Dave Cochran lives in the truck he used to pull Jeff Allen out of a ditch.
Chiefs fan who helped player has an interesting story
This the Dave who helped @Chiefs player @JeffAllen71 when his car was stuck in the snow before the game. Dave is also homeless and lives in his car. The story tonight and how Jeff is giving him an AFC championship game experience he will never forget. @41actionnews #letsroll pic.twitter.com/Hb120B4FS7— Steven Dial (@StevenDialTV) January 13, 2019
Chiefs guard Jeff Allen ran into some trouble trying to get to Kansas City’s game against the Colts on Saturday. His car got stuck in the snow and he wasn’t able to get out until a man named Dave came by and helped him, without knowing Allen was a Chiefs player.
The next day, Allen went on Twitter and said he was trying to find Dave so he could thank him by giving him tickets to the AFC Championship Game.
It turns out the guy was Dave Cochran, who lives with his girlfriend and dog in the old Chevy Suburban that he used to pull Allen out of the ditch.
“It’s like a dream come true," Cochran told 41 Action News. “I saw the message this morning, and I am not going to fake with you—call me soft if you want to, homeboys—I started bawling to know he is a man of his word and he reached out to contact me.”
Cochran is a Kansas City native and says he’s never been to a Chiefs game but is planning to take Allen up on his offer and go to the game against the Patriots on Sunday.
41 Action News reporter Steven Dial has also been in contact with Cochran’s family and is asking people to email him if they want to help Cochran out.
I think this went exactly as planned
After Cody Parkey’s missed field goal last week, a Chicago brewery announced plans to give away free beer for a year to anyone who could hit a 43-yard field goal. That turned out to be illegal, so the prize for anyone who successfully converted the kick on a snowy Saturday at the Goose Island taproom was a trip to any NFL game next season, airfare, hotel and tickets included.
No one will be seeing a football game on Goose Island’s dime, but the event did produce some hilarious bloopers.
The best of SI
The Saints’ win over the Eagles came down to one never-ending drive. ... Which style of play will give Zion Williamson the most success at the NBA level? ... Andy Benoit previews the AFC Championship Game by looking back at the Patriots-Chiefs Sunday night game from October.
Around the sports world
Strange but true: No Big 12 quarterback had ever won a playoff game until Patrick Mahomes. ... The A’s are being allowed to offer Kyler Murray a major-league contract in an effort to dissuade him from pursuing an NFL career. ... Justin Timberlake can hit a perfect Happy Gilmore golf shot.
I hope he bought a lottery ticket after his round
Chicken broth couldn’t save the Chargers
Snoop Dogg makes a great hockey announcer
He really earned this flag
Is there a score better than 10?
Blake Griffin is so wonderfully petty
...and I don’t think anyone is buying his excuse.
Say goodbye to the former home of the Bucks
Crowd singing the anthem alert
This is what Peyton Manning felt like on the inside during his last season
This is the second season of Celebrity Big Brother and the second to feature a former member of this current White House administration. ... Missy Elliot will be the first female rapper in the Songwriting Hall of Fame. ... A California man threatening to blow up a gas station surrended after a robot delivered him a vape pen.
Closing speed like a linebacker
Like something straight out of a cartoon
That’s too many spiders
Game of Thrones Season 8 finally has a premiere date
A good song
Email email@example.com with any feedback or follow me on Twitter for approximately one half-decent baseball joke per week. Bookmark this page to see previous editions of Hot Clicks and find the newest edition every day. By popular request I’ve made a Spotify playlist of the music featured here. Visit our Extra Mustard page throughout each day for more offbeat sports stories.