Giants Come In Different Sizes – Not Necessarily The News
As the Super Bowl gets ready to kickoff Sunday, Tootie Landry takes some time to talk about a special New York Giants fan who had a special bond with his favorite team's star quarterback in this edition of "Not Necessarily The News."
"Hey! I’m Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today!
It’s Super Bowl Sunday this weekend and I’m sure some of you Saints fans won’t be watching the game. But I know one New York Giant fan that will be watching from the best seat in the house! This fun-loving 12-year-old has had a special bond with Eli Manning. Kory Crowell, a huge New York Giants fan, would be the first to tell you how much Eli meant to him.
It all started when Kory got diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, when suddenly the phone rang. It was the beginning of a special relationship. Corey and Eli talked in the middle of the Giants practice, they prayed together, and cheered each other’s triumphs. Eli was Kory’s fantasy football quarterback and he always wore the #10 jersey on game day. They were friends for life.
Kory’s teachers described him as the E.F. Hutton of the class because when he would speak, everyone listened. Partly because what he said was so profound for a 12 year old and it was always on a spiritual realm. When Kory’s cancer became terminal late last year, he bravely told his Mom, “I’m not even scared!” Kory died this past November.
I know now, Giants do come in different sizes. They can be those guys playing on Super Bowl Sunday or a 12-year-old with big brown eyes whose faith and courage teaches us all how to live and die as a true Giant! I’m Tootie Landry and this is “Not Necessarily the News!”