GET UP! The 9th Minute Salute for Chuck Deezy

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

9

Great Work: See a picture and video of The Salute in our follow-up piece.

Update (game day): We have now reached a universe of nearly 1 million fans with this message courtesy of Maurice Edu, Jozy Altidore, Grant Wahl, Steve Goff and others….5pm EST: The story has been picked up by Goal.com and by the AP. (It is being distributed by the AP.)

ESPN’s producers have acknowledged an email of this tribute and the American Outlaws fan support team is coordinating on the ground.

This Is Happening. Make RFK rock for Charlie.

−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−

TSG hopes for a speedy and full recovery for the striker whose 21st minute strike (versus Egypt) put the U.S. back on the road to redemption in South Africa just a few months ago.

So in support of our favorite team’s injured teammate, TSG, along with the American Outlaws, is backing the effort for all the fans attending Wednesday’s RFK game to stand and cheer for the full 9th minute of tomorrow’s USA v. Costa Rica match. You can print out this number 9 to hold up for Charlie Davies during the 9th minute (starting at 8:00).

If you are not at the game, stand-up wherever you are. And (via Twitter) from SamsArmy94: Everyone who is able to – up for tweeting @CharlieDavies9 at the same time (9th minute tonight) tweets of support? Yes, sir!

CD, we hope and know you’ll be up doing the stanky leg in no time…regardless of what docs may or may not say.

From Stu Holden via Twitter: @stuholden22: U can send ALL your well wishes 2 Charlie-email charliedavies9@yahoo.com , they r printing all and bringing them 2 him! THX

Now everyone, STAND UP FOR CHARLIE!

About these ads

21 responses to this post.

  1. any knowledge on how to send cards or anything like that to the hospital??

    Reply

  2. Posted by Sam on 2009/10/13 at 9:22 PM

    Washington Hospital Center
    110 Irving St. NW
    Washington DC 20010

    Reply

  3. go here baltimorebrigade.com, print #9 bring to game for 9th minute salute. A couple thousand doing so will be epic for the cameras to catch and Charlie to see from his hospital bed.

    Reply

  4. We are working on getting a post up asap that alerts people to this idea. I’ll be spamming my cuz at Georgetown, I’m sure some people there are going to the game. Much love Chuck D, much love.

    Reply

  5. Posted by del on 2009/10/14 at 5:43 AM

    I think he’s at George Washington Hospital NOT Washington Hospital Center.

    GW is about 2-3 miles from the accident. He would have been taken there vs crosstown DC to Hospital Center.

    Reply

  6. Posted by Kevin on 2009/10/14 at 6:29 AM

    No he’s at WHC, it’s the trauma center in this area.

    Reply

  7. Posted by BK on 2009/10/14 at 6:36 AM

    Please note that the 9th minute is when the clock reads 8:00 to 8:59

    Reply

  8. Posted by Dean on 2009/10/14 at 7:19 AM

    The 9th minute is 8:00 to 8:59. I’ll stand through 9:59 just to be sure.

    Reply

  9. Posted by kaya on 2009/10/14 at 8:27 AM

    I wish I could make it to the game.
    Someone print out extra #9′s ;) That’s a great idea.
    I hope the prez makes it and prints out a #9.
    I hope Stu doesn’t accidentally print out all the spam he’s going to get…

    Reply

  10. Posted by Rob on 2009/10/14 at 9:00 AM

    SUPER, SUPER CHARLIE
    SUPER, SUPER CHARLIE
    SUPER, SUPER CHARLIE
    SUPER CHARLIE DAVIES

    If I was going to RFK, thats what I would be chanting.

    Reply

  11. [...] Nicknames « GET UP! The 9th Minute Salute for Chuck Deezy [...]

    Reply

  12. Posted by Mark T on 2009/10/14 at 1:35 PM

    Salute picked-up by the AP and reported on ESPN.com

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=685397&sec=us&cc=3888

    Reply

  13. [...] out and showing there support like crazy in the soccer community.  A good soccer blog called “The Shin Guardian” is calling for a standing ovation in the 9th minute of tonight’s game to show your support [...]

    Reply

  14. [...] GET UP! The 9th Minute Salute for Chuck Deezy Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine [...]

    Reply

  15. [...] by GET UP! The 9th Minute Salute for Chuck Deezy « The Shin Guardian on 2009/10/15 at 6:30 [...]

    Reply

  16. [...] A soccer blog helped rally fans to support Charlie by spreading the word to print out black #9’s and holding them up during the 9th minute of the game. This message was then retweeted by several soccer players. This resulted in national coverage as the AP covered it. The result, as reported by the Guardian, was phenomenal: thousands of fans showed up holding the signs as well as banners wishing him a speedy recovery. Credit: leafblower [...]

    Reply

  17. [...] first inductee is Eric Wheatley of the Baltimore Brigade who posted a comment about bringing the #9 for the Ninth Minute Salute for Charlie Davies because “a couple [...]

    Reply

  18. [...] post that helped get it going is here. And you can find TSG’s match review here.) The 9th Minute Salute for Charlie [...]

    Reply

  19. [...] wordsmithed the message. We settled on the word “Salute” as we thought “Tribute” or “Memory [...]

    Reply

  20. It was a magical day for all who experienced it.
    I am honored to have played part in it.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 220 other followers

%d bloggers like this: