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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:30 AM
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NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez was shaped by his father, Nick, and the firefighters of Station 6
As Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez readied for Sundays divisional playoff game against the San Diego Chargers two hours away, his father and the men who shaped him prepared to help out in the wake of one of the greatest natural disasters in memory.

Station 6, one of 28 urban search and rescue teams in the United States, is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency task force. In 2005, the unit was deployed to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina struck.

As of Saturday night, Nick Sanchez and the rest of the Station 6 firefighters were still awaiting word whether to fly to Haiti, unfazed by perhaps missing the biggest game of Mark Sanchezs life.

This is what we do, Nick Sanchez, 61, said. If you ask Mark, hell tell you where we should go. And he wont hesitate.

The bright lights shining on the Jets rookie quarterback havent blinded him. The No. 6 across his chest and back serves as a daily reminder of the people who guided him.

We know what 6 means to us, said Jim Silva, the Station 6 firetruck driver, who has known Mark since he was a baby. Probably nobody else understands. But it makes you really proud.

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2010/01/ny_jets_quarte...

It's a feel good story about a kid and his Dad.
Dad is going to Haiti and his rookie QB son is playing in the biggest game of his life on national television at 4:15 eastern in Sandy Eggo.

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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:35 AM
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1. doesnt this belong in the lounge with other entertainment stuff? nt
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:49 AM
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2. Yeah 'cuz preparing to go to haiti is so entertaining
jesus
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:51 AM
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3. I am sorry it does not meet your qualifications for a proper post in GD.
It called GENERAL DISCUSSION and I have been around here long enough to know where to post what.
Go piss on someone else's Cheerios.

This is a good story.
I felt like sharing it with my DU friends.


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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:19 PM
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4. I enjoyed it. nt
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