Welcome to the 1st edition of “TGS!”
Every Friday, we’ll list some of the stories that we ran across that were either interesting, engaging, inspiring, outrageous, courageous – or all of the above. Send your suggestions during the week. In a few weeks, we’ll add a ranking feature so that you can tell us which story you liked best. Thanks for growing with Sideline Pass. Enjoy!
1. Tony Romo – Wedding and Golf
- Tony was a hot topic this week. In the first story, he’s attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open. Why not? There are no OTAs and he can’t get the new playbook. Link: “Romo to Play in Qualifier“
- Wedding Bells for Antonio Romiro Romo and Candice Loren Crawford. Those who received the formal wedding invitation to the nuptials scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend share Romo’s real name. Who knew? Link: “Romo Wedding Story“
2. Randy Moss’ Daughter Commits to Univ. of Florida
Sydney Moss, a 5’11″ Power Forward verbally committed to the Gators. Clearly she’s got Dad’s height and some skills. Let’s see what impact she makes on the court. Link: “A New Moss on the Court”
3. Thunder Fan – a TEACHER – makes Half-Court Shot – Wins $20,000
Love it when good things happen to great people like Todd Lafferty! In December, the third-grade teacher won the chance. He was aiming for the rim – and then he actually made the basket. He and his wife were expecting a baby so what that windfall had to be a blessing! Link: “Thunder Fan Wins”
4. Yankees’ Curtis Granderson bats 1,000 with $50,000 donation to schools!
It got more expensive to play ball when NY PSAL banned metal bats in 2007. PSAL official Tyrone Parker estimated Granderson’s gift of 300 Louisville Sluggers and equipment to be valued at over $50k. For the kids who get to play ball? I’d say it’s priceless! Link: “Granderson Donation”
5. Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Rupp Knows How to Treat Fans!
During a game in February, Penguin Mike Rupp inadvertently knocked over a fan’s beer as he slammed into the boards. What he did next shows civility we don’t get to see much on hockey highlights. He grabbed $10, wrapped it around a puck with a note and tossed it to the fan. How’s that for celebrating fanhood? Link: “Mike Rupp Pays for Beer“