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(Yahoo)   Cristiano Ronaldo selfishly destroys fundraiser for infant with seizure-inducing brain disorder by offering to pay for entire surgery himself. What a showoff   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 77
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2014-03-13 10:26:39 AM  
 
2014-03-13 10:39:39 AM  
Every time I think I find a way to hate him he pulls shiat like this....


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2014-03-13 10:40:24 AM  
While he's out there saving the lives of infants, Jurgi is watching game film and devising ways to beat his brains in... I hope.
 
2014-03-13 11:00:02 AM  
Nice,
 
2014-03-13 11:10:25 AM  
Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...
 
2014-03-13 11:18:31 AM  
What an ass.


/seriously, look at the ass on that guy!
//nttawwt
 
2014-03-13 11:21:02 AM  

MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...


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2014-03-13 11:21:02 AM  
Won't someone think of the fundraiser workers! He's taking business away from caterers, printers, parking valets, venue owners.
 
2014-03-13 11:21:33 AM  

MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...


Yes, that rich guy over there (but not me) should pay for everything.
 
2014-03-13 11:27:41 AM  
Stupid sexy Ronaldo
 
2014-03-13 11:28:32 AM  
He will have to start measuring his lays in "mega lays".

/ frkka
 
2014-03-13 11:29:18 AM  
Infant with seizure-inducing brain disorder

But enough about Pepe.
 
2014-03-13 11:29:24 AM  

wildcardjack: Won't someone think of the fundraiser workers! He's taking business away from caterers, printers, parking valets, venue owners.



Think of all the Bentley and Jaguar salesmen he's helping by putting some new cars in the Surgical Wing parking lot.
 
2014-03-13 11:38:48 AM  
One other thing I've noticed about him: When he scores, he celebrates WITH his teammates.  Most soccer players run as far away from their teammates as they can to celebrate on their own.  Even when the only reason they scored was because of a great through ball or cross.  Ronaldo usually goes toward his teammates and celebrates with them.
 
2014-03-13 11:43:45 AM  
I thought they had that free socialist health care in Europe?
 
2014-03-13 11:45:45 AM  
Tom Brady seen skulking away ..
 
2014-03-13 11:48:18 AM  

MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...


Exactly.  The number of people becomes daunting. He pays $80,000 today, but there are 500 critically ill children with the same illness right behind them.  They can step forward in a single case and make a big splash, but then what about the others?  Awareness and item donations do a better job of drumming up support.  You never want to reach a point where everyone just thinks "the celebrities will take care of this, they don't need me".

In addition, they do donate a lot.  They'll push to raise $1M for something, and drop in $100K of their own money without saying anything publicly.
 
2014-03-13 11:48:54 AM  

Larson E. Whipsnade: One other thing I've noticed about him: When he scores, he celebrates WITH his teammates.  Most soccer players run as far away from their teammates as they can to celebrate on their own.  Even when the only reason they scored was because of a great through ball or cross.  Ronaldo usually goes toward his teammates and celebrates with them.


RIGHT?!  WHAT AN ASS!
 
2014-03-13 11:49:48 AM  
God bless him.
It's one thing to be rich, but I think it's a whole lotta somethin' else to use some of it to help people in desperation.
I hope it's not just a "I'm so great" action.

Now on another note...
Rare Brain Disorder. A few days ago it was a Rare Virus.
 
2014-03-13 11:54:45 AM  
I hope the kid kicks this ailment
 
2014-03-13 11:56:45 AM  
he has sympathy for other people who flop around on the floor for no apparent reason
 
2014-03-13 11:58:10 AM  
I think if Ronaldo belibe he bought babby?

/ Kute babby
 
2014-03-13 12:00:01 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: he has sympathy for other people who flop around on the floor for no apparent reason


Ha!

Seriously though, he's matured a lot.
 
2014-03-13 12:08:27 PM  
I always find his little step over thingie stupid and annoying.
 
2014-03-13 12:13:49 PM  
Women like guys like this?
 
2014-03-13 12:17:11 PM  
Makes that much money in the space of a sneeze.  Will write it off for tax reasons.  Big farkin' deal.

But seriously, for the kid, a big farkin' deal.
 
2014-03-13 12:17:15 PM  

MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...


And raising celebrity awareness. How are they going to get on the news without this if they don't have a current "project"? Pull some Lohan crap?
 
2014-03-13 12:18:59 PM  
Who?

....is this generous benefactor with a great heart?
 
2014-03-13 12:20:00 PM  

MugzyBrown: I always find his little step over thingie stupid and annoying.


Yet very effective.
 
2014-03-13 12:26:16 PM  

carnifex2005: MugzyBrown: I always find his little step over thingie stupid and annoying.

Yet very effective.


I've seen it be ineffective to.

I think it's a waste of time.  I don't believe I've ever seen Messi do anything that elaborate to get passed a defender.
 
2014-03-13 12:28:07 PM  
Well crap. Now I'll feel guilty about making fun of his constant embellished diving.

/Good on you, Ronaldo
 
2014-03-13 12:29:26 PM  
 And it's a shame about his looks, too.

Real shame...

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Larson E. Whipsnade: One other thing I've noticed about him: When he scores, he celebrates WITH his teammates.  Most soccer players run as far away from their teammates as they can to celebrate on their own.  Even when the only reason they scored was because of a great through ball or cross.  Ronaldo usually goes toward his teammates and celebrates with them.


