The Pros took on the Joes at Providence high school Saturday in Jordan Gross' kickball game. All the money raised benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Jimmy Clausen and Cam Newton were there. Both wore No. 2. Newton also wore shoes and long pants. He didn't get to kick.
Clausen did and went deep, clearing the fence. Clausen also made some nice plays at shortstop. He looks leaner than he did last season.
Steve Smith hit at least two home runs, one of them bouncing off Jerrod Kraftchick, the Joes' leftfielder. The ball bounced off Kraftchick and then Kraftchick crashed through the fence.
Smith and Newton attracted the most cheers. Fans chanted for Newton, and finally Newton was inserted at third base, replacing Travelle Wharton.
Players signed autographs, told jokes and went deep. It wasn't football. But for now, it's all we have.