On Nov. 1, 2015, Ricardo Lockette's life changed forever.
After suffering a neck injury that disconnected the top vertebrae of his spinal cord from his skull, in a game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Seahawks wide receiver would never play a down of football again.
But thanks to the paramedics in Arlington, he lived to tell the tale, and he's nothing short of thankful. Lockette now spends his days helping others too.
When speaking in Spokane at the Washington Fire Chiefs Conference, telling his story, he had no idea who was in that crowd.
"It's more like I'm talking to my angels..to people that saved my life," Lockette said addressing his gratitude to those who serve the community.
Little did he know that the people who did save his life were there listening too.
Right now, the Yankees are flourishing on the field. Aaron Judge hits a new towering home run seemingly every other day. Gary Sanchez is excitable. The team is 27-17, leading the AL East by 2.5 games. But, if you watch the Yankees on television you still see a stadium littered with empty seats.
In the New York Times, Billy Witz writes that the ticket and suite sales have been languishing:
But even those selling points have yet to turn around attendance at Yankee Stadium, where ticket and suite revenues through last season had fallen by a staggering $166 million since the end of 2009, the year the Yankees christened the new ballpark with their last World Series title.
The financial figures, from the public filings the Yankees are required to make on their stadium bonds, represent a 42 percent loss in ticket and suite revenues over the last seven seasons. And despite the team’s compelling play this season, attendance through the first quarter of their home schedule is down from the same point last year.
This is just WRONG.
There's something magical about going to a baseball game for everyone, but especially for a young kid who's watching the spectacle with awe, waiting for the chance to maybe see their favorite player in action, or even better, catch a real live foul ball.
During the Braves-Pirates game on Wednesday, a kind fan made a little kid's dreams come true after reaching down, grabbing a dribbling ball, and handing it to a youngster who couldn't look happier.
Just one issue, though: the ball wasn't a foul ball. That fan was punished. But SO WAS THE KID.
The Carolina Panthers are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season, but the first pictures from this week's offseason team activities show early red flags.
This involves the Panthers' talented wideout Kelvin Benjamin, who appears to be extremely overweight in a picture from Marcus Mosher on Twitter.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the the number two overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft and it’s no secret that they’re smitten with UCLA standout Lonzo Ball.
If the Lakers do draft Ball, it’s likely that they would move point guard D’Angelo Russell, who they drafted just two years ago.
Last night, some Lakers fans noticed that Russell liked a tweet that mocked the idea of the Lakers drafting Lonzo.
The reason for that is mostly because of the fact that Mariotti trying match wits with Van Pelt is like me trying to beat LeBron James in a game of 21.
It wouldn't feel regular without Odell Beckham Jr. making some sort of news.
The biggest of which involving the star was the battle between Nike and Adidas. Adidas tried to rip the an known for his flashy cleats away, but Nike had other plans..
On Tuesday, Beckham Jr. became the highest-paid NFL player ever employed by Nike.
There’s some drama brewing at ESPN.
After announcing their breakup last month, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic are reportedly not on speaking terms off-air due to tensions between the duo.
“It’s really a poisonous atmosphere right now,” said one longtime ESPNer who has worked on the show. “Most of us don’t see the show lasting through its contractual end [which is believed to be the end of December]. But I give both these guys immense credit because when the light comes on, you would not know what’s going on. They are pros on air.”
“They are marvelous actors on set,” said another ESPN on-air staffer, who speaks to both Greenberg and Golic. “But they barely even make eye contact with each other these days.”
“They virtually ignore each other off air,” said a third ESPN staffer who has previously worked on the show and said such tension has existed since late last year.
We all know how intense the college football recruiting process is. However, we have reached new levels of insanity yesterday.
Globe Institute of Technology wide receiver Unique Brissett recently announced that he narrowed down his college options to five Power 5 schools. Brissett announced yesterday that he was visiting Michigan State.
Now here comes the M. Night Shyamalan style twist.
Brissett tweeted out pictures inside the Spartans football facility. The problem was, as pointed out by Luke Srodulski of Land of 10, Brissett's pics were identical to the ones taken by offensive tackle Cody Carone in February.