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Roy Green tries to convince granddaughter to ditch Larry Fitzgerald jersey for his
Roy Green has his work cut out for him between now and Oct. 2, when he’s inducted into the Arizona Cardinals’ Ring of Honor.
It doesn’t matter how many times Green tells his granddaughter about all his great catches, great games or great stats. He said he also tells Fitz. But Moriah is more interested in the Cardinals’ best receiver of all-time than the franchise’s best receiver of his era.
Green will become the 16th member of the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor and the first who played for the team in both St. Louis and Arizona. The ceremony might be able to help him get used to his granddaughter wearing Fitzgerald’s jersey.
“Now, when I take her to the games, even though she’ll have on Fitz’s jersey, I can point up to the my name in the rafters,” Green said. “So, I’m very excited about it.”
Carolina Panthers equipment manager Jackie Miles packed six Super Bowl game-day jerseys for quarterback Cam Newton.
Second on the team?
Organizers say a 33-year-old rider has died after she fell from her horse during an equestrian competition at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown.
NJ.com reports that Philippa Humphreys fell at a fence while competing in the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event on Saturday. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Humphreys’ horse, Rich N Famous, was not hurt.
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis finished fourth, the highest season-ending spot on the jersey list for a rookie since James and Carmelo Anthony finished atop the jersey rankings at the end of the 2003-04 season.
Two players on the list jumped to career highs: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was sixth, one spot behind teammate Kevin Durant, and Warriors forward Draymond Green finished 13th.
As a compromise, jerseys sold to fans will not include the corporate logo, although teams will have the option of selling a version that includes the logo.
The Houston Rockets, though, were one of two teams to vote against the program, said owner Leslie Alexander, who noted that the reason was because a certain percentage of the money goes to other teams as part of the revenue pool.