Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

This is a great story. It is all the more so because the person involved didn't want any credit for what he did. A former MVP winning NFL player recently paid to have 70 underprivileged children and their families flown to Walt Disney World for a vacation. He picked up the entire cost for everything with no sponsor help and no publicity for himself.

52 comments:

Erin said...

That is so awesome. I can't even begin to guess since I don't pay attention to football.

Seachica said...

Joe Montana?

Safe to say it isn't OJ.

Brew Belle said...

Emmett Smith?

Did he ever win MVP?

figgy said...

So cool!

This is the way we all want to *think* we'd behave if we had this kinda money, right? ;-)

Pookie said...

joe theismann (HTTR!) or dan marino

Emobacca said...

Marshall Faulk

jw12 said...

Peyton Manning

Stephen said...

Is it a former MVP winner but current player or a former player.
If it's a current player I say Kurt Warner. He does a lot that he gets publicity for and a lot more that he doesn't.

JW said...

I agree with Kurt Warner.

jbeebs said...

Another vote for Kurt Warner!

Ms Cool said...

I vote for Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning or Bart Starr.

nancer said...

this could be a lot of people. there are some good guys in the NFL.

i'm going to say jerry rice.

Karmen said...

Enty, couldn't you have helped out by saying, West Coast or East Coast? Or maybe mentioning if the team's mascot was an ungulate, feline or something else? Maybe? I dunno. I'm not into football.

Ms Cool said...

Jerry Rice is a good guess, too. I guessed Bart Starr because he founded the Rawhide Boys Ranch. It is a residential care center o help troubled teenage boys.

Cute Little Redhead said...

@Valerie: "safe to say it isn't OJ"

hahahaha, that is priceless.

Sporky said...

Whoever it is, God bless 'em! Nice to know things like this still happen.

Jill said...

Since he's a former St. Louis player, I want this to be Kurt Warner :) But whoever this is, good for them!

califblondy said...

I know Kurt Warner and his wife do a lot of things like this, but I'm not sure if he'd do it under the radar. Whoever it is, is a sweetheart.

Ice Angel said...

Peyton or Eli

Dijea said...

To me this says out of NFL but not yet in Hall of Fame.

I take my hat off to whomever it is. Thank you!

Kathryn said...

What about Derrick Brooks? He was the MVP at the Pro Bowl one year, so that could count for the MVP bit. He's also known for taking underprivileged kids on trips, one year he even took a bunch of kids to South Africa.

The only thing that makes me question whether it would be him is that he's always been big about pushing education, taking kids to visit colleges and things like that, and Disney doesn't quite fit the whole goal of getting kids to aspire for more in life.

Katie C. said...

Hines Ward - he is a real stand up guy.

Unknown said...

Hope this one is revealed this weekend!

Somewhere Bro said...

Kurt Warner...

http://www.nbc.com/news/2009/01/22/nfl-mvp-kurt-warner-and-popular-chef-curtis-stone-visit-the-biggest-loser-couples-for-special-super/

Last paragraph of the article mentions that they have projects for trips to Disney World for children.

PotPourri said...

Actually, I have 2 people in mind. Kurt Warner, and quite possibly Michael Irvin. People pick on Irvin, but coming from a family of 15 kids, he is extremely generous to children. I've seen it first hand.

PotPourri said...

Who is the person that said Emmett Smith? Let me tell you about Smith. That jerk wanted an APPEARANCE FEE to pick up his Texas Football Hall of Fame Trophy. That ASSHOLE! Someone is giving you a Football Hall of Fame Trophy and you want an APPEARANCE FEE?! Needless to say, they told him NOPE~!

Silvermist said...

Kurt Warner

Unknown said...

Troy Aikman.

adore said...

Kurt Warner or Steve Young

califblondy said...

Jamie's Girl, that's disappointing to hear about Emmett. He seemed like such a sweetie on DWTS.

thisoldbroad said...

Troy Aikman

JS said...

I take the "Former MVP" as someone that is retired, so all of the guess for active players might be wrong. If he just means any MVP before the last one, then I submit Tom Brady. He does alot of charitable work.

captivagrl said...

Santonio Holmes

captivagrl said...

Holmes son has sickle cell and he supports that charity

Sean said...

Yes, Emmmit Smith is a douchebag. I say Warner is a great guess. Payton Manning isn't a bad one either. Nicer, and funnier in person than many might think.

McDooks said...

That ROCKS!!! Thanks for sharing the deed with us, Enty.

nunaurbiz said...

I have no clue, except 70 seems to be an interesting number of kids to choose. Anybody know of a player who has a link to the number 70? (Maybe not just his number, but number of...catches? touchdowns? I don't know... just puttin' it out there) Whoever it is, God bless him!

Maja With a J said...

I don't know any names of sports people but whoever this is - NICE!

janele said...

I say Steve Young, if only for the Mormon angle.

Spicy Pumpkin said...

Totally Kurt Warner. Gives a ton to charity, was MVP, is an all-around good guy.

Fabulous! said...

i really hope this one gets revealed on the 4th- what an amazing person! so generous & kind!

WednesdayFriday said...

@nunaurbiz- great idea! I will ask the man about it later...he will know.

JoElla said...

I say Troy Aikman =)

gay tallywacker said...

what about Favre?

Seachica said...

troll alert.

What happened??? said...

As an avid STEELER fan... I'm going with Hines FTW!! Woo hoo... Love me some Steeler football.. can't wait til Aug 13 for preseason!!!

mooshki said...

Califblondy, Emmett was voted the #1 diva on that season of DWTS by the crew. Incredibly demanding. I guess he just knows how to put on a good public face.

amymarie said...

I would assume it is someone on the East Coast since they went to Walt Disney WORLD - someone on the West Coast would be more likely to go to Walt Disney LAND. Although, that probably just means they currently live on the east coast, not that they necessarily played on a team there (if they are retired).

JoElla said...

Mooshki I had no idea about Emmett. That really bumms me out. I always thought he was a good guy. :(

Vikingwench said...

I'm from Emmett and Derrick's hometown. (My daughter went tothe same high school, years later.) Emmett doesn't give a kid an autograph without payment; Derrick has a WONDERFUL charitable reputation in town. So does Roy Jones Jr., but he's another sport.

cricket said...

I'm going with Kurt Warner he's the first one who came to mind.

What happened??? said...

I TRULY hope this one gets revealed... these are soooo cool of the more "famouser" folk.. LOL

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