The football team at Marine City High School in Michigan won the Division 4 state championship at Detroit's Ford Field on Friday.
But the reason people are talking about it is because they did it with a FEMALE kicker . . . a 5-foot-2 junior named Olivia Viney. She's a star on their girls' soccer team, but she also played the entire season as the football team's starting kicker.
She kicked seven extra points in Friday's game, and Marine City won 49 to 35. She also became the first female ever to score points in a high school football championship in Michigan.
She was asked recently about how the other players on the team have treated her, and said, quote, "Never in my two years of doing this have I ever heard anything bad . . . it's like having a huge team of big brothers out there."
Olivia also set a new school record this season by successfully kicking 61 extra points with only four misses. And since she's a junior, she'll be back next season trying to TOP that record.
For 35 years, a 53-year-old guy named Michael Goodman has been telling a story about how he tried to MUG a guy in New York in the late '70s...but he was arrested by plain-clothes cops, who happened to see it.
According to Michael, he was trying to impress a friend by walking up to a stranger and stealing his bus pass, and he's always felt terrible about it. For punishment, he ended up getting three weeks of community service.
Well, his victim was a guy named Claude Soffel, and Michael never forgot his name. Then last month, Michael was reading a random post on Facebook . . . and saw a "Claude Soffel" in the comments section.
So he assumed it was the same guy, and posted a lengthy apology, explaining that he's always felt guilty about it and hoped Claude would forgive him...And it turned out it WAS the same guy!
A few hours later, Claude responded to Michael's message and ACCEPTED his apology, saying quote, "Clearly [you're] a bigger man today."
There's a six-year-old in Bridgewater, Massachusetts named Danny Keefe, who had a brain hemorrhage when he was born. And as a result he has a serious speech impediment.
But he's overcome that to become a successful student and the water boy for the fifth grade football team. He's also got the BEST STYLE of any first grader in the country, as he wears a SUIT and TIE to school every day!
Unfortunately, because of his speech impediment and because kids just don't get his fashion sense, Danny has been bullied and picked on.
So when the guys on the football team found out about it, they all wore their OWN coats and ties to school to support Danny. They called it Danny Appreciation Day . . . and Danny called it the, quote, "best day ever."
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker James-Michael Johnson is helping replace 300 hundred turkeys after they were stolen from a homeless shelter in his hometown.
The hundreds of turkeys were meant for struggling families, which were taken from Mission Solano in Fairfield, CA. The group had planned to collect nearly 1,000 turkeys to serve the homeless in the area.
Mission Solano founder Ron Marlette said he has have never had anybody steal their turkeys before: "The people that come here ... hope begins with a meal at Mission Solano, and that is stealing hope from people in my opinion," Marlette said.
When Johnson heard about the theft he said it was a no-brainer to try and replace what was lost: "I figured I am in a situation where I can help, where I can give back, so that is something I wanted to do,"Johnson said.
After hearing about the theft, Johnson took to Twitter.
Johnson, of course, is a new member of the Chiefs coming over from Cleveland. Good for you, Johnson! We need more athletes like you!
83-year-old George Raynes and 83-year-old Carol Harris grew up together in New Brunswick, Canada, just across the border from Maine.
They met in first grade, and in the third grade when they were both in a production of "Sleeping Beauty" where Carol played Sleeping Beauty, and George played the Prince.
And even though he wasn't SUPPOSED to, George actually leaned down and KISSED Carol....it was his FIRST kiss ever. But they were always just friends, and after high school, George moved to Ontario and got married.
Then, earlier this year, George's wife passed away. Six months later, he decided to take a trip back to New Brunswick and got together with Carol, who had never married.
After a few months, they fell in LOVE and George got to plant ANOTHER kiss on Carol this past Saturday…when they got MARRIED in their hometown.
We've seen stories before where the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a kid's wish to be BATMAN for a day. But they SERIOUSLY went all-out on Friday in San Francisco!
Miles Scott is a five-year-old from Northern California who's been battling leukemia since he was 18 months old. Right now he's in remission, and wanted to be "Batkid" for a day, and Make-A-Wish made it happen!
Miles dressed up as a mini Batman, got to ride in a black Lamborghini that served as a makeshift Batmobile, stopped The Riddler from robbing a bank, and saved a damsel in distress on a cable car.
Then he rescued the San Francisco Giants' mascot from The Penguin, and the mayor presented him with a key to "Gotham City" on the steps of City Hall.
And every step of the way, there were people holding signs, wearing Batkid t-shirts, and cheering him on.
The "San Francisco Chronicle" even printed a special edition titled the "Gotham City Chronicle" with the headline, "Batkid Saves City," and handed out 1,000 copies.
Miles also got props from basically every ACTOR who's played Batman. Christian Bale called it "fantastic," MichaelKeaton called it the "cutest thing in the world," and Adam West said the people of San Francisco did a "wonderful thing."
Val Kilmer posted on Twitter, quote, "Just heard the Riddler is robbing a bank in the financial district. Hurry." And the NEXT Batman, Ben Affleck, called Miles the "best Batman ever." Even President Obama got in on it, and posted a video congratulating him, saying, quote, "Way to go Miles. Way to save Gotham."
Last week, a woman in Overland Park listed a wedding ring set on Craigslist that read, “Will trade diamond wedding ring for Chiefs vs Broncos Tickets.”
The Overland Park woman sealed the deal with a Kansas City Chiefs season ticket holder who proposed to his girlfriend yesterday.
The official trade was the ring for 4 tickets to the December 1st Broncos game and 2 tickets to the Chargers game this upcoming weekend.
The story quickly went viral, resulting in the seller enduring backlash from people who criticized her for giving up her wedding rings for football tickets. What she didn’t tell anyone: The rings were from a previous marriage and have no emotional importance to her anymore. Not surpringly, she asked to remain anonymous.
The Overland Park woman made the final deal with Northlander Rusty Jones.
As it turns out, he and his girlfriend had started talking about engagement rings about a month ago.
Rusty has been a Chiefs season ticket holder since 1993, and, obviously, had the tickets to offer
Rusty met the OP woman at Meierotto jewelers on Vivion Road, where he paid to have them appraised, he said. The rings had been listed with a value of $3,100.
The OP woman had wanted to complete the trade in time for her husband’s 40th birthday.
As for Rusty, last night he’s threw a big Chiefs party at his home — lights, music, a big tunnel entrance just like the one the players use to enter Arrowhead.
While the game did not turn out like we were all hoping, for Rusty and his girlfriend, it turned out to be a MAJOR win -- Why? Because she said, YES!
There's a 13-year-old orphan in Ghana named Esinam who suffers from a horrible facial deformity. She has a mass of tissue growing on her face that distorts her features, and doctors are not sure of the cause.
The surgery to correct it costs $10,000, so earlier this year, her orphanage started a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com. But as of last week, they'd only raised 130 bucks.
Then, someone who visited Esinam's orphanage three years ago posted about her on Tumblr. And in one week, more than 450 people contributed...and donations just passed the $10,000 mark!
A spokesman for the orphanage posted a message online saying thank you, and assuring people that all of the money will go toward Esinam's treatment. Fittingly, the surgery will take place on November 28th, which is Thanksgiving.