Today is Revolution rookie forward Patrick Mullins' birthday. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton said happy birthday in his own special way. And as a side note, Brad Knighton will need to have his head on a swivel, as his birthday is tomorrow (February 6).
And in GIF form:
As the Revs’ roster continues to take shape before training camp opens on Saturday, we have a few more pieces of roster information for our newest players.
The team’s four news players have selected their jersey numbers, while one familiar face has changed his number.
First, Charlie Davies will not be wearing No. 99 this season. Instead, he’s cutting his number in half – he’ll go with just No. 9 in 2014.
As for two MLS veterans who have joined the team, Paolo DelPiccolo will wear No. 3, while Brad Knighton – who wore No. 24 in his first go-round with the Revs – will don #18 this time.
The team’s top two draft picks have also selected their numbers. Steve Neumann will be No. 4, while Patrick Mullins will wear No. 7.
Will anyone be personalizing their new 2014 jerseys with any of these numbers?
Dropping temperatures today turned a predicted rainy day into an unexpected snowstorm this afternoon, leaving many slipping and sliding all over the roads of New England. While it may have been just cold enough to snow, it appears as if Jose Goncalves and Stephen McCarthy were doing something much, much colder over the course of the weekend thus far - Cryotherapy.
— Stephen McCarthy (@BigMacca15) January 17, 2014
Enjoying my saturday afternoon with a - 85 c• in the Cryotherapy Chamberhttp://t.co/kki7iOCpwT
— Goncalves Jose (@Oneswitz) January 18, 2014
What is a Cryotherapy chamber? Via Wikipedia:
The chamber is cooled, typically with liquid nitrogen, usually to a temperature of −120 °C (−184 °F)—although temperatures of −140 °C (−220 °F) or even −160 °C (−256 °F) have been used. The patient is protected from acute frostbite with socks, gloves and mouth and ear protection, but in addition to that, wears nothing but a bathing suit. The patient spends a few minutes in the chamber. During treatment the average skin temperature drops to 12 °C (54 °F), while the coldest skin temperature can be 5 °C (41 °F). The core body temperature remains unchanged during the treatment, however it may drop slightly afterwards. Therapy triggers the release of endorphins which induce analgesia (immediate pain relief).
Suddenly this snow doesn't seem all that bad.
Ahhh, the Holidays. A time to spend time with friends and family and be thankful for all of the wonderful things we have.
We here on the Revs Digital team are quite thankful to have these wonderful holiday GIFs (see what I did there?) to share with you over the next few weeks. Don't ask why Jose Goncalves has a bow on his head - just enjoy it and look forward to the next one. And if you're looking for that perfect holiday gift - grab a Revolution 4- or 6-game Holiday Pack here.
A recap and breakdown of the 2013 Revolution season by CSNNE's "State of the Revs" crew.