In October Candice Wiggins enjoyed a WNBA championship run with the Minnesota Lynx. This off-season the 24-year-old guard is focusing on a more serious issue: Being an advocate for AIDS research and people who are living with the disease. Wiggins has a strong tie to AIDS. Her father, Alan, a former major-league second baseman, passed away due to complications from the disease in 1991, when Candice was three years old.
Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, an occasion that seeks to raise awareness of the disease that still does not have a cure. Wiggins spoke with SIKIDS.com this afternoon about how her dad continues to inspire her, how she's trying to help, and ways kids can help in the fight against AIDS.
I’m running late this week with the Power Rankings and for that I apologize. So enough with the chit-chat, let’s just get right down to it. As always, let me know what you think in the comments below.
Please excuse any typos you may see in this week’s edition of First and Goal. I guzzled so much turkey and stuffed so much stuffing into my face that I can hardly type. Then again, nothing gets me over my holiday feast drowsiness like talking about the NFL, so let’s get down to the league’s biggest stories from Week 12.
In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s power rankings will feature a list of what every team has to be thankful for this holiday season. But before we get down to football business, I want to wish you, your family and friends a happy holiday weekend. Gobble, gobble! Now, on to the rankings…
Get your expandable pants ready because football fans are being served a feast this Thanksgiving Thursday. Sure, we’ll all be filling our faces and stomachs with turkey and mashed potatoes and stuffing, but we’ll also have an amazing tripleheader of football action. First, the upstart Lions have a shot at handing the Packers their first loss of the season. Then the suddenly red-hot Dolphins will take on the first place Cowboys. At night, we get to see two brothers face-off when Jon Harbaugh’s Ravens host Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers. Between all of that food and football, I might need to nap for the rest of the holiday weekend just to recover. Now, on to Week 11.
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Most NFL fans will tell you Sunday is their favorite day of the week. Not me. Nope. My favorite day of the week is the day the Professor’s power rankings come out. Don’t you agree? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Let’s get down to business. Keep reading to see where your team is ranked this week.