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14 minutes ago, jeremy2020 said:

 

This..fallacy again. It's not fiscal discipline. He's made a gargantuan amount of money from endorsement deals. That's like saying you go and work a day delivering pizza and never touch that $10 for the next ten years that you have exercised financial discipline.

Who cares! Does the money Gronkowski makes impact your life at all? Get over it!

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3 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Who cares! Does the money Gronkowski makes impact your life at all? Get over it!

....good call bud....knotted nylons over a Gronk charitable donation?.....good Lord, we're sinking....

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23 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

I won’t flame anyone for this position. I do understand the sentiment. But if he wants some warm wishes blown his way in return for his $50k, I won’t hold it against him even if it IS calculated in some way to sway people’s perception of him. The $50k is still $50k. I’ll say thank you and move on, but that’s just me. 

I did say thank you and I have moved on. 

 

There’s just something about charitable giving and self aggrandizement that I find distasteful. That’s just me, I guess. 

 

And like you said, $50k is $50k and that’s nothing to sneeze at so I can’t lose sight of that. Better for a douche to give $50k than not. 

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4 minutes ago, K-9 said:

I did say thank you and I have moved on. 

 

There’s just something about charitable giving and self aggrandizement that I find distasteful. That’s just me, I guess. 

 

And like you said, $50k is $50k and that’s nothing to sneeze at so I can’t lose sight of that. Better for a douche to give $50k than not. 

 

No right or wrong here, just curious......is it just Gronk or is it everyone? How do you feel about someone giving million$ and having a wing of a children’s hospital named after them? Or the new nursing school building? A wealthy family gave a HUGE amount of money to the athletic department at my school, and got their name on the basketball court. I didn’t like it at first, but then realized most of the buildings on campus are named after someone. 

 

I get that this is Gronk and he can be.....polarizing, to put it mildly. 

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Just now, Augie said:

 

No right or wrong here, just curious......is it just Gronk or is it everyone? How do you feel about someone giving million$ and having a wing of a children’s hospital named after them? Or the new nursing school building? A wealthy family gave a HUGE amount of money to the athletic department at my school, and got their name on the basketball court. I didn’t like it at first, but then realized most of the buildings on campus are named after someone. 

 

I get that this is Gronk and he can be.....polarizing, to put it mildly. 

 

 

....but Augie he is a key member of the hated Patsies gang, be it dominance or his cheap shot....so post career, he remembers his home town with a nice charitable donation (MASSIVE was a cheap OP insert IMO-check the pressers) and the hate should continue?...SMH.....

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6 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

No right or wrong here, just curious......is it just Gronk or is it everyone? How do you feel about someone giving million$ and having a wing of a children’s hospital named after them? Or the new nursing school building? A wealthy family gave a HUGE amount of money to the athletic department at my school, and got their name on the basketball court. I didn’t like it at first, but then realized most of the buildings on campus are named after someone. 

 

I get that this is Gronk and he can be.....polarizing, to put it mildly. 

That’s a good question.

 

It’s not just Gronk. I have a general distaste for anyone who donates with an ulterior motive of self aggrandizement. In the case of those who have buildings named after them, etc., I don’t like thinking that’s the price for the gift, but it’s often a case of the recipient, a family member, or an associate etc., that insists on the honor. So who am I to say? 

 

There are countless people who do these kinds good works every day that we never hear about and I just think that’s more to my liking.   

 

And yeah, Gronk is polarizing to say the least. But I’d feel the same way even if he wasn’t a douche.

 

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56 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

 

....so just because he essentially lived off endorsements while NOT spending any of his earnings has nothing to do with fiscal discipline/restraint?....sorry, but disagree.........look how many earn similar money playing sports AS WELL AS endorsements and go broke.........Vince Young blew through $26+ mil in a nanosecond...good 'ol Latrell Spreewel (laughed at Timberwolves' offer of $14 mil/yr...insulted because "I have a family to feed..") whose NBA career earnings were $61.875 MILLION and he went belly up FLAT BROKE....lost EVERYTHING......there are MANY others..............

 

Not being the worst at something doesn't indicate you're goods at something...

54 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Who cares! Does the money Gronkowski makes impact your life at all? Get over it!

 

What does anything on this forum matter to anyone's life? Why do people post here at all?!

 

Josh Allen being a success? What does it matter to your life?

 

Gronk donating money? Why bother posting about it. It doesn't matter to your life!

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5 minutes ago, K-9 said:

That’s a good question.

