Ravens tight end and self-proclaimed #HockeyGuy Hayden Hurst is spreading the holiday cheer as he makes amends for a celebration injury he caused a fan in the stands.
Over Week 14 in Buffalo, Hurst caught a 61-yard toss from QB Lamar Jackson and rushed in to the end zone for his second touchdown of the season. With excitement, Hurst leaped in to the stands to celebrate with fans. In the process, there was some helmet-to-head contact.
Shortly thereafter, Hurst found this tweet that was sent out after the Ravens beat the Bills:
Thanks to social media, a connection was made, and the lucky fan with not only get his gloves but a signed jersey as well.
With warning to future fans down front, Hurst has well established that he is, indeed, a Hockey Guy and will continue to "crash the boards" aka leap in to the stands.
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In the Ravens' first preseason game of 2019, Lamar Jackson stood on the sideline with 9:44 left in the fourth quarter, up 26-0 on the Jacksonville Jaguars, chatting with OT Orlando Brown.
Brown, entering his sophomore season with Jackson and the Ravens as well, said something to make Jackson react quickly. The Checkdown revisited that reaction on Twitter this week.
At the Ravens' player availability Thursday, Lamar Jackson laughed at the latest viral content he has played a starring role in.
“Oh, my God," he said, laughing. "I don't even remember what he told me, to be exact. Oh, my God. Everybody has been tagging me in that, and I've been seeing it everywhere. That's crazy. I don't even remember what he told me. It was that Redskins game. He said something crazy, so I was like, 'What?' You guys can see that. I know you guys caught it, and then you happened to catch my facial expression. I can't tell y'all what he said.”
Perhaps he was suggesting that Jackson move to wide receiver?
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Baltimore television station WBAL's Puppy with a Purpose from America's Vet Dogs will be named after Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson, 18-time All-Star that spent his entire 23-year career with Birdland.
WBAL opened up the pup's naming rights to the public online, and the final choices were between Brooks or Tucker, referring to the most accurate kicker in NFL history, Baltimore Raven Justin Tucker.
Name ideas also included Domino, after the sugar factory based in Locust Point, and Marshall, specifically for Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore-born and first Black Supreme Court justice.
The Orioles lobbied hard on social media, and enthusiastically brought puppy Brooks to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to meet and play with real-life Brooks in celebration.
Presented without comment, perhaps the cutest thread that's ever existed:
WBAL will help socialize and train Brooks before he commences a career of helping veterans and first responders.
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