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NFT: It’s Official

steviej : 1/16/2022 3:24 pm
My 18 year old son is a Marine Just got the call from him at boot camp. I’m tearing up as I write this. Me & my wife will b heading down to Parris for graduation next week. Ooorah
Simper fi  
capone : 1/16/2022 3:25 pm : link
And may god watch over him
capone : 1/16/2022 3:26 pm : link
One of the  
section125 : 1/16/2022 3:29 pm : link
the Few and the Proud.

Congrats to him.
Greg from LI : 1/16/2022 3:31 pm : link
Congratulations. Welcome him to Uncle Sam's Misguided Children!
AcidTest : 1/16/2022 3:32 pm : link
to your son and entire family!
Semper Fi  
Devour the Day : 1/16/2022 3:34 pm : link
Congrats to your son and to you and your wife.
I wish him the best of everything protecting our free nation and may he always stay safe.
JOrthman : 1/16/2022 3:46 pm : link
markky : 1/16/2022 4:27 pm : link
Bless your son.
Congrats and thanks  
GiantSteps : 1/16/2022 4:33 pm : link
to him and your family.
Mook80 : 1/16/2022 4:34 pm : link
Jerome Boger has been one of the worse referees for years.  
Big Al : 1/16/2022 5:06 pm : link
His playoff assignments show that the league acknowledges this.

The expanded system with more games started last year. He received a wild card assignment last year and this year because there were more games.

In the previous 10 years he did not get an onfield referee assignment in 9 of the years. In that one year he got a playoff game plus the Super Bowl. In that year, it was widely believed the league wanted him as Super Bowl referee no matter what his performance was. There was a lot of discussion of the league retroactively enhancing his performance records. A quote from one site.

“Boger was chosen to be the referee of Super Bowl XLVII, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3, 2013, only the second African-American to do so behind Mike Carey five years earlier. This caused several other NFL officials to question the leagues' officiating department's grading process, claiming that all of Boger's downgrades during the season were reversed.”

In terms of Black referees, the one who I think got screwed was Johnny Grier. He was one of the best referees in his time but never got a Super Bowl. It was rumored that he was not liked by league officials.
Big Al : 1/16/2022 5:08 pm : link
Wrong thread.

Congrats & best wishes to your son and proud family...  
jamison884 : 1/16/2022 5:18 pm : link
If I could go back in time and start as a recently minted healthy kid (my health disqualified me before entering HS), becoming a US Marine and then using the GI Bill would have been one of my very serious considerations.
Congratulations !  
Ron from Ninerland : 1/16/2022 5:22 pm : link
I still remember graduating from Navy OCS in the 80's. It's a big deal. Do you have any idea where they're sending him ?
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/16/2022 5:27 pm : link
And may God watch over him.
RE: Congrats!  
Joe Beckwith : 1/16/2022 5:43 pm : link
In comment 15556051 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
And may God watch over him.

He’ll be  
steviej : 1/16/2022 5:54 pm : link
Stationed at Camp Lejeune NC & thank you everyone for all your prayers & well wishes. Go Giants
Thank you for your service sir  
cpgiants : 1/16/2022 6:26 pm : link
Be safe
Beezer : 1/16/2022 6:41 pm : link
Congratulations and thanks to him.
Congrats to you and your wife as well as your son!  
j_rud : 1/16/2022 6:45 pm : link
US Army here/  
Giant John : 1/16/2022 8:10 pm : link
Hope he gets through it healthy.
Bleedin Blue : 1/16/2022 10:49 pm : link
God Bless!! and thanking him for his commitment to serve our country!
Congrats & Thank you!  
Bubba : 1/17/2022 7:13 am : link
I know the feeling.
Congrats and semper Fi  
TBird : 1/17/2022 4:52 pm : link
I did my boot camp at Perris Island as well.
God Bless him and please tell him that we all support  
No Where Man : 1/19/2022 3:23 pm : link
Congratulations to your son and your family...  
RC in MD : 1/19/2022 3:49 pm : link
While it's not the beaches of Camp Pendleton, Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville, NC) has change a lot over the years for the better since I checked into my first infantry battalion back in 2003.

Semper Fi from a fellow Marine
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