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Josiah Schlatter

  1. Watch a clueless mascot and a backflipping Western Illinois cheerleader make like Howie Day and collide

    Jan 31, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    boomche

    This is either a mistake or an insane new style of destructive choreography I can totally get behind. The first thing you have to be wary about when you’re in a basketball type setting are the cheerleaders. They, for no good reason, spend a lot of their time torquing around the court doing backflips and…

  2. Basketball game smoked out by rogue popcorn machine

    Jan 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    evilpoppingcorn

    A repeat offender popcorn machine wreaked its signature havoc on Friday when an attempt at making caramel popcorn at an Iowa high school basketball game turned into a mass evacuation. Spectators and players had to shiver in the cold so the administration could put down the troubled machine. Valley High has most recently struggled with…

  3. No end in sight for 23-year game of tag

    Jan 30, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    tigaslap

    How do you end a game of tag? You can’t. Someone will always be “IT” and that’s just the facts. No official end of a game of tag has ever been recorded, and that’s what makes it so special. Also we love the simplicity. Some friends who have found themselves far flung from each other…

  4. 101-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh finally admits age has caught up with him, will retire (video)

    Jan 29, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    ATHLETICS-MARATHON-FAUJA-OFFBEAT

    Say goodbye to our very old friend Fauja Singh, the 101-year-old marathon man dubbed the “Turbaned Tornado” who gave us 12 years of incredibly slow but consistent inspiration. He’s finally admitted that age has caught up to him and he will retire from competitive running after the Hong Kong Marathon on February 24th. This doesn’t…

  5. There is an indoor kite flying championship and it is mesmerizing (video)

    Jan 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

    flightkiting

    I started watching this video with much apprehension and finished it with a new found respect for these kids who obviously practiced their butts off in order to amaze us in a sport that seems lame until those kites are darting around the gymnasium with moves that look like they belong on an alien spacecraft.…

  6. If the Ravens shut out the 49ers, Baltimore jeweler promises to refund all purchases

    Jan 25, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    fVs8Ckc

    There’s going to be a very poor owner at Saxon’s Diamond Centers in Baltimore if the Ravens can shut out the Niners in the Super Bowl; something that has never happened in 46 prior “Big Games”. That’s because he promised to refund up to $5,000 of purchases made between Saturday and the Super Bowl if…

  7. Marco Belinelli’s miraculous game winning layup makes Bulls announcer Stacey King yell, “I LIKE MY MEATBALLS SPICY!” (video)

    Jan 24, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Marco Belinelli

    An incredible thing happened at the end of yesterday’s Bulls-Pistons game when, with the game tied at 82 apiece, Marco Belinelli bricked an open three point shot (that happens a lot) only to have Joakim Noah, with no regard for his personal safety, belly flopped onto a few photographers and saved the basketball. The ball…

  8. People are awesome at riding scooters now (video)

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    scooterfreestyle

    My mind is about blown over here because this is one of the coolest highlight reels I’ve ever seen and it’s about dudes riding scooters… EXTRAORDINARILY. I thought it would be silly at first but then I watched the tape and I don’t know if it’s because I’m watching an extreme sport that’s brand new…

  9. Big Baby Glen Davis interrupts rookie teammate’s interview to demand peanut butter & jelly sandwich (video)

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Glen Davis

    Looks like Glen Davis is doing his best to shed that ‘Big Baby’ nickname, even if it means switching over to ‘Big Bully’. Rookie Andrew Nicholson was trying to do a TV interview when all of a sudden Big Baby bursts in, disregards the interview and starts blasting his vocal chords about who was supposed…

  10. LeBron, Durant and Kobe’s new Nike All-Star shoes look like beautiful interplanetary space junk

    Jan 22, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

    spaceshoes

    It’s kind of a tradition for shoe companies to showcase some of their new shoe designs at the NBA All-Star game as they strap their shoes on the likes of Kobe and LeBron and Wade and Carmelo and Durant and then watch sales skyrocket as fans clamor to look like their idols. It’s also a…

  11. SURPRISE! Madison Square Garden light careens from the rafters onto unsuspecting HS wrestler (video)

    Jan 21, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    michael McCornish wrestler light

    It has always been one of my biggest fears to have one of the lights fall down from the rafters of an arena. That nightmare happened to senior wrestler Michael McComish of the Madison Bulldogs as he was crouched on all fours, ready to get his wrestling on. One second he’s there, the next second…

  12. Sepaktakraw, the sport of modern day ninjas & renaissance men (video)

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    3rd Asian Beach Games: Beach Sepaktakraw Day 5

    Looks like getting good at hackeysack really does pay off. Let me introduce you to the sport ‘Sepaktakraw’, where it takes a perfectly timed bicycle kick to earn the chance at a point. It’s volleyball with your feet that necessitates insane precision to succeed at. 99.999% of the world’s population would look like a fool…

  13. Matt Bryant: Alligator whisperer

    Jan 18, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Matt Bryant

    Opponents be warned: Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant has mastered the power of summoning alligators and he ain’t afraid to use it. Describes Bryant, ““I was watching the National Geographic Channel one day, and heard them mimicking the mating sound that brings an alligator. So I figured I’d try and mimic the sound. Sure enough,…

