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Eli, Osi stump for storm relief donations

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As the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy becomes more and more clear, the NFL is doing more and more to help raise much-needed funds.

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The latest effort comes from public service announcements in which Giants quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Osi Umenyiora urge fans to make contributions to the American Red Cross.

To answer the call, text RedCross to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit RedCross.org for a more sizable contribution.

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45 Responses to “Eli, Osi stump for storm relief donations”
  1. ironhawk says: Nov 3, 2012 2:01 PM

    Millionaires trying to get money out of hard working middle class people? Why don’t they just take care of it themselves?

  2. green41563 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:04 PM

    How much are they giving?

  3. kiopta1 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:12 PM

    Of all things this is what you choose to be haters for?

  4. j0esixpack says: Nov 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    If you can donate online, please do so – there’s a lot of complications with the text donations, not the least of which is that it doesn’t get made until you pay your phone bill.

    Consider donating $20 at a minimum. That’s 10 times the equivalent of what our billionaire NFL owners have donated. And I’m sure many of you on fixed incomes of $50,000 or less and have and will go far beyond that $20.

    Let’s pressure our billionaire NFL owners like Irsay and Wilf to match the relative percentage of our donations with an equivalent amount from their pocketbooks.

    Even to get to what amounts to $20 for you and I that would require them to give 10 times the amount they’ve given.

  5. chargerdillon says: Nov 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    Hey Eli, im in shorts and sandals here in San Diego, you know that place you were too good for

    Take your east coast relief and long bomb it right back up you know where

  6. bigblue5611 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:23 PM

    Just because your broke/jealous and not smart or talented enough to make big money on your own, stop playing the whining, cry baby card that you’re “middle class” and can’t afford a couple bucks to donate

    Get over it and step up

  7. metalhead65 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:28 PM

    I will think about donating when the red cross shows where the money is going. I am not going to give so somebody on the board can get a nice bonus this year.

  8. mikea311 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:28 PM

    How much are they giving?

    ————-

    they probably did, you don’t always hear about it from pros, usually only when they want you too.

  9. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 3, 2012 2:29 PM

    My team plays the Giants tomorrow, so this is not a comment from a Giants homer.

    But I respect the heck out of both Eli and Osi. Two classy guys, who are at least, using their elevated platforms to look out for those less fortunate.

    Haters gonna hate.

  10. pickney1 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:34 PM

    Salute to all players and owners that are donating money towards helping those recover from a horrible storm.

    This goes beyond hatred or dislike for a team or player this is about grown folks stepping up contributing towards those who lost their houses, family and much more.

  11. gcsuk says: Nov 3, 2012 2:39 PM

    chargerdillon says:Nov 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    Hey Eli, im in shorts and sandals here in San Diego, you know that place you were too good for

    Take your east coast relief and long bomb it right back up you know where
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    I’m sure that when your hometown is in need of some much needed disaster relief, you’ll be able to rely on Phillip Rivers, Nate Kaeding, and Shawne Merriman to step up to the plate.

    There are times and places to hold silly little grudges. This is neither of them. And I am from the Midwest…this disaster does not directly affect me.

  12. ken0west says: Nov 3, 2012 2:39 PM

    If you want a fraction of your donation to go to those who actually have a need consider the Red Cross.

    If you want an meaningful portion of your donation to go to the displaced donate to a local church or community center.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 3, 2012 2:43 PM

    Open your hearts and wallets for those oceanfront property owners less fortunate than yourselves.

  14. herrerabrad says: Nov 3, 2012 2:45 PM

    My guess is anyone making an announcement for the RedCross already did donate, and thats their business….as for the guy in his shorts and sandals, keep enjoying your pathetic team, and no superbowls.

  15. j0esixpack says: Nov 3, 2012 2:54 PM

    ken0west says: If you want a fraction of your donation to go to those who actually have a need consider the Red Cross.

    If you want an meaningful portion of your donation to go to the displaced donate to a local church or community center.

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    I share your criticisms of the Red Cross – if you are local in the NY/NJ or New England area that’s great advice

    But sadly, for now, despite being a top heavy organization with bloated executive salaries that takes advantage of its volunteers, they’re the only game in town for blood donations and for fundraising with national outreach.

    So I begrudgingly endorse Red Cross donations for those outside of the immediate affected area (I still don’t have power either, but have no complaints given what many in the NYC/NJ area are enduring.)

