Monday, January 24, 2011

Pictures of the Day

NICE ASSIST. Nearly 100 Special Olympics athletes from across the state of North Carolina received basketball instruction from UNC Mens Basketball coach Roy Williams, his staff and players Sunday Jan. 23, 2011 at the Smith Center. This is the eighth year the Tar Heels have hosted Special Olympics North Carolina athletes. (Photo by Takaaki  Iwabu/Raleigh News and Observer)
MIRACLE WALK.  Honorary captain Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets (R) walks off the field with Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets after the coin toss during their 2011 AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The former Jets defensive end’s career ended in 1992, when he collided with teammate Scott Mersereau in a game against Kansas City, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. Three months after breaking the critical C5 vertebra in his neck, he walked on crutches to a news conference at his hospital in Manhattan. 
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
UP AND OVER.  Mewelde Moore of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass over Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets during the third quarter of the AFC Championship game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  The Steelers completed the other half of the Super Bowl bracket with a 2-19 win.  (Photo by Damian Strohmeyer/Sports Illustrated)
BEAR BALLET? Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings during the third quarter of the NFC Championship game in Chicago.  The Packer defeated Da Bears 21-14 and are headed to the Super Bowl in Dallas. (Photo by Bill Frakes/Sports Illustrated)
SEVERAL THINGS TO CROW ABOUT. Karmel Kwipprath (L) and Donald Bruce hold their entry to the Old English game section of the Scottish National Poultry Show in Lanark Market on January 22, 2011 in Lanark, Scotland.  The winners had their photograph taken and losers got eaten.  Just kidding…sort of…(Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
LYING DOWN ON THE JOB. West Virginia Mountaineer forward Deniz Kilici looks up through the net while lying on the floor during their game against the University of South Florida Bulls in Morgantown, WV.  WVU won typically low-scoring Big East slugfest 56-46. (Photo by Fred Vuich/Sports Illustrated)

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