The sports network compiled a series of commemoration videos of several current & former athletes in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each person discusses what Dr. King means to them and how his spirit is still alive in the world, especially in sports.
In addition to Cam Newton, sports figures 5-time NBA Champion Magic Johnson, NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, NBA Championship Winning Coach Phil Jackson, NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and more all shared their thoughts with the cameras.
Philadelphia-area native Kobe Bryant showed his support for Micheal Vick last night as he rocked the Philly Eagles QB’s #7 jersey after the Lakers game in NYC.
According to the BlackSportsOnline, a few days earlier, Kobe sent Michael Vick an autographed Lakers jersey that the Eagles quarterback prominently displayed on the chair at his locker stall on Friday.
The Bryant Lakers jersey was signed, “To Mike Be Epic! Kobe 24.”
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was also given a Bryant jersey by the former Lower Merion High basketball star.
As you know, the Eagles lost to the Packers last night in the first round of the playoffs. That means it’ll Green Bay vs. Atlanta at the dome next week. We would have preferred the Eagles… but such is life!
Several celebs were spotted courtside at last night’s Knicks/Lakers game, including Ciara (and her HAWT furry Louboutins), Denzel Washington, Spike Lee (of course), Dr. Dre, Lindsey Lohan and more.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson shipped boxes of shirts featuring the “Mad Chad” character from his iPhone app to Falcons cornerbacks Brent Grimes, Dunta Robinson and Chris Owens and safeties William Moore and Thomas DeCoud.
In 2004, he sent Pepto-Bismol to the Cleveland Browns — insisting they would be sick to their stomachs trying to cover him and last year, Chad sent gift baskets of deodorant to the Baltimore Ravens, so they didn’t sweat the matchup.
The significance of the t-shirts? I have no idea, but I’m sure Chad will come up with something before Sunday…. (source)
After Saturday’s performance against Arkansas, Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton has positioned himself to be the top Heisman candidate in the country.
Newton, a Westlake High School graduate, finished the day with 140 yards passing and ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 65-43 shootout win against the Razorbacks.
Newton definitely has the look of a top Heisman candidate.
Newton is fourth in the nation in rushing with 860 yards, he leads the nation in rushing touchdowns with 12 and is the nation’s second leading passer with a rating of 180.5, but the most important statistics of them is the fact that the Tigers are now 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the SEC, is ranked No. 4 in the BCS Standings and has a legitimate shot at a BCS National Championship.
Newton and the Auburn Tigers will be at home this Saturday facing the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers in a game that has huge BCS implications…..(source)
After sitting out the last two games, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may have just lost his starting job to the guy’s job he took after one week in the NFL season, Kevin Kolb.
Vick suffered a rib cartilage injury against the Washington Redskins, which forced Kolb to finish that game and start the next two games against the San Francisco49ers and the NFC South leading Atlanta Falcons.
Kolb has been great since taking over Vick with a 253 yard, one touchdown performance against the 49ers and a very impressive 326 yard, three touchdown performance this Sunday against the Falcons.
Now, the question in Philadelphia is, do we have another quarterback controversy?
Eagles head coach Andy Reid has made his commitment to Vick before these two performances by Kolb, but will it be enough to keep Kolb as the starter for the Eagles? (source)