1. Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach, and Alan Page are all recent recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
These athletes are being honored for their accomplishments off the field:
- Babe Ruth - Created The Babe Ruth Foundation ad raised funds for WWII
- Roger Staubach - Volunteered to fight in the Vietnam War and champion for charitable causes such as the United Way, the Children's Scholarship Fund, and Allies in Service
- Alan Page - Practice law after his 15-year football career, served as a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice for more than 20 years, and his Page Education Foundation has provided scholarships to nearly 7,000 students
2. Tyler Trent, a Purdue 'superfan' and former student, will have his own bobblehead. Tyler has a rare form of bone cancer and recently partnered with Purdue and The Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee to help the fight against cancer.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the "Tyler Trent" bobblehead will go to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment at Purdue and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
3. Tim Tebow is lined up to host LeBron James' new CBS series called Million Dollar Mile. LA Charger play-by-play announcer, Matt "Money" Smith, and ESPN reporter, Maria Taylor, will serve as commentators for the competition show that allows contestants a chance to win $1M by successfully completing a challenging course with many obstacles along the way.
Say hello to our host, @TimTebow, and commentators @MariaTaylor and @MattMoneySmith!#MillionDollarMile, a new competition series from the executive producers of #BigBrother and @KingJames, is coming soon to @CBS: https://t.co/ArT016jVQ0 pic.twitter.com/eEDtC2GTCl— Million Dollar Mile (@MillionDollar) November 12, 2018
4. The Florida Marlins unveil what is replacing the home run sculpture that was recently removed from center field.
The Marlins will use the space in CF from the recently departed "Homer" statue to build a new three-tier social space, called the Center Field Zone, as well as paint the outfield wall from bright green to blue, and redesign the batter's eye. More details to come in SBD. pic.twitter.com/ICt5JEIs8t— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) November 13, 2018
5. Everyone loves seeing an incredible play at home plate, but have you ever seen this...
Bet you can't watch this just once 😂 pic.twitter.com/GxX3gS3Vha— ESPN (@espn) November 12, 2018