This story is a reminder that there are still some amazing people out there that’ll do anything to cheer up a kid’s day.
Source: A high school football team from Idaho surprised a young boy who has autism at his birthday party when many of his friends did not RSVP.
“He has worked so hard to learn names this year, and I could tell he was proud as he talked to them,” Lindsay wrote on Facebook on May 31. “He asked a couple for high fives. One girl responded to him and said ok, and smiled. The rest were boys. Three didn’t respond to him at all. One just said, ‘No.’ “
Ben-David reached out to family friend Dan Holtry, the football coach at Nampa High School, and asked if he could help.
“The players jumped at the opportunity,” Holtry told CNN. “They were ready and willing to celebrate with Christian. Within seconds of a sent text they were 100 percent in. No hesitation whatsoever.”
On June 4, the eight of the players showed up to Christian’s party in their jerseys and chanted his name — completely surprising him on his big day.
“I know that Christian felt amazed and blessed by the turnout,” Lindsay told CNN. “He talked about it for days. One of the best things about his personality, is that he is always looking for the positive. He didn’t question why the players were there, he just loved it. He has said multiple times that it was the best birthday ever!”
I mean at the end of the day it’s horrible that his classmates didn’t even come but this football team did the right thing and came and made the kid’s day. At the end of the day hopefully his classmates and their parents learn something from this. And a quick look at this high school team.. they are pretty good and hopefully they win the whole damn thing in Idaho!
Ezekiel Elliot didn’t fly with The Dallas Cowboys to training camp and now reports are he might be flying out of the country or holding out for a new deal. And the deal he wants? Well it’s borderline ridiculous.
Zeke has two years remaining on his deal and with the history of running backs receiving big contracts you’d think The Cowboys would not be willing to meet these contract demands.
And with Zeke continuing to make bad off-field decisions we hope the Cowboys make a wise decisions and not pay Zeke until he proves he can stay out of trouble.
Well it looks like Megan Rapinoe isn’t done quite yet making headlines. According to The Huffington Post Megan Rapinoe is now signing a book deal.
Source: The co-captain of the United States Women’s National Team has reportedly signed with Penguin Press to work on an untitled project about her life on and off the field.
Rapinoe has also signed with Penguin Young Readers division Razorbill for a middle-grade book”on social justice and change and the power young people have within their own communities and the world at large,” according to a statement from Penguin.
Ann Godoff, Penguin Press president and editor-in-chief, sought a deal with the soccer star because “Megan has a different platform,” Godoff told The New York Times.
“A lot of women, great women soccer players, have written memoirs,” Godoff said. “I thought, ‘Here’s a woman who is comfortable in her own skin.’”
Godoff also noted that Rapinoe is “operating from this very honest and straightforward and ‘This is who I am’ place,” which she believes is aspirational for “many people.”
The pink-haired soccer star’s book with Penguin Press is slated for released in Fall 2020. And, to paraphrase her own words: She deserves this.
Cheez and Cheerz! Look, find me someone who doesn’t love Cheezitz and wine and i’ll find you someone who is crazy. And now, Kellog’s is combining the two favorites into one.
Sure, you could enjoy a classic pairing of fine artisanal cheese and wine at a picnic or party, but where’s the irony in that?
For all you tongue-in-cheek winos out there, Kellogg and boxed wine brand House Wine have teamed up to bring you the ultimate creation of convenience and guilty pleasure: the Original Cheez-It and red House Wine combo box.
The vino is a balanced 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and serves a generous 20 pours — so do bring a friend!
The 98-year-old Cheez-It brand says they were inspired by social media, where folks “have already been participating in pairing wine with Cheez-It flavors for years,” its marketing director Jeff Delonis tells CNN Business. “So we’re excited to deliver on that specific consumer trend.”
The brands also suggest a few other DIY pairings, such as Malbec and Zesty Cheddar Ranch, rosé and White Cheddar, or sauvignon blanc with Extra Toasty Cheez-Its.
The boxes will sell for $25 each on House Wine’s website starting Thursday at 5 p.m., while supplies last — which surely won’t be long.
Someone in the marketing land at Kellog’s obviously knows it’s customer base perfectly. I mean this is a picture perfect combo. Pretty sure House Wine’s website will be crashing Thursday. Cheerz to that!
Well we have heard stories before about athletes making millions of dollars and then going dead broke. Here is another one to add to the list:
Source: Despite earning close to $100.2 million throughout his playing career, legendary running back Adrian Peterson is swimming in debt.
The Athletic reported that AP’s mounting debt has led to legal issues. Per Daniel Kaplen, Peterson is being sued by a Pennslyvania lender for neglecting to pay back a $5.2 million loan. He’s also been named in two separate lawsuits. For one, the judge ordered AP to pay a creditor $2.4 million while he’s expected to cough up $600,000 to another creditor.
Many people today are quick to note the extravagant 30th birthday part he threw and it’s going viral again.
Source: Peterson made a list of about 320 friends and family members. He sent out invitations with an embossed signature logo. He bought his guests first-class plane tickets to Houston and booked them first-class hotel rooms.
They found a lemur available for rent and a python that would drape like a scarf over Peterson’s shoulders. They imported a troupe of snake charmers out of Dallas and world-renowned belly dancers from New York. There was an elaborate tent city in Peterson’s backyard: Moroccan couches, velvet drapes, ice sculptures bearing Peterson’s initials, imported trees and a throne on which Peterson alone would be allowed to sit. The cake designer baked a royal palace flanked by a fondant camel and elephant. Wale agreed to perform. Jamie Foxx offered his services as a DJ. In the final hours before the party, more than 100 workers rushed to set up stripper poles, a hookah bar and a cigar humidor in a tent called the Man Cave.
Seriously, go read the rest of the story about his 30th birthday. Many are blaming Peterson trusting the wrong people for the reason of going broke. Let’s just say what it is. He was dumb with his money.