Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Fwd: Ronnie Brown: FedEx Ground Player of the Week Nomination

Its like we always say "vote early.  vote often."

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From: Kurash, Dan (CHI-WSW)
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:07 PM
Subject: Ronnie Brown: FedEx Ground Player of the Week Nomination
To: "dave@bitchindave.com" <dave@bitchindave.com>


Dave,
 
Ronnie Brown was nominated for the Week 4 FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. This is his second nomination of the season. He was nominated in Week 2, but did not receive enough votes to win.
 
I wanted to see if you can help spur votes by running a mention of his nomination and getting fans to vote for Brown at NFL.com/FedEx? If Brown wins, $1,000 will go to the local Safe Kids Coalition in Miami.
 
Voting ends at noon ET on Friday.
 
The full NFL press release is pasted below.  Let me know if you have questions.
 
Thanks,
Dan Kurash
312-988-2314 (office)
 
VIKINGS QB BRETT FAVRE, JAGUARS QB DAVID GARRARD & COLTS QB PEYTON MANNING; DOLPHINS RB RONNIE BROWN, BEARS RB MATT FORTE & STEELERS RB RASHARD MENDENHALL CANDIDATES FOR FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK HONORS
 
Fans To Vote For Winners On NFL.com
FedEx Delivers Pedestrian Safety Improvements
On Behalf of Winning Players In Their Teams' Markets
 
 
Quarterbacks BRETT FAVRE of the Minnesota Vikings, DAVID GARRARD of the Jacksonville Jaguars and PEYTON MANNING of the Indianapolis Colts are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 4 - 5, while running backs RONNIE BROWN of the Miami Dolphins, MATT FORTE of the Chicago Bears and RASHARD MENDENHALL of the Pittsburgh Steelers are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.
 
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com. 
 
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA – a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children – by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and street signage to traffic barriers and educational training.
 
For a second season, fans can tune into the "FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown" posted exclusively on NFL.com/FedEx starting Wednesday mornings. The show examines the nominees in the Air & Ground categories through exclusive video highlights and expert analysis. NFL Network's RICH EISEN and MARSHALL FAULK host the weekly five-minute show. 
 
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
 
  • Minnesota's BRETT FAVRE completed 24 of 31 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers, 30-23.
 
  • Jacksonville's DAVID GARRARD led an offense that gained 442 total yards by completing 27 of 37 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars' 37 - 17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
 
  • Indianapolis' PEYTON MANNING completed 31 of 41 passes for 353 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in the Colts' 34 - 17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.  Manning became just the third quarterback in NFL history to start a season with four consecutive 300-yard games.
 
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
 
  • Miami's RONNIE BROWN rushed 20 times 115 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Dolphins' 38-10 victory over division rival Buffalo.
 
  • Chicago's MATT FORTE posted 121 yards and one rushing touchdown over 12 carries in the Bears' 48 - 24 win over the Detroit Lions.
 
  • Pittsburgh's RASHARD MENDENHALL carried the ball 29 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers' 38 – 28 win over the San Diego Chargers.
 
As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx understands the need for a winning game plan, and created the Air & Ground program to highlight superior on-field performance while delivering safe kids off the field. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements through its 10-year partnership with Safe Kids USA.
 
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