Women’s Soccer Star Makes History as First Female to Play Power 5 Football

Sarah Fuller
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It’s extremely rare to get a standing ovation from the opposing team’s fanbase, and it’s even rarer to get that applause for a KICKOFF. But that was the scene at Missouri when Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller made college football history by becoming the first female to play in a Power 5 game, handling the kick-off to start the second half.

Vanderbilt isn’t very good at football this year (and to their credit, the SEC IS one of the toughest conferences), but their women’s soccer team won the league championship. So when the football team’s kickers and specialists were sidelined by COVID-19, the Commodores turned to the senior goalkeeper on that championship soccer team to handle their place-kicking duties.

Vanderbilt only got to kick-off once, to start the second half, but Fuller placed a squib kick exactly where it needed to be to prevent a return. Because it was such a historic moment, she even got a standing ovation from the Missouri fans.

“Honestly, it’s just so exciting,” Fuller said after the game (Vanderbilt did not win). “The fact I can represent all the girls out there who have wanted to do this or thought about playing football, it encourages them to be able to step out and do something big like this, it’s awesome.”

“I want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to,” she said. “Like, you really can. If you have that mentality all the way through, you can do big things.”

Former NFL Pro Bowl punter Pat McAfee said her kick was great.

The sports world was quick to show their love to Fuller, and not just other football players. Media personalities, baseball stars, NFL Pro Bowlers, and everyone in between was loving the kick and what it meant.

Sports are at their best for moments like this, when you’re seeing history made. Fuller is an outstanding soccer player, but she’ll be remembered forever for her play on the gridiron.

‘Jeans Guy’ Is The Mandalorian’s New Breakout Character

Jeans Guy
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Baby Yoda was the breakout star of season 1 of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. He took over pop culture, becoming a cocktail and even a cereal, in addition to being a crazily in-demand toy. And now, season 2 of “The Mandalorian” has given us another breakout star: Jeans Guy.

Who is Jeans Guy? Where did he come from? These are stories we don’t have yet, that hopefully the rest of season 2 will fill in. The mysterious new character made his debut in episode 4 of season 2 and was spotted in the background of a shot of our heroes (the titular Mandalorian and his bounty hunting pals) shooting up an old Empire base. The crew member (or mysterious new character???) was spotted in the background of a shot and is clearly something that was missed in editing.

But the internet is having fun with it, as we should. Sub-city comics already turned the character into an action figure, which would probably be the hit of the Christmas season:

It quickly had fans reminiscing about perhaps the most famous editing snafu, the Starbucks cup that made it into an episode of Game of Thrones.

If you’re not an action figure collector, perhaps the Jeans Guy Lego set is more up your alley.

Jeans Guy quickly went viral, and as season 1, The Mandalorian would be served best by embracing it. They are currently working on the production of season 3, so hopefully, they are carving out a much larger role for mysterious Jeans Guy from the weird Empire base lab.

Also, having denim as official Star Wars canon opens up a ton of costume possibilities in future seasons.

And since we can’t see the face of Jeans Guy, it’s a possibility that it’s actually a character we’ve seen before in the Star Wars Universe.

With half of season 2 still ahead, we hoped to learn much more about Jeans Guy and how he fits into the Star Wars Universe. Sadly, it was recently announced that he was edited out of the episode.

RIP Jeans Guy, yet another casualty of 2020.

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/27/20

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/27/20
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According to my records, we are quickly approaching The Season To Be Jolly. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating in the coming month (though we’re all united in the celebration of a Happy Honda Days), the lead-up is full of anticipation. This year, as we’ve grown tired of saying, things will look a bit different. As always though, we can count on our kids to remind us what’s really important – making the best of every moment, because they really do grow up too fast. Here are 12 of the funniest parenting tweets this week, from Twitter parents who certainly know how to make the best of things.

The Thanksgiving dinner our ancestors intended

I see no problem with this

Ho Ho Ho

Thoughts and prayers

Heartbreaking

It’s almost impressive

A true inspiration

Sounds unhealthy

Might as well buy stock in Duracell

You know they’re kept in my room

There goes the rest of your day

Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/20/20

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/20/20
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Thanksgiving is almost here, and though it’s going to be an unusual one, it’s still a time to reflect on everything that we’re grateful for. Whether it’s an enormous hug first thing in the morning when your kid isn’t usually a hugger or an attempt at breakfast in bed that ended up with breakfast literally in bed, kids are great at providing moments we’ll cherish forever. They make us laugh when laughter doesn’t feel possible, and remind us that there’s still so much good in the world. Every week, Twitter parents share their hilarious parenting moments, ones that they’ll remember forever – and for that, we’re also extremely grateful.

