TODAY's Takeaway: Willie dunks, Tamron sprints, photogenic player smiles
1. The TODAY anchors had a difficult time interviewing a Notre Dame football player who’s risen to fame this week for being "ridiculously photogenic," because, well, he’s ridiculously good looking.
Tamron, Natalie and Savannah swooned as Cam McDaniel, whose Zoolander-esque face was caught mid-tackle by a photographer, described seeing the shot for the first time.
“To be completely honest, I found it a bit comical myself when I first saw it,” he told the ladies on Friday. “(And I was) in a little bit of disbelief.”
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2. Willie also tried his own hand at a big sports play today – in Michael Jordan’s house.
He got an exclusive tour of the basketball legend’s up-for-auction mansion, and called it a playground for grown-ups. He even dunked in Jordan’s indoor basketball court.
“I haven’t dunked in a few years,” Willie told the TODAY team. “But I put that jersey on and somehow, when you put on 23, something happens."
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3. Military families are calling Minnesota Vikings player Jared Allen the answer to their prayers.
The defensive end was inspired by a 2009 USO tour to Iraq and Iran to start a charity that builds and retrofits homes for wounded veterans.
“We have a much bigger responsibility than just being football players in this world,” he told TODAY.
4. Do you know how to wash your face? No, you don’t.
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5. As anchors sometimes are, Tamron was late to get on camera this morning with Savannah and Carson. She ran to meet them and – well, just watch. It’s magic.
And that's TODAY's Takeaway!