A bit outside of our usual Philly sports wheelhouse, but Chelsea star Didier Drogba was taken from the field on a stretcher, unconscious, after a terrible collision with Norwich goalie John Ruddy. Ruddy went to punch the ball away and instead caught an airborne Drogba very hard right in the head. Drogba looked to be knocked out by the punch, and fell flat from a very high point, landing without any semblance of bracing for impact.
EPL Talk has more on the scary scene and Drogba's condition. He is said to have regained consciousness.
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.