  16. xxwhodatxx says: Nov 3, 2012 2:58 PM

    Red Cross is a joke.

  17. djaehne says: Nov 3, 2012 3:00 PM

    Amazing that the first couple of replies to this story is nothing more than bitchy so-called football fans who can’t spare anything until they know what the richer folks are committed to doing first. Man up. Give because if it was you, you’d be feeling the same way the victims are feeling now. We are Americans. We give because we can and need to.

  18. green41563 says: Nov 3, 2012 3:00 PM

    bigblue5611 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:23 PM

    Just because your broke/jealous and not smart or talented enough to make big money on your own,
    ___________________________________

    Give me a break. Eli Manning and Umenyiora are lottery winners. The idea that they somehow “deserve” to be rich because they can play sports is absurd.

  19. green41563 says: Nov 3, 2012 3:11 PM

    djaehne says: Nov 3, 2012 3:00 PM

    Amazing that the first couple of replies to this story is nothing more than bitchy so-called football fans who can’t spare anything until they know what the richer folks are committed to doing first.
    ___________________________________

    I think it’s a perfectly reasonable question. I don’t know whether or what they’ve given, but if they’re going to ask for more of our money (they’ve already gotten far more than they could ever earn in any real line of work), then I think they should tell us what they’ve given so that we can see that they’re putting their money where their mouth is.

  20. bluefan204 says: Nov 3, 2012 3:11 PM

    chargerdillon says: Nov 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    Hey Eli, im in shorts and sandals here in San Diego, you know that place you were too good for

    Take your east coast relief and long bomb it right back up you know where

    Its a great time to show how bitter you still are. You need a dose of karma long bombed back up you know where

  21. j0esixpack says: Nov 3, 2012 3:28 PM

    djaehne says: Amazing that the first couple of replies to this story is nothing more than bitchy so-called football fans who can’t spare anything until they know what the richer folks are committed to doing first.

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    Hey – if I were to follow the “example” of billionaire NFL owners I’d donate $2.

    They should be following MY lead and making donations that equate to more than just pocket change for them.

    Do the math yourself comparing donations of folks making $50,000 compared to a guy who is worth $1.5 BILLION and could sell one book in his library and donate $2.3 million to this cause.

  22. east96st says: Nov 3, 2012 3:30 PM

    “Open your hearts and wallets for those oceanfront property owners less fortunate than yourselves.”

    My sister lost half her house to the storm. She’s 60 miles from the coast. She’s insured, so she’s okay. Not looking for any sympathy or help. We got it covered. But for you to act like all this storm did was affect a few millionaire’s beach houses shows you’re one sad and pathetically ignorant assclown. If you love your country, don’t breed. The sooner we are rid of your gene pool, the better off we will all be.

  23. steviemo says: Nov 3, 2012 3:31 PM

    Write a check for a million, you millionaires.

  24. FoozieGrooler says: Nov 3, 2012 3:39 PM

    Hopefully no one will take advantage of the situation and try to score cheap political points by going to Wal-Mart, buying up a bunch of crapola, than having volunteers unload the truck and pass the stuff out to other volunteers so they can be photographed handing the stuff back onto the truck again…

    Oh, wait…

  25. simpleghost says: Nov 3, 2012 3:48 PM

    New York is the richest city in the world, I think they’ll be fine. Maybe the Steinbrenners can stop equaling half the rest of MLB in payroll and take care of their fans.

  26. east96st says: Nov 3, 2012 4:12 PM

    “New York is the richest city in the world, I think they’ll be fine.”

    This would be moronic even if NYC was the only place affected. But, actually, the damage is extensive and covers 11 states. 9 dead in Pennsylvania and we all know how much oceanfront property they have. NYC can take care of itself. We managed to pick up after 9/11 even though the federal money promised by Bush never came. Fortunately, many volunteers came from out state to help at ground zero and beyond. Much thanks to all of you. You’re the best the Nation has to offer. Whereas the garbage posting on this story are some of the worse.

  27. justintuckrule says: Nov 3, 2012 4:26 PM

    @chargerdillon- wildfires burned your area to the ground and us jerseyans stood up. We’re all Americans first before football fans

  28. kd75 says: Nov 3, 2012 4:34 PM

    Red Cross gave me a $200 Visa debit card and a letter telling hotels not to charge me sales tax.

