Decent people.

Here’s a bit of truth.  I have quite a lot of biblical knowledge. You can’t be a PK and easily avoid it.

So yeah, I’m studied up. I might even know what an exegesis is.

[thud]

And because I know the Bible pretty well, I am better than you.

HAH! The look on your face.

No, because I know it pretty well, I know it gives high regard to two specific groups … widows and orphans.

ORPHANS! Orphans deserve every good thing we can give them, and two people who recognized this happen to be Pittsburgh Penguins.

The chaplain for the Penguins operates an orphanage in Haiti and Mike Rupp and Max Talbot went for a visit last weekend to shower the orphans with gifts and perhaps more importantly, time.

“This is something that my family and I feel is very important – to give back to countries like this,” [Rupp] said. “Hopefully someday I’ll be able to take my wife and kids with me on a trip like this. We really want to get our kids involved.”

Haiti scares me.

Jamie and Ali McMutrie have been known to say to me, “When are you coming to visit?” and I am all, “EEEEEEEEEEK.” It’s still a heartbreaking place, and I’m not sure my heart can take it. This is why people who have hearts strong enough, have my unending respect.

You want to follow Mike Rupp on twitter as he’ll be posting pictures from his trip over the next few days.

Max Talbot is on twitter too, and this is his current avatar:

So this is a story all about how the Pittsburgh Penguins continue to personify grace, class, and selflessness off the ice. Ahem.

Also, yes, I lifted that picture straight from his twitter account without his permission because I am hoping he will email me all, “Hey, you used my picture!” and I will respond, “Hey, how you doin’?”





13 Comments

  1. MrsGJG
    August 25, 2010 9:16 am

    In the words of Billy Guerin after winning the Stanley Cup, “Thank God for Max Talbot.”

    Huge bonus: he’s super cute. Shhh… don’t tell the Mr.



  2. bucdaddy
    August 25, 2010 9:57 am

    Gotta give credit where it’s due: That team does PR (and humanity) right.



  3. Lisa
    August 25, 2010 10:27 am

    Seriously, I love Max, I love the Penguins, and thank you to all involved! ( I hope Max emails you too!)



  4. JennLP
    August 25, 2010 10:31 am

    My love for Max Talbot continues unabated.



  5. Lizzy
    August 25, 2010 10:33 am

    I’m in looveee – Talbot :-)



  6. Tina Fey
    August 25, 2010 10:36 am

    Ginger, totally off the subject but since I’m not on Twitter I decided to post here. Anyway, not to rain on your ranch powder parade, but that stuff is full of MSG and you need to stop eating it. I say this as your older, wiser sister so you have to listen to me.



  7. Virginia
    August 25, 2010 11:15 am

    Woman! Must you ruin every good thing in my food life?!

    I threw it away. As you wish.



  8. Lauren
    August 25, 2010 11:34 am

    I’d like to nominate these two for your next “Awesome Burgher(s)” post – I would bet that both would agree to an interview! :)



  9. Beatrice
    August 25, 2010 11:45 am

    Thank you for posting this! So proud of our Pens on so many levels….



  10. empirechick
    August 25, 2010 11:46 am

    Max says Sean Casey was in Haiti, too – if it’s the former baseball player Sean Casey (Upper St Clair grad), you could make it an Awesome Burgher hat trick!



  11. Cassie
    August 25, 2010 4:46 pm

    I love that man. Always have, always will.



  12. BeauJacques
    August 25, 2010 7:22 pm

    @Virginia & @TinaFey-

    I buy MSG, and apply it, heavily, on popcorn!
    All by itself!

    Tru dat :-)



  13. cmd_45
    August 25, 2010 8:17 pm

    Great work, guys!!