Thursday, October 2, 2008

Panthers' Smith to be 'coach for a day'

Carolina Panthers Steve Smith will be a "coach for the day" at Lake Norman High on Tuesday.

One of Smith's sponsors is a major sports drink company that offered area high school football teams a chance at a day with Smith. Area athletes submitted an essay in 89 words or less - in deference to Smith's jersey number - about how the school would benefit from Smith's participation.

Lake Norman senior kicker Sully Shidler had the winning essay. He and his teammates will get a new coach for one day next week.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and cue the arseholes who will talk about him teaching them how to throw a sucker punch on the sideline.

Anonymous said...

I guess he will teach the kids how to throw a sucker punch on the sideline. LOL

Anonymous said...

The secret is to have your victim, who is also on your team, seated and unsuspecting on the sideline. Then you smash him in the bridge of the nose, with your closed fist, before he has a chance to defend himself. That's how you throw a successful sucker punch on the sideline. Later, give him your first touchdown ball, he'll be happy.

Anonymous said...

That is GREAT that Smitty is giving back to the community and using his star power to inspire our local youth. With that said, shouldn't he be more concerned about preparing for the team's next game against the Bucs???

Anonymous said...

There are always several jerks who only know how to be negative. You three make me sick!

Anonymous said...

Negative? How about realistic? Smith is a proven THUG!.

Anonymous said...

I think having Steve Smith be coach for a day is a great idea. Sure, he has done negative things in the past, but so have many of our youth. The way Steve has handled himself after the situation, addressed the incident, apologized to his teammate and the team, and taken responsibility for his punishment, are positives. He has a lot to offer young athletes regarding skill and the "correct" way to behave. He knows this because of his negative behavior in the past. These are things all athletes need to learn.

Anonymous said...

Wait, hold up, a proven "THUG!!!" So I guess that makes Brian Urlacher a DEADBEAT DAD!!! Everybody loses their cool. How you handle it makes you a man. Steve loose it, apologized and took his punishment without complaining. Now, in my experience, a "THUG" wouldn't do any of that let alone mentor a group of kids...which, by the way, he sponsors an organization designed to mentor kids.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I apologize. "Steve loose it, apologized and took his punishment without complaining." Loose should have been lost and I shouldn't have put Brian Urlacher's business out there.

Anonymous said...

You guys are deadbeat losers. Go get a real job, instead of sitting in your mother's basement, looking for people to rip on.

The man is giving back to the community. Go give back to yours.

Anonymous said...

A Thug???? A thug is a jobless adult who survives thru crime and a life of evil. Steve Smith has a job and does it very well.....You should consider putting an end to stereotypical judgement.

Anonymous said...

Since they love some little lil 5' 2" yellow midget poser badazz punk thug like Smith who has already cowardly sucker punched 2 Panthers and about 5 or 6 opposing players, why not get OJ Simpson to be a coach for day too? Afterall his LA verdict was innocent wasnt it? Give an innocent man a break. Make OJ a coach duo for a day with Smith.

Anonymous said...

i agree with the last post. smith and oj should def host a mentor/coach session with a bunch of impressionable teens. they can teach them that you can do what ever you want to whomever as long as you apologize or have enough money not to have to apologize or abide by normal laws. This way they will surely grow up to be more successful pieces of shit than lesser piece of shit similar to travis henry.

Anonymous said...

uhh... scratch that ... you may have to wait on oj now. he will be occupied for a while. smith may have to do it alone.