NFL GOOD GUYS
On Tuesday, 4-year old Jayonna Black waited patiently to have her football signed by Washington Redskins players…she, along with other patients at the Children’s Hospital, were invited by tight-end Chris Cooley to the Redskins training camp in Ashburn, Va. Don’t it just make your heart melt?
RON-RON IS GOOD
Everyone is talking about Ron Artest joining the Rockets as the team hoops it up in China. Yao Ming doesn’t seem phased but I’m sure he’s stoked to have another balling humanitarian on his team. In case any of you out there still haven’t heard, Ron Artest is NOT the bad-boy you all think he is. Sure, he’s a bit scattered on the court, but off the court, he’s one of the best guys out there. Period. The boys at the Starting Five just posted an incredible interview with Former NBA player Kermit Washington. In the interview, he details his first trip to Africa in 1994 to help after the genocide in Rwanda. After his journey, he founded Project Contact Africa and explains how Ron Artest helped ‘jump start’ the project. “Ron Artest was probably one of the most wonderful people we have brought over.” He says, “All of them are wonderful, but Ron just went out of his way. Not only did he pay for a lab in our clinic, he paid for a doctor to go over this summer. He paid for two weeks, paid for food, paid for a place to stay. Ron Artest–wonderful guy.” Please take a few minutes to read the full interview…if it doesn’t touch you in some way then I don’t think you have a soul.
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER WARMS ME UP
Players from German FC Bayern Munich met with Japanese school children prior to a kicking the ball around with them. The tournament, hosted by Adidas, was held at Saitama stadium on July 30…and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger earns a mighty-mighty-fine-man shout-out for his interaction with the kids…
MAN-U vs PORTSMOUTH FANS
Fans got a bit unruly at a ‘friendly’ soccer match in Nigeria last weekend when Manchester United took on Portsmouth FC…inside the stadium, Man-U won the match 2-1, but outside paramilitary personal tackled a crowd of angry fans who were protesting the hike in gate fees before the start of the game. Considering that the military guy is carrying his ‘injured coworker’ out of the crowd, I would say the conflict ended in a victory for the protestors.
RAFAEL NADAL BITE ME PE-LEEZE
“I win on every surface, no? I win on grass, on hard, on indoor, and on clay, too,” Nadal said. “So if I am playing my best tennis I can win on every surface, no?” Yes, yes, and yes my precious little tapa. Our yummy Spanish treat beat Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 Sunday while I was shaking off my Vegas hangover. Ain’t nothing better than catching up on my favorites beast after a weekend of debauchery and discovering that this was his fifth straight tournament and 29th consecutive match win. Someone pa-leeze give me a piece of bread, some dipping sauce and a few olives so I can give Nadal a new surface to play on, no?
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As always, thanks for reading. Delinda Lombardo