Posts Tagged ‘Drew Brees’

My ten favorite posts of 2011

December 31, 2011


There were 112 Ethics Bob  posts in 2011, and 14,000 page views. Here are my ten favorites:

  • Ex-Auburn Prof Jim Gundlach gets a mythical Sam Goldwyn award* for speaking truth to power—to Auburn football
  • Turks trust strangers, and the trust is repaid
  • Drew Brees: ethics hero and football hero. He lives by “If not me, who?
  • Tim Pawlenty announces for President, grabs third rail of Iowa politics, earns mythical Edmund Burke Award.
  • Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) defends Muslim judge Sohail Mohammed, calls opponents “crazies.” Hooray for an ethics hero
  • Three cheers for Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Byron York of Fox News, and for Rachel Maddow of MSNBC
  • Ethics: I’m giving it away
  • LSU Tigers Coach Les Miles gets a mythical Chip Kelly Award* for suspending three stars for the big game with Auburn
  • Report from Zuccotti Park, and what’s next for Occupy Wall Street
  • Rose Bowl, BCS Bowl, Ethics Bowl
  • The lesson from Penn State



Drew Brees: ethics hero and football hero. He lives by “If not me, who?”

May 5, 2011

In an era of selfish, insensitive, whiny, overpaid and unethical athletes, it’s refreshing to recognize Drew Brees as one who lives up to the highest ethical standards. Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, has taken on a leading role in the NFL’s labor dispute. When asked why he has been out front on such a divisive issue, his answer is right out of the ethics book: “If not me, who?”

Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl win in 2010, and wants another. But the league has locked out the players: no use of team facilities, no coaching, no pay. Brees stepped up. “If not me, who? If not now, when?” According to this article  in*, Brees has organized team practices and is footing most of the cost personally—he hired coaches from Tulane to help out, paid for insurance for the players, and carried in the Gatorade.

Lots of millionaire athletes could have done this. Brees did.


*This site is an excellent source of information and gossip about all sport.