Normally, these kind of videos consist of crazy fans in the stands following some of the best goals of the season, but again, things were different.
Instead of that, it opened at sunrise on the Philadelphia skyline. It then transitions to an empty Wells Fargo Center with Gritty emerging from the Flyers' tunnel by himself and that drum he loves oh so much. Quietly, but surely, a "let's go Flyers chant" starts off in the distance. The sound only continues to grow, and as soon as Gritty hears it, he starts with his drum to the beat of the chant.
Flyers fans that sent in videos filled the screen cheering for the team they love so much and suddenly things shift to the bubble in Toronto. The ice crew getting things ready, players like Travis Konecny and Kevin Hayes already in game mode and a shot of their slogan for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Prepare for chills, get ready for more heart (or should I say Hart), and most importantly - set that alarm for 3 p.m. today - when the puck officially drops between the Flyers and Bruins for the first round robin game.
While there were no ringside judges to score the eight-round contest between two of boxing's all-time greats, both over 50, and no official winner, the World Boxing Council formed a set of judges that remotely scored the bout. "I'm used to doing it for three minutes," 54-year-old Tyson said of the shorter rounds. Tyson, 15 years removed from his ignominious defeat to Irishman Kevin McBride in the last professional fight of his career, came out firing and was in control of the bout the entire way.
A month ago, Kendall Hinton was the guy you'd contact if you wanted some candy bars or merchandise for a high school fundraiser. On Sunday, he was the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback, a twist befitting the 2020 NFL season during a pandemic that brings twists and turns every day. Hinton switched from quarterback to wide receiver his final year at Wake Forest in 2019, and he caught 73 passes for 1,001 yards and four touchdowns, good enough to catch the eyes of the Broncos, who signed him after he went undrafted.
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde begin with Ohio State as the Buckeyes missed yet another game due to COVID-19 protocols this past weekend. How will the College Football Playoff Committee look at the Buckeyes if they aren’t able to compete for a conference title?
Tom Herman and Scott Frost, once lauded as blue blood saviors, are both on very hot seats. Do we see either program pulling the plug this year and who would be the coaching candidates for Texas and Nebraska?
The main story out of the SEC on Saturday didn’t involve the Egg Bowl or Iron Bowl. Vanderbilt athlete Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a power five conference game. What impact will she have on the sport? The guys also hand out weekly Heisman awards as well.
Romain Grosjean's escape from a 140mph fireball inferno during the Bahrain Grand Prix was hailed a 'miracle' on Sunday as the Frenchman said Formula One's halo head-protection device had saved his life. The 34-year-old Haas driver was involved in one of the most dramatic accidents in the sport's recent years on Sunday when his car pierced a steel barrier, split in two and burst into flames on the opening lap. He managed to scramble from the burning machine and was flown to the BDF Military Hospital, 10 miles north of the Bahrain International Circuit, where he remained on Sunday night with burns to the back of both of his hands but amazingly no other serious injuries.
New York was considered a potential landing spot with Nicolas Batum being shopped, as SNY's Ian Begley explained Wednesday, but the Knicks do not appear to be a final destination the for Charlotte Hornets wing.