lets see if I get the ignore treatment on this blog?

Posted May 05, 2013

A positive story in sports?? Leave a reply

Adopted brothers reunite on Pats

Found 9 hours ago on Helmet2Helmet: Yardbarker Blogger Network

PLAYERS: Nick McDonald
TEAMS: New England Patriots

From Helmet2Helmet:

You’ll often hear players use cliches to describe their teammates as “family” or the roster being a “band of brothers.”

In the case of Chris and Nick McDonald, it’s not just a hackneyed saying.

Shortly after the draft, guard Chris McDonald signed with the Patriots, joining his brother, Nick, a guard who’s been with New England for the past two seasons.

Both broke into the league as undrafted free agents. Both play the same position on the same team. Both are fulfilling their NFL dreams.

But there’s a fascinating twist to the McDonald brothers’ story: They’re reuniting after being adopted by separate families during their teenage years.

“My brother is [an inspiration],” Chris said, via ESPNBoston.com. “But it’s on me. My brother being in the NFL is not going to help me stay in the NFL and I have to do whatever it takes for myself.”

Chris, a Michigan State alum and All-Big Ten honorable mention last year, was among the 19 free agents picked up by the Pats. He considers it an honor just to be a part of the program.

“It’s not even just Nick, I see every single guy here,” Chris said. “There’s a lot of [rookie] free agents on this team that have played and I’m truly blessed to be a part of a program that has free agents and have played a lot and it just shows that you have to work hard and do whatever it takes.”

While Chris and Nick McDonald aren’t locks to survive training camp cuts — let alone make the final roster — it wouldn’t be the first time brothers successfully teamed up. In 2009, Stacy and Shawn Andrews started alongside each other on the Eagles’ offensive line, becoming a formidable duo.

And if the McDonald’s experience the same result, it’d be a remarkably fitting chapter in their Hollywood-like story.
My Title was a play on words, I said it meaning about all the  bad news we read and hear about nearly everyday???


Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Greg Hardy stars in rap video, fires back at critics

Report: Chip Kelly in danger of losing Eagles locker room

Ronda Rousey issues warning: Call me fat and I'll kill you

What does Tevin Coleman’s return mean for Devonta Freeman?

Antonio Cromartie: Odell Beckham Jr. a ‘one hit wonder’

Thompson fires shots at Clippers: ‘Didn’t they lose to the Rockets?’


'Sell high' and 'buy low' fantasy candidates

Marshawn Lynch ruled out by Seahawks for Week 5

Howard says he played through torn MCL, meniscus in playoffs

Bills offensive progress stalled by injuries

Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

Cowboys’ Sean Lee cleared to play vs. Patriots after concussion battle

A.J. Green is who Calvin Johnson used to be

The extension dilemma: Festus Ezeli and the Warriors

Is Utah a legit Pac-12 contender?

WATCH: Justin Gilbert talks about surprise 'move to offense'

WATCH: Prince Fielder wipes out trying to climb over dugout railing

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

What’s wrong with Ohio State’s offense?

Weeden: ‘I don’t need a 12-yr-old telling me how to play’

Fan at Texas A&M game was so drunk, he reportedly told police he was at Baylor vs. Texas Tech

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Mallett’s dad: Criticism of QB makes his grandmothers cry

LSU has sold a disappointing amount of tickets for South Carolina game

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker