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Brandon Jacobs and the Nicest NFL Story You’ll Read This Year



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As a Giants fan, I’ll miss him. As a Jacobs fan, I hope he rushes for 400 yards when and if the Niners play the Giants (but the Giants win). Classiest pro-sports story I’ve read in a long time:

Remember the adorable little New York Giants fan named Joe who sent the contents of his piggy bank to Brandon Jacobs because “money” was the reason that Jacobs had to leave the Giants? The young fellow got his money back this week, hand-delivered by Jacobs, along with a signed Giants helmet and a bouncy, memorable afternoon with his favorite football player.

Jacobs told Matt Barrow of the Sacramento Bee that he and his son took Joe and his brother out to a bounce house for the afternoon and had a blast.

“It was just us in the whole place and we were just going room to room – just bouncing and flipping all over the place, hitting each other with balls, sweating, our shirts filthy. We were just dirty, stinky boys, you know?”

Added Joe’s mom, Julie:

“He told me he really wanted to get out there with the kids. [. . .] He really wanted to enjoy it, and he did. It was amazing.”

The rest here.


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