Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:54 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Our friend on the Eye on Hockey blog, Brian Stubits, brings us this story of the Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera and what kind of design he’ll wear on his mask this season. The reason this story is on the Eye on Football blog? Well, in order to honor the American and Canadian armed forces, LaBarbera’s mask will feature images of the late Arizona Cardinals star Pat Tillman.
As Stubits points out, Dave Arrigo -- a sports designer who makes goalie masks on a regular basis -- designed the mask and said this in a statement, “Pat Tillman will live in on in our memories, I hope that this helmet assists with that in whatever facet possible."
As you can see in the photos above, an image of Tillman in his uniform and posing with his brother in military uniforms are mixed with camouflage, stars to represent the American flag and maple leafs to represent the Canadian flag.
It’s a very cool gesture by Arrigo, LaBarbera and the Coyotes, and it’s heartwarming to know that Tillman continues to live on in our memories and in our hearts.
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Posted on: September 28, 2010 12:12 pm
Posted by Will Brinson
Richard Tillman joined Real Talk With Bill Maher this past weekend and dropped some comments that are quickly making the rounds of controversial discussion (the YouTube below, which has NSFW language, has nearly 50,000 views already).
On the show Maher discusses The Tillman Story and quickly points out that the way Pat died was "so fishy" and then asks if Richard thinks that his brother was "deliberately attacked by his fellow troops."
Tillman declines to opine specifically on that point, but does state that the situation is "gross negligence" and "it's criminal, for sure." Then he really lets loose, stating that, "I wish he would've just lit these f***ing idiots up with his own gun. 'Cause he knew that they were shooting at him. I wish he didn't have so much character, and he would've shot his own guys."
Richard also gets into the discussion of religion and his speech at Pat's memorial service. Richard said, in response to John McCain's comment that Pat was "with God," "Make no mistake, he'd want me to say this -- he's not with God. He's f***ing dead, he's not religious. Thanks for your thoughts, but he's f***ing dead."
At the 5:20 mark below, Maher runs that clip and asks Richard about the speech. More bleepy symbols follow, per above (and again, the video below is NSFW if your bosses don't like tons of f-bombs). Now is neither the time (lunch calls for me as does a heavy discussion of where Trent Edwards could end up!) nor the place (a blog about football) to get into any sort of discussion about religion and politics. However, the interview is very good (and, again, very riddled with swear words) and worth watching.