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Old 06-03-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:22 AM   #2
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Quinn OKs greater access to adoption info

A new law lets adults who were adopted obtain their original birth certificates, but some still might be unable to find out the identity of their birth parents.
Adoptees born before Jan. 1, 1946, can get access to their birth certificates right away under the law signed Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn. Those born after that date will have to wait until Nov. 15, 2011.

In the meantime, a statewide campaign will alert adoptees and birth parents to the new law. That will give birth parents time to take steps to keep their identities secret if they wish. In such cases, adoptees would get a birth certificate without a birth parent's name if they don't want it released.

Unless a birth parent opts to keep his or her identity secret, it would be released on an original birth certificate. Birth parents also can opt to make their contact information known or restrict it.

"This is really more of a bill for people who just want their birth certificate; they don't want contact," said state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, an adoptee who sponsored the bill.
The law only allows access to birth certificates for adoptees 21 and older.
Not all adoption groups are happy with the new law.
"All adoptees deserve equal access to their original birth certificates," said Triennia Guider, a spokeswoman for Adoption Reform Illinois.
Republican House leader Tom Cross and other GOP lawmakers opposed the bill because it changes the rules for parents who put children up for adoption under the condition of anonymity, said Cross spokeswoman Sara Wojcicki.
Also, some lawmakers don't think the law gives birth parents enough time to opt out so the children they gave up can't learn their identities, Wojcicki said.

Retired football player Howard Griffith, who went to the University of Illinois and later played for the Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, praised the new law.
While his birth mother had died, Griffith has tracked down his biological family and met his birth father and eight brothers and sisters.
Griffith said the law will give other adoptees the chance to find more about who they came from, something he said he often wondered about, especially during the holidays.
"There was always a time during those holidays where I would say 'Who am I?'" Griffith said.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:08 AM   #3
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I watched the Donks 97 championship recap episode of America's Game the other day. Griffith was one of the interviews.

He was fascinating. Just hearing about how he got pwned by Levon Kirkland during the regular season and wanted revenge, only to get it during the playoffs - LITERALLY - was amazing. I also loved the bit about how he was wide open for a TD in the Super Bowl and Elway ran it in instead. He was so distraught.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:09 AM   #4
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Griffith was a great football player that knew his role and performed it well. He is also a good person!
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I watched the Donks 97 championship recap episode of America's Game the other day. Griffith was one of the interviews.

He was fascinating. Just hearing about how he got pwned by Levon Kirkland during the regular season and wanted revenge, only to get it during the playoffs - LITERALLY - was amazing. I also loved the bit about how he was wide open for a TD in the Super Bowl and Elway ran it in instead. He was so distraught.
Elway running in was the higher percentage of success. Howard ran in two TDs in the Super Bowl the next year.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:13 AM   #6
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Griffith works for the Big Ten network covering football....
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Griffith was the man. Definitely one of my favorites.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #8
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I watched the Donks 97 championship recap episode of America's Game the other day. Griffith was one of the interviews.

He was fascinating. Just hearing about how he got pwned by Levon Kirkland during the regular season and wanted revenge, only to get it during the playoffs - LITERALLY - was amazing. I also loved the bit about how he was wide open for a TD in the Super Bowl and Elway ran it in instead. He was so distraught.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:26 AM   #9
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Howard was on AM1000 here in Chicago as their College football insider.

He is very good on the radio, not sure why he hasn't made the jump to TV for College football yet.

You can get podcasts on AM1000's website. I have posted a couple times when he had some good segments.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:19 AM   #10
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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Better get used to not seeing a FB on the field with McD.

Thats why he go rid of Hillis... Griffith was like Hillis, only a better blocker and not as talked about.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:29 AM   #13
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Hillis was a complete football player. GREAT Hands, GOOD RUNNER AND WAS BECOMING A GOOD BLOCKER. He needed to be on the field. Thanks Josh
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Loved his quote from America's Game: The '97 Broncos. Telling how Levon Kirkland was upset w/TD and Howard cut blocking him.

(Levon Kirkland) "Why you cuttin me, man?"

(Griffith) "Why you 300 pounds??"

Though doubtful anyone here hasn't seen that entire piece, you can watch it here http://www.hulu.com/watch/123696/ame...denver-broncos

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:47 PM   #17
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Love Griffith but he's absolutely not underrated. Every time we talk about a FB we always mention how wish we had another Griffith, and the guy was very celebrated during his time and really never spoken poorly of anywhere.

I'd say the most underrated Bronco from the SB teams would be a guy like Tony Jones. Completely outshined thanks to Zimm being a HoFer, but played great and provided a seemless transition blocking for 2000 yards after Zimm retired.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:04 PM   #18
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Love Griffith but he's absolutely not underrated. Every time we talk about a FB we always mention how wish we had another Griffith, and the guy was very celebrated during his time and really never spoken poorly of anywhere.

I'd say the most underrated Bronco from the SB teams would be a guy like Tony Jones. Completely outshined thanks to Zimm being a HoFer, but played great and provided a seemless transition blocking for 2000 yards after Zimm retired.
Was thinking of Tony, myself.

Also completely shut down Reggie White in SB XXXII.
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Love Griffith but he's absolutely not underrated. Every time we talk about a FB we always mention how wish we had another Griffith, and the guy was very celebrated during his time and really never spoken poorly of anywhere.

I'd say the most underrated Bronco from the SB teams would be a guy like Tony Jones. Completely outshined thanks to Zimm being a HoFer, but played great and provided a seemless transition blocking for 2000 yards after Zimm retired.
Good post. Also, don't forget that Tony Jones slid from RT in SB XXXII to LT in SB XXXIII after Zimm retired. The Broncos then signed Harry Swayne to play RT.
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Good post. Also, don't forget that Tony Jones slid from RT in SB XXXII to LT in SB XXXIII after Zimm retired. The Broncos then signed Harry Swayne to play RT.
I didn't forget, that's why I said "provided a seemless transition blocking for 2000 yards after Zimm retired". He was the Zimm transition.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #21
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Love Griffith but he's absolutely not underrated. Every time we talk about a FB we always mention how wish we had another Griffith, and the guy was very celebrated during his time and really never spoken poorly of anywhere.

I'd say the most underrated Bronco from the SB teams would be a guy like Tony Jones. Completely outshined thanks to Zimm being a HoFer, but played great and provided a seemless transition blocking for 2000 yards after Zimm retired.
So true. I love Griffith and he was pretty much below the radar but Jones was too. After Zimm left that line maintained and that was largely because of Jones. After Jones left, that line diminished.
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I watched the Donks 97 championship recap episode of America's Game the other day. Griffith was one of the interviews.

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