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  1. Manchester City’s version of the Harlem Shake is too bizarre not to share (video)

    Feb 20, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Until now I haven’t done any posts on the Harlem Shake, even though many athletes are doing it. You’re welcome. But this video of Manchester City soccer players performing the latest musical dance meme is just so bizarre and disturbing that I figured, why should I be the only one to suffer through it? Frightening…

  2. British versions of NFL logos are inspired, amusing … and we talk with the guy who created them

    Feb 20, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT


    What if all the NFL logos were British? Sure, we’ve all wondered that. But now here they are in actual art depictions — creations from the warped, comical mind of graphic artist David Rappoccio. His re-imagined logos are at once comical and profound, because several of them — most pointedly the one at the top…

  3. The Fargo Force have the greatest minor league hockey promo video of the year so far

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT


    Anyone who’s been traumatized by Sarah McLaughlin’s ASPCA commercial can relate to this: it’s a promo for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League, with McLaughlin’s song In the Arms of the Angels in the background. The premise is that minor league hockey players are terribly mistreated, abused and ignored … won’t you…

  4. French Rally driver completes first car backflip, because the French are crazy (video)

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    French rally car driver Guerlain Chicherit successfully completed the first car backflip recently, and that description kind of makes me nervous … because you have to assume that to get to that point there have been several unsuccessful car backflips. Many of them, no doubt, on California freeways. Chicherit did it with a Mini Cooper,…

  5. Oklahoma State fan dad allegedly beat son for liking University of Oklahoma

    Feb 19, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT


    Least surprising news of the decade: when reporters knocked on the door of his home for comment on this story, the dad did not answer. It happened in Perkins, Okla. (near Stillwater), where 41-year-old Gannon Mendez allegedly beat his 9-year-old son with a wooden paddle because the boy had told a classmate he likes the…

  6. Meet Phaidra Knight: just your typical female rugby star who wants to make the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team (video)

    Feb 19, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Yep, another story about an African-American athlete from a small town in Georgia who was attempting to walk on with the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team but discovered rugby instead, made the U.S. women’s team in that sport and is now training to make the Winter Olympic women’s bobsled team. Wait, you mean you’ve…

  7. Michael Jordan’s trainer says Jordan today would be Bobcats’ best player, average 20 points per game

    Feb 19, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT


    As you know, Michael Jordan recently turned 50 … although what age that is in human years is not known. Jordan’s longtime trainer says that with Jordan, age is indeed just a number. In fact, says Tim Grover, Jordan could play in the NBA today and average 20 points per game. Color me skeptical, but…

  8. Oh nothing, just a deer swimming at the beach in California (video)

    Feb 19, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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    OK, the main reason I’m posting this is that I once lived in Moss Landing, Calif., where this video was shot (it’s on the Monterey Peninsula, north of Salinas). The secondary reason is, there’s video of a freakin’ deer swimming in the ocean. Questions abound: How did the deer get so far out into the…

  9. Antarctica-bound fourth grader seeks to run marathons on all seven continents (too much, too soon?)

    Feb 19, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

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    He’s only nine years old, but chances are that Nikolas Toocheck has more miles on him than you have on your car. That’s because the fourth-grader from West Chester, PA, has been running seriously since he was six, and it’s his goal to complete marathons on all seven continents. To that aim, he and his…

  10. If there’s a better gag during a hockey game delay than Zamboni water skiing, I’d like to see it (video)

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT


    OK, this was probably more entertaining, but Zamboni water skiing comes in a close second. The Braehead Clan were playing the Nottingham Panthers in a UK Elite Ice Hockey League game in Scotland recently, when some broken glass caused a game delay. So what better way to entertain the crown than this? That’s the Panthers’…

  11. Let’s watch nine golfers sink putts simultaneously on the same hole (video)

    Feb 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The place: Campbell University (North Carolina). The participants: nine seniors from the PGA Golf Management program. The challenge: all must make putts on the same hole, shooting simultaneously. Campbell University sports nickname: The Fighting Camels (not really relevant to this story, but awesome).

    Good luck, gentlemen.

  12. What started out as a college baseball game quickly devolved into a snowball fight (video)

    Feb 18, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT


    Dayton and Gardner-Webb had every intention to play a game of baseball on Saturday night, but nature threw them a change of plan in the sixth inning when a monster snow storm dumped on the state of North Carolina. Baseball had been rendered impossible. A high octane snowball fight had replaced it instead. With a…

  13. Apparently some teams are forfeiting to avoid playing Downey High and its 11-year-old point guard Julian Newman (video)

    Feb 18, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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    Back in December we wrote about Julian Newman, the pint-sized basketball phenom who starts for the Downey Christian High School (FL) team even though he’s only 11 years old. Julian, a fifth-grader, is averaging more than 14 points per game for Downey, which is cruising at 18-5 overall behind their miniature point guard. It’s all…

  14. Republican lawmakers want to overturn Oregon Native American mascot ban

    Feb 18, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT


    Because things are so swell in Oregon right now, the state government will now wrestle over their ban on Native American sports team nicknames. The Oregon Board of Education voted to ban Native American nicknames in schools back in 2007, and if you notice some schools still have them, that’s because the enforcement mechanism doesn’t…

  15. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield hug it out, and no one loses an ear this time

    Feb 18, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield did a promotional event for Holyfield’s Real Deal barbecue sauce at a Chicago grocery store Saturday, and does anyone else see the irony here? No? OK then we’ll move on. It wasn’t the first time the two had met since their infamous 1997 heavyweight bout, in which Tyson chomped off…

  16. Fun Facts: Axel from The Walking Dead was once a scout for the Houston Astros

    Feb 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT


    His name is Lew Temple, but perhaps you know him better as Axel, the sketchy prison inmate who’s just trying to fit in from the AMC series The Walking Dead. As you know, Axel met a tragic demise in Sunday night’s episode, gunned down by the governor during his attack on the prison. Well, at…

  17. Tampa Bay Rays to hold ‘Joe Maddon gnome bobblehead night’ (picture)

    Feb 17, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays released their promotional schedule for the upcoming 2013 season and outside of the usual Family Fun Days and Evan Longoria wall cling night, there was one promotional night that stood out above the rest. On April 24th, when the Rays host the New York Yankees, the first 10,000…

  18. Cleveland Indians trainer loses BCS title game bet, forced to wear Speedo at spring training (pictures)

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    As Major League Baseball started spring training in Arizona and Florida, one Cleveland Indians trainer by the name of Michael Salazar was probably dreading its start. Why you ask? Salazar had made a bet with strength and conditioning coach Joe Kessler regarding the BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and the University of Alabama…

  19. College baseball umpire falls down in epic fashion after hit-by-pitch call

    Feb 17, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Some baseball umpires are very enthusiastic about making certain calls and a couple of days ago, one college baseball umpire’s call sent him down for the count. The moment came in the sixth inning of the opening game from #9-ranked Florida State against the University of Rhode Island as Florida State’s outfielder Marcus Davis was…

  20. ECHL goalie Brian Foster gets credited for bizarre goal score (video)

    Feb 17, 2013, 8:32 AM EDT

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    Back on Friday, a minor league hockey game between the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones and the Trenton Titans saw one of the strangest goalie scores of all-time. With about forty seconds to go in the first period, Cyclones goalie Brian Foster makes a simple save which then triggers a rather strange moment. The Titans had pulled…