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Rivers runs a faith-first play always

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Philip Rivers is best known to Triangle residents for his achievements on the football field, but on Saturday, the former N.C. State University star headlined an event about faith.

    At the seventh annual Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference, Rivers told the crowd of 2,500 that he believes in faith, family and then football -- in that order.

    Now the starting quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, Rivers started 51 games in his years at N.C. State -- an NCAA record. He also shattered several other school and conference records while he was there.

    Addressing a cavernous room at the new Raleigh Convention Center, Rivers said football and faith intertwine in his life.

    He recalled stories of being an altar boy as a child in Alabama, catching cabs to go to Mass before bowl games in college and making sure to attend the team Mass each Sunday once he reached the NFL.

    "I always felt like I had an edge on the opponent," he joked.

    Rivers also offered more serious advice for young people in the audience, primarily encouraging them to choose their friends wisely and control impulses.

    "I always felt the hardest word to say is, 'no,' " he said. "But when you learn to say it, you gain a lot of respect."

    And, Rivers offered advice for the fathers in the audience, too, drawing on his experience with his four children.

    "The thing our kids hunger and thirst for is our time," he said. "And believe me, I have to fake it real hard that I care about those Barbie dolls."

    Finally, Rivers touched on recent history, addressing the Chargers' 2008 football season, when the team started 4-8 but won its final four games to make it into the playoffs before being eliminated by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    "Of course I didn't want to be 4-8," he said. "But it's in times of adversity that you find out the most about how you're going to execute the game plan. It's when you find out about your teammates and yourself."

    Jim Shaughnessy, the registration coordinator for the conference, introduced Rivers and called him a "fine Catholic gentleman."

    "He's a father image to many teenagers," he said. "We are delighted to have him here."

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  2. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Wish I would have known about this I would have gone to this function. It wasn't well publicized as to who the speaker were, I did know it was going on though.:tdown:
     
  3. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Phil is a good guy. :flag:
     
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  4. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    His pregame prayers must be something before the Broncos games as much as he owns them.
     
  5. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    But he has a better record when he is up against the Raiders.
     
  6. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    But his record against the Raiders is even better.

    And here is to a career that maintains that "0" in the loss Record
    :icon_toast: :icon_toast: :icon_toast: :icon_toast:
     
  7. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Only because of Hochuli. Otherwise Rivers is undefeated against Denver too. The Broncos have yet to beat him legitimately. :yes:
     
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  8. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    that is true, but we will never be able to say that Rivers has never lost to the Broncos. No matter how we spin it, a loss is a loss.

    Hell I lost money that game, and had to pay up.
     
  9. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    I'll just continue to say that Rivers has never been beaten legitimately by the Broncos.
     
  10. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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  11. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    It's the incense. Drives the players into a fury.
     
  12. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that he bites the head off a live chicken.

    Then he lets it round around.
     
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  13. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    Was he the kid Alice Cooper put up for adoption?
     
  14. Buck Melanoma

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    Nah, that was Marilyn Manson. :lol:
     

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