8-Year-Old Gets to Suit up for High School Football Game, Scores the Best Touchdown Ever…

Oct 17, 2014 By Joey 2

An 8-year-old boy with Down syndrome stole the show at a high school football game last night in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. First grader Gabe White has roamed the sidelines of the high school’s freshman team as their honorary captain this fall while watching his older brother play.

For the last game of the season, Coach Mark Apfel gave Gabe an oversized football jersey, helmet, and shoulder pads and told him to suit up…

Gabe and Coach

The game ended with a loss for the Hodags to the visiting Mosinee High School, but the Rhinelander players stuck around. There was a “5th quarter” still to be played.

As Rhinelander walked back onto the field, the Mosinee players couldn’t figure out what was going on. Then they noticed the 8-year-old boy on the field in a helmet and pads, and their coach told them, “Run the kickoff and don’t tackle him!”

The boys from Mosinee realized what was going on and did exactly what their coach asked them to. The weary group returned to the field and lined up for the kickoff, leaping through the air with missed tackles as they chased an 8-year-old boy to the end zone…

Gabe’s moment on the gridiron with his high school heroes is especially noteworthy for me because he’s my little brother. It’s not often I get to write a story about someone I know, much less someone in my family.

What those kids from Mosinee did was a spectacular display of sportsmanship. They didn’t have to drag themselves back onto that field, much less put the effort they did into running that last play. It was a great moment for Gabe, those fans, and everyone on the field, and now it’s a great moment for the rest of us.

25 Seconds of the Craziest Pushups You’ve Ever Seen

Oct 10, 2014 By Abraham 0

Most of us can get a perfectly good workout when we do ordinary pushups. But some people are past that and need to take their pushups to the next level if they want to feel the burn — perhaps putting their feet up on a chair or maybe doing one-armed pushups.

And then there’s the level beyond that…

This Gymnast Will Endure Anything for Her Sport…Except a Little Bee. Hilarious…

Oct 10, 2014 By Abraham 0

Simone Biles will risk sprains, broken bones, and all kinds of physical stresses to be the best gymnast she can be…but no bugs. That crosses the line.

After winning gold at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship, she proudly stood atop the the podium to receive her medal. But then the silver medal winner beside her pointed out that there was a little buzzing bee hanging out on Biles’ bouquet…and that was the end of her serene moment of victory…

British Cyclist Rides 212 Miles in a Day. Look at the Perfectly Meta Shape of His Route…

Oct 9, 2014 By Joey 0

When David Taylor headed out for a bicycle ride several weeks ago around New Forest National Park and Bournemouth, England, he was determined to ride more miles that Saturday than most of us will ride in this year.

But Taylor’s goal wasn’t simply to take on a refreshing 212-mile bike ride. When his journey was finished 13 hours later, a map of his route showed that the cyclist had drawn an enormous bicycle on the surface of southern England…

Bike Ride

Via: Voices

Though the intrepid cyclist said he took several wrong turns along the way, the rest of us are none the wiser. At this scale, of course it appears to be a rudimentary sketch of a bicycle drawn with a non-dominant hand, but given that his “canvas” was hundreds of miles of hilly roads and his medium was a GPS-tracked bicycle, this is quite possibly the most remarkable drawing of a bike ever.

All we can do is tip our hat to Taylor and hope this is just the first of many more land sketches from him.

This National Anthem Singer on Skates Can Hardly Be Blamed for His Massive Tumble

Oct 6, 2014 By Abraham 0

Before a recent hockey game, the National Anthem was performed by a Mark Donnelly, a singer known for his pre-game renditions of the song, which he performs while skating around the rink with a wireless mic.

On this particular occasion, his eyes were on the crowd rather than on the ice, where there happened to be a carpet spread out in front of him. Despite the embarrassment, he carried on as gamely as was possible.

Hopefully, he’s shaken it off by now so that the amusement we feel as we watch this is laughing with him, not at him…

These Cheerleaders Changed Outfits Mid-Game and It Brought an Opposing Player to Tears

Oct 6, 2014 By Joey 21

By the third quarter in Sunday night’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots, the winner on the field had been all but decided. Nobody was paying attention to the game on the field, though, during a timeout in which the Patriots went above and beyond to pay tribute to Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, whose 4-year-old daughter Leah is fighting cancer…

Still 2 Daughter

While he started the season on the practice squad, Still has since been promoted to the active roster. In an emotional show of support, the Patriots played a music video tribute to kids fighting cancer as Patriots cheerleaders traded their more traditional outfits…

Still 4 Cheerleaders

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This Marathon Became an Obstacle Course Thanks to the Railroad’s Colossal Screw-up

Oct 3, 2014 By Joey 0

During Saturday’s Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, Indiana, a nightmare unfolded for race organizers as a train intersected the race course, stopping runners in their tracks…

(Turn your volume down for the loud train horn)

After runners were forced to jump between train cars or run off pavement to go around the front, race organizers scrambled to explain the situation. In a Facebook comment, they explained that the railroad had agreed long before the race to keep the tracks clear but a railroad supervisor screwed up.

Fortunately, another Facebook commenter offered the perfect solution to the problem…

As punishment, all [railroad] and emergency management supervisors have to run next year’s marathon!!

Ohio State coach absolutely destroys a fan who ran onto the field

Sep 28, 2014 By Abraham 1

Everyone knows that if you jump out of the stands at a sporting event and run onto the field, you’re going to get tackled and hauled off. Usually the tackling is done by security, but in this case Ohio State’s strength and conditioning coach got to the trespasser first.

And he was not happy that someone was interrupting his playtime.

It will come as no surprise that you don’t want to confront a man whose only job is to make big, scary men better at knocking over other big, scary men…