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Cobra Mgr 06-05-2018 09:09 AM

Feel Good Sports Stories
 
Saw this story about an act of kindness by Jermaine Gresham. I thought it'd be nice to have a continuous thread to post stories like this.

Déjà Bru 06-05-2018 11:29 AM

Great idea. I don't know about you but I could use a few stories of human kindness, compassion, and just plain decency to restore a bit of my faith in humanity which I have lost in recent years. We should keep the scope to sports-related, given the nature of this forum. I will be on the lookout to share whatever I come across. Thanks.

Cobra Mgr 06-05-2018 12:23 PM

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/Hardtofind...restricted.gif

actionjackson 06-05-2018 04:41 PM

Would whoever's chopping onions please cease and desist? :p Thank you. Thanks for the story Cobra Mgr.

kq76 06-05-2018 08:39 PM

I saw another NFL/airport story just the other day.

I wonder which major sport's players are the kindest. I'm not an NFL fan, but it does seem to me that you hear more stories like this about football players than any other sport.

Cobra Mgr 06-05-2018 08:51 PM

I would guess the fact that there are more football players would have a little to do with more stories. I think most athletes do unnoticed random acts of kindness. it is just tough when there are so many jerks out there & media guys simply out to make a player look bad to get a story. Many didn't know Charles Barkley regularly gave triple digit tips, sometimes 4 figures. But everyone knew he threw a drunk thru a glass window.

Cobra Mgr 06-06-2018 12:27 PM

Titans team bonding w/"real life" Fortnite

rudel.dietrich 06-12-2018 05:13 PM

This is a very cool story

http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/...innecock-hills

Déjà Bru 06-12-2018 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rudel.dietrich (Post 4335025)

Especially since he dealt with t.c. years ago. This will be an experience for a lifetime, not that his day (night?) job is bad, either.

Heh, this was smile-provoking:
Quote:

When asked for his dream golf foursome, Rank didn't hesitate: "I'd probably take Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, and my dad."
:)

mirrf 06-13-2018 11:47 AM

This one has been making the rounds. Pitcher strikes out a friend for the last out of a game, then consoles him instead of celebrating with his team.

Déjà Bru 06-13-2018 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mirrf (Post 4335399)
This one has been making the rounds. Pitcher strikes out a friend for the last out of a game, then consoles him instead of celebrating with his team.

Wow, he brushed by his catcher who was trying to hug him in victory. Good thing he went back to the mound later to join the team celebration.

Nice story though. Sportsmanship is not a factor; these guys are friends and of course striking out a stranger and then hugging him would be a bit strange. But aside from sportsmanship, it's nice to see something more important than winning at all costs.

Cobra Mgr 06-15-2018 11:05 PM

Nice class by the Eagles organization.

Déjà Bru 06-15-2018 11:39 PM

Nice. You see the size of that ring? Holy Smokes. :)

Cobra Mgr 06-16-2018 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Déjà Bru (Post 4336245)
Nice. You see the size of that ring? Holy Smokes. :)

Yeah. You don't want to get backhanded by that rock

Déjà Bru 06-16-2018 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Cobra Mgr (Post 4336404)
Yeah. You don't want to get backhanded by that rock

I mean, this:

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But I guess we must realize that this ring was made for the hands of 350lb tackles, among other big dudes. :)

Cobra Mgr 06-16-2018 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Déjà Bru (Post 4336439)
I mean, this:

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But I guess we must realize that this ring was made for the hands of 350lb tackles, among other big dudes. :)


The "rock" I was talking about was the ring. No worries.

Cobra Mgr 06-29-2018 07:00 PM

Aaron Judge plays catch

Déjà Bru 06-29-2018 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Cobra Mgr (Post 4341185)

He's done this once or twice before. The good thing about this instance is, if you look really closely, you can see that Judge "okayed" the game of catch with a very subtle movement of his glove as he was walking out to his position. Apparently he was responding to a shouted request or perhaps a gesture, asking permission.

I was looking for this because I would not be surprised to see "copycats" now doing the same thing but just going ahead and throwing balls at him, hoping he will "play." I am sure Judge had this in the back of his mind - if not, he may now - but went ahead and did it anyway. I hope he will not regret it.

I also hope the officials didn't throw the kid out of the stadium. It's a shame, but these are the things that need to be thought about these days. The fact that millions of people, including thousands of young Yankees fans, saw this video which was recorded on somebody's smart phone and is now making the internet rounds guarantees that there will be repercussions, unfortunately.

Cobra Mgr 07-05-2018 09:46 PM

Leonard Fournette picks up the tuition costs for a LSU student.

rudel.dietrich 07-13-2018 03:21 PM

This is a great story and a great read.
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.si.co...ook-newsletter


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