Welcome to the debut of The Inscriber : Digital Magazine’s Sunday edition of the newly-launched daily/weekend news roundup, The Byline Sunday Report, which is a contemplation of news events that are current and relevant. Short and sweet, The Byline Report will touch upon events with a blurb of facts and information, along with a dash of snarkiness and opinion.
Without further adieu, here are the news events for Sunday, August 4th, that are making headlines today.
5-Year-Old Cancer Survivor, Ryan Encinas Scores TD – It appears that Nebraska’s Jack Hoffman has some company. It isn’t too often that Cleveland is associated with much positive news in the media—see Bottlegate—but Saturday night in front of a record crowd of over 24,000 at Browns Family Night, that all changed, thanks to a five-year-old Browns fan. Ryan Encinas, a recent survivor of lung cancer after a tumor found on his left lung, would cap off two years in cancer remission during the Browns annual public scrimmage by running for a 40-yard touchdown, with the entire team lining up to help lead the way.
WR Cris Carter’s Fiery And Tear-Jerker Induction Speech – Fiery, vocal and out-spoken during his stellar 15-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins in which he recorded eight straight season of over 1,000 yards receiving, former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver—and current ESPN NFL analyst—Cris Carter stayed true to form during an emotional and passionate speech that called his big brother, Butch, his father figure and hero. In his closing remarks, the 47-year-old native of Troy, Ohio would cap of an epic speech in saying, “Buckeye! Born and bred! now HOFer forever, even after I’m dead!”
Regardless if you’re an ardent Buckeye hater—or an SEC/Michigan fan—you cannot but help to get goosebumps and shed a couple of tears in what was without a doubt one of THE best Hall-Of-Fame induction speeches EVER.
Dolphins, Cowboys Set For Hall Of Fame Game – Thanks to off-season pickups in the form of Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller, Brandon Gibson and the re-signing of Brian Hartline, the Dolphins and their super sophomore quarterback, Ryan Tannehill will get a chance to show off their new toys under the lights in Canton against the Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys. In addition, fans will also get a chance to see new defensive pickups in Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe. While Miami’s new pickups will only be on the field for a few snaps, to burrow from the famous Head & Shoulders tagline, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,”
News and Notes : Rand Paul and Chris Christie Trade Jabs, Set Up Epic ‘16 GOP Battle – it seems the opening salvo has been fired between GOP heavyweights—and I mean the term loosely about Christie–in what promises to be a drawn-out and nasty war between the Libertarian champion Paul and the New Jersey governor, viewed by many as either the GOP’s best shot at re-claiming the White House or a closet Democrat/traitor for his embracing of President Barack Obama during Hurricane Sandy. Only time will. Yasiel Puig Leading Dodgers Tear Out West – As if the Puig legend needs any more pages to it, thanks to the Cuban outfielder’s heroics, the Bums are have won three straight, including a franchise-record 13 straight on the road to race to the top of the NL West. Currently hitting safely in 12 of his last 14 games, Puig would make—what has become a trademark—diving catch on a line drive from Chicago’s Starlin Castro in the seventh inning.
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