1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sad story about former ISU RB Steve Hicks

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,418
    Likes Received:
    155
    I feel for his family. What a tragic end. :sad1:

    Steve Hicks
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,023
    Likes Received:
    2,133
  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    48,482
    Likes Received:
    4,483
    He was a heck of a football player. That's simply awful. I hate hearing stuff like this.
     
  4. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,295
    Likes Received:
    5,945
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,353
    Likes Received:
    180
    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

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,418
    Likes Received:
    155
    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

    The Fusker Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    15
    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

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,723
    Likes Received:
    176
    That's because you've probably never been through real physiological depression. It's not a rational experience.
     
  9. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,670
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    You don't think Husker fans went through real physiological depression after 62-36?
     
  10. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,723
    Likes Received:
    176
    No, that's just soul crushing sorrow and disbelief. Purely psychological phenomena.
     
  11. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,670
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    I stand corrected....
     
  12. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    17,445
    Likes Received:
    1,044
    Why didn't he just fall back on his ISU degree?
     
  13. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,670
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    And the fact he was living in the greatest city on earth?
     
  14. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    17,445
    Likes Received:
    1,044
    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 #RollJays Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    157
    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.
     
    bigred1 and LongHaulBuff like this.
  16. BIGREDIOWAN

    BIGREDIOWAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,353
    Likes Received:
    180
    No, your right I haven't and I can't relate on that level. :huh:
     
  17. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,295
    Likes Received:
    5,945
    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.
     
    Idot Buff likes this.
  18. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,723
    Likes Received:
    176
    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

    iggy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    9
    Some real classy individuals here.
     
  20. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,881
    Likes Received:
    830
    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.
     
    Waylon Van Smack and bigred1 like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page