STEELERS NATION! Guess what?! Our preseason game against the Carolina Panthers has been set for Thursday, August 29th at 7:30PM! YES, what a way to start my morning!
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is donating $100,000 to help the survivors of the movie-theater shooting in Colorado pay for medical expenses.
Smith didn’t know any of the victims of the July 20 shooting in Aurora, which left 12 people dead and 58 injured. But the news hit home because he says his oldest son Peyton was at a similar midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Returns” in Charlotte that same night.
Smith said the thought of losing one of his family members was frightening and was moved to do something to help.
Sports guarantees have become somewhat farcical but give Ryan Kalil credit, he’s putting his words in black and white. Literally.
The Panthers’ offensive lineman took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer under the headline “Why the Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl XLVII” in an open letter to the team’s fans.
Kalil, an All-Pro in 2011, has been with the Panthers his entire career as a 2007 second-round pick out of Southern Cal.
According to the Observer, Kalil kept the idea for the ad to himself because he didn’t want to be talked out of doing it.
“It’s a bold statement to make,” Kalil told the Observer.
Especially coming off a 6-10 season.
I’m all about Affirmations, I speak them almost daily; but coming from a 6-10 season … I don’t know. But hey, anything is possible. GO STEELERS! xo @RozOonTheGo