The best sports news to start your Tuesday off on the right foot, including Joe Thomas’ revenge body, Haloti Ngata goes out on top and Dirk passing Wilt.
Joe Thomas is an inspiration to men of stature
Joe Thomas went from 300-plus offensive lineman to 225-pound stud in the one year he’s been retired. The former Browns legend and future Hall of Famer has undergone quite the transformation and his former teammate and podcast co-host Andrew Hawkins showed in a stunning before and after. He went from offensive tackle to edge rusher.
If this picture isn’t an inspiration for all my fellow men of stature, I don’t know what is. This makes me feel really bad about my eating choices, but if Joe Thomas can do it, we can too. But I’ll start that diet after this pizza.
Haloti Ngata goes out on top
Veteran defensive lineman Haloti Ngata retired after 13 years. The long-time Raven literally went out on top of the world, announcing his retirement from Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. No player can top this unless they retire from the top of Mount Everest, which I hope someone will do one day.
Dirk Nowitzki passes Wilt Chamberlain
Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list Monday night. Wilt, however, still managed to score more than Dirk off the court.
Carlos Santana is not a fan of Fortnite
Things are great now for the Phillies after signing Bryce Harper, but things got pretty ugly last September after losing their ninth straight game. Carlos Santana saw his teammates playing Fortnite in the clubhouse and was so irate he took a bat and smashed a TV. That’s a whole new level of rage quitting. Not smooth at all.
On this day
Bruce Willis turns 64 today. He’s remembered for the classic Christmas movie Die Hard.