Overcoming A Disability, Tony Tatum Blazes His Own Trail Into AFL

Tatum, 2, carries the football. (Photo: Gallaudet Athletics)

A native of Arkansas, Tony Tatum was born with a mom, a dad, a brother, and a sister. He and his family moved to Alabama when he was the age of seven.

Tatum is a basketball player first, and a football player second. He didn’t first start playing football until his junior year of high school. That didn’t last long, however, as he broke his ankle. Tatum decided to stick to his first love of basketball.

“I was a defensive minded player on the basketball court. I wasn’t very good offensively in high school but I was a pretty good shutdown defender. So I focused on working real hard defensively,” said Tatum.

Up to this point in the article you may be thinking, Wow. He was a basketball player first and hasn’t played much football. But, he’s pretty good so that’s pretty cool. Well, that isn’t the only thing about Tony Tatum that separates him from other football players.

Tony Tatum, is also hearing impaired. Continue reading

Redskins Yearbook: Alfred Morris

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In the final edition of “Redskins Yearbook”, we revisit The Skinny On Sports EXCLUSIVE interview with Alfred Morris. As you should know, and if you don’t shame on you, Morris blossomed into quite the running back for the Redskins and the thunder to RG3’s lighting.  Continue reading

Redskins Yearbook: Jordan Bernstine

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In this series called “Redskins Yearbook”, I will go back and revisit and repost interviews I’ve done with three of the Redskins rookies from last season. The first in this series is safety Jordan Bernstine.  Continue reading

Pacers Beat The Heat 91-77, Force Game Seven

Much like game five, the third quarter was the swing quarter in the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. While LeBron James single handedly won game five, it was the Indiana Pacers that gained the advantage in the third quarter of play.

Miami entered the half leading by one, 40-39. The game was tightly contested throughout the first half, but it was clear that the Heat were going to need another heroic third quarter from LeBron James if they wanted to eliminate the Pacers from the playoffs and advance to the NBA Finals. Continue reading

Stephen Strasburg will avoid DL stint, at least for now

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Stephen Strasburg left last night’s start after only two innings with a strained lower back, but the Nationals are going to play the waiting game before putting him on the 15-day disabled list, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. The Nats could skip and further delay his next scheduled start, using Craig Stammen — who tossed four shut-out innings in relief of Strasburg last night — in the interim.

Strasburg joins a lengthy list of injured Nationals, including star outfielder Bryce Harper who was put on the DL today, retroactive to May 27. The Nationals have been hovering around .500 for the better part of the last two weeks, tenuously holding onto a spot in second place in the NL East, currently 4.5 games behind the first place Braves and two games ahead of the third-place Phillies.

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