  29. mikeyarch53 says: Nov 3, 2012 4:48 PM

    If a man who is worth $1.5 billion gave the same percentage as a man who makes $50,000 giving $10… He would give $300,000… So giving $100,000 is like the same $50,000 man giving $3… So not that bad… At least they gave, I make about $50,000 an I’m broke right now outta work so that $3 is huge

  30. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 3, 2012 4:55 PM

    Hey 96st, there is way too many people in N.Y. and on the East Coast anyway. Everyone knows that. They’re like weeds over there.

  31. mydogwantstofightvick says: Nov 3, 2012 5:08 PM

    Chargerdillon do me a favor tough guy walk into the ocean n don’t stop until ur floating out 2 sea….moron

  32. billhicks666 says: Nov 3, 2012 5:16 PM

    chargerdillon says:

    “Hey Eli, im in shorts and sandals here in San Diego, you know that place you were too good for

    Take your east coast relief and long bomb it right back up you know where”

    Stay classy, San Diego.

  33. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 3, 2012 5:36 PM

    Raised in western PA, I live in San Diego and have since graduating from PSU.

    Fortunately, I can attest that Chargerdillon is just one of those petty turds who can reliably count his network of friends on his weenie — and then subtract one.

    Losers like this cat are pretty much in every pocket on earth – so it’s not like he speaks for anybody, but himself.

    Most Americans have a lot of compassion over the hardcore stuff breaking down back east. Many personal friends of mine live in Jersey, Manhattan, eastern PA, the Carolinas, etc. – and it’s pretty nasty to deal with no power, no plumbing, 6 hour lines to get gas, no supplies that really count, etc.

  34. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 3, 2012 6:08 PM

    San Diego is never winning a Super Bowl with P. Rivers as their quarterback. Live with that for the rest of your miserable sports life Chargers fans!

  35. saintsfan1981 says: Nov 3, 2012 6:29 PM

    I live in louisiana,we know a thing or two about hurricanes. I am absolutely disgusted at how some of you are acting towards these people affected by this. I’m sure the players are doing their part just like ours down here do. You people talking trash should do everyone else a favor and disappear off the face of the earth,we don’t need you anymore. To those dealing with the aftermath,stay strong and best of luck. You have prayers coming your way from all over the country,save a few losers with nothing better to do than get on here and spread their hate.

  36. irishjugalo says: Nov 3, 2012 6:31 PM

    Listen, my family is centered in the northeast and was battered by this storm. If we could be inspired enough by Eli and Osi to raise a billion dollars toward this cause, we’d cover about 2% of this. The federal government will be picking up this check, which translates to the fact that those of us who pay taxes will ultimately foot the bill, as we should.

  37. ctgiant says: Nov 3, 2012 6:31 PM

    MR. Banker: You kind of said what I was thinking.
    In CT. last storm, I was out of power, lost all my food, and had problems getting gas, etc.
    I am retired, and live on a very modest SS Check, yet I support a little girl in Senegal, Dakar, who I will never meet, yet she will be 12 years old on Dec. 7Th , most children there don’t make it pass 5 years old. Trust me, I get more, much more out of helping her and her family, because it simply is the right thing to do!
    Can’t believe a US person, who no matter what, can get food, shelter, medical etc., would make a comment about people here trying to help another person get back on there feet?
    He must be one sorry ass person, he REALLY needs help! and money won’t buy it.

  38. bluewinger says: Nov 3, 2012 7:18 PM

    A good bit of your money donated to the red cross will go for administrative fees. You would do MUCH better donating to a local church , org. or the salvation army.

  39. andrewfbrowne says: Nov 3, 2012 7:52 PM

    Drove over to Staten Island today to help out. Live in Philly, if you do not like the Red Cross, you can things like gift cards directly to places like NBC and they will give those to those directly effected. Check out their site for details. I gave 100 bucks worth of Target gift cards and they give those out directly to folks. People need help, it is a mess there. You are judged not by what you get, but by what you give in this life.

  40. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 3, 2012 8:00 PM

    You want really help if your going to the game tomorrow the Giants are having a food drive that all goes right to people who are in need.
    There will be collection trucks setup outside each gate prior to the game

    Lots of people who could use a can of soup or anything to eat right now as everything they owned is gone.
    Not just rich people with there beach houses but people who work for a living just like we do.

    Here you can read what Eli has done
    Eli Manning is an American football star who undertook a 5-year campaign in 2007 to raise $2.5 million for the construction of “The Eli Manning Children’s Clinics” at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.

