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Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:56 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 6:46 pm
 
Michael Philbin hasn't been seen since Sunday morning.By Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (5:43 p.m. ET): ESPN Milwaukee's Jason Wilde is reporting that the Packers players have been told that the body has been indentified as Michael Philbin.

Earlier in the day, here's what coach Mike McCarthy had to say: "The Philbin family is obviously going through a tough time. As we always have, we're family-first in this organization. We're supporting Joe and his family the best we can, and we're holding out hope that this comes to a positive conclusion."

According to WFRV out of Green Bay, Oshkosh police are not releasing the name of the body due to "family wishes." Foul play is not suspected, but the investigation of the incident is still under investigation.

From the Twitter account of Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, whose squad faces Green Bay this weekend: "Our prayers go out to the Philbin family and Packer nation for their loss."

UPDATED (5:03 p.m. ET):
According to the Northwestern.com, a body has been recovered from the river but no positive ID has been made yet.

Police said the body of a man between the ages of 20-25 was recovered in about 15 feet of water, 30 yards from the shore at about 3 p.m. Monday.

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Police in Oshkosh, Wis., are searching for a person who might have fallen through the ice and into the Fox River, and at the same time, police are asking for help from the public to locate the whereabouts of 21-year-old Michael T. Philbin, the son of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.

As the Northwestern.com reports, divers began to search for the missing person early Sunday when a man reported he thought he heard somebody crying out for help from the river about 2:30 a.m.

Michael Philbin was last heard from early Sunday while he was on a trip to visit friends at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He spoke to somebody on his cell phone about 2 a.m., and he wasn’t reported missing until about 8 p.m. Sunday. Police do not suspect foul play.

The police, though, are treating the missing persons report and the possible drowning as two separate incidents.

Philbin is described as 5-foot-11 and 155 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with any information on Philbin is asked to call Oshkosh police at (920) 236-5700.

In the past week, Joe Philbin has interviewed for the head coaching jobs for the Chiefs and the Dolphins.

"The Packers organization is aware of the missing person report regarding Michael Philbin, son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin," the Packers said in a statement released Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family during this difficult time. We ask anyone with information about Michael to contact the Oshkosh Police Department."

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:16 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

wow...more proof of a failed education system.

Then include me in with: 

John O'Keefe (astronomer at NASA)
Roger Penrose (mathematician and author)
Tony Rothman (physicist)
Vera Kistiakowsky (MIT physicist)
Robert Jastrow (self-proclaimed agnostic)

In case you didn't recognize the names...the list is just a partial list of "scientists" who believe in God.  Ahem.....more proof of a failed education system indeed.  Be very careful who you wish to battle with Slowgun.  God Bless You.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Cutting the one I told my wife today that breakfast was delicious...that brings it to 10,418

just kidding...
Sorry there RepublicanMan, but I haven't kept count.

What do you call someone who tells lies?



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:45 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

RepublicanMan,

I’m sure you know that you’re not a lone in attacking or questioning Evolution as being just a theory.

On the campaign trail Texas Governor Rick Perry was ask about what he thought about evolution. His response was, "its a theory that's out there" and one that's "got some gaps in it."

But there are others beside you and Governor Perry.

One group that comes to mind was the school board of Dover Pennsylvania. See, like you they believed the Evolution was just some theory. So they required science teachers to read a statement that evolution was only a theory and that there are other theories out there including Intelligent Design…..

The science teachers refused to read the statement. The teachers and a group of parent took the school board to court.

The judge in the case was John E. Jones III. A conservative Christian, republican, who was appointed by President Bush. Judge Jones was blown away by the over whelming scientific data and evidence presented in support of Evolution. So much so that at several times in the trail, he interject with comments such as, "this is amazing" "why aren’t our kids given all of this detail in school"…He eventually ruled that Evolution is a scientific theory meeting and even exceeding all of the standards of the scientific community. And that Intelligent Design was just Creationism re-package.

So don’t feel bad that you can’t provide any evidence supporting Creationism. Well educated, trained, experienced, expert lawyers went to court, and they were unable to do it as well.

Because creationism is faith, not science.

Here is a link to Judge Jones 139 page ruling.

Here is a link to a documentary based on the trial – you can watch on-line.

And here is a link to a wonder dvd package that explains and details the science behind the Theory of Evolution. It cost $80. But I sure someone like you would be willing to spend $80 to learn more about a topic that you seem so interested in…right? You are willing to educate yourself…right?




Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

How many lies have you told in your lifetime?



Cutting the one I told my wife today that breakfast was delicious...that brings it to 10,418

just kidding...
Sorry there RepublicanMan, but I haven't kept count.
But I'd say about as many as most people, including you.




Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:54 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

How many lies have you told in your lifetime?



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:22 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

In the end we will know who had the Truth given to them.  Still, evolution would be a lot stronger if they could provide that fish fossil that had ten fingers and ten toes.



wow...more proof of a failed education system.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:20 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd


@lotus and slogun Would you consider yourself to be a good person?



I’m not perfect. But I do my best to be a good, son, brother, father, husband, and member of society.




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:29 pm
 

Off Topic

@lotus and slogun Would you consider yourself to be a good person?
Why wouldn't I?



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:59 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

@lotus and slogun Would you consider yourself to be a good person?



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:13 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

I always am amazed how the loss of a young life turns into a battle over creation vs. evolution (including the Big Bang theorists.)  Neither can be proved to naysayers and both require faith from their followers.  I put my faith in the Lord and his word, the Bible.  Evolutionists can put their faith in Darwin and the human scientists in the laboratories.  In the end we will know who had the Truth given to them.  Still, evolution would be a lot stronger if they could provide that fish fossil that had ten fingers and ten toes.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Philbin family.  May the Lord grant them some peace during their time of mourning.  I have much respect for Tuck for offering his sympathies to the Philbin family and the Packer organization.


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