Role models

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Smurfquake, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Attached is a picture from shasta -- he couldn't post it himself so here it is. Take it away, shasta!
  2. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Thanks for sharing. The Quakes are GREAT team. They also happen to play pretty good soccer.
  3. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    totally right on both counts
  4. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Captures the moment perfectly--Kodak style.
  5. 1Bri Fanatic333

    1Bri Fanatic333 New Member

    Jul 12, 2000
    Oh my flippin god....that is one of the greatest pictures I have seen in a couple years. It says so much....god, I hope and pray that some of these guys are still around when I have children.....
  6. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca

    God I hope and pray she doesn't have children. ;)
  7. 1Bri Fanatic333

    1Bri Fanatic333 New Member

    Jul 12, 2000
    you're just jealous because my kids will be in the national Spelling Bee on ESPN, and they'll kick your kid's A$S!! ;) :D
  8. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Outside tutor for hire!:)
  9. shasta

    shasta New Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Thanx for the help, Bill!

    I took the picture while we were greeting the players before the game on Sunday.

    I sent the picture and the following to the city council members of both San Jose & Santa Clara. So far, I have recieved a positive response from Santa Clara.

    "We were at the San Jose Earthquakes game on Sunday
    and got to go on the field before the game and it
    was cool. The kids we brought totally dug it.

    I took a lot of photos that day, but the one I've
    attached of Landon Donovan and a little kid wearing
    a "Believe" t-shirt really stuck out. Every time the
    Quakes come out to autograph alley, they stay till'
    that last kid is gone. On Sunday, even the guys who
    were obviously hurting (Brian Ching could barely
    walk) were out there. That is totally awesome! They
    also come out to our youth league practices and our
    children's schools. They are a fantastic community

    In these days of mega-egotistical, obscenely paid
    professional athletes, the Quakes represent (to me)
    positive, responsible role models. So many people
    underestimate the positive influence the Quakes have
    on our area's youth and it would be a true shame if
    we lose them.

    I named the photo "Role Models"."
  10. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Great. When I saw the photo one of my 1st reactions is that the city councilmembers should see it. "A picture is worth a thousand words" and I'm sure they've received many thousand words. :)
  11. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2003
    San Jose Earthquakes
    What a terrific picture--and what great timing to capture such an evocative moment.

    (I would, however, crop the photo so that you can't see all those empty stands to the right of the players.)

    Thank you both for sharing that one.

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