C.J. Uzomah rips knee brace off at Bengals’ Super Bowl rally at Paul Brown Stadium

Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah knew what 30,000 fans standing in the cold at Paul Brown Stadium wanted to see. And he delivered.

Uzomah might be listed as questionable for Super Bowl 56 with an MCL sprain he suffered during the AFC Championship win against the Chiefs, but he’s made it known that he will play against the Rams. And on Monday night, the crowd erupted when Uzomah removed the brace he was wearing on his leg and hurled it.

From the Bengals via Twitter, a retweet of video from NFL Network:

“I don’t really care too much about how I’m feeling, to be honest, when I’m out there,” Uzomah said earlier, per The Enquirer’s Kelsey Conway. “I’m not missing the biggest game of my life.”

More from The Enquirer’s Charlie Goldsmith on Uzomah at the Super Bowl Opening Night Fan Rally:

Tight end C.J. Uzomah was the

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Rescuing Rally Cat — Inside the secret life of a St. Louis Cardinals legend

THE SEARCH PARTY gathers at midnight with six traps and an assortment of fish juice, and five volunteers fan out. Under a glow of cellphone flashlights, they methodically sift through the bushes on a muggy summer night in a downtown St. Louis park.

It’s Aug. 11, 2017, a little more than a day since Rally Cat disappeared, and half of St. Louis is on the lookout for a long-tailed good-luck charm that ran into their lives during a Cardinals baseball game. The cat was last spotted here in Citygarden, a public park where foot traffic is significant enough in the past 24 hours that officials send out a tweet asking the public to “let the professionals do their job.”

And tonight, the volunteers at St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach (STLFCO) are confident. They trap, neuter and return (TNR) about 2,000 stray cats a year, and have a hunch he’s still

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Red Sox rally around Alex Cora after Brett Gardner criticism

Tomase: Brett Gardner’s jab at Cora helps fuel Red Sox sweep originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

We’ve searched for excuses about Red Sox-Yankees losing its luster for a decade, but it really boils down to one word: hatred.

The 1970s clubs despised each other, with no rivalry more bloodthirsty than Carlton Fisk vs. Thurman Munson in a battle of granite backstops. The 1980s saw Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Rice challenge an entire section of Yankee Stadium bleachers after a fan stole his hat. The ’90s brought Nomar vs. Jeter, Pedro vs. Roger, and the birth of the Yankees dynasty juxtaposed against a Red Sox franchise still wedded to misery.

The animosity crescendoed in the early 2000s. Pedro Martinez slammed Don Zimmer to the turf, Aaron Boone slammed the door on another Red Sox season, Jason Varitek slammed his mitt in Alex Rodriguez’s face, and David Ortiz finally slammed

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