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Alex Smith = CLASS

Posted: 01/23/2013 4:59 PM

Alex Smith = CLASS 


i don't know that i've ever seen a professional athlete suffer through so much and still maintain his composure and be such a class act.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/...kaepernick.html

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Posted: 01/23/2013 5:28 PM

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Whats the chances of the Niners creating an "Alex Smith" award?

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Posted: 01/23/2013 5:31 PM

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higherwarrior wrote: i don't know that i've ever seen a professional athlete suffer through so much and still maintain his composure and be such a class act.
+1

If he lands a starting job somewhere else next season, I'll be rooting for him whenever he's not playing against the 49ers.
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Posted: 01/23/2013 5:37 PM

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Jackmaul wrote: Whats the chances of the Niners creating an "Alex Smith" award?

That wouldn't be a bad idea. These are the existing team awards:

Len Eshmont Award: The 49ers player that best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play
Bill Walsh Award: The 49ers player with the most outstanding play
Bobb McKittrick Award: The 49ers offensive lineman that best exemplifies courage, intensity and sacrifice
Hazeltine Iron Man Award: The 49ers player that best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play as voted on by defensive coaches
Thomas Herrion Memorial Award: The 49ers player that has best "taken advantage of every opportunity, turned it into a positive situation and made their dream turn into a reality"
Ed Block Courage Award: The 49ers player that best exemplifies sportsmanship and courage

All of the above awards are named after someone (the Hazeltine Iron Man Award may not have been obvious as named after a person), so the question is, would another award lead to awards bloat and also, what would an Alex Smith Award signify? It's interesting to note that the Ed Block Courage Award was awarded to Alex Smith last year.

Last edited 01/23/2013 5:38 PM by Minstrel

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Posted: 01/23/2013 6:01 PM

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Minstrel wrote:
Jackmaul wrote: Whats the chances of the Niners creating an "Alex Smith" award?

That wouldn't be a bad idea. These are the existing team awards:

Len Eshmont Award: The 49ers player that best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play
Bill Walsh Award: The 49ers player with the most outstanding play
Bobb McKittrick Award: The 49ers offensive lineman that best exemplifies courage, intensity and sacrifice
Hazeltine Iron Man Award: The 49ers player that best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play as voted on by defensive coaches
Thomas Herrion Memorial Award: The 49ers player that has best "taken advantage of every opportunity, turned it into a positive situation and made their dream turn into a reality"
Ed Block Courage Award: The 49ers player that best exemplifies sportsmanship and courage

All of the above awards are named after someone (the Hazeltine Iron Man Award may not have been obvious as named after a person), so the question is, would another award lead to awards bloat and also, what would an Alex Smith Award signify? It's interesting to note that the Ed Block Courage Award was awarded to Alex Smith last year.
I hear a petition brewing!!!tongue  Really, years from now, should I be fortunate to have children I will tell them the story of Alex Smith before I tell them about CK.  I don't remember Alex Smith ever throwing someone under the bus either!  I could have overlooked or looked the other way.

CK deserves credit here too.  He treats Alex like the senior player.  They form the perfect competitive friendship.  

I'm hoping Alex Smith decides to retire helping with salary cap and stay on as an assistant to Jeep Chryst to start his coaching career.  Not realistic but the selfish side of me speaking out!
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Posted: 01/23/2013 6:28 PM

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Even the haters MUST admit his class or be classless themselves!


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Posted: 01/23/2013 7:13 PM

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higherwarrior wrote: i don't know that i've ever seen a professional athlete suffer through so much and still maintain his composure and be such a class act.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/...kaepernick.html
Hey,  don't take away from the Ray Lewis show!!!!
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Posted: 01/23/2013 7:40 PM

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Indeed a class act fellow and I would also like to thank him for not being selfish causing a riff in the locker room.  He could have easily caused the locker room to split among the guys further poisoning our team but he maintained his dignity and professionalism.  wink


higherwarrior wrote: i don't know that i've ever seen a professional athlete suffer through so much and still maintain his composure and be such a class act.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/...kaepernick.html

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Posted: 01/24/2013 1:19 AM

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Always been a fan of Alex Smith :)  this is why..
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Posted: 01/24/2013 7:57 AM

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When I read or hear the name Alex Smith I think Class Act.

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Posted: 01/24/2013 8:12 AM

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Wihout question a class act, a player, a sports figure you can point at when your talking to your kids (Grandkids in my case) and say....Look at this guy, everything went against him yet he never gave up on himself or his team.  Need more like him in the world of professional sports.  A real role model.

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Posted: 01/24/2013 11:12 AM

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dea49 wrote: Even the haters MUST admit his class or be classless themselves!
Maybe someone has, but I don't recall people ripping Alex Smith for his character...just his play on the field.

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Posted: 01/24/2013 12:16 PM

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He's being paid handsomely.  It's easy to be classy.
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Posted: 01/24/2013 3:36 PM

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NinerNation07 wrote:
dea49 wrote: Even the haters MUST admit his class or be classless themselves!
Maybe someone has, but I don't recall people ripping Alex Smith for his character...just his play on the field.
That's why I said "haters". Those in that category ignored his class while bashing him even while winning!

job wrote: He's being paid handsomely.  It's easy to be classy.

Classic case!


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Posted: 01/24/2013 4:22 PM

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job wrote: He's being paid handsomely.  It's easy to be classy.
Tell that to other players who mouth off at every chance they get.  E.G. Twitter E.G.  a former Giants RB blah2
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Posted: 01/24/2013 9:01 PM

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Alex has followed very graciously in the footsteps of Drew Bledsoe.

Stay humble and more importantly, remain a good teamate.

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