Daily Archives: August 23, 2013

Another NFL team makes a sick kid’s wish come true. Kermit the Frog and Steve Martin playing the banjo. And 10 fun facts about “The Princess Bride.”

\We start this week’s Good News Friday with another heartwarming story of a sick child, a sports team, and proof that it takes so little from the rich and famous to make a huge difference.

Twelve-year-old Kevin Lee lives in Michigan, but thanks to a heart defect that’s literally life-threatening, he’s not allowed to play any kind of contact sports.

“Sometimes it feels like a sword is going through your chest,” Kevin says, matter-of-factly.

Still, he’s a big football fan, of the Seattle Seahawks and their fabulous quarterback, Russell Wilson. (Let me pause here for a moment and realize the Jets could’ve had him last year. Instead, we got to watch Mark Freaking Sanchez).

When the Seahawks learned of Kevin’s troubles, and his love of the team, well, they rolled out the red carpet big-time.

I had a tear in my eye by the end. What a terrific day for this young man.

**Next up, just your run of the mill story involving Steve Martin and Kermit The Frog in a dueling banjos contest, from the brillant minds at Funny Or Die.

I would pay big money to see these two in concert, wouldn’t you?

**And finally, because nothing puts me in a better mood than a scene from “The Princess Bride,” for my money the funniest movie of all time. Good story here, too, from Rob Reiner, who gave us 10 facts you may not know about the filming of the classic flick. Personally, the alternate ending they shot was fascinating, though I’m glad it ended the way it did.