A lot of athletes have super hero nicknames. Think of the beef with Dwight Howard and Shaq over the Superman moniker. But this might be the first time an athlete requires one to be named after him following a heroic deed.
After Sunday night’s win over the Packers, Giants tight end Martellus Bennett caught a fan falling over the railing. Check the story:
“I was doing what I usually do, moseying to the locker room and meandering around,” the colorful Bennett said via USA Today. “Naturally, I just wanted to step back, but I did the righteous thing and I stepped up. I caught him, I saved his life, I tapped into my inner superhero, which I do have.
The down side to that, the fan was swept up by New Jersey State troupers. Sad. I remember slipping on champagne at an event. Idris Elba caught me. And then I got to watch a Too Short performance. I bet that fan wishes his night ended that way.
“I’m usually a ninja, but my Spidey-senses told me he was going to take a fall, so I saved his life. He owes me his first-born or something. Actually I don’t want that. Maybe a sandwich or something.”
The Bennett Hero sandwich… I wonder what would go on that?