Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles’ foundation for knocking out Steelers

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It’s not quite at the point (yet) that it reached two weeks ago when Bills fans donated in droves to Andy Dalton‘s foundation after the Bengals beat the Ravens to deliver a playoff berth to Buffalo, but Bengals fans are now showing their appreciation to Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles for eliminating Cincinnati’s chief rival from the postseason.

Via FirstCoastNews.com, more than 100 Bengals fans have give more than $5,000 collectively to the Bortles’ BB5 Foundation since Sunday’s win by Jacksonville in Pittsburgh.

“Fans are at the core of the football experience and it’s truly exciting and rewarding when they band together, regardless of the team they cheer for, to make a positive impact in the lives of others,” Bortles said. “I greatly appreciate the support displayed by Bengals fans and they should know their support will make a difference.”

If you’re a Bengals fan or a Jaguars fan, or if you simply feel bad for previously putting Bortles at No. 70 on the list of all NFL quarterbacks and/or for saying he wasn’t put on earth to throw a football, you can make a donation right here, right now.

25 responses to “Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles’ foundation for knocking out Steelers

  1. Giants fan here.

    Just donated $25 to Blake Bortles foundation. Gave $25 to Andy Dalton as well. Not a fan of the Bills, Bengals or Jaguars (although I cannot stand the steelers).

    With all the negative BS surrounding the NFL this year, donating to these causes is a welcome replacement for spending money on NFL merchandise this year.

  2. How pathetic. I mean, I hate the steelers as much as the next hater, but come on. Stop being pathetic. This is a team that will be difficult in future playoffs and you might bump into them. They are your rivals too. smh.

  3. Well, their own team couldn’t come close to doing it, so I’m sure they were ecstatic that someone else could. Cincinnati is the only city that considers this a rivalry anymore. We consider them a joke. Kinda like how the Pats look at us. God willing, the Rooneys will get us a coach that can maximize our talent, rather than the mismanaged garbage that Tomlin & his coordinators put on the field on Sunday.

  4. Not sure why anyone would complain about this. Fans are giving to charity based on the results of NFL games. That benefits people. Even the Browns 0-16 parade made money and donations for a local food bank. Looks like NFL fans are classier than some politicians would like you to believe.

  5. keiselsbeard says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Cincinnati is the only city that considers this a rivalry anymore.
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    Steelers cry for their mamas any time Burfict is on the field.

  6. CaJonMcChicken says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    I wonder how many teams fan base would make donations if the Jags upset the Pats?
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    New England will find a way to exploit it and Kraft will keep about 90% of it for himself, ya know for official buyoffs.

  7. RavenzGunnerz says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    How pathetic. I mean, I hate the steelers as much as the next hater, but come on. Stop being pathetic. This is a team that will be difficult in future playoffs and you might bump into them. They are your rivals too. smh.

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    At the end of the day, this is just a game. Donating to charity helps those in need. You’re an idiot whose priorities are way off.

  8. They should donate to the D. Seriously, the players own charities are some of the worst in the world. Everyone should do a little bit of research before giving to any charity. Many say they are local but the funds go to another state and most of the money pays telemarketers.

  9. nice shot a chris sims mike. enjoyed it almost as much as listening to sims trying to crawfish out of what he said about bortles. sims is the qb expert who said brady was not even a top ten qb. how many championship games did sims take a team to?

  10. daysend564 says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    keiselsbeard says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Cincinnati is the only city that considers this a rivalry anymore.
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    Steelers cry for their mamas any time Burfict is on the field.

    Not just Steelers, any opponent of the Bengals. They never know when Burfict will make a dirty play, before or after the whistle.

  11. As long as Steelers players want to go out of their way to focus on mocking the Bengals and showing them up in the media and with their TD celebrations, I don’t feel the least bit bad about enjoying the complete meltdown.

    It’s all great for them when they are winning and talking it up louder than any team in the league, but when it goes wrong like it did Sunday, expect everyone to come out and laugh at their misfortune.

  12. minnesotablizzard says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Blake Bortles vs Case Keenum: the people’s Super Bowl

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    Fortunately for the rest of the country it will be Pats vs. Eagles

  13. Is this the charity where bortles learns how to be an NFL qb? He is brutal to watch. When’s the last time such a horrific qb was playing for the right to go to the Super Bowl.

    Even Jags fans wanted him gone

  14. streetscoop says:
    January 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    Uh, the Browns are currently the Bengals’ biggest rival….

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    Bengals are 18-12 against the Ravens under Marvin Lewis… Just saying.

  15. First team to start an African American QB in their season opener. First team to have a full time female coach. First team to have stadium naming rights. Looks like the BILLS have started another NFL trend – first team fanbase to support charities and raise money for other players/teams that advance their interests.

    Also, first/only team to cut off beer sales at halftime -for obvious reasons. BILLS MAFIA!

  16. CaJonMcChicken says:
    January 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    I wonder how many teams fan base would make donations if the Jags upset the Pats?
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    Because so many people are just begging to see Jacksonville in a Super Bowl. Let’s face it. You all want the Patriots there because you need a villain. “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” We have been at this for 18 years and we are your villains. Bring it on!!!!!

  17. Is this the charity where bortles learns how to be an NFL qb? He is brutal to watch. When’s the last time such a horrific qb was playing for the right to go to the Super Bowl.

    Even Jags fans wanted him gone
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    I guess nobody remembers that Rex Grossman was a Superbowl QB…or maybe they drank it away

  18. Only Bengals fans are desperate enough to root AGAINST teams to lose. But ultimately the laugh is on them because they will continue their losing/pathetic ways due to re-upping Marvin Lewis.

  19. Why don’t they contribute to Vikings’ charities? After all, Mike Zimmer used to be on the Bengals’ staff. He could have been their head coach, taking them to the conference championship. But no. The Bengals couldn’t bear to part with Marv, and their fans are too busy hating on rivals to notice what’s happening within their own team. Watching the Vikes is probably the closest the Bengals will ever get to a championship game. Bless their hearts.

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