    And in the NY area
    After getting married in Mexico last year, the Mannings have not remained idle, becoming New York’s newest philanthropic couple. Giant’s Quarterback, Eli Manning, and his wife, Abby Manning, are donating funds to St. Vincent’s Hospital new birthing center.
    The state-of-the-art facility is going to focus on childbirth and holistic care, including such amenities as acupuncture. The Mannings have been heavily involved in St. Vincent’s, boosting morale and visiting patients throughout the hospital.
    Though is has not yet been revealed how much they donated, the amount is enough to start the $10 million project, which is scheduled to take five years to complete, starting with the refurbishment of the current maternity ward.

    The new center, aptly named The Eli and Abby Manning Birthing Center, will be located in a separate space connect to the new St. Vincent’s across, with patient rooms, postpartum suites and waiting areas

  41. j0esixpack says: Nov 3, 2012 8:14 PM

    mikeyarch53 said: If a man who is worth $1.5 billion gave the same percentage as a man who makes $50,000 giving $10… He would give $300,000… So giving $100,000 is like the same $50,000 man giving $3… So not that bad… At least they gave, I make about $50,000 an I’m broke right now outta work so that $3 is huge
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    Thank you! We’ve done the math in the past when Irsay has his PR team (that earns well over $100,000) issue press releases heralding his $10,000 donations.

    Those of us donating $20, $50, $100 are setting an example that we can only hope these multi-billionaires would follow OUR example and give something more than their pocket change – and none of us are issuing press releases to pat ourselves on our backs.

    But as long as people applaud them for giving a few coins and pocket lint, they’ll just continue to appease the masses with these embarrassingly low donations.

  42. njsteelersfan says: Nov 3, 2012 8:43 PM

    Gee it only took a week and after how many other players and owners from other teams before this . Gee last nights game half of the heats team gave their game checks look what the Vikes and packer player gave and some of the owners Giants Jets Knicks and Net players and owners alls we can say here in Jersey and NY a big FU

  43. nfl fan says: Nov 3, 2012 10:20 PM

    chargerdillon says:
    Nov 3, 2012 2:19 PM
    Hey Eli, im in shorts and sandals here in San Diego, you know that place you were too good for

    Take your east coast relief and long bomb it right back up you know where
    —————————————————–
    Looking at your franchise over the years in SD, I think most of us would agree that he made the right choice. If you’re keeping score, and it sounds like you are, he’s up 2-0.

  44. phillyphannn83 says: Nov 3, 2012 10:52 PM

    Chargerdillon and the rest of you assclowns…I’m getting up at 4:30 am tomorrow to hop on a firetruck and drive over 100 miles to go work a 24 hr shift in seaside heights for the local guys who are just completely spent from dealing with this tragedy, what are you losers doing to help?? And yes it’s a tragedy, death toll about to reach 100, over 30 here in NJ. Don’t trust the red cross with your $$$??? Then give them what they need more than $$$, BLOOD!!! Im from Wildwood, NJ, look it up on a map. I’m <20 miles from where the eye made landfall right on the coast. My town was destroyed too but I'm still going up to help in harder hit areas. I worked non-stop from Friday afternoon until Wednesday night on storm duty, lived at the firehouse that whole time, responded to over 70 firecalls, didn't get to take care of my own house, yet I'm still going out to do more. You naysayers could learn a thing or two about being selfless in times like these. And btw, I'm a VOLUNTEER firefighter, I haven't and won't get paid a dime for all this work.

    Look in the mirror folks, you know there's something you can do to help.

  45. Tri-State Yanks says: Nov 4, 2012 2:37 AM

    chargerdillon says:
    Nov 3, 2012 2:19 PM
    Hey Eli, im in shorts and sandals here in San Diego, you know that place you were too good for

    Take your east coast relief and long bomb it right back up you know where

    ————————————————–

    I just got back from Toms River a few hours ago. My fire department had gone down to cover those guys so they could go home, see their families, and assess the damages to their own homes. And quite honestly, the last 36 hours meant more than any donation could. However, that being said, not all are afforded that opportunity. For some scumbag like yourself to put something like this together, just let it be known, there is a time and place to let your bitterness be known, and this isn’t it. There is more to life than football. Enjoy your flip flops while the rest of us dig out from the second largest storm in our nation’s history (financially), and I shall see you in hell someday.

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