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Sad story about former ISU RB Steve Hicks

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by KingPants, Dec 19, 2008.

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  1. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

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    I feel for his family. What a tragic end. :sad1:

    Steve Hicks
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    He was a heck of a football player. That's simply awful. I hate hearing stuff like this.
     
  4. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Condolences sent to the ISU community and the family.

    I can't imagine why he would do such a thing (not withstanding the combination of being depressed and living in Nebraska)
     
  5. BIGREDIOWAN

    BIGREDIOWAN Well-Known Member

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    I said this same statement on another board...."That's so sad, but it's so selfish at the same time?" I was almost castrated for it..........:confused: I feel bad for the guy, but at the same time I can't think of anything bad enough that would want to make me kill myself. It's too bad he couldn't have gotten some help sooner.
     
  6. KingPants

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    Most suicides are like that. They end their own pain, but they cause so much for other people. But they are usually so depressed it would be hard to get them to see that.
     
  7. The Fusker

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    A permanent solution to a temporary problem. My prayers go out to his family. This really solidifies that there is more to life than football. Heck of a player, he was a stand up kind of guy too.
     
  8. RalphieMalph

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    That's because you've probably never been through real physiological depression. It's not a rational experience.
     
  9. Idot Buff

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    You don't think Husker fans went through real physiological depression after 62-36?
     
  10. RalphieMalph

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    No, that's just soul crushing sorrow and disbelief. Purely psychological phenomena.
     
  11. Idot Buff

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    I stand corrected....
     
  12. Daaah

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    Why didn't he just fall back on his ISU degree?
     
  13. Idot Buff

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    And the fact he was living in the greatest city on earth?
     
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    BTW... I realize that the situation is tremendously sad and tragic. As someone who has had suicide hit pretty close to home, I realize that. Thoughts are with his family and friends.

    But, what needs to be said, needs to be said - so I said it.
     
  15. Waylon Van Smack

    Waylon Van Smack Well-Known Member

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    so many here racing to the lowest common denominator... this thread sucks. This is a horrible tragic event, not a time to jab at a degree or city or a score.
     
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    No, your right I haven't and I can't relate on that level. :huh:
     
  17. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Suicide sucks. Hicks offed himself by jumping off an overpass on to an interstate. He succeeded in traumatizing his family, his friends, his community. My heart goes out to his sphere of influence. By jumping into traffic, he put strangers in uncessary danger.

    So don't even get all preachy with some neg rep moral highground.
    The holidays can be stressful, loosing a dream to play football is hard to take, some find Nebraska in the winter to be depressing, and some do believe that a college degree should be something to fall back upon. It is what it is.
     
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  18. RalphieMalph

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    I took no offense to your previous statement. There's no time in my world that a joke about the worth of an Iowa State degree isn't appropriate.
     
  19. iggy

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    Some real classy individuals here.
     
  20. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    I have to agree, it is completely inappropriate to make light of anybody who takes his own life - end of subject. Time for some people to grow up around here.
     
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