The Seahawks survived an injury to quarterback Russell Wilson to beat the Miami Dolphins, 12-10, at CenturyLink Field in both teams’ season-opener Sunday. It took a wild comeback in the final minutes, capped by a two-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left.
Fans are also still talking about the Seahawks’ demonstration of unity just before the game. On the 15th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, every Seahawk stood side by side with linked arms as the national anthem played. It was a moment that touched fans long after the game ended.
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On Saturday, Blake Shelton played the second of two Oklahoma City concerts. At one point during the show, Blake stopped the concert to bring several people up on stage with him and explained that last year his cousin’s daughter Aspen was fighting cancer. She was treated at the OU Medical Center’s Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children. Little Aspen survived her harrowing ordeal and so Blake decided he wanted to do something good. That’s when he announced that the proceeds from both of his concerts, $600,000 worth, were being donated to the children’s cancer center.
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“Dancing With The Stars” is back tonight at 8 on ABC. This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes TV icons, Olympic medalists, music legends, and more. Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Laurie Hernandez, Ryan Lochte, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Calvin Johnson Jr, Jana Kramer, Marilu Henner, Maureen McCormick and Terra Jole will be dancing for their shot at the Mirrorball Trophy.
Desperate times call for desperate measures – and for one college student out of beer money a sign captured on ESPN led to more than 2,000 donations using the person-to-person payment app Venmo. The sign was captured in the background of ESPN College Gameday. This week’s show was at the University of Tennessee, where intrepid student Sam Crowder held a sign that said “Hi mom! Send beer money!” and included his Venmo account handle. Amused viewers began looking up Crowder and some started chipping in for a round. Before long Venmo said on Twitter that Crowder had received 2,000 donations of unreported denominations. Venmo chipped in $50 as well — a small price to pay for the primo free advertising.
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