It sometimes just takes a pair of fresh eyes to really get to the bottom of things, even if those eyes belong to a 7-year-old. That seems to be the case with a young boy who write about four NBA teams, and was quite accurate in doing so.
The Olympic torch relay was briefly disrupted Monday when two little Tommy’s ran up to one of the torchbearers in Coventry, United Kingdom, penetrating the security bubble that surrounds the flame to grab the torch.
Brandon Jacobs was released this offseason by the New York Giants, but one fan is opening up the piggy bank to get the running back to return to the Big Apple.
Jacobs, who has signed with the San Francisco 49ers, posted a letter to Twitter on Tuesday night he received from a 6-year-old boy named Joe. At the start of the letter, Joe’s mom explains how her son became a fan of the team and how he was disappointed to see Jacobs depart to San Francisco. The mother had to explain that the Giants “didn’t have enough money” to keep Jacobs, who was owed $5 million.
In the letter, Joe writes:
“Dear Brandon Jacobs,
So you could go to the Giants, here is my money.
Attached is a plastic bag of singles and change totaling $3.36.
Jacobs later tweeted, “I almost cried, I am still trying to hold it in. I may have to pay him a surprise visit.”
little Tommy donning a Miami Heat jersey just above the tunnel is about to become an internet sensation after screaming “Good job, good effort” as Heat players walked through toward the locker room after losing to the Boston Celtics.
A nice gesture by Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver was spoiled by an overzealous fan at his softball event.
Driver was throwing his gear into the stands after his annual charity softball game Sunday in Appleton, Wis. He eventually tossed a shoe toward a boy who was wearing a Greg Jennings Packers jersey.
The boy barely got his hands on the footwear before a woman standing next to him stripped him of it. The woman was holding a replica of the Mirror Ball trophy Driver received for his DWTS win.
San Antonio Spurs beloved Matt Bonner has gotten little Tommy in some hot water here in San Antonio. Middle schooler Patrick Gonzalez loves his Spurs and the Red Rocket so much he decided to get his likeness cut into his hair. Unfortunately that’s against Woodlake Hills Middle School policy.
If Gonzalez comes to school on Thursday without fixing the haircut he’ll have to take in an in-school suspension.
“There was no permission that was given if the parent thought that then it was a miscommunication,” said Aubrey Chancellor, Judson I.S.D. District officials say the haircut is a distraction. “Whether it’s the spurs or whether it’s the cowboys anything people obviously support, it doesn’t matter.”
Will fellow ginger Matt Bonner speak up and stand up for little Tommy?
Six year old little Tommy fan ran onto the U.S. Cellular Field during the Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game on Thursday. little Tommy came over the wall and made a dash for the outfield during the seventh inning of the Orioles 5-3 win and was quickly scooped up by White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo. Viciedo then turned the child over to stadium security.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, briefly ignoring a general broadcast embargo against showing fans on the field so as not to inspire the masses, captured it on tape.
In the end, little Tommy and his family were ejected from the ballpark per MLB rules and no charges will be pursued. Viciedo told the Chicago Tribune that his first instinct was to grab the boy because he was afraid that he’d be hit by a ball.
This is the same field and stadium that in 2002 saw Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa attacked by William Ligue Jr and his then teenage son, who was found to have a knife on him. Gamboa was badly beaten and suffered permanent hearing loss.
Santos Laguna defender Felipe Baloy is happily taking time out of his day, which obviously included purchasing a Playboy magazine, to stop for a photo op with little Tommy.
The photo has something for everyone. If you love to see celebrities taking adorable pictures with fans, covered. If you love to see adorable children take pictures, covered. And if by chance you just wanted to see the cover of the latest Playboy magazine, covered.
NCAA bracket pools have become so ingrained as part of American culture that it’s hard to imagine someone getting in trouble for running one. But in Omaha, Nebraska, one 11-year-old learned where the line is drawn for when it’s appropriate to be gambling on sports.
little Tommy aka Max Kohll, a fifth grader at Columbian Elementary, found himself in front of his school principal according to the Omaha World-Herald, after she discovered he had been collecting $5 from students who filled out NCAA Tournament brackets.
The punishment didn’t extend beyond a stern talking-to and shutting down the small pool, but Max seems to have learned something from the experience.
“You can’t gamble in school,” he told the paper. “It’s not OK to gamble. It’s like, illegal, sort of.”
Principal Kathy Nelson later lectured his class on the negatives of gambling. Janet Kohll, his mother, knew about the pool, but didn’t really think about it.
“I didn’t even blink!” she told the paper. “I make sure I don’t send plastic knives to school in his backpack. I never thought about gambling.”
All office pools that collect money and offer payouts to winners are technically illegal, after all, it’s considered unsanctioned sports gambling.
Thanks Cincinnati-Xavier, now you got hockey little Tommy’s following your lead and turning handshakes into a massive brawl. Except for little Tommy in the middle of the screen who doesn’t even bother to drop his stick.
Looking for a PR nightmare at any point in the Major League Baseball season? Then pick any day for the 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers, mainly because of their owner Frank McCourt. However this week this probably hit an all-time low for the team when an usher took away a foul ball from little Tommy during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dodger’s spokesman Josh Rawitch said that the incident was “all in good fun.” Sure it was. Like anytime a grown man approaches a little kid and craps on his enjoyment, it’s all in good fun.
