When the Bears take on the 49ers in San Francisco on Monday Night Football Nov. 19, it might be okay Julius Peppers and the defense don't inflict too much damage on one particular Niners running back.
When Brandon Jacobs left the New York Giants to sign with the 49ers in late March, one young Giants fan in New Jersey took the news particularly hard. When six-year-old Joe Armento asked his mother, Julie, why his favorite player was leaving his favorite team, she explained that the Giants didn't have enough money to keep Jacobs. So, Joe took action.
He broke open his piggy bank and emptied its contents -- 3.36 worth of pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters -- and sent a letter to Jacobs which read: "Dear Brandon Jacobs, So you could go to the Giants, here is my money. Love, Joe."
On Wednesday, Jacobs refilled Joe's piggy bank by giving him a 5 bill while going a step further and providing the young boy with day he'll likely never forget.
According to The Sacramento Bee, Jacobs took Joe, his four-year-old brother and Jacobs' own son, Brayden, to Jump On In bounce house in Boonton, N.J.
"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," Jacobs told the Bee. "We were just dirty, stinky boys, you know?"
Jacobs also gave Joe a signed Giants football helmet with the following message: "To Joe: Thanks for being a fan. God bless, Brandon Jacobs."