TofuTheAlmighty: Johnson is making $7 million bucks this year. 19 grand is a little more than pocket change to him.Bully for him, sure, but it's not like he's making much of a sacrifice.
simplicimus: You don't need to sacrifice to do good. We don't know what his Miami charity costs. You think Bill Gates is hurting from his charity?
TofuTheAlmighty: simplicimus: You don't need to sacrifice to do good. We don't know what his Miami charity costs. You think Bill Gates is hurting from his charity?That's why I said bully for him. Johnson's doing more charity than quite a number of people. But the guy is rich and emptying out his wallet once in front of a camera doesn't make him a hero. (Not to besmirch Johnson personally, but rather to needle subby for confusing a little generosity for heroism.)
TofuTheAlmighty: Bully for him, sure, but it's not like he's making much of a sacrifice.
GoldSpider: TofuTheAlmighty: Bully for him, sure, but it's not like he's making much of a sacrifice.Can't we just give the guy credit for doing a really nice thing for these kids without qualifying it?
davidphogan: one of the greatest active wide receiver's wife on her cell phone if you feel like it, but damn, that and the family's home address on a single tax form?
srtpointman: Wait, I got snark. Here goes: $19,000? He couldn't pitch in an extra $1000? Cheap motherfarker.
ATRDCI: I bet the Lions are thrilled they picked Charles Rogers over this guy :P/sorry lions fans//not only a great player but a hell of a classy guy///that courtland finnegan got him to beat down his arse show just how much of an arshole finnegan is
JohnnyRebel88: That is .0095% of his yearly salary not including his endorsements. Throw a million out and it will impress me. His car probably cost $200,000, more than that. I am happy for these kids that were blessed this time of year by this gesture, however if were truly sincere, he would not have a photo-op of him holding the receipt. Just like A. Jolie... there are many orphaned children in the US. You people watch too much Entertainment Tonight.Do what you can for others, not what you can to be noticed.
FinFangFark: It wasn't a big media event with photo ops. Fans that were there to see it, they wanted a picture of the receipt, and he let them take it, and then social media took affect.He gives easily in the 6 figures every year to several charities. And trust me, after covering the guy for a few years in the media, I can tell you this, he's anything but an attention hound./don't be that guy, dude.
Bullitt: Yes, this is a class move.Yes, it would have been nicer if all the TV cameras weren't around.
Coach_J: GoldSpider: TofuTheAlmighty: Bully for him, sure, but it's not like he's making much of a sacrifice.Can't we just give the guy credit for doing a really nice thing for these kids without qualifying it?No this generation can't. This "trophy for participation" generation has been told from the cradle how "special" they are and anytime someone else does something good, they get defensive and can't understand why everyone makes a big deal about it...meanwhile, they just went poopy in the potty and they want a ticker tape parade on their behalf like Mommy and Daddy did for them anytime they did anything routine.I deal with snarky little shiats like this at work daily and they are petty, snarky, whiny little biatches who in the same breathe will say "where's my promotion" and then give a bazillion excuses why they can't do something basic that requires some ACTUAL WORK because "I've never done it before".And here's the kicker...despite that snarky, dickhead exterior, they are all low self-esteem, insecure little children with ZERO backbone...aka, massive pussies. You put them in front of clients and anytime anyone pushes back the slightest, they fold like a cheap suits...but behind the anonymous nature of the internet, they can't stop talking shiat./nutjob rant over//getting off soapbox///get off my lawn
octopied: That's awesome, but what's with the time limit? How about give them an hour and just say "No more than 12 items per person" so they can actually make some discriminating choices?
BrotherMalcolm: Awesome act - but was a little turned off by the posing with the receipts. It's as if to say "LOOK HOW NICE I AM. EVERYONE LOOK!"To be fair I don't know the back story. His agent or the store may have wanted the pic etc.
HST's Dead Carcass: This is awesome in so many ways. First off, the fact he did it. Secondly, having the kids pick their own toys and he foots the bill. Double awesome. Sure, it was a time limit associated with his jersey number, but that just added to the excitement for the kids.My brother in law was an at risk youth in Kansas City. Being one of the super poor from the worst areas of the city, Derrick Thomas held a football seminar for at risk kids that he got to attend. My BiL didn't care about football, had no idea who Derrick was or why it was important, he just knew it was going to be a bus ride to a free lunch. Then he entered Arrowhead stadium and got to meet Derrick Thomas. To this day he is a die hard Chiefs fan and Derrick Thomas was his hero growing up. He said the compassion and care he showed all the kids that day was incredible. It wasn't some photo op for Derrick, he actually cared about the kids and the positive impact his Third And Long Foundation had on the kids.So, good on ya, Andre Johnson! I hope you do this every year and realize the positive impact of what you've done. You've made Christmas something special for a group of kids. It amazing that 12 kids could pile up $19,000 in toys in 80 seconds, but, hey, kids surprise us in all sorts of ways, including being money sinks.
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