As easy going as I try to be, sometimes things happen that really make me shake my head. This morning I ran across a Joker Phillips fan page on facebook. According to the UKAA site, it is the official fan page for Coach. It was new to me and apparently others don't know about it either. Anyway, the main point is that Joker, along with Mitch Barnhart, both of their wives, Danny Trevathan, Stuart Hines, et al returned last Saturday (I believe) from a trip to Ethiopia to some good deeds working with children. There have been tweets about the trip and the facebook page has photos and videos showing them handing out new shoes to the kids, delivering food to the needy, and working in a little friendly tosses and kicks. So why has this not been covered by the media? Bueller?...Anyone?
I have googled and searched every search box I could find, with every possible combination of word matches I could think of. The only thing I can find is a couple of questions about why there has not been any local sports coverage of the trip.
I have also contacted the local news folks, but haven't heard from them with why or why not there hasn't been a story. If the traveling group did this for personal satisfaction, that is great on them. But I am a UK football fan and I think this should be covered for more people to see what a great gesture it was by the "other sport". They have been back almost a week, but this still needs to be shared. They brought a lot of smiles to a lot of faces while doing some good things from looking at the images.
You need to have a facebook account to view the page, and I know a lot of people don't, but if you want to see the photos and videos you can find it HERE on facebook. Like the page while you are there.
facebook is free (and always will be) and you don't have to post anything about yourself. You can set it that no one sees your profile (name only if you want) but you. You should think about signing up. Then, when there are other things from facebook posted here you can see them too.
Come on Lexington, show the smiling kids with their beautiful new shoes. If they still think it is a non-story, at least ASoB can share in the kindness.