Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: Cherry | Filed under: Football | Tags: Ben Hartsock, Carolina Panthers, Game, Heimlich Maneuver, Jeremy Shockey, Lunch Room, Mike Mccartney, National Football, Negotiator, New Orleans Saints, Pork Tenderloin, Saving A Life, Spirits, Teammate, Tight End | No Comments »
The Carolina Panthers expect tight end Jeremy Shockey will be grasped in their momentary game this season. His is by now arising huge this year in one more department, saving a life.
The negotiator for taut end Ben Hartsock informed the National Football Post that Shockey came to the help of his client in the lunch room of Panthers when a part of pork tenderloin became lodged in throat of Hartsock.
Mike McCartney informed the website, “(Hartsock) started to go to the bathroom and I don’t know if he collapsed, but he couldn’t breathe. Some new guy came and tried to give him the Heimlich. It didn’t work. Then, Shockey hit him in the back pretty hard and out came the meat. The Panthers told me it was really scary.”
“Ben told me Shockey came over and gave me the Heimlich maneuver and saved my life. He was in good spirits and he’s real thankful for Shockey.”
The Panthers signed Shockey in March following he was cut by the New Orleans Saints.
Posted: August 16th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Ballgames, Big Game, Bullpen, Curveball, Dad, Daniel Schlereth, First Baseman, Game Winner, Jason Kubel, Jim Thome, Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Miguel Cabrera, Monday Night, Ron Gardenhire, Teammate, Teammates, Tigers, Twins, Uniform Manager | No Comments »
There were many people who were happy to be part of the game as Jim Thome rounded third base and headed home following his 600th home run, but none more than his family and teammates.
The entire Twins team and Thome’s family were at home plate waiting up for the slugger to handle the plate so they could praise him.
The first player to praise Thome at home, Michael Cuddyer said, “It was awesome, it was absolutely incredible. You’re just happy for him, and his family, his wife and his dad, everybody. Just everybody who makes Jim Thome who he is. So it’s a very special day for him.”
The possibility of No. 600 happening Monday night became real after hitting No. 599 earlier in the night. Justin Morneau, who was standing on first base, informed Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera that if Tigers pitcher Daniel Schlereth left a curveball up, Thome would hit it out. It was a low curveball, but Thome sent it into the bullpen in left field anyway.
Morneau said, “It was awesome, as soon as he hit it, I thought it was gone especially with the way the ball was carrying out there. I think I fist-pumped around second, it was exciting, and I think he fist-pumped coming around first. It was a big home run, and a game-winner and everything that goes along with it, to make it more special.”
Thome made a decision to re-sign with the Twins for this year and with 600 in reach, it was special to Twins players and coaches for Thome to make history in a Minnesota uniform.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said, “For us, it makes it extra special, and for Jim also, he’s a guy who has done a lot for a lot of different teams, and obviously for us, and has won us some ballgames. So we kind of expect that out him, and he didn’t let us down.”
All the Twins players were happy for Thome, not just because of the history, but because of how good of a teammate he has been to them over the past year and a half.
Jason Kubel said, “He’s the nicest guy I know and the best teammate, he’s been around for quite a while now. So I’m always trying to pick his brain and figure things out like what to expect on certain pitchers or situation s to see what he’d do. So these two years have been a lot of fun with him on our team.”
Thome, when asked regarding the Hall of Fame, was pleased by the thought, but said it was not up to him. To Twins players, however, there is no doubt Thome fits in Cooperstown.
Cuddyer said, “Baseball history is a major reason, but really it’s more because of the person he is and the teammate is why we’re so happy, he cares so much about his teammates and that’s why we care so much about him. This moment, and this achievement, deserves to be talked about for a long time.”
Posted: August 10th, 2011 | Author: LizterRagas | Filed under: Basketball | Tags: 11th Hour, Dialogue, Dwayne Wade, Dwyane Wade, Espn, Game, Lebron James, Miami Heat, Nba Lockout, Nba Season, Negotiations, Play Basketball, Season Heat, Sentiments, Teammate, Training Camp | 1 Comment »
Dwyane Wade would like to play basketball this year.
Whether for the Miami Heat and the NBA, or somewhere else for that matter, remains to be observed.
Wade said, “I’m going to play basketball this year. I don’t know where, but I love the game so much that I will play it. And we will figure that out.”
The talented guard refused accepting some international offers and remained carefully positive that the NBA lockout will finish in time to save the 2011-12 season.
Heat teammate LeBron James repeated the same sentiments concerning the upcoming NBA season throughout a dialogue with ESPN, even though Wade seemed a bit more careful.
Wade said, “I understand why LeBron said it. At the end of the day, we are in negotiations. And you know how negotiations work. In the 11th hour, it can look like nothing’s going to happen. In the 12th hour, we can have it happen.”
He added, “You have to prepare like we’re going to have to be ready for training camp in the first week of October, just like you normally do. So I understand exactly what he meant. I’m not that positive that it might happen.”
Posted: July 24th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Followers, High Fives, Jimmie Johnson, Laps, Mike Dillon, Mike Edwards, Nascar, Nascar Officials, Nascar Race, Nashville Superspeedway, Pits, Ricky, Roush Fenway Racing, Saturday Night, Series Competition, Sprint Cup, Teammate, Upset Stomach | 1 Comment »
Carl Edwards conquered the NASCAR Nationwide Series competition at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday night.
The Sprint Cup star was therefore overwhelming that not even a penalty, an upset stomach or fellow Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski can stop him.
He performed his habitual back flip off the car, after that even went into the stands later to have fun with the followers. Edwards said, who guided a race-high 125 laps and has a sum of six wins at the track, five in countrywide and one in the truck series, “It’s just to give a couple people high-fives and to see the looks on their faces.”
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, teammate of Edwards at Roush Fenway Racing, placed second and the third was Mike Dillon.
Edwards, who leades the Sprint Cup points competition over Jimmie Johnson, was top when the first caution appeared on Lap 82 for debris. The following lap he entered the pits and was penalized for speeding, and NASCAR officials ordered him to the rear of the longest line of cars for the restart.
Posted: July 13th, 2011 | Author: Cherry | Filed under: Football | Tags: 1990s, Agony, Athlete, Brother, Closeness, Cowboys Gay, Dark Ages, Hall Of Fame, Major Sports, Michael Irvin, Nfl Network, Radio, Teammate, Wr | No Comments »
The NFL is still expecting its first candidly gay player. Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin considers his 1990s Cowboys title teams would have offered a secure port for a gay player to get out of the closet.
Irvin tells Out magazine that, “I believe, if a teammate had said he was gay, we would have integrated him and kept moving because of the closeness, we had a bunch of different characters on that team. Deion and Emmitt. I believe that team would have handled it well.”
Irvin was interrogated and photographed by Out while conversing his late brother, Vaughn, who was a gay. Irvin admired his brother and says he would candidly support any gay player.
Irvin added, “If anyone comes out in those top four major sports, I will absolutely support him, that’s why I do my radio show every day. When these issues come out, I want to have a voice to speak about them. I think growth comes when we share. Until we do that, we’re going to be stuck in the Dark Ages about a lot of things. When a guy steps up and says, ‘This is who I am,’ I guarantee you I’ll give him 100% supports.”
Irvin, who too works for NFL Network went on to say, “I’m not gay, but I was afraid to even let anyone have the thought. I can only imagine the agony — being a prisoner in your own mind — for someone who wants to come out. If I’m not gay and I am afraid to mention it, I can only imagine what an athlete must be going through if he is gay.”