This is a story I just heard about only 10 minutes ago

I didn't know this about Rodger Goodell, the National Football League Commissioner - I mean yesterday I wrote a story about him responding to a very sarcastic, beer-drinking Vikings fan that began his show of mourning ( minutes after the Vikings were eliminated in post-season play by the New York Giants ) by calling out and cursing at Rodger, who was with a group of people walking off the field - click here to watch his response. So honestly I left work yesterday with the opinion that everyone in the world ( or at least in SKOL country ) hates Mr. Goodell. I was unaware he could deliver any kind of emotions that would touch our heart string - I was way wrong.

The main question I initially had yesterday was - "Why was Roger Goodell at the Minnesota - Giants game?"

I mean there was a total of 5 playoff games over the past weekend, and one last night - so WHY was he at the Viking game? Here is the answer to my own question - He was there to present the surprise of a lifetime to a young Minnesota fan. Before the game, he and the Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf walked over to Charlie Huizinga - who has been battling an illness. According to "...they surprised a young fan with two tickets to the Super Bowl. In October, Charlie got to play catch with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson – and blow the Gjallarhorn before a game – as part of his Make a Wish surprise"

A Fair Warning Before You watch This - Unlike Yesterday's Cameo Video, There Is No Foul Language To Worry About - Just Be Prepared To Shed A Tear Or Two

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.



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