Video: JVR Lost the Bet, Went Shopping in Full Hockey Gear

Video: JVR Lost the Bet, Went Shopping in Full Hockey Gear

If you follow any professional hockey players on Twitter, then over the last few weeks you surely saw that Scott Hartnell and his former Flyers teammate james van Riemsdyk were running against each other for high school class president. No, wait, that's not it. They were actually doing something nice and competing to see who could raise more donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The loser would have to go to the mall and shop in full hockey gear.

That's awkward and embarrassing, you see.

Turns out Hartsy took the victory and JVR was sent out looking at the Mall of America in Minnesota for some Christmas gifts in full hockey getup.

One complaint about the above video, however, is that there's no shot of JVR actually wandering through the mall in the full ensemble. That was the money shot right there with all the dirty/bewildered looks he likely received. TSN captured a bit of that, including a visit to Santa Claus.

Kudos to JVR making a purchase for Harsty at The Art of Shaving. He could certainly put that to good use. Although Hartsy says he's not shaving until the lockout ends, so let's all hope we see a clean Scott Hartnell in 2013.

Anyway, nice on them. They apparently raised upwards of $40,000 with the stunt. I suppose if you're not going to be playing hockey for a long damn time it's good to help some people who could use it.

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

As Carson Wentz rolls out of bed, he wins an award. Brushes his teeth, wins an award. Eats breakfast, award.

This time, the Eagles' rookie quarterback has been named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Steelers in a 34-3 Week 3 win.

Against the Steelers, Wentz completed 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and a 125.9 passer rating. He beat out Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, Browns CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun and teammate Wendell Smallwood.

This is the second time in three weeks that Wentz has been named the NFL Rookie of the Week.

Here are the awards Wentz has won so far this season:

- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 1
- NFC Offensive Player of Week 3
- NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for September
- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 3

Wentz won't have any chances to win more awards this weekend as the Eagles are on their bye. They'll play again on Oct. 9 in Detroit.

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Ryan Howard is batting fifth to begin his final series with the Phillies.

The 36-year-old first baseman, who has donned red pinstripes for 13 seasons, did not play in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Braves, but he is expected to start all three games against the Mets this weekend.

The Phillies have a lot of speed at the top of the lineup, even with Roman Quinn likely done for the season. Cesar Hernandez leads off with Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera right behind him. The trio lead the Phillies in steals with a total of 59 this year. Herrera has 25 while Hernandez and Galvis each have 17.

If you're wondering, Howard has not stolen a base this season, but he was caught stealing once. He hasn't stolen a base since June 26, 2011, before his Achilles injury. He only stole more than one base in a season in 2008, when he swiped eight bases.

Cameron Rupp returns to the lineup at catcher. He'll bat right behind Howard, followed by Jimmy Paredes and Aaron Altherr in the corner outfield.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Jimmy Paredes, LF
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Alec Asher, P

And the Mets lineup:
1. Jose Reyes, 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Curtis Granderson, CF
5. Jay Bruce, RF
6. T.J. Rivera, 2B
7. Lucas Duda, 1B
8. Rene Rivera, C
9. Robert Gsellman, RHP