  14. NOW THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT: Spanish village opens feast of Saint Anthony with horses jumping through fire

    Jan 17, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    SPAIN-SAINTANTHONY-FESTIVAL

    If you like people on horses jumping through fire like medieval badasses, boy do I have an event you need to check out. Too bad it happened yesterday. Every year, a bunch of awesome people bring their even awesomer horses out for the opening celebrations for the feast of Saint Anthony, who is the patron…

  15. RANDOM INSANITY: Australian Open halted by uninvited, aimless mascot’s dance around the stadium

    Jan 17, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

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    dc7Qx

    People sure are acting weird lately. Or maybe they’ve always been acting this weird, we just needed phone-video camera technology to catch up so we had the ability to record anything, anywhere. Thanks Steve Jobs. The latest crazy sighting happened at the Australian Open, as Bernard Tomic and Daniel Brands took a break from tennis…

  16. Do it for younger you! Jim Harbaugh hangs up players’ old high school pictures in locker room

    Jan 16, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

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    harbaughpaly

    If an NFL team is a steamboat and motivation is the coal, Jim Harbaugh just shoveled a whole bunch of sentimental feelings into the good ship 49ers. According to reports, Harbaugh recently hung up a slew of pictures of his team when they were in high school in an attempt to motivate them prior to…

  17. Remember football cards? Colin Kaepernick has made them cool (and valuable) again

    Jan 16, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

    Divisional Playoffs - Green Bay Packers v San Franciso 49ers

    I at times catch myself living under the misunderstanding that once I stop doing something, it’s basically not cool anymore. And I stopped collecting football cards in the sixth grade. But, of course, the world keeps spinning with or without you, and football cards have actually made quite the resurgence in value recently. And the…

  18. Zach Randolph, on cats: ‘Oh no, this dude about to scratch me — I know it!’

    Jan 11, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Memphis Grizzlies' Allen tires to pass the ball to Randolph around Boston Celtics' Garnett and Pierce during their NBA basketball game in Boston

    I’ve always said if you look deeply enough into the eyes of a cat you’ll realize you can’t trust them. Dogs, trustable. Cats? NOPE. And Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies, despite being 6-foot-9 and 260 pounds, shares that sentiment with me. Any time he sees a cat, he’s busy trying to avoid the chance…

  19. Soccer ref in Chile beaten by players, fans … former coach calls FIFA officials ‘mafia types and complete idiots’ (video)

    Jan 10, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    soccerbeatdown

    Referees in the US of A don’t have it easy, I’ll tell you what. We ridicule and scorn them for calls that don’t go our way, wave our glasses at the ones that look old and every now and then we gather enough collective vitriol to make them break down and cry. The referee stripes…

  20. Coke Zero teams with Terry Saban to stick it to the haters (video)

    Jan 9, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    Did you know Nick Saban’s wife was the head majorette of Nick’s rival high school, and he married her? Well, like it or not, you know it now. Along with the fact that he drove a Coke truck to make ends meet as a graduate assistant. So Coke Zero teamed with Nick’s wife to list…

  21. Steamed British hockey player attempts to slash opponent in half with his stick (video)

    Jan 8, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

    slasherman

    I watched a hockey clip on the internet and a sword fight broke out, FINALLY. Took them long enough. Let’s see some impromptu fencing next time. And tap dancing. But I’m getting carried away. Simon Ferguson was cruising around, doing his job as a British hockey player when, seemingly out of nowhere, a dude on…

  22. Canadian ‘Miss Congeniality’ is guilty of being beautiful … also of rioting, destroying public property

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

    congenialmyasssss

    Remember when Vancouverites went nuts and nearly destroyed their own city? It was following the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011, when the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins, and it was quite the mess up there: they’re still sweeping up glass. Well, one of the rioters identified and arrested was 20-year-old beauty contestant Sophie LaBoissonniere.…

  23. He’s going for the starter’s pistol! High school track meet turns into epic brawl (video)

    Jan 7, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

    brawl

    Welcome to the Hispanic Games, which identifies itself as a ‘track meet’ featuring over 300 schools who congregate in New York every year and attempt to run around in circles for awhile until they run out of events. Apparently that format has finally grown boring this year, as student athletes augmented their running with an…

  24. Down go the Hardrockers! Westmont’s Jordan Sachs knocks down incredible half-court-buzzer-beating-OT-game-winner

    Jan 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    buzzerjsf

    A miracle happened the other day in an NAIA nonconference men’s basketball game and we at OTB got our dirty hands on the video tape to share for one and all. Down by a point in overtime with 3.1 seconds to go against the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers (yep), the Westmont…

  25. Fab Melo out with concussion after run-in with hotel door

    Jan 3, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

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    fabmelo

    If you were wondering where Fab Melo went, you can blame a Sioux Falls hotel door frame that knocked out 7′ Boston Celtics Center Fab Melo over the weekend and left him confused and concussed, lying helpless on the floor. Don’t worry though. He’s recovering from the accident, and the best part of it all…