It’s not a great paying gig, but the benefits are incredible

You know what, let’s just watch Disney+

Should have used fabric softener

That strategy almost never fails

At least it wasn’t The Shining

Turbulence will now be known as “planes kicking ass”

Until eventually they’re moved to a new home entirely

Afraid to say it, but I have to go to the bathroom

Never mind, they unfollowed

A lot of stores seem to agree

I don’t remember sleep well enough to know if it’s cute

This is a game all kids should learn

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/13/20

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/13/20
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Another week, another assortment of brilliant content from the parents of Twitter. We will be forever grateful for the endless stream of hilarious stories, jokes, and glimpses into the lives of parents who share it all – there’s something pretty incredible about the sense of camaraderie that comes with it. Thank you Twitter parents, who brought us 12 of the funniest parenting tweets this week.

Probably in a few tomorrows

[Handing him a stack of bills] Awesome

That’s what Mavid WANTS you to think

Some things never change

Sounds romantic [over the screams of fighting kids] I SAID IT SOUNDS ROMANTIC

Totally worth the 8 hour drive

Hopefully she gives you a discount

12% is digging Goldfish crackers out of the car seat

More like Noodle Meets

But why?

I can’t explain it, but she’s not wrong

A proud day

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“We Love You, Alex” Tributes to Iconic Jeopardy Host Pour in After His Passing

Trebek
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The world lost an icon when Alex Trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer over the weekend. Over his decades as the host of Jeopardy!, he was a constant in homes throughout the world. He had a profound effect on many, and the outpouring of grief and admiration for the late TV host has been massive. You even saw the love for Trebek throughout the filming of his final season of the show.

The Jeopardy GOAT himself Ken Jennings, long thought to be an heir apparent to Trebek, said the icon was the best ever at what he did.

“He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him. Thinking today about his family and his Jeopardy family – which, in a way, included millions of us.”

Singer Don McLean shared that he performed at Trebek’s Christmas party in 2019, which the TV host called a “bucket list moment.” McLean said he was elegant and dignified and that it was a ‘joyous’ occasion.’

James Holzhauer, another Jeopardy champ, said one of the great privileges of his life was to spend time with Trebek while he fought the battle of his life. “You will never be replaced in our hearts, Alex,” he wrote.

Even NASA sent along condolences, thanking Trebek for helping to recruit the next generation of astronauts.

Fellow game show host Pat Sajak also had fond words for Trebek.

As his final days drew closer after his diagnosis, Trebek once said how he’d want his final Jeopardy episode to go. He said on an ABC special about Jeopardy:

“What I would do on that day is tell the director, ‘Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That’s all I want.’ And I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me…then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.’”

Alex, until we meet again, God bless and thank you.

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/6/20

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 11/6/20
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So, uh, how ya doin’ champ? It’s been one heck of a week, but as always, we’re here with some comic relief. Well, the parents of Twitter are here with some comic relief. One beautiful thing about kids is that no matter what’s happening in the world, kids are still kids. They’ll still make us laugh, groan, and feel a whole bunch of gratitude for the normalcy they provide – however bizarre that normalcy may be. We’ve rounded up 12 of the funniest tweets from parents this week, a bit of everyday hilarity to remind us all that we’re going to be ok.

False alarm

That’s, uh, exactly what I meant

What do you mean the instructions are online

He’ll have to face his fate eventually

They can learn the day after Halloween

Really adds to the ambiance

Welcome to the club

Ok but has anyone actually checked?

Someone knows the first rule of Fight Club

Didn’t realize it was my 100th birthday already

That was a close one

And then somehow in a couple years it takes the jaws of life to get them out of bed

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Hollywood Pays Tribute to Sean Connery, “A Legend on Screen, and off”

Tributes for Sean Connery
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2020 pulled a total 2020 when news broke today that legendary badass Sean Connery passed away. Too much was made of Connery as James Bond, and while he was terrific, let’s not forget that Connery starred in some of the movies most loved by dads everywhere, like “The Untouchables”, “The Rock”, and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

As the news broke, tributes poured in for the legend. One of the first was a nod from the current James Bond, Daniel Craig, to the OG Bond:

“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema.

Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.

He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”

There’s no questioning his acting chops. Although according to one awesome Connery story floating around today, that’s just what director Michael Bay did. At one point, he tried to give Connery acting advice on the set of The Rock. Connery turned to Bay and said “why don’t you go blow up a bridge?” which is the most perfect Bay burn.

Sam Neill worked with Connery on “The Hunt for Red October”, another movie in the dad pantheon, and said every day with him was a lesson on how to act and that Connery was ‘a great man.’

