Sometimes a story reminds us why we love this industry. Here’s one such story. YES Net‘s Jacksonville vs Albany broadcast (Sat, 1:30m ET) seems a routine battle between strong Division I-AA teams. Not true. On the field for Albany will be Eddie Delaney, a defensive end who walked on last year. Now 2nd-team All-Conference, Delaney was born without a left hand and has been a diabetic since age 6. Insulin will be strapped to his thigh during the game. While there’ll be promos for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Eddie’s a walking promo for that cause and more. This is why YES is donating time to carry the game live. And why a YES employee urged Metrovision to donate a production truck and uplink, and SES Americom to supply the satellite space segment gratis. Game Creek Video and several YES vendors will provide support without invoice, too. And that YES employee? The one who’s been on cloud 9 since this project came together a few weeks ago: Ed Delaney, vp/ops and Eddie’s proud pappa. "I’ll be tailgating before the game," Ed says, "…and probably stop by our truck… then I’ll be in the stands… cheering on Albany and Eddie." Later, it’s on to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation fundraising party. Regardless of the game’s outcome, we think there will be a lot of winners in Albany on Saturday.

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