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WATCH: Steve Gleason receives check from The Bayou Burger and Sports Co.

Steve Gleason, former Saints safety, receives a $10,000 check from the Bayou Burger and Sports Co. for his No White Flags foundation.
Via NOLA.com
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Bush owned by Steve Gleason over negative rushing record

Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy in 2005 while at USC, but later had to give it back as part of a larger scandal at the school. Eleven years after winning college football’s highest honor, Bush finished the 2016 regular season with the Buffalo Bills … with -3 rushing yards. We’re not talking -3 rushing yards for one game, but for the entire season on 12 carries. That makes...
Via The Comeback
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

O.J.: Made in America, Gleason lead Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations

ESPN has shown significant awards ambitions for its 30 for 30 documentary, O.J.: Made in America. It will be quite a while before we know if the film gets the Academy Awards love that the network is hoping for. But awards contenders often have to build up to that sort of recognition. O.J.: Made in America may have taken an important first step on that path, however. And another...
Via Awful Announcing
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Film gives look at Gleason's life with Lou Gehrig's disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was never going to turn a film documenting his life with Lou Gehrig's disease into a sanitized, feel-good story of triumph in the face of tragedy. Arguably more famous now for how he lives with ALS than he ever was for football, Gleason is more nuanced and genuine than that. And so is the documentary, ''GLEASON,'...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason perfectly trolls Falcons on Twitter after blocked punt

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason was honored with a great tribute before Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Gleason, who suffers from ALS, was in attendance for the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And when Michael Mauti blocked Matt Bosher’s punt and returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game, Gleason took to Twitter to weigh...
Via The Sports Daily
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Gleason Shares Thoughts On New Orleans In Emotional Letter

Nine years ago this September, Steve Gleason permanently placed his name in New Orleans history with one play. His blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons (in the first game played at the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina almost destroyed the entire city one year before) set the tone for the season, and made him a fan favorite despite Gleason being nothing more than a role player...
Via Gamedayr
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

IMG producing documentary on former NFL player Steve Gleason

The story of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason just got a significant boost in its ability to reach the masses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sports and media agency IMG is getting into the original content business, an effort led by former ESPN executive Mark Shapiro. Its first project will be a documentary about Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic...
Via Awful Announcing
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints hero Steve Gleason home from hospital, ready for next challenge

Former Saints player Steve Gleason is now home from the hospital, ready to conquer the next challenge in his battle against ALS, albeit adjusting once again to a new piece of medical equipment, this one to help him breathe.   One week ago, Gleason had to be hospitalized and undergo a tracheotomy. It's a procedure Gleason was expecting to have done early this summer, but was hoping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason celebrates 37th birthday with fan videos, day at Saints camp

Former hero of the New Orleans Saints post-Katrina comeback Steve Gleason is celebrating his 37th birthday today. It's a major milestone for Gleason, who revealed he was battling ALS in 2011. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years. In honor of the big birthday, former teammate and Team Gleason supporter Scott Fujita asked fans via Twitter to re-enact Gleason...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2 of the 3 radio hosts who mocked Steve Gleason are employed again in Atlanta

One of the most vile, reprehensible, regrettable episodes of this year in sports was when 3 Atlanta radio hosts aired a vignette that mocked former Saints player Steve Gleason, who has been courageously fighting ALS.  The pre-planned bit featured hosts Steven "Steak" Shapiro, Chris Dimino, and Nick Cellini of 790 The Zone in Atlanta doing knock knock jokes with Cellini impersonating...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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