Ducks fly together, and so do the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. On Tuesday, the Wings announced one of many themed nights scheduled for their upcoming season, and jerseys from Disney’s famous hockey movie that spawned an actual NHL team are one of them.
These jerseys, nearly identical to the movie jersey with a replica of their mascot, Slappy, instead of the famous duck, will be worn on Dec. 22 against the Toledo Walleye.
Coach Jack Del Rio typically keeps to his policy of not commenting on injuries and the Raiders are not required to file an injury report with the league until Wednesday.
— Quarterback Derek Carr had his jersey No. 4 retired Saturday night at halftime of Fresno State’s 66-0 home win win over Incarnate Word.
“I can’t tell you how much this means to me,” Carr said during a halftime ceremony. “I dreamed of this moment as a little boy, and now it’s finally happened.”
Carr holds 27 school passing records as well as 21 record in the Mountain West Conference.
But, he said, he was “very logical about it all.” Even with his rather limited knowledge of NFL football, he knew punters were drafted rarely, and that the entire league might have four or five job openings a year. He prepared himself for a handful of workouts and perhaps a few tryouts. There was no major draft party.