8:30 PM Anderson County (TN) High School QB Tyler Hicks, who recovered from a serious brain injury he suffered in 2012, was presented with the first Will McKamey Spirit Award on Thursday. The award is named in honor of a Navy football player who died after collapsing during practice last March.
$115 MIL TO BUILD FOR AMERICA’S 7TH FAVORITE SPORT: The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER passes around the idea of a new $115 million soccer stadium for the City of Brotherly Love:
The Pennsylvania legislature is being asked to kick in $45 million in state funds to help build a home for a potential Major League Soccer team.Investors are looking to place the new digs on riverfront land in the nearby town of Chester. It would be following in the footsteps of other MLS clubs planting new fields in suburban areas. The L.A. Galaxy calls neighboring Carson home, while the Chicago Fire set up shop in suburban Bridgeview
Is such soccer spending a wise investment? Just ask Steve Winter, whose company helps promote D.C. United:
“It still is America’s fifth sport. Or sixth if you throw in NASCAR. Seventh if you throw in lacrosse.”
And it would be just one more sports franchise for Philly fans to get flustered over.
UCF FANS KEEP NEW STADIUM REALLY ROCKIN’ & ROLLIN’: Excitement with the University of Central Florida football team and new stadium have fans shaking in the stands - literally:
The ORLANDO SENTINEL reports that seat-dwellers at Bright House Networks Stadium have discovered that strong & simultaneous jumping can make the stands bounce.
Fans get into the rocking rhythm when Zombie Nation is played over the loudspeakers. Some have nicknamed the new stadium “The Trampoline”.
Some spectators are worried that the bombardment of bouncing could be causing structural damage. But UCF officials and engineers say they’ve inspected the stadium, and The Trampoline appears to be safe.
Bright House Stadium will be bouncing again on Saturday, as a capacity crowd is expected to see the Golden Knights take on Tulsa in the Conference USA Championship Game.
A$$ IMPLANTS, LIPO COSTS GO THRU (RETRACTABLE) ROOF: The Temple of Jerry Jones is now going up in Dallas, and the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports that Mr. Jones has set the price for fans to have the right to buy tickets in his personal shrine to plastic surgery: $150,000.
Keep in mind, that is a personal seat license and doesn’t includes tickets, which will go for $340 apiece. The previous high for a PSL in the NFL? $5,000.
We know Jer needs to go back in for ass implants and some light lipo, but that price seems a little steep.
Apparently Ms. Wendell’s study concluded before Hank Steinbrenner picked out his corner office, as the Yankees’ new address got passing grades from the charlatan proprietor of the fake Asian tradition. And in a major upset, one of the facilities was scolded for a misguided design.
Despite not even been allowed into the stadium, Ms. Wendell, who appropriately was “accidentally sprayed by a passing water truck” as she inspected Citi Field’s construction site, said her “dowsing rod” picked up “disturbed energy“.
But of course there’s a perfect explanation for the downturn of her dowsing rod. She had obviously struck upon the future locker location of Lastings Milledge.