I just wanted to share with all of you just how great a person Phillip Daniels is. Friday was my son's birthday. He turned 12 and has been playing football for a few years now. He basically plays LB and DE. He's been playing in pop warner leagues b/c here in NC they don't allow kids to play in school until the 7th grade (he's in 6th), so next year he's gonna try out for the school football team and he's been kinda nervous about it.
When Phillip was on ES the past few days for his cousin's poll, I PM'ed him and told him about my son and asked if he could send him a message offering some advice or encouragement in regards to trying out for the football team. I would have never asked for more than a short message b/c I know how busy he must be, but not only did he respond to my message, he called my son on his birthday and talked to him !
I posted this b/c he went above and beyond what I could have ever asked for. He is a class act and a true role model. At first, my son thought it was a prank call , but when he realized it was really Phil, he had a smile on his face that was absolutely priceless.
Phil- you made my son's birthday one he will never forget. You really are a phenomenal person and a man that many kids can look up to. I know you've achieved a lot in your life already, but I hope you are blessed with everything you could ever want because you sincerely deserve it. I can't thank you enough for what you've done.
To everyone on ES, Phillip Daniels is the man!