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Case of the Mondays: There’s much more to the ’49ers Waldo Kid’ story; Coco’s new dance

Feb 10, 2014, 9:53 AM PST

The story of '49ers Waldo Kid' keeps getting more interesting. (Courtesy: @X_Khan1 on Twitter)

Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here.

No. 1 – More than meets the eye: The story of “49ers Waldo Kid” keeps getting more interesting. After being spotted at the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl parade in full 49ers attire, the teenager became a national story. 49ers fans decided to raise money to send the youngster to a game at Levi’s Stadium. Then things got interesting.

It was discovered that he is a ward of the state, meaning he is essentially homeless. Catherine Tate, the Dublin native that started the fundraiser explained the details to King5 in Seattle:

“He lives in shelters,” Tate said.  “So this evolved from, let’s reward this kid for his bravery on one day, to let’s reward him for his bravery every day.”

Over the weekend, 49ers and Seahawks fans joined forces to help this young man, and the players also participated. As of Monday morning, they have raised over $24,000. What an incredible story. Click here to donate.

source:  No. 2 – The Ed Lover Dancer: You’d be dancing too if you signed a two-year, $22.75 million contract.

Oakland Athletics centerfielder Coco Crisp debuted a new dance this weekend at Fanfest. Well, technically it’s a very old dance, but it’s new to the A’s.

When asked by a fan to do the Bernie Lean, Crisp obliged, but also broke out the Ed Lover dance, which is a funky groove from the 90s. The man himself caught wind of the news, and offered to break his allegiance to the Yankees in support of Crisp and the A’s.


No. 3 – Preparing for Wrestlemania: San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis might make a meddlesome ringside manager. First, he has to find a way to get inside that pesky steel cage.

Over the weekend, Davis posted a picture of his son wrestling WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil in a cage match. What a lucky kid!

He gets to climb into the ring with a professional wrestler and they even lowered the cage for effect. That’s one proud papa with some serious pull. Fortunately for Davis, wrestling is fake. O’Neil has a serious size advantage.


No. 4 – Harrison Barnes wants your help: Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes is crowd sourcing ideas for NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. You can live vicariously through Barnes by seeing your dunk in action. Just tweet him using the #HB40Dunks hashtag. 

No. 5 — The Wire: Remember Nik Wallenda? No? Remember the guy that walked across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope while wearing blue jeans? Yes! That same guy walked across a tight rope inside the Georgia Dome. He completed the walk while wearing street clothes and spoke to the crowd the entire time.

Three to see:

If you’ve made it this far, clearly you have some time on your hands. Here are three stories that you simply must see:

Ron Capps’ engine exploded during a drag race. Watching this video, it seems unbelievable that he wasn’t injured.


American gold medalist Sage Kotsenberg won the Men’s Slopestyle Snowboard event. His skills were interpreted perfectly by judges but his words were lost in translation.

Shia LaBeouf has lost his mind. Wearing a paper bag on the red carpet might not have been the weirdest thing he did this weekend.


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