Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mark Richt Ready for "Battle."

Mark Richt is a very nice man. He's soft-spoken, polite, and lives his life by a set of ideals he holds very important. Not only that, but he doesn't display the hypocrisy that so many of his "christian" contemporaries often show. He and his wife have adopted two children from the Ukraine, one with a debilitating disease; they sold their lake house when they realized that they already had a lot of material wealth and the profit from the sale could go to help the less fortunate through global aid organizations - trusted ones at that, not the moronic ones who give out bibles instead of clean water; they give their time to Habitat for Humanity and other charities; etc. But, even Richt won't help the enemy.

And I say good on him:
"While the Richts were in Honduras, three of their four children were at a camp in Missouri. One of the counselors there, a close family friend, had asked the Richts for a ticket to the season opener against Boise State. Katharyn initially said no problem. But when her husband learned that the ticket actually was for a friend of their friend — a Boise State fan — he turned down the request flat.

“He’s a good kid, but I’m not going to help Boise State. We’re going to do battle, and the last thing I want to do is help some of them,” the coach said."
I like it, coach. I understand the WWJD mantra is important to Richt, but even he realizes that Jesus never coached in the SEC.

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