Fans donate to NFL players’ charities of choice as thanks for fantasy dominance
Rams running back Todd Gurley leads the NFL MVP conversation after helping his team to an 11-4 record. He’s also one of the top fantasy football players this year with 2,093 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns.
Carroll also revealed in his season-ending press conference that cornerback Richard Sherman, who’s recovering from a ruptured right Achilles, will have a clean-up procedure on his other ankle/heel area. Carroll said Sherman was bothered by bone spurs and things like that and that his clean-up procedure comes with an expected recovery period of four to six weeks.
I was the first one that said something to him because I had heard it in our locker room, and I said, ‘Do you realize what just happened? He said, ‘No, what are you talking about?’ We were sitting on the bench together. I know it bothers people, but we’re OK. We’ll get through it, the Seahawks coach said Tuesday during his weekly radio appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Kevin Shattenkirk grew up a New York Mets fan, so he was giddy to have his New York Rangers using their Citi Field clubhouse as a locker room for the 2018 NHL Winter Classic.
As a kid in New Rochelle, his best friend had season tickets, which meant Shattenkirk made many a pilgrimage to the Mets’ old home at Shea Stadium to watch his baseball heroes. Mike Piazza was my guy, he said.
Piazza was traded to the Mets in 1998, where he hit .338 in 109 games but was booed by New York fans for, in their eyes, failing to produce in the clutch. Shattenkirk, who signed a four-year deal with $26.6 million as a free agent last summer, has the opposite problem: The fans, by and large, like him; but his play has left the Rangers wanting more.