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Giants to honor Sandy Hook Elementary School with helmet decal

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On Sunday, every NFL game will be preceded by a moment of silence to recognize the events that occurred Friday in Newtown, Connecticut.

The Giants, who aren’t playing at home this weekend, also will acknowledge the local tragedy by wearing the initials of Sandy Hook Elementary School on the back of their helmets for their game at the Georgia Dome, according to Rich Eisen of NFL Network.

The simple gesture sends a strong message that the grief extends to those with no direct connection to the families involved.  And as we mourn together we hopefully will resolve to set aside politics and search for real strategies to protect our children and make them feel safe again.

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30 Responses to “Giants to honor Sandy Hook Elementary School with helmet decal”
  1. wwwmattcom says: Dec 15, 2012 2:35 PM

    Every team should have the decal.

  2. flavordave says: Dec 15, 2012 2:48 PM

    national tragedy that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes. it’s something that affects all of us and especially those with small children. I respect the Giants for doing it I suggest the NFL does it and we need to bring further awareness towards identifying potential problems with Souless young men such as that one. My heart bleeds with this one.

  3. overdrive92 says: Dec 15, 2012 2:51 PM

    Classy.

  4. bleedburgandyandgold says: Dec 15, 2012 2:57 PM

    Having two small children myself one in preschool it terrifies me that this happened my heart aches for those that this terrible tragedy happened to

  5. worldchampsbaby says: Dec 15, 2012 3:07 PM

    Who could that one person who gives a thumbs down to overdrive’s post possible be thinking.

  6. worldchampsbaby says: Dec 15, 2012 3:08 PM

    What

  7. jeg07 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:15 PM

    Excellent.

  8. zaggs says: Dec 15, 2012 3:17 PM

    Saw a pic, its not the standard block letters either. Class all the way through.

  9. dbarnes79 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:17 PM

    It’s time to get rid of guns that only military and police should be using.

  10. twelvesbelt says: Dec 15, 2012 3:19 PM

    Agreed. All teams should wear a decal. Depressingly tragic.

  11. rg3some says: Dec 15, 2012 3:19 PM

    Should be mandated by the league for all teams.

  12. rgledz says: Dec 15, 2012 3:19 PM

    My thoughts ans prayers go out to all of the families affected by this event. Let’s just hope that we can do something in this country to better treat the mentally ill. The medical community is a joke in this day and age. It seems that so many people go untreated or mistreated and something like this tragedy is a result of it. People are pushed through the system, whether it’s mental or physical. Hardly anybody seems to be concerned with resolving the medical issues of the people of this country. May God be with us all during this unimaginable time of tragedy.

  13. rxv5854 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:20 PM

    You know what I think would be great:

    If on the back of Cam Newton’s jersey it said Newton CT this week.

  14. giants56 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:23 PM

    Proud to be a Giants fan

  15. rajbais says: Dec 15, 2012 3:25 PM

    The Giants are a first class organization no matter what, but let their commemoration remind us that violence is a “no” in schools.

  16. dannymac17 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:30 PM

    Whoever is thumbs downing these posts are cowards.

  17. worldchampsbaby says: Dec 15, 2012 3:32 PM

    rgledz,

    In this time of turmoil,what your post expressed,is the voice of reason.

    Great Post!!!

  18. deltaoracle says: Dec 15, 2012 3:40 PM

    If animals understood human languages, imagine how insulted they’d be when we say some person behaved like an animal.

  19. patriotsdefense says: Dec 15, 2012 3:50 PM

    The New England Patriots should wear some decals too.

  20. boyshole25 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:59 PM

    It’s a sick sick world

  21. rookieblue7 says: Dec 15, 2012 4:33 PM

    Georgia Southern wore them in their DI-AA playoff game yesterday as well.

  22. cliverush says: Dec 15, 2012 4:35 PM

    This gesture is a nice idea and a tribute of the innocent little one. My God I am still weeping.

  23. jboyxl73 says: Dec 15, 2012 4:35 PM

    It’s a classy gesture lets remember how lucky we are and that you never know who is hurting enough out there to do these horrifying acts of violence so we have to be open to help one and other when in need and maybe some of this could be prevented …..

  24. enrifer says: Dec 15, 2012 4:47 PM

    How about honoring them with a game check to their families to help with their expenses

  25. jmc000 says: Dec 15, 2012 5:54 PM

    Patriots will send up 26 flares before the game and will wear a Town of Newton and black ribbon decal. Rich Eisen reported it.

  26. steelersownyou says: Dec 15, 2012 7:57 PM

    Why not 27 flares? The mother of the shooter didn’t deserve to die. Poor judgement to have guns in the house but I don’t think that it is right to not honor her!

  27. jdrew506 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:06 PM

    As a football fan and a giants fan this is wonderful to see. This was a national horror that should never be forgotten. Now hopefully there can be real discussion on gun control. Now I know all the gun nuts will give me grief for this comment but understand that I am talking about control of semi and full automatic weapons. There is absolutely no regular person should have access to these weapons. No one except the military and police needs to be able to shoot off 100 rounds in seconds. Just think if this nut had a pistol there may have only been a few killed. Even one death is tragic but it would have been a lot less then there were. Nothing in this world is perfect but we should try to make it as safe as we can for us and our future generations.

  28. giantsfanlewis says: Dec 15, 2012 9:36 PM

    Debarnea79. This is a tragity and that’s all you can think about? Do you realize in china on the same day 22 children were sliced yo death. Should we ban all knives? The planes taken over on 9/11 were done so with box cutters. Its not the weapon its the person using it. If someone wants to commit a crime the choice of weapon will not stop them and the weapon they want doesn’t isn’t always purchased legally. Our world his a black market that runs so deep peoples daughters are bought and sold as sex slaves. Guns are not the problem

  29. rixofct says: Dec 15, 2012 11:23 PM

    My heartfelt respect goes out to the Giants, Jets and Patriots. Honoring the Sandy Hook Elementary School on the back of their helmets is an extremely respectful gesture to show their support for a comunity in their area facing horrific tragedy, loss and sorrow. I live in a town about 5 miles from the shooting and am sick to my stomach about what all of the kids and parents are going through…..

    How come in these mass shootings, the scum who commit these heinous acts rarely ever have the guts to not kill themselves and face the families of their victims!!!

  30. grod116 says: Dec 16, 2012 8:51 AM

    A simple act like these stickers helps to show Newton CT that everyone is feeling what they are experiencing. That area of CT has a lot of Giant, Jets, and Pats fans. Football is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind in that community today, but its nice to let them know they are on on our minds. I’m sure you’ll see (or not see) many of the players from these teams reaching out to help the community in the coming weeks.

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