OUR FAVORITE wide receiver - who's not an Eagle - is the Texans' Andre Johnson.
Yesterday, Johnson hosted his eighth annual shopping spree for a dozen children from the Harris County Department of Protective Services.
"You can go through the store and get whatever you want," Johnson said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I'll pay for it. Have a Merry Christmas."
The children, who met with Johnson at a Toys R Us near NRG Stadium, were given an empty shopping cart and 80 seconds (Johnson's uniform number) to fill it. And that's in addition to a bike and a gaming system each received.
At checkout, the bill totaled $16,266.26.
"Go get my wallet out of my car," Johnson said to his uncle, who was the official timekeeper at the event.
"It's crazy," Johnson said. "Me and my uncle were sitting in the house one day. And I was like, 'I want to do something for Christmas.' And he was just, like, 'Have you ever thought about having kids go through Toys R Us and get what they want?' And I was just like, 'Naw, I never really thought about that.'
"He was like, 'Give 'em 80 seconds to run through the store and let 'em just get what they want.' And I was like, 'That's not enough time.' And he was like, 'They can grab a lot.' So we did it the first year and when the kids came back, I was like, 'Wow, I didn't think they could grab that much stuff in that amount of time.' So we just rolled with it . . . And we just decided to give them whatever game system they wanted because they keep that stuff locked up."
Wilt started strong
Everyone knows Wilt Chamberlain once scored 100 points while playing for the Warriors. But did you know that on this date in 1956, he scored 52 for Kansas against Northwestern in his first collegiate game as a sophomore? That season, he averaged 29.6 points and 18.9 rebounds per game.