Better than worrying about Tony Romo
Golfing Dallas Cowboy rescues birds in the bunker (with video)
Most Texans, when they see poor defenseless animals in their paths, make a sport out of zeroing in and take aim at them.
S'pose that's why Leonard Davis is a Cowboy, eh?
City polarizing quips aside, Davis deserves the PETA Animal Lover of the Week Award. Because although he might make it his business to knock over living beings smaller than him, the 6-foot-6, 360-pound offensive lineman kept the "bully" from getting through to the quarterquacks. The "bully" being a golf ball, that is.
During the Cowboys' annual Sponsor Appreciation and Golf Tournament, Davis encountered more than a golf hazard on the 11th hole near a sand bunker. He found about a dozen deserted ducklings, to be exact. (They're a lot cuter than Tony Romo, the living creature Davis is usually protecting, too.) Mama Duck had relocated to higher ground, leaving her babies to scale the shelving for themselves.
Davis, their guarding angel, plucked the duckies one by one from the pit and returned them to the green, where they promptly scuttled after their retreating mother.
You may think this was quite the display of animalistic altruism, but this isn't the first act of wildlife heroism for Davis. He also played the savior for a stallion lodged waist (or is that chest?) deep in a sinkhole by pulling it to safety with his tractor. And yes, he did score PETA's Compassionate Action award, lest you think we're fabricating accolades to tug at the heartstrings of the inner vegetarian in you.
Don't worry, Houston. We don't expect you to detest the Cowboys any less than you already do.
But if ever you were to turn a blind eye to a longstanding rivalry, let today be that day.