Meet the 2014 Walter Payton Man of The Year Award Winner

Thomas Davis, a linebacker from the Carolina Panthers, was named the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year award at NFL Honors on Saturday in Phoenix. The award is given to the league’s most selfless player who has proven his commitment to the community and enriching the lives of those less fortunate.

Thomas Davis, age 31, is a player unknown in most households. He grew up in rural Georgia, was not heavily recruited out of high school and played under the radar for most of his time in college at Georgia. But that’s where his anonymity ends. He was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers and in 10 years of play has accumulated 728 tackles, 17.5 sacks and 6 interceptions. But, this award is about what happens off the field.

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The Bizarre History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, which is held annually on February 2, has a somewhat bizarre history. This American holiday is the odd-man-out on the calendar. Not religious. Not political. So, how did this curious day turn into a nationally celebrated holiday? Nothing about this holiday is clear, but we’ll do our best.

First, we all know modern facts: a groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (or Georgia, or Ohio), pops out of his burrow and either predicts an early spring if he doesn’t see his shadow or more winter weather if he does see his shadow. It’s a very strange concept at first glance. But, its origins shed a bit of light on the interesting modern celebration.

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College hoops player wins game with the oldest trick in the book

Originally posted on For The Win:

Lafayette guard Jamie O’Hare had 25.1 seconds on the clock, four teammates closely guarded and a risky opportunity: The player on the opposing team who was matched against her made the mistake of having her back turned to the inbounds passer.

So O’Hare did what a few players have successfully done — and never gets less magical — before her: Used her opponent’s backside as an assist.

Can’t get enough of these tricky inbounds? Here’s another one of our favorites:

Seriously though, what happened to always keeping one eye on the ball?

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The definitive guide to finding out if you’re eligible for an iPhone 6 upgrade

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With less than 24-hours until Apple announces it’s newest iPhone, make sure your excitement isn’t all for naught. Use this helpful guide to find out if you’ll be able to snatch up the iPhone 6 on September 19.

Originally posted on BGR:

The most hotly anticipated smartphone duo of the year is about to go from rumor to reality and the biggest question on Apple’s fans’ minds will shift from “what will the new iPhone 6 be like?” to “how much will the new iPhone 6 cost me?” Months worth of leaks and rumors have already answered the first question, for the most part, but it’s up to you to answer the second one; the price of the new iPhone models will depend on a number of factors, not the least of which is your current upgrade eligibility status with your carrier.

Here’s how to check to see if you’re eligible for an upgrade with each of the four major nationwide wireless carriers in the U.S.

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Police Officer to Attend Wedding For Woman He Saved as a Baby

According to CBS New York, a Yonkers police captain who is credited with saving the life of a 2-month-old baby nearly 20 years ago has been invited to the young woman’s wedding.

Then Yonkers Police Sgt., Joseph Barca was the first responder when 2-month-old Shammah Hamideh stopped breathing. Barca, cleared the infants airway and immediately started CPR. He continued to administer CPR on the way to the hospital where Hamideh started to come back to life.

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ESPN Anchor Hits Hole-In-One and Wins a Car

Jay Harris, an ESPN News anchor and SportsCenter Co-Host, just had the hole of his life. On the 190-yard par-3 17th at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Harris pulled out his six-iron and chalked up his first hole-in-one.

But, not everything stays in Vegas. It turns out those cars that sit behind the tee that no one ever wins aren’t there for looks. The Coach Michael Woodson Las Vegas Invitational golf tournament had a 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV on the line for anyone who holed the par-3 and Jay Harris walked away with a brand new car.

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New TV Only Works When You Smile At It

There will be no more blank faces in this living room. David Hedberg – a recent Royal College of Art (RCA) design graduate – has designed a television that only reveals its otherwise scrambled broadcast when you smile.

“Bad reception used to be associated with the poor technical performance of an antenna. Just a decade ago it was much clearer who dictates the information which we absorb. Now, with content widely accessible the question is no longer if we can receive but if we are receptive.” says Hedberg on his project’s website.

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Hundreds of Divers Hold Underwater Music Festival (VIDEO)

Over 500 divers and “musicians” took the plunge yesterday in Looe Key, Florida, for the 30th Annual Underwater Music Festival.

A local radio station partnered with the event to pipe four hours of commercial-free music from underwater. According to the event producers, “The festival… emphasizes reef preservation, with the radio broadcast offering tips on ways divers and snorkelers can minimize impacts on the Keys’ marine environment.”

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