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Gnarly in Pink

Gnarly in Pinkplay video

According to The New York Times, by age 14 girls are twice as likely to drop out of sports as boys. The Pink Helmet Posse want to beat those odds. These 6-year-old girls dream of becoming professional skateboarders.

32 Stars
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The NBA’s Honorary Draft Pick

The NBA’s Honorary Draft Pickplay video

20-year old Isaiah Austin was looking forward to be picked at the 2014 NBA Draft. Sadly, just a few days ago he had to withdraw because he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. The NBA did what it could to ease the heartbreaking blow.

60 Stars
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ESPN: Qatar’s World Cup

ESPN: Qatar’s World Cupplay video

The ESPN report that Last Week Tonight cited in its condemnation of FIFA. The report looks at the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar, which will need more workers to prepare for the 2022 World Cup. Unofficial mirror here.

31 Stars
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Blind Soccer in Brazil

Blind Soccer in Brazilplay video

The New York Times profiles the members of a visually impaired soccer club in Brazil. Blind football or five-a-side is played all over the world and even has its equivalent of the World Cup, which is played at the Paralympics.

15 Stars
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Samurai Soccer

Samurai Soccerplay video

This promo for Nissin Cup Noodles has nothing to do with ramen, but it does have freestyle world champ Tokuda Kotaro in a samurai outfit doing awesome football tricks, so that’s all that matters. Now, we’re gonna go eat some noodles.

53 Stars
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DV8 Golf Clubs

DV8 Golf Clubsplay video
$170++  Pledge Hat Tip View

DV8 Sports’ interchangeable system uses up to 14 club heads and two shafts, all of which fit in a backpack. The performance of the clubs supposedly have “no statistically significant difference” to that of traditional clubs.

5 Stars
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Pass It On

Pass It Onplay video

Writing for the New York Times, director Jerome Thelia said, “As soon as I saw a photograph of an African soccer ball, stitched together from old rags in the geometric patterns so familiar to us, I wanted to tell its story.”

30 Stars
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LWT: FIFA & the World Cup

LWT: FIFA & the World Cupplay video

In its latest episode, Last Week Tonight reminded us that the beautiful game is governed by a “comically grotesque” organization. If you think EA sucks, wait ’til you hear about FIFA – the 2 Girls, 1 Cup of non-profits.

127 Stars
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Scottish Highlands Bike Run

Scottish Highlands Bike Runplay video

Mountain biker Claudio Caluori takes us on a thrilling POV bike ride through the Scottish countryside, hitting insane speeds and grabbing air a few times along the way. The part in between the trees is downright nuts.

22 Stars
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McDonald’s Trick Shot Pros

McDonald’s Trick Shot Prosplay video

McDonald’s is cashing in on World Cup fever, but forget whatever it is they’re promoting. Let’s just thank their ad agency for rounding up these talented soccer trick shot specialists for this awesome commercial. You’re welcome.

42 Stars
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Nike Football: The Last Game

Nike Football: The Last Gameplay video

When skilled robots make soccer’s stars obsolete and the sport boring, Il Fenomeno rallies his successors. This animated short is the soccer equivalent of Space Jam. We wouldn’t entrust the future of the sport to Tim Howard though.

48 Stars
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NHL Goal Light & Horn

NHL Goal Light & Horn
$40  Buy Hat Tip View

Make your Stanley Cup viewing more intense with Fan Fever’s NHL Goal Light. It can also blare all 30 team horns. It comes with 30 team stickers, a remote control, a 3.5mm jack and  ceiling/wall mounting brackets.

7 Stars
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Bad British Hockey Commentary

Bad British Hockey Commentaryplay video

After taking on American football, basketball and baseball, Bad British Commentary tries to make sense of hockey. Anthony Richardson seems to have a better handle on it, save for the lack of corner kicks and the belated trophy polishing.

13 Stars
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Rémi Gaillard: Foot 2014

Rémi Gaillard: Foot 2014play video

While we usually see Rémi Gaillard mercilessly pranking folks, he also knows his way around a (soccer) football. In celebration of the 2014 World Cup, Rémi shows off one trick shot for each of the 32 FIFA finalists.

32 Stars
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Keep Moving

Keep Movingplay video

SEBA Team Russia shows off their slalom rollerblading skills, while Alexander “DoctorFilm” Baskakov and Aero-Photo.RU show off their action filmmaking skills in this short film shot in Moscow. The track is Youth by Daughter.

12 Stars
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Adidas: The Dream

Adidas: The Dreamplay video

Adidas matches Nike’s World Cup ad with its own star-studded promo. Featuring Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Luis Suarez and more. The backing track is a taste of Kanye West’s upcoming single God Level.

5 Stars
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Compendium of Basketball Jerseys

Compendium of Basketball Jerseys
$35-$148  Buy Hat Tip View

Pop Chart Lab picked an all-star roster of 165 basketball jerseys from 1921 to the present for this poster. Most of them are from the NBA, with cameos from the Globetrotters and basketball movies. Death to sleeved jerseys!

5 Stars
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LED Basketball

LED Basketballplay video
$25  Buy Link View

Designed for late-night pickup games, this basketball has been bestowed with bright battery-powered LED illumination. For play in complete darkness, we recommend some glow-in-the-dark hoops to go with.

3 Stars
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