My weekly attempt to highlight why sports are awesome for those that don’t find them so.
Finding out you’re going to the Olympics via Twitter? Sure, why not? Swimmer Ricky Berens found out he was headed to London, when Michael Phelps’ swim coach, Bob Bowman, tweeted that Phelps would not be taking part in the 200 freestyle, opening up a spot for another American. That happened to Berens. I love this and will definitely keep an eye on Berens in the pool later this summer.
Josh Hamilton (or HAMilton, as I like to call him) is pretty adept at hitting bombs. As it turns out, he’s a pretty good photobomber as well.
Y’all can have your celebrity marriages that end too soon. I’ll take US Men’s National Team member Charlie Davies and his lovely wife, Nina, who got married last weekend. Davies posted dozens of photos from the pre- and post-wedding festivities on Instagram (I can’t link to a lot of the best ones, so you just have to look at his whole feed on the app, he’s @chuckdeezy10). Davies’ name might ring a bell…he nearly died in a horrific car crash back in 2009, just after he and his teammates had qualified for the 2010 World Cup. Davies faced a long road to recovery, and did so. He looks incredibly happy and healthy, and every single wedding capture made me smile. All the best to him and the very lucky Mrs. Davies. Also, good grief his friends are good-looking.
Finally, more best wishes to Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson, who married reality star Evelyn Lozada on Wednesday. The mention here is not so much that they got married…it’s more because of one special guest. 66-year-old Cheryl Minton recently lost her husband, and reached out to Johnson on Twitter to keep her in his prayers. Johnson did so much more…he flew Minton to St. Maarten and invited her to the ceremony.
Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the weekend!