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$50 bet with Rebels10 - Best of 3 Egg Bowls
**the $50 goes to others schools athletics dept**
"The True Soldier Fights Not Because He Hates What Is In Front Of Him, But Because He Loves What Is Behind Him."
BEFORE the hoax was revealed, I was sickened watching the college awards show, and them kissing up to T'eo like they were.
At that time, I thought it was indeed terrible his grandmother and girlfriend had died, and he kept pushing on. You have to respect that.
At that time, I watched as T'eo sat there with both his mother and father fully supporting him, enjoying them and the moment.
And I thought while watching that awards show, Johnthan Banks would probably love to have his mom and dad sitting with him, but he didn't have that luxury. His mother gave him up when he was an infant, didn't want him. His father was killed in a log truck accident when he was young. He was raised by his grandparents.
I felt then like T'eo and ND was milking his situation for all they could get out of it. State didn't run around telling Banks story to anyone that would listen. ESPN did a brief piece on it mid season, that's it. Banks let his play talk for him, he earned respect. He earned the Thorpe.
I've been a Banks fan since he came to state. I have profound respect for him knowing what he endured in his life, and he overcame it no matter what. No excuses, just hard work.
And yes, seeing him just glow talking about his son, you know he's a proud papa. I hope he, Mrs. Banks and son all live happily ever after.
Thanks to slickdawg.... Favorite YouTube vid of all time. I still get pumped!
Video content belongs to the Southeastern Conference / ESPN. Mississippi State safety Jonathon Banks picks off Tim Tebow in the end zone and returns the inte...
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