Monday, February 8, 2010
Lorenzo Alexander's Charity Benefit
It didn't take me long to figure out that I was going to be a big fan of Lorenzo Alexander. The first time I saw him play he was running 15 yards down-field with no helmet on to tackle a running back...in an exhibition game! You can see the NFL.com video of that right here (complete with reaction from Gregg Williams.) I also enjoyed the commentary of the lady who filmed the play from the stands:
"Oh, but he still tackled him." "Why did he do that?"
Because he is a hard-nosed bad-ass football player...and yes he is bleeding.
And of course, the hits just keep on coming:
The guy plays offense, defense and special teams...I wish the Redskins had 53 Lorenzo Alexanders. Lorenzo has also become big in the community and has a charitable foundation named ACES. ACES currently has 4 charity events planned for 2010, 1 of which takes place this Thursday, February 11 at Jaxx in Springfield, VA from 6pm-10pm.
Ahhh Jaxx...takes me way back in time to a place where a single Fatpickle frequented this establishment, it was quite the spot back then (Jah Works is playing, that takes me back also.) A silent auction is scheduled to take place as well as appearances by celebrities and Redskins players.
So if you get a chance stop by and help a good guy help out a good cause.
Cheers and Hail