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Mod_C
08-07-2012, 04:28 PM
I was resetting passwords earlier when I received an email from a fan. I won't identify who she is, but she said we could post the body of her email here.

"My grown son is going through a really hard time right now. He lost his job a few months ago and is having a hard time finding another one. He has been depressed for a while. Yesterday, I talked him into going to the camp at Albany U. Keep in mind he lives, eats and breathes Ny Giants, as does his 4 year old son. We watched the practice for quite a while, then stood in line for the autograph session.My grandson was on top of his Dads shoulders screaming for ELI!(A fave) of both of them.When Eli came through, he signed my grandsons helmet! I have never seen such a HUGE smile on either ones face before! From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Mr. Manning for brightening the lives of the 2 most important men in my life.You will never know much a small act of kindness meant to these 2 fans. God Bless you Eli Manning!!!"

I often wonder if players realize the effect they can have on their fans?

Fuhgeddaboutit
08-07-2012, 04:29 PM
This brought a smile to my face. These players are heroes to many fans, be it young or old. These players should realize how much they mean to a lot of people.

If she's reading this, whoever she may be, I wish the best of luck to your son and hope he finds something

Mod_C
08-07-2012, 04:40 PM
I hope someone in the organization reads this and puts it up in the locker room.

miked1958
08-07-2012, 05:45 PM
This is awesome. This is what it's all about. What makes it all worth wild.

ashleymarie
08-07-2012, 05:57 PM
What a sweet note you received. I believe most players are aware of the effect they have on their fans, especially the young fans. Time, commitments, personal matters may at times distract them, but I strongly believe every Giants player knows we are here. We are like their shadow. God bless the Giants. God bless that mother and her loved ones.

RoanokeFan
08-07-2012, 06:04 PM
What a sweet note you received. I believe most players are aware of the effect they have on their fans, especially the young fans. Time, commitments, personal matters may at times distract them, but I strongly believe every Giants player knows we are here. We are like their shadow. God bless the Giants. God bless that mother and her loved ones.

Well said.

jomo
08-07-2012, 06:31 PM
I am certain that most if not all of the Giants realize the enormous impact they have on people's lives.
It is a pleasure to be a fan of such a great organization that counts among its core values: class, honor, dignity and respect.

RoanokeFan
08-07-2012, 06:32 PM
I am certain that most if not all of the Giants realize the enormous impact they have on people's lives.
It is a pleasure to be a fan of such a great organization that counts among its core values: class, honor, dignity and respect.

I second that!!

derekunion28
08-07-2012, 06:48 PM
some of us are so deep into the fanthom ...it makes us sick to stomach when things go wrong like losses or injuries....some of us buy 3 newspappers a day read every article , read everything online, surf the net for giants memrobilia every single day...day in day out ....we love and breath giants, so when things go right with a win, or getting to meet someone, its like the birth of your child, happpiest day.......hope the players know how much they and the team mean to alot of us nutty fans

BlueReign
08-07-2012, 07:49 PM
I will never forget when I was about 15 my father took me to training camp and all that I wanted was a Tiki Barber autograph as did EVERYONE else. Shockey hopped on the golf cart and high tailed it to the locker room, Eli spot signed here and there and Tiki Barber literally went to EVERYONE waiting for his autograph and signed for them and took pictures with them if they asked. He was outside signing autographs for over 2 hours until everyone had his signature. Regardless of what Tiki may have done or said in the media, he really cared about the fans and I will always love Tiki Barber for that. I still have his autograph hung up in my living room and will never forget that moment. It was a great father/son moment and trip that I will always remember all because Tiki Barber took 30 seconds out of his day to recognize my father and I.

Cool Papa B.
08-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Very nice story. I pray your son finds a job just right for him!

On a side note, I predict this thread goes about 100 pages long.

BigBlue1971
08-07-2012, 08:04 PM
great jesture by Eli! and he didnt even know how much pleasure he was giving these fans!

nice story!

ashleymarie
08-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Tiki was a Giant. Players that give of themselves tirelessly and strive to cultivate a relationship with their fans are special people indeed.

Giant stuck in Texas
08-07-2012, 08:37 PM
Great story. I love this organization!!!

Carter.525
08-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Eli is MVP.. of my heart

Slyde
08-08-2012, 12:09 AM
Eli is a true example of what is right with the NFL today.

Giantz4Life
08-08-2012, 02:13 PM
Just another reason why Eli Manning might be my favorite football player of all time. He does not think class, he just is class. It's not a schtick or gimmick that he puts on.

I love this organization and its players. I cannot imagine having to be a Cowboy fan and try to defend the likes of Dez Bryant or those other hoodlums.

VegasGmen
08-08-2012, 03:52 PM
I am certain that most if not all of the Giants realize the enormous impact they have on people's lives.
It is a pleasure to be a fan of such a great organization that counts among its core values: class, honor, dignity and respect.
I'll drink to that!

SLUNK(three)AM
08-08-2012, 09:46 PM
Its news bits like this that make me so happy Eli is our QB. Compare this to the news that Roethlisberger spawns all the time and all of a sudden it becomes apparent that not only do we love seeing #10 win us games and play his heart out for us - but when he goes out of his way to make somebody's day like that... You can really feel in a sense that we the fans, the organization of the NY Giants, and Eli Manning as a player are at home with each other. Priceless to feel this way! Good job Eli - always stay true and bring the Lombardi back to BIG BLUE!!!!

davepc
08-08-2012, 09:51 PM
Forward it to Pat Hanlon

BuffyBlueII
08-09-2012, 03:26 AM
Eli Manning is the face of our team and he makes us proud. He is a shining example and instills pride in all of us.

I am glad he is our QB and he is a wonderful man.

I bELIeve.

Giantfan #10
08-09-2012, 08:09 AM
Good to hear ELI is a class act!

wuzpapn
08-09-2012, 09:50 AM
I hope Eli does more acting or commercials when he's out of the game. On top of his big heart, he seems to have a pretty damn good sense of humor as well.

Fuhgeddaboutit
08-09-2012, 10:35 AM
I'm glad I have witnessed in my lifetime a nice and great QB to have. Eli will come down to be one of the best QBs we've had in a long time IMO.