate, is what gets us through the worst.  I guess you're just tougher than everyone else.  Congratulations.

I hope is waiting ay your dood you deserve it.

Nice spelling.  Want to try that again?

I'm out of here.  If you guys want to continue dumping, then enjoy yourselves;  it clearly makes you happy.  I guess my plan worked after all.




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Akers' daughter had cancer diagnosis pre GB game

redman1971  Sorry but I also have to agree...just because you have family that has or had cancer doesn't give you the right to idiotic post!



Maybe you need to read the article on Akers once again and get a clue! No Class!!


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