Mike Trout was hard to miss Sunday at the NFC championship game in Philadelphia. Not just because he’s one of baseball’s biggest stars, but because he was wearing a dog mask.
Trout, a native of Vineland, N.J. — about 40 miles south of Philly — has been an Eagles fan since his childhood. Of course, the big thing with Eagles fans this week has been dog masks and T-shirts. It started when Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long donned dog masks after last week’s win against the Falcons, to symbolize the Eagles being the first No. 1 seed in history to be a home underdog against a No. 6 seed.
NBA All-Star reserves, voted by the coaches, will be announced Tuesday. Portland’s next game isn’t until Monday, and by then, many coaches will have already voted. Saturday’s performance might have been Lillard’s last All-Star statement.
Lillard didn’t see Saturday’s game as an All-Star audition, but rather, what he’s supposed to do.
I gotta play at a certain way and perform at a certain level for us to be able to win games, he said. That’s why my job is. I don’t have anything else to say about it.
Olsen and his wife, Kara, founded the HEARTest Yard Fund in 2013 after an exam of their unborn son, T.J., revealed the infant had a congenital heart defect. The couple have not only donated their own money toward pediatric heart equipment and screening, but headline an annual gala that has raised almost $4 million in only three years. The HEARTest Yard Fund unveiled a new cardiac neurodevelopmental program in 2017.
Watson, who missed all of the 2016 season with an Achilles injury, returned this season to haul in 61 passes for 522 yards and four touchdowns. He has been hailed for his work in a variety of charitable efforts, but his One More Foundation supports both existing charities and initiates programs of its own in working to combat human trafficking and violence against the poor. He also hosts the Big BENefit, which offers 25 underserved families an opportunity to provide holiday gifts for their children.