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Old 09-17-2009, 09:00 AM   #1
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For one day at least, Vince Young stepped up to try to fill the void for the late Steve McNair's two young sons, the Tennessean reported Thursday.

Young surprised 11-year-old Trenton and 5-year-old Tyler on Wednesday by showing up at their house and taking them to their school's "Dear Dads Breakfast" at a local restaurant.



Those are my boys. I wouldn't say it was to pay anyone back; it was just out of love. Steve would do it for me. He pretty much did it for me when I was growing up. I have a history with the boys and I want to do anything I can. I am their big brother.


-- Vince Young

"Those are my boys," Young told the Tennessean. "I wouldn't say it was to pay anyone back; it was just out of love. Steve would do it for me. He pretty much did it for me when I was growing up. I have a history with the boys and I want to do anything I can. I am their big brother."

Julie Dilworth, admissions director at St. Paul Christian Academy, lauded Young's actions.

"It was a great, great gesture," Dilworth told the Tennessean. "All the kids had been talking about the dads' breakfast and [Trenton and Tyler] were wondering what was going to happen with them.

"They were thrilled ... the boys came to school with huge smiles on their faces."

Young had a close relationship with Steve McNair, even before the latter was drafted by the Titans four years ago. He attended McNair's football camps when he was young. McNair was shot and killed July 4.

Besides being there for McNair's sons, Young gave other kids at the school jerseys and autographs.

"It was a surprise, and just to see the excitement on their faces, it's a great feeling," Young told the Tennessean. "We had a good time eating pancakes. I had an omelet.

"Overall they are doing cool, doing good. Just talking to their mom, I think they are going to be all right. I am always going to be here for them, always."

McNair also had two older teenage sons.


You don't hear enough these stories these days. Good for you Vince.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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Very classy. Standing O for him.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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AWESOME!~!

VY is going to be a player in this league once he learns to overcome his emotions... that is probably his biggest downfall, his emotion. But, without that emotion he probably wouldn't have gone to the "Dad's Breakfast", and to me that is a bigger deal then how he played on Sunday.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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i read this earlier this morning and have alot of respect for VY as a person.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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That was nice of "Radio" to take the time to do that .............
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:50 AM   #6
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #7
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Good for Vince. There are many players in the NFL making small gestures like this to make huge diffences in the lives of others. It's just too bad we hear about a guy getting a speeding ticket before we ever hear these stories.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:06 AM   #8
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Nice jesture by VY, I hope he keeps up the leadership stuff...but shouldn't the thread title be "Shirts off to VY"?

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Old 09-17-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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Awesome move on his part. Breaks my heart to think of McNair's kids.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #10
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Yep. Very nice stuff. Kids in that situation break my heart. I bet it was a huge deal for them.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:33 AM   #11
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that was nice of "radio" to take the time to do that .............
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #12
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If VY was on the Mane, I would rep him - very classy.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #13
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That was nice of "Radio" to take the time to do that .............
Hahahahaha, I actually cracked up when I read that.
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That is great! Good story.
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Very respectful. Still don't like him though.
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Ahhh man, now I can't talk bad about him anymore.
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Very respectful. Still don't like him though.
As a player or as a person?

nevermind, i don't care.
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Good work.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:47 PM   #20
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Nicely done, Vince.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:50 PM   #21
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Good person, bad player, the anti pacman really.
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never liked the guy, even going back to college(as a football player), but i have to give credit to him being an awesome person, and returning the favor McNair gave him as a kid to McNair's kids.
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never liked the guy, even going back to college(as a football player), but i have to give credit to him being an awesome person, and returning the favor McNair gave him as a kid to McNair's kids.
Yeah, I can understand people not liking the greatest college qb of all time.

Vince is great. I had a couple classes with him at UT... was always real nice to ppl who came up to him before/after class. And surprisingly, he paid attention and took notes... but he did get the separate testing room treatment.
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What a great gesture. I hope he gets it together and has a great career.
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That's awesome...words can't describe what he did for those two kids!
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