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George W. Bush Wrote Letter Of Encouragement To Alabama’s Kicker

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George W. Bush is someone who knows what it is like to do something wrong, and be criticized for it. For whatever reason, the former president decided to send a heartfelt letter to Cade Foster, the kicker for Alabama, who has received a great deal of criticism over his performance in the Iron Bowl.

Cade Foster has been criticized by many for his performance which included two missed field goals, cuasing him to be replaced for the final field goal to end the game. The back-up kicker Adam Griffith missed that field goal, and it was returned for a touchdown by Chris Davis, who became a hero at Auburn.

George W. Bush sent a letter to the kicker, essentially letting him know that he will become a stronger over time, and that it is simply a setback.

Alabama was the No. 1 team coming into the game against Auburn, and seeming to already plan for the national championship, but the Auburn Tigers had another plan. Auburn was able to come away from the game with a victory, sending them to the SEC Championship Game. The Auburn Tigers upset the Alabama Crimson Tide, and to the delight of some fans, Alabama will not be playing in the national championship.

While a game is comprised of four quarters and many plays, some people would argue that there is no way that the kicker is solely to blame. However, Foster has been the subject of many threats, and following the game, some fans even suggested that he transfer schools. George W. Bush faced a similar situation during his presidency and certainly knows the type of situation that Foster is in right now, wanting to offer his help.

A fake profile for Auburn’s quarterback Nick Marshall even got in on the teasing with this post.

Even if Cade Foster were not a big fan of the former president, it is certainly a big deal that he has gone out of his way to write such a letter to the Alabama kicker. Foster, of course, went on Instagram to share the news with everyone. While George W. Bush was the 43rd president, Foster is also No.43, taking the time to note that in his letter with irony, from one 43 to another.

In a way it seems that Adam Griffith was the one that missed the field goal to cost Alabama the game, making people wonder why it was Foster who was criticized to such a high degree. In any case, it is good to see that someone like George W. Bush would take the time to console the young kicker. Foster mentioned in his post on Instagram that he would be framing the letter, because how often does someone have a letter written to them from a former president?

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George W. Bush Wrote Letter Of Encouragement To Alabama’s Kicker
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  • http://yahoo Cathy

    Thanks to George W. Bush. I’m a huge Alabama fan and was very dissappointed in the team as a whole, but I have many more problems than a football game. To the kicker, life goes on, sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.” Next year, we will do better, and this was Auburn’s lucky break. I Love My Crimson Tides. Roll Tide!!!

    • Tom Ray

      Cathy, nice comments. Well stated! I’m an OU grad, tho, and, probably contrary to you, I’m NOT looking forward to the Sugar Bowl!!

    • Ellis

      As an LSU fan I wanted Auburn to win but I must say to all the people with so much hate towards the kicker. What about the other 10 men on the field, maybe some of them did not do their job at the best of their ability. Auburn scored didn’t they. Check the rest of the game and see if someone else failed in doing their job and then crucify them as well. So to all the nitwits crucifying the kicker, football is a team sport the team wins and looses as a team.

  • http://WebProNews Ann Lanier

    In reply to comment by Tom Tebow: YOU ARE “SHOCKED THAT HIS ——- KNOWS HOW TO READ AND WRITE? George W. Bush is a graduate of Yale and Harvard. You show your lack of class, education, and knowledge when you make such an ignorant, crude, and uninformed remark. It is a fact that when one demeans another, it is done by that person to try to show superiority over another, and to build ego while attempting to cover a lack of self esteem. President Bush is one of only forty-four in the history of the U.S. Compare that accomplishment with the kind of person who would attempt to demean him, and what do you have? Read your own descriptive words for the answer to that question!!!

  • amy

    George W Bush wrote a letter and it was legible and understandable? did he actually master the English language after being in office for 8 years! Wow that’s an accomplishment in itself.

    I’m sorry Alabama lost but if I were the kicker I would’ve sent back the letter don’t want any encouragement from that man!!!

