Freudian Slips: The High Andre Waters Mark

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

November 21, 2006

The High Andre Waters Mark

A hard-nosed defensive back, Andre Waters played for the Philadelphia Eagles with reckless abandon. Often fined for his bone-crushing hard hits in his twelve-year career, Andre Waters played the game of football the only way he knew how…downhill on a collision course. He earned the tenacious reputation as one of the most ferocious tacklers in the National Football League. I remember shuttering at the violent way he hurled his body like a projectile across the field. I lauded his kamikaze style and caliber of performance because he played with no regard for human life…his or anyone else he came into contact with.
Tragically, Andre Waters took his own life today with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. He always played for keeps.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous et said...

This post touched my heart. Prayers of tranquility are wished for him and to all those that he loved.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very sad - how is it that a fearless man can be overcome with such sadness and despair as to end his life? It is indeed very touching and sad and leaves me with a feeling of emptiness for his loved ones.

Hey Joe - hope you are taking good care fo yourself! Have you taken the wife on a date to watch 007? :-)


Oh oh - I had the craziest dream! That I watched the Bollywood movie, "Kabhie ..." and could not find the scene with you in it. very odd.

Cheers,
Nazli

2:34 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Et,
He was one of my favorite defensive players on the Eagles.

Dr. Nazli,
You must move this background actor to the forefront of your dreams for me to be seen. It is the only slow motion fotoage in the film so slow down your dream sequencing. lol

6:57 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

That's so sad...

6:33 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Lindsey,
I suppose more details will follow in the wake of Andre Waters' death but I'm not sure I need to know anymore.

8:03 AM  
Blogger eatmisery said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

eatmisery,
and to you and yours.

11:04 PM  

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