Hugh Jackman said he grew up idolizing Connery.

And countless others paid tribute to the man who was a true legend.

 

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/30/20

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/30/20
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We’re almost there, the spookiest time of the year is quickly approaching. Not spooky because of the ghosts and fake blood, but because the amount of candy kids consume in a few-hour period can turn them from kid-level goofy to a turbo-powered ball of energy until they inevitably crash on the floor at 9 pm with half a Twix bar hanging out of their mouths. In preparation for the long day ahead, take a few minutes and enjoy some good old parenting humor. We’ve rounded up 12 of the funniest parenting tweets this week because kids shouldn’t get all the treats on Halloween. This one’s just for the parents.

Sorry I’m late there was traffic in the living room

Usually, the answer is no

They learn so young

It’s like you’re not even trying

If this isn’t art I don’t want to know what is

Wait until you see #2 – I mean, the second impression

He just aced middle school health class

Crayola’s new “Existential Dread” line is killing it

Third time this week

So heartwarming when they pay attention to your interests

A beautiful family moment

And then they’ll tell you how you messed it up

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/23/20

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/23/20
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Another week closer to Halloween, another bag of candy replaced after you ate the whole thing in what we call “Adult Trick-or-Treating” (standing in front of your open pantry dazed and exhausted, shoving candy down your throat without even chewing like some kind of snake). Though Halloween season already looks a lot different than previous years, one thing is certain – kids will continue to be kids, but this time, hyped up on sugar. Fortunately, Twitter parents continue documenting the best and funniest parenting moments. Whatever the season looks like, Twitter parents deliver. Enjoy 12 of the funniest parenting tweets of the week, a welcome constant in an unpredictable world.

Wanna guess why?

What they lack in size they make up for in vindictiveness

How the- it actually was a giraffe

Calories don’t count because technically it wasn’t your food

It’s what’s on the inside that counts

It’s the abridged version

Hear me out though: Transformer baby

An understandably under-celebrated milestone

Dad: 1, Kid: 4,829

[Out loud] I like this tweet

Nothing good ever starts with “close your eyes”

Abracadadra

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/16/20

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/16/20
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Every week, we take a break from the demands of everyday life. We spend a few minutes appreciating the fact that there are people out there who are willing to share their funniest, most ridiculous parenting moments with the world. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cringe in solidarity. Either way, we’re gonna have a good time. Here are 12 of the funniest parenting weeks from this week, written by some hilarious Twitter parents.

Ah jeez

Payback for limiting their screen time

Like with anything, there’s a time and a place

The salt shaker goes next to the bowl of dried paint

A real Will Smith – uh, wordsmith

She’s going to be a world traveler! Or an ENT

It’s statistically impossible to be wrong this often

Another point to address. NO, not address – a dress

RIP to your relatively low car insurance bill

[Clenches fist]

A whole new world

Hopefully it’s not a chameleon

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/09/20

Funniest parenting tweets 10/09/20
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It’s the freaking weekend. This feels like the type of weekend where it doesn’t really matter that all events are canceled indefinitely, the only places that sound appealing right now are “bed” and “couch” anyway. Maybe it’s the cooler weather, the news cycle, the fact that you’ve played video games until 3 AM one too many times (it was only once, which is one too many times at our age) – it’s time to get some rest. Fortunately, we’ve arranged some solid parenting entertainment for you while you enjoy some much-needed relaxation. Here are 12 of the funniest parenting tweets of the week, for your viewing pleasure.

A proud moment

Where can you buy shoes in bulk?

Is it over? Over

Better that he hear it from you

How many seat belts can you legally wear?

Goodnight, Warden

They learn so young

[Taking notes]

Whose punishment is this?

He was so young, so frustrated

And you still have al- well, almost all of your fingers

But we were supposed to leaf 10 minutes ago

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 10/02/20

Funniest Tweets of the Week 10/2/20
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Few things are guaranteed in life. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, we have no freaking clue where we’ll be in five years. But there are a few constants in life, things that we DO know for sure, that keep us grounded. McDonald’s soft serve machines will break, it will definitely rain within 24 hours of getting a car wash, and Twitter parents will continue sharing their most memorable moments. Here they are – the 12 funniest tweets from parents this week.

Speaking of life’s guarantees

Practice makes, uh, something

You’re paying “for the experience”

He also forgot to pay the cable bill

It means they’re learning

The worst kind of people

That makes the score Dad: 1, let’s see. Kids: [counting on fingers] 5,938

Let them figure it out on their own one day

Admirable dedication

I mean same, but damn

Is pizza still considered a vegetable?

D…Dad?

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