 

It’s not just Gronk. I have a general distaste for anyone who donates with an ulterior motive of self aggrandizement. In the case of those who have buildings named after them, etc., I don’t like thinking that’s the price for the gift, but it’s often a case of the recipient, a family member, or an associate etc., that insists on the honor. So who am I to say? 

 

There are countless people who do these kinds good works every day that we never hear about and I just think that’s more to my liking.   

 

And yeah, Gronk is polarizing to say the least. But I’d feel the same way even if he wasn’t a douche.

 

 

I tend to agree that this is more my personal style and preference, but by far the biggest thing for me is the good deed. If someone wants the attention, they just have a different personality/style and that’s fine. 

 

We have some good friends who hosted a party to kickoff fund raising for renovations at our church. He kicked in the first $50k, then before the night was over he was enjoying the good vibe so much he bumped it up to $100k (and he doesn’t drink! If that’s what you’re thinking). He’s generally a very humble guy, but he was loving it in so many ways. So it can work for good causes. (Funny aside, same guy at an event once and another guy kept talking about how he went to Harvard, as Harvard folks tend to do. This was some post-grad thing. Kept bringing it up, repeatedly. Eventually Jim said, “yeah, I did the same thing after I sold my business, it’s really no big deal.” WHAT? He’d never mentioned that in all the years we knew him, but did it just to shut down the braggart. Priceless!) 

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3 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

I tend to agree that this is more my personal style and preference, but by far the biggest thing for me is the good deed. If someone wants the attention, they just have a different personality/style and that’s fine. 

 

We have some good friends who hosted a party to kickoff fund raising for renovations at our church. He kicked in the first $50k, then before the night was over he was enjoying the good vibe so much he bumped it up to $100k (and he doesn’t drink! If that’s what you’re thinking). He’s generally a very humble guy, but he was loving it in so many ways. So it can work for good causes. (Funny aside, same guy at an event once and another guy kept talking about how he went to Harvard, as Harvard folks tend to do. This was some post-grad thing. Kept bringing it up, repeatedly. Eventually Jim said, “yeah, I did the same thing after I sold my business, it’s really no big deal.” WHAT? He’d never mentioned that in all the years we knew him, but did it just to shut down the braggart. Priceless!) 

Great story. Jim sounds like my kind of guy. Modesty is a valuable character trait; the basis of class, imo. 

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As an Arizona fan I should have liked Gronk but once he joined the Pats he became the enemy. Worst of all, in reading about this I found out that the old Children's Hospital where I was born was closed down and moved to a new facility. For some reason that depresses me.

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2 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

Clearly, he's not worth your time and you've given this no thought.  Be a Warrior!

I love when three geeks get together and like each others comments. I bet it makes them feel really cool and popular for a hot minute. 

 

ZOMG! I’m being so funny, I’m posting something similar to that other guys post so I must be right! 

 

I used to like Gronk. Now he’s garbage. It’s not worth my time to delve any deeper than that. 

 

Ill go with my gut in this one, feel free to play comment soggy bread all over my post. You guys seem to really enjoy that. 

 

Oh and btw, Gronk would bully you and call you names behind your back. Guaranteed. 

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1 hour ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

 

....but Augie he is a key member of the hated Patsies gang, be it dominance or his cheap shot....so post career, he remembers his home town with a nice charitable donation (MASSIVE was a cheap OP insert IMO-check the pressers) and the hate should continue?...SMH.....

 

I don't like gronk still, I love that he gave 50k to a good cause.

 

I don't even understand why this is a thread, and even more so the negative responses towards him.

19 minutes ago, Bobby Hooks said:

I love when three geeks get together and like each others comments. I bet it makes them feel really cool and popular for a hot minute. 

 

ZOMG! I’m being so funny, I’m posting something similar to that other guys post so I must be right! 

 

I used to like Gronk. Now he’s garbage. It’s not worth my time to delve any deeper than that. 

 

Ill go with my gut in this one, feel free to play comment soggy bread all over my post. You guys seem to really enjoy that. 

 

Oh and btw, Gronk would bully you and call you names behind your back. Guaranteed. 

 

These are the ramblings of a madman.

23 minutes ago, IronyAbounds said:

As an Arizona fan I should have liked Gronk but once he joined the Pats he became the enemy. Worst of all, in reading about this I found out that the old Children's Hospital where I was born was closed down and moved to a new facility. For some reason that depresses me.

 

Meh. The hospital I was born at was shut down years ago. I'm just happy I survived the place. You'll get over it.

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3 minutes ago, Ol Dirty B said:

 

I don't like gronk still, I love that he gave 50k to a good cause.

 

I don't even understand why this is a thread, and even more so the negative responses towards him.

