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  1. Turning out the lights…..

    Mar 31, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT


    Since this will be the final post in the history of Off The Bench, I feel that this post can’t just be a simple post about an NFL player buying segways for his teammates or an improbable buzzer beater from a high school basketball game. I’d like to echo the sentiments that Rick featured in…

  2. Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has one epic mustache (picture)

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT

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    As Opening Day of Major League Baseball is just around the corner, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels will be getting the starting nod against the Atlanta Braves. If you have been following the Phillies during spring training, you might have noticed that Hamels has been growing a rather impressive mustache. Below are just some photos…

  3. ‘Triple your fun’, Vanderbilt baseball team pulls off triple steal (video)

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Back in 2012, Vanderbilt University’s baseball team pulled off a successful triple steal in a game against Florida in the SEC Tournament. Earlier this week, Vanderbilt pulled off that rare feat again in a non-conference game against Lipscomb University. With runners on first and second, Commodore manager Tim Corbin called for the steal and before…

  4. Mexican soccer fans pelt USA fans with beer during World Cup qualifier

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

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    Back on Tuesday, the United States men’s soccer team traveled to Azteca Stadium to face Mexico in a World Cup Qualifying match. After the match ended in a draw, a group of happy United States fans celebrated the 0-0 score in the upper deck of the Azteca. As chants of USA got louder and louder,…

  5. TCU’s new horned frog statue might scare the children (picture)

    Mar 24, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT


    Honestly, I didn’t think that a statue of a horned frog would scare me but the latest edition to the TCU football stadium might cause me to look under my bed for the next couple of days. On Saturday, TCU unveiled the newest edition to Amon G. Carter Stadium as a bronzed horned frog will…

  6. Craig Sager wears Cosby-style sweater to bar in Kansas City (picture)

    Mar 24, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    There might not be a individual in sports known for his wacky fashion sense than Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager. Over the years, Craig has provided the world and a bunch of NBA players cannon-fodder for his strange color combinations and for those of you who think that Craig just wears those zany outfits…

  7. Serbian basketball fan isn’t the greatest shooter but does know how to work a crowd (video)

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:33 AM EDT

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    At almost every college/professional basketball game these days, one lucky fan is brought out onto the court to win some sort of cash or prize by making a number of shots or a half-court shot. For most, the pressure is pretty high but for one Serbian basketball fan attending an Adriatic League basketball game between KK Igokea…

  8. Shane Victorino gets gift of Louboutin sneakers from Brandon Phillips

    Mar 23, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    After playing together for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, it appears that Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips became fast friends with Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino. Back on Friday night, Phillips took to his Twitter account to show off a pair of size 6.5 Louboutin sneakers that he bought for…

  9. Florida International’s basketball court next season might resemble a beach (picture)

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Over the last couple of years, it appears that college athletic programs have been trying to one up each other in trying to create the most creative-looking football field or basketball courts. Back on Wednesday, Florida International men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino revealed the latest possible crazy basketball court design on his Twitter account. The…

  10. Soccer goalie takes motorcycle ride back to his own net (video)

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT

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    While it’s normal for soccer goalies to come up on corner kicks to create an extra attacker, it isn’t normal for them to take motorcycle rides back to their own goal. Sadly, there isn’t a whole lot of information about the below video except for the fact that it occurs during a soccer match on…

  11. Little leaguer celebrates home run with slow trot and epic celebration (video)

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

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    There are times in the world of sports when celebrating is a good decision and this little league home run celebration might be the best one that I’ve ever seen. At this time, there isn’t exactly much known about the little leaguer except for the fact that the video title has deemed him, “Lil Papi”…

  12. Angry New England Patriots fan burns Wes Welker jersey (video)

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT


    If you told me about two years ago, that New England Patriots fans would be burning the jersey of wide receiver Wes Welker, I would have called you crazy. However after Wes signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos this week, a couple of angry New England fans decided to celebrate his betrayal of…

  13. Squash player James Willstrop pulls off epic trick shot during tournament (video)

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:28 AM EDT

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    It’s not often that I come across squash trick shots but this one courtesy of England’s James Willstrop might be the most impressive one that I’ve ever seen. It occurred at the North American Open in a semifinal match against Egypt’s Ramy Ashour as James pulled off a pretty rare feat of a double-fake shot. After…

