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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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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In an effort to counter all the bad news in the world, The Tonight Show asked local NBC news anchors to report on stories that would no doubt make us all a little happier. The results are rib-tickling funny. Watch for yourself in the video below.
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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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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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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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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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