The Boston Celtics’ 7-foot-6 center was a guest conductor during the Boston Pops orchestra’s holiday concert. Fall led the orchestra in a rendition of the song “Sleigh Ride” at Symphony Hall on Monday night, wearing a custom-made, size-48 double extra-long tuxedo. Longtime conductor Keith Lockhart presented Fall a baton with “Congratulations to Tacko!” written on it in green marker, the Boston Globe reported. “Someone has come on the scene here and in a few short months has stolen everybody’s hearts,” Lockhart said. The audience cheered as Fall did a spin and wiggled his arms in time with the music.
The Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback is the gift that keeps on giving. Members of the offensive line walked into the locker room Tuesday to find the likely NFL MVP bearing gifts: new Rolex watches. Jackson “had a whole box of them, and he was handing them out to us as we came in,” guard Bradley Bozeman said. Jackson continued a tradition of quarterbacks rewarding linemen for their work. Behind the Ravens’ line this season, Jackson has thrown for 36 touchdowns and rushed for 1,206 yards. “It just kind of shows how giving and humble a person he is,” said center Patrick Mekari, a Cal alum.
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