    • Kathy Thompson

      Amy, sending the letter back shows what a shallow,uneducated and mean spirited person you have become. What an arrogant and pompous post.

    • Michael

      @Amy: At least President Bush did manage to write a letter that was free of grammatical errors. I can’t say the same thing about the garbled trash that you posted.

  • Tom Ray

    Ann Lanier, Your comment to “tom tebow” (I use small letters to emphasize the “small-ness” of his comment) is dead center in the middle of the bullseye!! Regardless of what you may have thought of GWB, for anyone to have done what he did is a thoughtful and meaningful gesture. Tebow’s comment is reflective of a great deal of truth — a seemingly large need to publicly air his personal feelings of low self-esteem and inferiority while using a bogus name to hide behind. To rant and spleen vent in todays web technology is easy — it requires, in his case, neither a sign of intellect, common decency or a personal code of ethics reflecting any component of the word “maturity”! As Ann so rightfully noted, “tebow”s comment was a weak and failed attempt to project superiority and, in the end, it did just the opposite!!!

  • http://www.breakwaterbulldogges.com Mondae

    #43, thank you. As a Kennebunkport resident you know the love and admiration we have for your father and your family. I may live in Maine however I love my Alabama Crimson Tide… I was in tears that night & in mourning the next day. However the death threats made to Cade were horrifying!! We win as a team and we lose as a team. These fokes who made those idiotic statements to Cade certainly forgot that he help us win 3 National Championships in the last 4 years for which I am truly thankful. I wish a world of luck to Cade in his future even if it isn’t football. As for you #43, we will see you and Papa Bush next season have a great winter. God Bless,

    Mondae

  • Cliff Henderson

    Amy,
    You have so much hate and show such little class. Not to bring politics into this discussion but you probably love the current President. No jobs, failed stimulus, lowered world opinion of our great nation, totally ruined our health care system, more government spying and intervention into our freedom and personal choices, etc. (should I go on?). You need to step back, really take inventory of yourself and educate yourself at least as much as President George W. Bush did. You should not be critical of people that held jobs that you could not do.

  • http://www.breakwaterbulldogges.com Mondae

    ALL YOU THAT WILL MAKE YOUR OWN AGENDA ON THIS LETTER. STOP FOR ONE MOMENT AND THINK WHAT A KIND HEARTED & INSPIRING THING GEORGE W. BUSH DID WITH WRITING THIS LETTER. YOU SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED THAT OUR SOME OF OUR FUTURE LEADERS FEEL IT IS OKAY TO MAKE DEATH THREATS TO A GENTLEMAN WHO MISSED A FEW FIELD GOALS. YOU YOURSELVES NEED TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ASK YOURSELVES WHY YOUR SO HATEFUL ABOUT A LETTER THAT SHOWS GOOD HUMANITY!!! THE HATE HAS GOT TO STOP BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT YOUR TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN AND THEN SOMEDAY THEY WILL HATE. STOP JUST STOP!!!!! BE GOOD ROLE MODELS TO OTHER AROUND YOU!!!!!

  • http://WebProNews/Life Ann

    Reply to “Amy”: You wrote, “did he actually master the English language…” in regard to George W.Bush writing a compassionate letter to the Alabama kicker. Amy, read back over your comment and look, or have someone do it for you, at the grammatical errors that you made! They are numerous, possibly reflecting your own lack of mastery! (The quote above in my comment is exactly done as you did it in your comment.) I am always astounded at the arrogance of criticisms that actually reflect whatever one may be criticizing in another. By the way, I saw NO GRAMMATICAL ERRORS in President Bush’s letter!!!

  • paul johnson

    I wish mr.bush felt my pain when I beg for my father life on tv.and he never contacted my family.he let his little brother jeb do it.when my father was kidnapped in saudia arbia he worked on the apache helicopter.no responsr with the president.but a kicker missed a field goal and hes on ig still deppressed paul m johnson 3rd