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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: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:19 pm
 

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

Not funny.  The charge was non-consensual sex, a misdomeanor, and he doesn't register as a sex offender.  What this has
to do with his tragic death is beyond me.  Does anyone know what became of the 2:30am acknowledgement of breaking ice and a cry for help? and why a search didn't find him till 3pm the following day?  Does this mean someone heard all of this but chose not to report it?  That's the real tragedy here.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:09 pm
 

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

My question for you is how can chaos create order?
This is a pretty common error that some use to argue that the Second Law of Thermodynamics disproves evolution. It's based on a misunderstanding of something called free energy loss, which basically means that things always progress to their lowest free energy state - i.e. if you tear a piece of paper in half, it won't reconstitute itself. That would be chaos to order.

The problem is, it's based on the false assumption that the Earth is a closed environment which recieves no energy input and therefore will move to a state of high probability (further chaos). This is the entropy principle. However, the Earth is not a closed system. It receives all the energy it needs from the sun. That is how, as you put it, chaos can "create" order (although putting it this way implies a gross misunderstanding of the terms involved).



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:47 pm
 

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

I never said science is bad. I enjoy science. My point is that the big bang theory is a theory not based on science nor facts. "Any scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts." There are no FACTS about matter exploding into existance. Science is forming a hypothesis, gathering info, testing it, gathering more info, testing again...etc
A theory not based on science or facts isn't a theory. They call it a theory because it is based on science and facts. I'm sorry, but you obviously don't know what a theory is, especially since you conflate it with a hypothesis. You also don't seem to understand the Big Bang Theory, since it does not state that the Universe was created from nothing.

When you base your argument on a false premise (something from nothing), the argument is false. Review the facts and try again.



Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:37 pm
 

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

@sandblaster

You should question everything but you should also do the basic research behind your questions.  The fact is that science can tell you will relative accruacy how old bones and dirt are.  Anthropology and biology/physiology can tell you how one set of 'bones' evolved from another set of 'bones'.  This is all accepted scientific general knowledge.

Now the wildest religious zealots will say that God placed those things here to test the human resistance or resolve toward the word of God the wildest athiest will tell you that all this was created by no one from nothing.  Basically, nobody knows.  And no knowing doesn't mean that were not all right.  God could have created the big bang and evolved man from ancient species.  He could have also begot Jesus as a man when he saw that humans were not on the 'right path'.

I find religious debates facinating.  Why people want to argue about something they can't possible know is amazing to me.  Having faith and professings one's beliefs should be at the expense of another person's beliefs.  Isn't that the main founding element of this country?  



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:07 pm
 

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

Evolution isn't "nothing creating something"
Actually it is. I have studied evolution and it boil down to this. Billions of years ago nothing exploded and then the explosion eventually created the universe. My question for you is how can chaos create order?
But remember to put some cash in the collection basket. Because making money off of ingornant,morons like you in what organized religion is all about.
That is an overgeneralization. There are some people in the name of religion who ask for money for their own gain, but that is not true for all of Christianity. The reason that Christianity exists is to let people know about how to get to heaven.  Since everyone has lied, stolen, used God's name in vain, and looked with lust; Biblical Christianity says that God sent his son Jesus Christ into the world to live the perfect sinless life. If you repent (turn from your sin and turn to God) and put your trust in the finished work of Christ alone, then when you die and stand before God, God will let you into heaven. Religion in general is man bribing God in order to get into heaven.



Since: Jun 6, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:29 pm
 

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

I never said science is bad. I enjoy science. My point is that the big bang theory is a theory not based on science nor facts. "Any scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts." There are no FACTS about matter exploding into existance. Science is forming a hypothesis, gathering info, testing it, gathering more info, testing again...etc. Scientists have not a cannot do this with the big bang. How do you test this? How does nothing explode into something? Not scientific, not held to any standard. The sentences on fossils are also incomplete. It stated that fossils had the 'appearance' of that of a human skull. My first question is this: What can we actually know about bones found in the ground? How can scientists say that a certain skeleton in the earth eventually evolved into man. There's no telling what that skeleton gave birth to. Kind of hard to write down what I mean. The other question is how do scientists tell how old the bones are in the earth, and then how do they tell how old that dirt is? I believe they use circular reasoning...I have learned to question everything.




Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:53 pm
 

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

did u really just say science is a bad thing??  it proves most questions in life and many of the falacies made up by religion.  idiot



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:37 pm
 

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

The big bang theory is just that, a theory. No one is able to prove that nothing exploded into matter; which is what our textbooks tell us.
Incorret.

The big bang theroy isn't just a theroy. It is a scienticic theroy. Therefor, It is held to certain statndards and principles.

Please review this link.

 

Science isn't a bad thing...and I'm sorry if it makes people questions their beliefs.




Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:14 pm
 

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

Well said imcapeman, it couldnt have been said any better.



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:08 pm
 

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

tough bid....how do u coach after soething like that?


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