During a brutal stretch of last night's Eagles-Steelers preseason game after Michael Vick left with a finger injury, which put a gigantic scare into all of Philadelphia, I lamented on Twitter: where's Tolley Sunshine when you need him?
Broadcaster Don Tollefson, who has been known to make an awkward situation rather rosy, had called Birds' preseason games for the Eagles Television Networks in years past, but was nowhere to be seen on my TV last night.
Turns out, he was actually at the Linc doing halftime stuff and interviewing Real Madrid soccer player and really good guy Sami Khedira prior to the team's friendly at the Linc on Saturday against Celtic.
We're in a better mood already today after watching the below clip. It also features a gaggle of Real Madrid players kick field goals during halftime. As expected, they've got pretty good boots.
It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.
Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.
One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.
With his two Savannah cats.
For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.
The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.
To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.
#RaiseTheCat lives on.