Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours. We have a few conversation starters for you to gift your family with along with two big things happening in sports today in case you want to avoid your family and catch a game.

 

A win-win,

The Last Night’s Game Team


Spreading Holiday Cheer

When the gift you really wanted wouldn’t fit under the tree. The New Orleans Pelicans (NBA – National Basketball Association) Anthony Davis helped a family in need by giving them a brand new car. Joy doesn’t begin to describe this great video.  All the feels. 

 

If you didn’t get what you wanted from Santa. Texas Rangers (MLB - Major League Baseball) pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi gave a charity exactly what they didn’t know they wanted – a new house.  They donated their $9.75 million mansion to Camp Barnabas, an organization that helps individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses. They tried to sell the 32,000-square foot abode sitting on 100 acres in Branson, Missouri, but then decided to give it to charity. That’s quite the stocking stuffer.

 

The trump card to your family traditions. Carolina Panthers (NFL - National Football League) quarterback Cam Newton has a holiday tradition like no other. He surprises teachers, children and needy families the week before Christmas with gifts. “Santa Cam” gave out over $100,000 in cash, grocery store gift cards and blankets in the Charlotte area last week.  

 

Overtime

It’s tradition to have NBA games on Christmas and part of that tradition included special game day uniforms. Since the Grinch (aka Nike) took over this year there aren't any so one fan took it upon himself, creating ugly sweater uniforms for each of the teams playing. No word if he has a new job running the Nike uniform department or not.

 

Sideline stat

Just three years after beating cancer, David Quessenberry will be playing his first ever NFL game today. Quessenberry was drafted by the Houston Texans but never played a game. Keep an eye out for his emotional Christmas debut with the Texans this afternoon. SCHEDULE

 

Coaches’ corner

Good news, bad news. Good news - LeBron James and Steph Curry are two of the best in the league and their teams are meeting up yet again. The Cleveland Cavilers and the Golden State Warriors played each other in the past three NBA finals and they’ll have the honor of playing today on Christmas. Bad news – Steph Curry will not play today as he injured his ankle.  SCHEDULE