Our View: Josh Cribbs leads by example yet again

DKS Editors

Summary: Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs is taking a bunch of students to Detroit for the MAC Championship Game, and we applaud his loyalty.

Current Cleveland Brown and former Flash Josh Cribbs is at it again.

This summer, Cribbs took several students on a bus trip to Omaha, Neb. to support the Kent State baseball team during its journey to the College World Series.

Now, the man with the second-most points in Flashes football history is hooking up students with a bus trip to Detroit to watch the Kent State play Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game.

For merely $80, students get a ride to the game on the aptly named #TeamCribbsBus, a ticket to the game and unlimited snacks on the way to the game. The party bus will even have two kinds of beer and hard liquor. He clearly still knows how to party.

The underlying message in all of Cribbs’ good deeds for students is the pride he takes in seeing Kent State athletics do well. The former Flashes quarterback donated $100,000 to the athletic department in 2010.

While we all might not all cash in a $20 million contract like Cribbs, the Daily Kent Stater editorial board thinks we can all learn a lesson from this superstar athlete.

Homework, extra-curricular activities, labs, group assignments and research papers might make some of our time here less than enjoyable, but let’s remember the service this university provides us.

A college degree can make a huge difference in your eventual income as a professional, and giving something back is a worthwhile investment. It can also be a nice tax deduction if you’re eligible.

Monetary donations aside, Cribbs supports the team by tweeting at athletes and congratulating them. Any of us can do that, too.

This football season is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Kent State students and alumni. When we graduate, let’s take a page out of Cribbs’ playbook and remember to give back to a place that afforded us opportunities many people don’t have.

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.