Why Am I Posting Football Related Items on a Native American Art Blog?

1. I love Football. It exactly equals my love of Art.

2. Football is a necessity of life. Neither man, nor I, could exist without some of the basic necessities of life: water, food, faith and football.

3. Playing football IS an Art, so therefore qualifies as art related!”

4. Simply speaking – IN A NUTSHELL: Tommie Harris, a Defensive Tackle for the Chicago Bears is my favorite all-time player (…along with the very awesome godfather of NFL football, Brett Favre…). Tommie is also one of my favorite people in the entire world. He is the MASTER SACKMEISTER and therefore deserves this recognition for his contribution to the sport I love.

5. My football posts will mainly be related to Tommie Harris because he is “family,” adopted in the Indian way, and I want to share what a special person & player he is. I want you to know more about him and that there is much more to this guy than just football.

6. Most importantly, I want to share, support & promote the Tommie Harris Foundation which is an extremely worthwhile cause, dedicated to raising funds for the purpose of inspiring hope, enriching kids lives and building a better future for our children. The Tommie Harris Foundation supports worthwhile organizations such as Feed The Children, Boys & Girls Clubs, Prevent Child Abuse America and many more youth enrichment programs. You can learn more about Tommie’s foundation at www.TommieHarris.com.

7. Because it is my blog and I get to talk about what I want to talk about. ;=)

8. And finally, because I know that the more you know about Tommie Harris, the more you will be blessed. And my goal with this Art Blog is for you to be blessed!

Boomer Sooner! GO BEARS! And thank God for good family, art and pow wows in the off-season summer months which help keep my mind busy and off the fact that there is NO FOOTBALL to watch.

TOMMIE HARRIS Defensive Tackle Chicago Bears #91





Published in: on November 5, 2007 at 11:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Chicago Bears Tommie Harris Named Recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Defensive tackle Tommie Harris on Thursday was named the Bears’ recipient of the 2007 Ed Block Courage Award. The prestigious award is presented to one player on all 32 NFL teams who best exemplifies a commitment to sportsmanship and courage and serves as an inspiration in the locker room.The recipients of the award, who are voted on by their teammates, symbolize professionalism, great strength and dedication, and they are considered community role models.

“It’s good to announce Tommie Harris as the Ed Block Courage Award winner,” said coach Lovie Smith. “He does a lot in the community. It’s good to see how he came back from a major injury also and is having a good season for us right now.”

Harris has recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the last four games of the 2006 regular season and the playoffs to lead the team in sacks with a career-high seven in the first half of the 2007 season. Harris has 12 sacks dating back to last season, tied with Warren Sapp for most in the NFL by a defensive tackle during that time span.

“Tommie’s a very fine young man,” said Patrick McCaskey, Bears’ senior director of special projects. “He’s very deserving of the Ed Block Courage Award. He has worked very diligently and assiduously to recover from his injury from last season. He’s playing through injuries this season. He certainly is very courageous.”

Ed Block was a long-time head trainer with the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his field. The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation promotes the prevention of child abuse by raising awareness of the epidemic and assisting agencies that provide for the care and treatment of abused children in communities throughout the NFL.

The Ed Block Courage Award has been given annually to a player on each team in the NFL since 1984. Current Bears who have won the award include quarterback Rex Grossman (2006), guard Ruben Brown (2005), guard Roberto Garza (2004 with Atlanta), wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad (2000 with Carolina), assistant defensive backs coach Gill Byrd (1988 with San Diego) and linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson (1992 with Pittsburgh and 1999 with Tampa Bay).



Published in: on November 5, 2007 at 10:51 pm  Leave a Comment