If you’ve ever wanted to see Devin McCourty in a Batman costume, or maybe Jason McCourty wearing Superman’s tights, this is your chance.
The Patriots defensive backs and former Rutgers standouts will host their annual Heel to Heal Plus Tackle Sickle Cell 5K with Embrace Kids Foundation on Saturday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Over 600 participants have registered for the event, but fundraising is still underway and registration closes Thursday at 4 p.m.
I’m part of history. I’m part of not winning a Cup here for a long time, retired winger Peter Bondra said. I don’t even play, but I feel like a part of this team, believe it or not. It’s just something in it. Obviously, I play here for 14 years, I grew up here with the team as a player, my family grew up here. Seeing this would be amazing if it happens.
It’s almost amazing this team even exists. After missing the playoffs in their first eight seasons, there was a Save the Caps campaign in 1982 just to keep them around and in Washington.
We couldn’t sell tickets, said Irene Pollin, now 93. We went to Montreal to fight for the franchise, So for three days and three nights we were up and I was in a nightgown typing letters to the president and everybody to have them send letters to the league because they kept saying, ‘Washington is a southern city, it’ll never be a hockey town.’
At the end of the day in this league — and in any league — it’s about scoring points, Sarkisian said, via the team’s official website. And we were really dynamic offensively (in 2017). We were third in the league in explosive plays a year ago, we were No. 1 in the NFL in third-down conversions, but at the end of the day we didn’t score enough points.
Atlanta dipped from a league-high 33.8 points per game under Kyle Shanahan in 2016 to 22.1 last year under Sark, good for 15th in the NFL.