Should this video showing 12-year-old Jackson Stebbins kicking a football into a basketball net appear on SportsCenter? Proud mom Ellen Stebbins from here in the Charleston area believes so.
Stebbins said her son, a soccer player who attends Moultrie Middle School, had been practicing the shot for about an hour Saturday when she went out to check on him. He said, “I’m going to get it in the net, I’m going to get it in the net.”
He gave his mom a hug, flipped the football and made the shot. “The power of a mom’s hug,” she said.
Stebbins is asking for your support to help Jackson’s video get some air time. You can retweet it below:
Everyone else is doing a Top 10 list for the end of the year, so I thought it would be fun to do my own look back at some of the coolest moments from 2013.
As narcissistic as that sounds, it’s a sneaky way to get you to see some of these posts for the first time, given that for much of the year one would need a GPS to find the blog on postandcourier.com. Some of you might be shocked I actually have 10 total posts.
Anyway, take a trip back with the ghost of Socialscape’s past. Note: Click the links next to the numbers to see the original post.
A South Carolina man, who goes by HaloMasterMind117, has been recording his extensive travels across the state using a dashboard camera for a couple of years. He edits them into entertaining videos of awful driving, happy music and his commentary.(“They only honk back when they know they’re wrong.”)
All of the videos, including ‘best of’ compilations, have nearly 1.2 million views, according Continue reading →
Watch the video as hundreds cheer when the head turns into a giant fireball and falls from its perch with perfect timing from the band as it plays 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Meanwhile, in Clemson, Tiger fans held a funeral – casket and all – for Cocky the Gamecocks mascot before lighting him on fire. I haven’t seen video yet from last night but here’s one from last year to give you an idea.
The moment was especially touching because Antonelli has Down Syndrome. His mom Debbie, a woman’s basketball analyst who often appears on ESPN and other networks, tweeted that Frankie hasn’t let anything stop him. Continue reading →
Rescue of an injured fisherman: June 20, 2011. Click photo to see video.
Not only does the Coast Guard jump out of helicopters, swim in ice-cold waters and rescue you when you’ve sailed into a tropical storm — they make some sweet videos.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston has posted a handful of their rescues on to YouTube from this year alone. I’ve collected some of the best and posted them here for your daily dose of adrenaline, but first check out this well-produced video they shot showing a day in the life at the Charleston base:
Helicopter footage after a boat struck the Charleston Jetties earlier this year: Continue reading →
Anyone who thinks romance is dead hasn’t been on YouTube lately.
After Ben Milak sent us this sweet YouTube video of him surprising longtime girlfriend Ashley Anderson with a marriage proposal last month, I quickly found two other Charleston marriage proposals that were equally touching. UPDATE: I just added a fourth, sent to me by Steve Murphy. See below.
Here’s Ben’s video. Warning: There is some strong language.