Saturday, June 19, 2010

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, love it or leave it!" moment of the day starring the Man(zi) himself

Ricky Stanzi became an American legend on January 5, 2010 for two reasons. First, he led the Iowa Hawkeyes in a 24-14 Orange Bowl victory against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. And then (and most importantly) in an interview with FOX's Chris Myers he made the following comment that will forever put him in Our Nation's hearts.

It took about six months, but a reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette asked Stanzi what led him to make such an audaciously patriotic response to an obviously "softball" question. And fortunately there was a camera there to record his telling of the story behind the story.

Total awesomeness. And if you think that's cool, look at how Stanzi connects with fan at Hawkeye Day for Camp Courageous, described as "a  year-round recreational and respite care facility for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing and visual impairments, autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and special needs." 

Double total awesomeness.

( via  Dr. Saturday, Cedar Rapids Gazette)

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