Jim Orr has Stage 4 melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and had been unable to witness his son play Little League baseball for some time until EMTs Della Borman and Dan Carlton gave him and his son little Tommy a surprise of a lifetime.
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Last night at the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game, little Tommy was none too pleased after missing out on his chance at catching a foul ball and started to pout as the woman in front of him celebrated.
Watch as little Tommy becomes famous for doing the truffle shuffle right after Alex Morgan scored the first goal in the USA vs. Japan women’s World Cup final.
Canadian little Tommy showed up to last nights Pittsburgh Pirates-Toronto Blue Jays game dressed as a mini me version of his baseball hero Jose Bautista. little Tommy went all out in his imitation of Bautista with batting gloves, shades and a drawn on beard, making dad and the MLB home run leader proud.
Two Bautista’s are indeed better than one.
At the College World Series, 12 year old little Tommy asked ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews to autograph his baseball and when she didn’t oblige he brought up her famous peephole video.
Fast forward to the 2:25 mark to see Andrews confront little Tommy after she denied his request for an autograph and he spouts off that he was going to watch the video tomorrow.
“If you are going to be cool enough to say that, man up to it.”
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Leonard Pope was in the right place at the right time to save a young boy from drowning. Back in his hometown of Americus, Georgia little Tommy Bryson Moore, 6, accidentally drifted into the deep end of the pool at a pool party. According to the town newspaper Pope was the only person at the pool party that knew how to swim and that is when he sprung into action.
“I saw Bryson going down in the water, and I started screaming,” Anne Moore, Bryson’s mother, told the Americus Times-Recorder. “Leonard was inside, and he came out of nowhere and dove into the water without any hesitation, cell phone in his pocket and all. He saved my son’s life, and I am so thankful that he was there for me and my child.”
Kinda eerie that Joe Delaney played for the Chiefs and lost his life committing the same acts of heroism.
Schools now out for the summer in most areas of this country and that meant school decathlons and other meaningless activities going on as they counted down the days. Unfortunately for these sixth grade girls little Tommy had the camera going and sent it viral with some pretty hilarious commentary.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips showed up to one of his twitter follower’s little league baseball games after the follower asked him to attend. little Tommy, Connor Echols tweeted to Phillips Thursday afternoon that he “should really come watch the 14u Cincy flames in West Chester tonight.” Phillips responded by asking what time and where, and Echols gave him the address. That’s when Phillips surprised everyone and showed up for the game.
The Flames rewarded Phillips with an offensive show and won 13-2. Phillips praised Connor’s performance, joked about how much trash the parents were talking and then stuck around afterwards to take pictures with the team.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and former cornerback Reggie Howard helped 10-year-old La’Shaun Armstrong, oy whose mother drowned herself and three children by driving a van into the Hudson River. Armstrong attended a fundraiser of the United Athletes Foundation on Saturday night where proceeds will go to create a relief fund to provide him with mentoring, counseling and tutoring.
Lewis reached out to Armstrong as soon as he heard about the April 12 tragedy where he had escaped through a van window after the car plunged into the water and was rescued by a passing driver. Armstrong’s mother, Lashanda Armstrong, reportedly was distraught over an argument with her boyfriend. His biological father Todd Johnson is in prison on a robbery conviction.
Lewis is vice chairman of the United Athletes Foundation, which was created in 2008 by a group of professional athletes aiming to improve the lives of other athletes and their communities.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig knows chewing tobacco has been almost as much a part of baseball over the years as “Play Ball!” and the seventh-inning stretch. It’s ingrained in the culture of the game and is evident anytime a player steps on the sticky floor of a big league dugout. Selig though hopes the time has finally come to rid the game of the unhealthy habit. In a letter to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids on Thursday, Selig told the group’s president he believes “smokeless tobacco should be banned at the Major League level.”
In order to make that happen, the owners have to negotiate with the players’ union and have the ban added to the next collective bargaining agreement.
“In the current round of bargaining with the MLBPA, MLB will propose restrictions on the use of smokeless tobacco at the Major League level comparable to the restrictions in place at the Minor League level,” Selig wrote.
Smokeless tobacco, including dip and chew, is already banned in minor league ballparks and has been since 1993.
University of Tennessee recently fired it’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl which lead to about a 150 fans to show up for a rally to try and save his job while calling for the resignation of athletics director Mike Hamilton. But can you really take his supports seriously when they don’t take the time to use spell check? I like how little Tommy even underlined his error.
Four year old little Tommy takes to his Little Tikes rim to show Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin how your really suppose to jump over a car. Over the top.
Back on February 12, we posted the video of little Tommy being told by his mother that his favorite Texas Ranger Michael young had been traded, which he hasn’t yet, and she captured on Youtube. Now we are pleased to post that Young and his wife saw the video and sought out to meet little Tommy aka Gavin Justice. Upon meeting little Tommy, Young also took Gavin on a shopping spree of Rangers gear at the team store at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
So Young takes little Tommy on a shopping spree of a team that he probably won’t be a part of much longer while trying to keep him a Ranger fan instead of a player fan? Sounds like a classy move to me.