CHICAGO – What would make watching football with your friends even better? How about the ultimate Miller Lite “homegating” experience — cheering on your favorite team with a famous football player in your very own living room!
Their sleigh was a blue shopping cart. Instead of eight tiny reindeer, it was guided by Emmitt Smith. Before sunrise on a mid-December Sunday morning in North Fort Worth, Smith took a modern-day Santa and Mrs. Claus around the sprawling Academy Sports + Outdoors store in north Fort Worth as they stuffed several shopping carts with gifts ranging from traditional sports equipment to apparel to bikes and scooters.
“This is surreal,” said Dana Thomas of Temple, Texas. “It’s a blessing. And it allows us to bless others.”
DALLAS – A middle-aged, high-profile business woman seeking clarity as she navigates her complex lifestyle; a 22-year-old college student longing for mentoring as she completes the daunting journey into adulthood; a stay-at-home mom struggling to find the right note of emotional and spiritual support to provide her financially-strapped, working family of five.