  14. Grandmother explains grandson’s poor performance in Maryland high school playoff basketball game, takes blame

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT


    Over the years, we’ve seen players blame poor performances on a myriad of things but this might be the first time that a grandmother has come to the aid to explain a poor performance. Back on Thursday, Goddard Duval High School (Maryland) were upset in the Class 4A boys regional basketball semifinals by Upper Marlboro Wise who defeated…

  15. Baltimore Ravens fan has impressive Ray Lewis calf tattoo (picture)

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Just when you thought that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was scary on Sundays, an epic calf tattoo of Mr. Lewis has reached the Internet. A man from Oklahoma by the name of JD Baker decided to share his special Ray Lewis ink to the world of Twitter and well, I’m not sure if I’ve…

  16. Former USA president Bill Clinton crashes Louisville celebration after win in Big East tournament (pictures)

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT

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    After dispatching the Villanova Wildcats in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Tournament, the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team had a special guest in their locker room after the victory. The 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton stopped by to congratulate the team and thanks to the Louisville forward Chane Behanan along…

  17. KHL junior player Artem Voronin scores shootout goal with trick shot (video)

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Just when you thought that you had seen every hockey shootout goal imaginable, KHL junior player Artem Voronin of MHC Spartak provides us with a new one. Voronin’s shootout attempt happened in a recent game against Almaz and Artem used some slight of stick to pull off his trick shot score. Watch as Artem skates towards…

  18. Oklahoma high school basketball player scores on his own basket, costs team a playoff win (video)

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    There are plenty of ways to lose a basketball game but this loss by an Oklahoma high school basketball team might be the most painful. Let me set the scene: the day is last Thursday and it’s the class 3A semifinal between Hugo and Millwood. Hugo has a 37-36 lead with about 3.7 seconds left…

  19. Looking for the Aussie Rules Football catch of the week? We got it!

    Mar 10, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

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    There are athletes that have crazy athleticism and it appears that Carleton’s Andrew Walker can add his name to that list after making this leaping snag in an Australian Rules Football match. Carleton was taking on Adelaide and Walker needed to climb over an Adelaide player to come down with an improbable snag off of…

  20. Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video)

    Mar 10, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT

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    Only twenty years ago, 70-yard field goals in professional football seemed an impossibility but these days, even high school students are draining field goals from that insane distance. Check out the below clip featuring Cypress Bay High (Florida) kicker Jonathan Semerene practicing with his coach, Brandon Kornblue. Watch as he makes a 70-yard field goal attempt off…

  21. Pittsburgh Steelers fan has a Terrible Towel tattoo on his chest (picture)

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    There are few things more beloved by Pittsburgh Steelers fans than the “terrible towel” and has been part of the organization since the 1970’s when the team was dominating the decade. While most Pittsburgh fans have their own physical towel to take with them to games, one Steelers super fan decided to have it inked…

  22. Cricket fan takes ball to the head, feels the pain rather quickly (video)

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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    We’ve seen baseball fans getting plunked by batted balls but they aren’t the other sports fans in danger of getting hit by a small spherical object. A recent test cricket match between New Zealand and England saw one fan sitting in the stands take a ball right off the top of the dome. After New…

  23. New Jersey high school hockey player gets jacked up by nasty hit (video)

    Mar 9, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    There are few things better in sports than a nice clean hockey hit and the below video from a recent New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association non-public semifinal game between Delbarton and Paramus Catholic needs to be seen. Keep an eye on the Paramus player as he heads up the ice with the puck before…

  24. Cork City fan flips over stands while celebrating goal (video)

    Mar 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    It’s not often that we get to post soccer highlights from the League of Ireland but when one fan of Cork City decided to celebrate a goal near the pitch, he became the latest victim of a bad trip. It happened back on Monday as Cork City faced off against the Crusaders as Daryl Kavanagh notched…

  25. Minor league hockey fight might be the worst ever (video)

    Mar 3, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    It takes a lot to call something the “worst ever” but this might be one of the worst hockey fights that I’ve ever seen to date. The fight occurred in a Quebec-based hockey league called the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey during a match between Cornwall and HC Carvena de Sorel-Tracy back on February 24th. The two individuals attempting…