View Full Version : I love my job (no, no, this is a memorabilia post, I promise)

11-16-2011, 04:48 PM
I teach in inner city Cleveland, where many of my students are well below the poverty line, so any sort of "perks" are pretty rare.

Yesterday, I had my students in English giving oral presentations, and my one kid did his on the Browns. His dad is a cop in Cleveland, and works closely with the Browns. For his visual aid, he brought in Josh Cribbs' helmet, as well as a pretty beat up football.

Following the presentation, the helmet went back to the Browns, but the ball was given to me by my student- turns out said ball was used in the Browns/Seahawks game of a couple weeks back.

It was a really cool gift, and something that wont ever be leaving my memorabilia collection.

Just wanted to share!

11-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Good stuff Ed! Thanks for sharing!

11-17-2011, 10:33 AM
That is awesome Ed.

11-17-2011, 10:56 AM
nice little story!!! pics of the ball? i have always wanted a game used NFL ball

11-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Hey, hey! I'm from Elyria, Ohio! :winking0071:

Great story, BTW!

11-19-2011, 02:37 PM
Very cool man. Love game used stuff.

12-12-2011, 10:58 PM
Reminds me of an episode of "The League." Great gift from your students! I was given a Packers Super Bowl t-shirt last year signed by my students for a gift last year.

Excellent gift!

12-20-2011, 08:46 PM
Very nice man!!

01-19-2012, 12:32 PM
That's an awesome gift!

01-19-2012, 01:35 PM
Put some pictures up!

02-17-2012, 07:42 PM
Great story and nice addition to the collection for sure!

Im not too far from you,Im down in Akron.

A little side story,My aunt and uncle used to own a Dry Cleaners up in Elyria and over the years some of the Browns Players would go there.My uncle had a good sized Browns collection that ranged from a Tony Jones game used helmet to some Jerseys and a ton of Autographed photos.