Packers’ Corey Linsley, wife Anna step up to help family of his training camp bike buddy.

When Corey Linsley bought 10-year-old Travis Kohlbeck a bike during Packers training camp, neither of them could have guessed the journey it would take them on in the five years since.

The Green Bay Packers center was a rookie in 2014 when he randomly chose Travis to be his bike buddy on the second day of training camp, hitching a ride on the boy’s bike from Lambeau Field to Ray Nitschke Field before practice. As they talked, he learned Travis’ mom, Alicia, was in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage. A couple of days later, Corey took Travis shopping for a new bike as a diversion while his mom was in intensive care.

It was a gesture that, to Corey’s surprise, went viral after Travis’ dad, John, shared a heartfelt Facebook post about it. It was also the start of a friendship that has gone well beyond the bike bond Corey, 27, and Travis, now 14, share each year at training camp. The Linsleys — Corey and wife Anna and their newborn son, Seamus — and the Kohlbecks — Alicia and John and their four children, Jenna, twins Travis and Sydney, and Nate — have become like extended family to one another.

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Coach Anthony Lynn Shares Story of Survival, Grateful for First Responders

Screen Shot 2019-02-22 at 9.26.31 AMHead Coach Anthony Lynn was asked about his team’s heroics time and time again in 2018 as the Los Angeles Chargers tied for the AFC’s best record at 12-4.

 

However, the play of his team paled in comparison to the heroics Lynn discussed following the Bolts’ Wild Card win over the Baltimore Ravens.

 

Joining the Dan Patrick Show the next day, the head coach was asked about the night he almost died on August 20, 2005.

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Sam Mayer gets a push from Chevrolet on his road into NASCAR

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Franklin teenager Sam Mayer has taken another step toward a NASCAR career as part of the Chevrolet-backed driver development program launched as a joint effort of GMS Racing and JR Motorsports.

Drivers Edge Development was announced Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With JRM and GMS working together, participants will have the opportunity to work their way up the development ladder, with JR operating regional late-model and NASCAR Xinfity Series programs and GMS fielding entries in the K&N Pro Series, Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity.

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JR Motorsports, GMS Racing launch Drivers Edge Development

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JR Motorsports and GMS Racing jointly announced today the establishment of Drivers Edge Development, a program presented by Chevrolet aimed at grooming the next generation of racing superstars through a tiered competition pipeline coupled with comprehensive off-track education.

Drivers Edge Development will give participating drivers, all with differing levels of experience, the opportunity to race in five types of developmental series with JRM or GMS-fielded entries while staying aligned with Chevrolet. The program allows the two teams to complement each other by offering participants competition options with JRM’s regional late model program leading into GMS’ NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA entries. The next tier presents potential seat time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with GMS. Finally, at the program’s top level, JRM entries await in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

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