Shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs selected QB Ricky Stanzi in the 2011 NFL draft, I did some quick research via Google and saw a number of stories with headlines like this:
I made a mental note to revisit this idea of Stanzi as a true American hero but, like many of my groundbreaking ideas, I completely forgot about it. Listening to Ricky Stanzi on 1650 KCNZ in Iowa as he was asked about his reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden reminded me of Ricky Stanzi, American hero.
"I was actually in Iowa City [when it was announced Bin Laden was killed]," Stanzi said on the radio station on June 25. "People were very excited, as was I. It was huge news and it just came out of nowhere. And then all of a sudden it's on the news on every single channel, everyone's talking about it and it's all over the social networks.
"I think it was a great day for America. A lot of people who have suffered hardships because of that type of reign, and to see that come to an end was a great victory for America.
"Would you expect anything else from America? We're No. 1 and if you mess with us you're gonna find an end and that's just the way it is."
Ricky Stanzi....a real American hero. (I have a feeling this won't be the last time we talk about this. Read this for more info.)