In a sweet story from the Olympics, the U.S.’s David Wise won gold in halfpipe skiing. He was exciting to watch, but what’s most interesting is the talisman he keeps in his pocket. Wise always keep an ugly rock in his pocket shaped as a heart. He needs it and his wife brought it to him in Sochi to put in his pocket during the event. Wise said he likes it because it reminds him of her — that he always loves her.
In an exciting day of skiing, Ted Ligety dominated the giant slalom event in Sochi and won gold. He is the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. His first gold came in 2006 at the Turin games.
A heartwarming story out of the basketball world, Kevin Grow, a Pennsylvania high school boy with Down syndrome, was signed to a two day ceremonial contract to play in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers. Grow had been his high school’s basketball team manager for four years. He played in the last two games of the season, scoring 3 points in the first game and 14 points in the second game. Watch the video of him hitting a 3 pointer at the end of the game. Grow practiced with the Team and will suit up for a game. The Sixers said he’s been an inspiration to the Team
Finally, CBS is shaking up its line-up of their Sunday NFL show. They decided to add a fresh face to the mix and eliminate some characters that audiences have grown tired of (hence, the poor ratings compared to Fox’s pregame show). It looks like future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez will join the broadcast. That gives audiences a fresh perspective on the game — they get to hear analysis from a guy who was just playing a year ago. He knows the modern game. Gonzalez will be joined by James Brown, Boomer Esiason, and Bill Cowher. Should be a great show.No comments