 

These are the ramblings of a madman.

 Thank you? 

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54 minutes ago, jeremy2020 said:

 

Not being the worst at something doesn't indicate you're goods at something...

 

What does anything on this forum matter to anyone's life? Why do people post here at all?!

 

Josh Allen being a success? What does it matter to your life?

 

Gronk donating money? Why bother posting about it. It doesn't matter to your life!

I ask that question daily; get a life dude! I have been an avid Bills fan since 1964 , my family held seasons tickets since 1960; get a life!

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56 minutes ago, jeremy2020 said:

 

Not being the worst at something doesn't indicate you're goods at something...

 

What does anything on this forum matter to anyone's life? Why do people post here at all?!

 

Josh Allen being a success? What does it matter to your life?

 

Gronk donating money? Why bother posting about it. It doesn't matter to your life!

 

I think gronk donating money can have impact on one's life way more than anything that happens on a football field. 

1 minute ago, Bobby Hooks said:

 Thank you? 

 

Takes one to know one brother lol. 

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7 minutes ago, inaugural balls said:

To summarize: a nice act by a giant douche bag.

 

Exactly

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34 minutes ago, Bobby Hooks said:

I love when three geeks get together and like each others comments. I bet it makes them feel really cool and popular for a hot minute. 

 

ZOMG! I’m being so funny, I’m posting something similar to that other guys post so I must be right! 

 

I used to like Gronk. Now he’s garbage. It’s not worth my time to delve any deeper than that. 

 

Ill go with my gut in this one, feel free to play comment soggy bread all over my post. You guys seem to really enjoy that. 

 

Oh and btw, Gronk would bully you and call you names behind your back. Guaranteed. 

Stop and get a life, I think you are very bored!

Really, is NFL football the only thing many of you have going!

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19 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Stop and get a life, I think you are very bored!

Really, is NFL football the only thing many of you have going!

 

If Brady donated a g for every win he had over the Bills to children's hospital I'd be happy.

 

Their is a definite difference in matter of importance.

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I work in the Philanthropic center for a well known WNY college and Medical Center.

In my role I write queries and code accessing our entire gift database daily, and help turn data into reports.

 

Without giving away personal details I can vouch that 50k is by no means a 'massive gift'

You would be surprised how many very wealthy people still call the Thruway cities home or partial home,

and how strong they feel about helping our medical institutions and colleges/ universities.

 

It's a generous gift by Gronk, and is appreciated, but it is by no means 'massive'

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Still wish Gronk had his career ended with a broken neck/spine. Oh well... nice “massive” donation from your families foundation. Hope you still get put in a wheel chair,( not in a bad way) you giant dooosh. 

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3 hours ago, Bobby Hooks said:

I love when three geeks get together and like each others comments. I bet it makes them feel really cool and popular for a hot minute. 

 

ZOMG! I’m being so funny, I’m posting something similar to that other guys post so I must be right! 

 

I used to like Gronk. Now he’s garbage. It’s not worth my time to delve any deeper than that. 

 

Ill go with my gut in this one, feel free to play comment soggy bread all over my post. You guys seem to really enjoy that. 

 

Oh and btw, Gronk would bully you and call you names behind your back. Guaranteed. 

 

You see (not really) ... the funny thing, here, is that you came here saying Gronk wasn't worth your time.  But you took the time to post.  Then people called you out on it.  Now you've proceeded to say (again) that it's not worth your time .... yet ... here you are (again) spending time (key word) posting about it again.

 

When your mom comes home, have her explain what "irony," is.  Love ya, sweetcheeks!

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2 hours ago, MakeBuffaloGreatAgain said:

Still wish Gronk had his career ended with a broken neck/spine. Oh well... nice “massive” donation from your families foundation. Hope you still get put in a wheel chair,( not in a bad way) you giant dooosh. 

 

Not cool. Never wish harm on anyone.

 

When you do that, karma has a way of coming home.

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On 6/18/2019 at 5:30 PM, Mike in Horseheads said:

Agree, nice he donated but $50k to him is $50 to most of us. Title is misleading

Sweet! I made a massive donation then too! $50 to sponsor my buddy in the 11 day power play to fight cancer event next month! http://www.11daypowerplay.com/

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On ‎6‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 5:13 PM, ProcessAccepted said:

I personally wouldn't describe a $50K donation by Gronk as a "Massive" donation. $50K as an image rehab investment and tax write off is probably more appropriate. Glad he gave the money but the description of the donation is a little too hyperbolic 

 

It will be meaningless as a tax write-off given his reported income.  No need to split hairs over the description of its size.

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