Assists get recognition but not glory, which is unfortunate. I like this guy already. Not because of his looks (although they don't hurt) but because he apparently understands the importance of the assist. In multiple senses.

/Note to self: Watch some Real Madrid games online, if at all possible
 
2014-03-13 12:33:08 PM  

rkiller1: MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...

Yes, that rich guy over there (but not me) should pay for everything.


I apply the same principle to myself. That's why I thought of it. I give what I can, but it's not that much.

If I made enough that $20,000 was the same proportion of my income that $20 currently is, I'd like to think that I'd give the $20K as freely as I now give $20.

Maybe my reality would differ then. I don't know. That's why I don't harshly judge rich people's giving habits. I just wonder sometimes, that's all.
 
2014-03-13 12:36:15 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: he has sympathy for other people who flop around on the floor for no apparent reason


Hahaaaaaaaa
 
2014-03-13 12:41:10 PM  
This is outrageous. He should be out committing felonies like American athletes..
 
2014-03-13 12:41:19 PM  
way to go and ruin it for others, dick  ;-)
/doesn't he make that by halftime of 1 game?
//no hatin', just sayin'
 
2014-03-13 12:47:56 PM  
way to screw up the grading curve dude.
 
2014-03-13 12:48:11 PM  

MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...


Well, that and even a lot of money is still a finite amount of money. Just ask any lotto winner who woke up five years latter to the realization that they just spent the very last of their winnings.

Or, as they say, a million here, a million there, and soon enough that adds up to real money.
 
2014-03-13 12:52:56 PM  
Being the parent of a child with a major seizure problem is horrifying and heartbreaking, hope this kid gets straightened out by said procedure.
 
2014-03-13 12:54:39 PM  
This kid needs to get a job and pay for his own surgery. How is he ever going to learn about personal responsibility if he has everything handed to him?
 
2014-03-13 12:56:14 PM  

BitwiseShift: Think of all the Bentley and Jaguar salesmen he's helping by putting some new cars in the Surgical Wing parking lot.


Hell, just think of all the Ferrari dealers he's helping by putting the actual cars into the surgical wing.
 
2014-03-13 12:59:11 PM  
Guess I'm the only one who thought of Dr. Hibbert and Krusty.

I hope that nothing STOPs you from PAYMENT of this CHEQUE.

/groan
 
2014-03-13 01:01:16 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...

Well, that and even a lot of money is still a finite amount of money. Just ask any lotto winner who woke up five years latter to the realization that they just spent the very last of their winnings.

Or, as they say, a million here, a million there, and soon enough that adds up to real money.


Just thinking out loud.
What would be worse?  To wake up to realize that the Ferraris, jewlery and vacation homes have been reposesed by the bank,  or to realize that you've squandered it on philanthropy?
 
2014-03-13 01:01:49 PM  
Time to step up NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.
 
2014-03-13 01:05:34 PM  

Canton: And it's a shame about his looks, too.

Real shame...

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Larson E. Whipsnade: One other thing I've noticed about him: When he scores, he celebrates WITH his teammates.  Most soccer players run as far away from their teammates as they can to celebrate on their own.  Even when the only reason they scored was because of a great through ball or cross.  Ronaldo usually goes toward his teammates and celebrates with them.

Assists get recognition but not glory, which is unfortunate. I like this guy already. Not because of his looks (although they don't hurt) but because he apparently understands the importance of the assist. In multiple senses.

/Note to self: Watch some Real Madrid games online, if at all possible


He's a great passer. There is one pass he did to Pepe against Barcelona a few years ago that was absolutely genius.
 
2014-03-13 01:09:21 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: he has sympathy for other people who flop around on the floor for no apparent reason


This made me quite literally LOL. Thanks.
 
2014-03-13 01:23:22 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Some 'Splainin' To Do: MrBallou: Good on him.

Every time I see celebrities participating in fund raisers (walk-a-thon kind of stuff), I can't help thinking "You earn more in day than this whole event will raise. Why not just donate the money?". I know, raising community awareness, etc., but still...

Well, that and even a lot of money is still a finite amount of money. Just ask any lotto winner who woke up five years latter to the realization that they just spent the very last of their winnings.

Or, as they say, a million here, a million there, and soon enough that adds up to real money.

Just thinking out loud.
What would be worse?  To wake up to realize that the Ferraris, jewlery and vacation homes have been reposesed by the bank,  or to realize that you've squandered it on philanthropy?


Probably on philanthropy, but surely the best option isn't to squander it at all, especially since not squandering your money gives you more opportunities to be philanthropic towards others, which includes lending your name to help raise funds for charities and like projects.
 
2014-03-13 01:27:25 PM  
Never heard of the guy, but good for him!

(The pity is that parents have to resort to begging to save their children's lives.  I'm find with space flights and yachts being exclusive to the super rich.  Lifesaving operations, not so much.)
 
2014-03-13 01:28:29 PM  

SigmaAlgebra: Infant with seizure-inducing brain disorder

But enough about Pepe.


WIN
 
2014-03-13 01:41:06 PM  
$83,000 - The donation may only represent around 20% of his mammoth weekly earnings

Um, the guy makes over $400,000 a week?

/soccer player problems
 
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