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Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:56 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 6:46 pm
 
Michael Philbin hasn't been seen since Sunday morning.By Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (5:43 p.m. ET): ESPN Milwaukee's Jason Wilde is reporting that the Packers players have been told that the body has been indentified as Michael Philbin.

Earlier in the day, here's what coach Mike McCarthy had to say: "The Philbin family is obviously going through a tough time. As we always have, we're family-first in this organization. We're supporting Joe and his family the best we can, and we're holding out hope that this comes to a positive conclusion."

According to WFRV out of Green Bay, Oshkosh police are not releasing the name of the body due to "family wishes." Foul play is not suspected, but the investigation of the incident is still under investigation.

From the Twitter account of Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, whose squad faces Green Bay this weekend: "Our prayers go out to the Philbin family and Packer nation for their loss."

UPDATED (5:03 p.m. ET):
According to the Northwestern.com, a body has been recovered from the river but no positive ID has been made yet.

Police said the body of a man between the ages of 20-25 was recovered in about 15 feet of water, 30 yards from the shore at about 3 p.m. Monday.

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Police in Oshkosh, Wis., are searching for a person who might have fallen through the ice and into the Fox River, and at the same time, police are asking for help from the public to locate the whereabouts of 21-year-old Michael T. Philbin, the son of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.

As the Northwestern.com reports, divers began to search for the missing person early Sunday when a man reported he thought he heard somebody crying out for help from the river about 2:30 a.m.

Michael Philbin was last heard from early Sunday while he was on a trip to visit friends at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He spoke to somebody on his cell phone about 2 a.m., and he wasn’t reported missing until about 8 p.m. Sunday. Police do not suspect foul play.

The police, though, are treating the missing persons report and the possible drowning as two separate incidents.

Philbin is described as 5-foot-11 and 155 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with any information on Philbin is asked to call Oshkosh police at (920) 236-5700.

In the past week, Joe Philbin has interviewed for the head coaching jobs for the Chiefs and the Dolphins.

"The Packers organization is aware of the missing person report regarding Michael Philbin, son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin," the Packers said in a statement released Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family during this difficult time. We ask anyone with information about Michael to contact the Oshkosh Police Department."

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Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 3:17 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Slowgun- Dr. Francis Collins.  Read up
I know and have worked with Dr. Collins.

Last August, during a dinner, he talked about how he feels a lot of his work is getting fundamental Christains to embrace science.
He is very uncomfortable with the leadership of the religious right and what he called their efforts in  "dumbing down" of America.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:03 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Slowgun- Dr. Francis Collins.  Read up. There are theories besides "pure evolution" and creationism. There are theories which merge the two.  I agree it is senseless to argue against basic notions of evolution but there are theories which align the two concepts.  Does the concept require backwards logic? Maybe, but this is the more likely concept to emerge as opposed to creationism.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Don't be afraid to do a little research on Christianity
While researching Christianty, I came across how the leaders of Christianty treated Galileo.

It's similar to how the religious right treat today's sceintist.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:05 pm
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

I love this part...
Dr. Hunter recommends watching Ben Stein's movie Expelled.  He says it will open your eyes.
Dr Hunter makes his statements and then to support his claim, he tells us to go watch a Ben Stein movie!

LMFAO

Who needs documentation?
Why supply any research?
Who needs evidence support his claim?

Just go watch a Ben Stein movie...



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:37 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

slowguy:  Have you ever thought that perhaps scientists in the the US will not speak out publicly against the Theory of Evolution due to academic backlash.  Dr. Cornelius Hunter states that, "In the life sciences one's alternatives are to be a Darwinist or to be a Darwinist.  Passing grades, letters of recommendation, graduate school admission, doctorate exams, faculty hiring, and tenure promotion all require adherence to the theory of evolution.  The lists are long of otherwise qualified candidates who could not take that next career step because they did not conform to the Darwinian paradigm.  Academia, and the life sciences in particular, have undergone a long period of in-breeding and it is hardly surprising that, as the National Academy of Sciences booklet triumphantly declares, "The overwhelming majority of scientists no longer question whether evolution has occurred."  Dr. Hunter recommends watching Ben Stein's movie Expelled.  He says it will open your eyes.

Those are the words of a guy with a PHd....not mine.  Perhaps scientists refuse to speak out against evolution due to academic scrutiny and loss of their livelihood.  Just a thought.  God Bless You.



Thanks WarnertoHolt....you have enlighten me.
The whole theory of evolution is just one giant conspiracy....yea, that’s it.
If it wasn’t for Dr. Hunter none of us would know about it….
LMFAO

Science Bless You




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:50 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Anyway...as always I enjoy the banter...but I would rather get back to hating on your Celtics...now that is something I can really get into.  I can not wait until Rondo is in the purple and gold next season.  Time to go enjoy the sunshine.  Later dudes.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:51 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

slowguy:  Have you ever thought that perhaps scientists in the the US will not speak out publicly against the Theory of Evolution due to academic backlash.  Dr. Cornelius Hunter states that, "In the life sciences one's alternatives are to be a Darwinist or to be a Darwinist.  Passing grades, letters of recommendation, graduate school admission, doctorate exams, faculty hiring, and tenure promotion all require adherence to the theory of evolution.  The lists are long of otherwise qualified candidates who could not take that next career step because they did not conform to the Darwinian paradigm.  Academia, and the life sciences in particular, have undergone a long period of in-breeding and it is hardly surprising that, as the National Academy of Sciences booklet triumphantly declares, "The overwhelming majority of scientists no longer question whether evolution has occurred."  Dr. Hunter recommends watching Ben Stein's movie Expelled.  He says it will open your eyes.

Those are the words of a guy with a PHd....not mine.  Perhaps scientists refuse to speak out against evolution due to academic scrutiny and loss of their livelihood.  Just a thought.  God Bless You.




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:40 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

I found five scientists in five seconds....and yes....most also dispute the theory of evolution.  You keep trusting your man made FACTS...we will keep praying for you.   Don't be afraid to do a little research on Christianity.  It could broaden your horizons and provide salvation for you and your family.  Have a blessed day.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:35 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

In case you didn't recognize the names...the list is just a partial list of "scientists" who believe in God.  Ahem.....more proof of a failed education system indeed.  Be very careful who you wish to battle with Slowgun.  God Bless You.

There are thousands of scientists that beleive in god. I'm surprised you were only able to come up with 5.

But having faith in god, doesn't mean they dispute the theroy of evolution.
I bet you they don't need to see a fish fossil with 10 finger and 10 toes to understand evolution, like you do.

I'm not worried about who I "battle" with. I have facts, not faith on my side.

Science Bless You



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:29 am
 

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

What do you call someone who tells lies?
Part of the human race.


Or are you saying there are people out there that have never told lies.


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