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The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

Technology is stretching the boundaries of sports. Innovation is normally good, but at what point does it become cheating? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades when it comes to golf balls, and the Titleist V1 Pro brought the debate back.

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) NBA and broadcast legend Shaquille O’Neal dropped by Hot Ones to talk about his relationship with Kobe, learning to manage his money, understanding sports press from both sides of the fence and more, while trying to finish the hot wings challenge.

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Losers (Trailer)

Losers (Trailer)

History remembers the victors. But this Netflix documentary is about the other side of sports – those who got knocked down, scored fewer points, fumbled, and lost. Losers presents eight stories of athletes who failed and how they bounced back.

Food Play

Food Play

The guys from Toronto creative studio reactiv like to play with their food. In this lighthearted short, they imagine that edibles were actually used for playing various sports, and making quite the mess in the process.

Protecting His Puck

Protecting His Puck

In this clip from the 2016 GoPro series NHL After Dark, Philadelphia Flyers player Claude Giroux demonstrates just what it means to protect a puck, as he negotiates a stream of dozens of other hockey pucks, and other distractions without flinching. Skip to 1:50.

The Best Last Best Plane Ride Ever

The Best Last Best Plane Ride Ever

(PG-13) The 1986 NY Mets are remembered for their ninth-inning comeback to beat the Astros to win the pennant. Combining interviews with Lenny Dykstra, Dwight Gooden, Kevin Mitchell, and Darryl Strawberry and animation, we hear about their infamous postgame celebration.

Nike Air Max 1 G

Nike Air Max 1 G
$120  Buy Comment

Set fire to the green with this golf variant of Nike’s original Air Max shoe. The Air Max 1 G has a faux leather upper to keep moisture out. They don’t have spikes but do have a special pattern to enhance grip. It will also be available in white and red.

The Hoop Dream Studio

The Hoop Dream Studio
$750+  Buy Comment

Founded by artist Jarrett Ellis, The Hoop Dream Studio makes limited-edition basketball hoops that evoke luxury and opulence. They’re almost a commentary about the status of professional players in society, if it weren’t for the fact that they’re for sale.

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey
$70  Buy Comment

No soccer team has sponsored NASA yet. It’s a shame, because as Jefferson’s Apparel shows, the partnership would make for a sweet soccer jersey. This custom made jersey uses authentic Nike Dri-Fit jersey and has embroidered NASA and USA flag patches.

Hover Helmets

Hover Helmets
$96  Buy Comment

Hover Helmets makes officially licensed half-scale football helmets featuring NFL and NCAA football teams. The helmets have a base that makes them levitate and rotate indefinitely, and LEDs to light up the helmet. Some teams are on sale at Touch of Modern until 1/1/19.

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin sat down with Hot Ones and talked about learning how to do stand-up comedy, the funniest trash talker in the NBA, his idea for a satirical series about the life of an NBA player, his most memorable dunks and more while eating hot wings.

Zumer Sport Accessories

Zumer Sport Accessories
$5-$100  Buy Comment

Zumer Sport makes great gifts for sports fans, offering bags, eyeglass cases, keychains, wallets, coasters, and other items made from the actual materials used to make baseballs, basketballs, footballs, tennis balls, and more. The even make Xmas stockings.

Shut Up and Dribble (Trailer)

Shut Up and Dribble (Trailer)

It was never just a game. Co-executive produced by LeBron James, Shut Up and Dribble is a three-part documentary series that aims to shine a light on the roles of NBA players in encouraging social change. Premieres 11/3/18 on Showtime.

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2018 MLB Bad Lip Reading

2018 MLB Bad Lip Reading

“You know what my eyes see? Just pure pain.” Now that the Red Sox have put a dot on the 2018 MLB season, the rest of us can take a lighthearted look back at the season with the help of the folks from Bad Lip Reading.

Ultimate East/West Bowl Collection

Ultimate East/West Bowl Collection

Yes, we’ve seen Key & Peele’s parodies of football player names before, but it being football season, we couldn’t resist sharing this compilation that Comedy Central just dropped, jam-packed with more laughs per minute than we’ve had in a long time.

Welcome to Sumo Island

Welcome to Sumo Island

Ever wonder how to become a pro sumo wrestler? Well, in Japan, growing up on Amami Ōshima gives you a big head start. Great Big Story paid a visit to this island, which is known for its long history of cultivating youth to become some of the country’s greatest sumos.

Creed II (Trailer 2)

Creed II (Trailer 2)

“He broke things in me that ain’t never been fixed. It ain’t worth it.” Our latest look at Creed II shows that even Rocky himself is afraid of Ivan Drago’s son. If the younger Creed is to overcome Victor Drago, he needs to fight with a clear purpose.

Checkered NBA Shorts & Jerseys

Checkered NBA Shorts & Jerseys
$80-$135  Buy Comment

Prepare for the upcoming NBA season with Mitchell & Ness‘ Checkered collection for Urban Outfitters. The collection includes tees and caps, but the standouts are clearly the Swingman jerseys and the pocketed shorts.

Rover Autonomous Golf Caddie

Rover Autonomous Golf Caddie

Already in use in a number of golf clubs in the United States, the Rover is an autonomous caddie that carries more than your golf clubs. It also has a built-in cooler, a carrier for divot repair seeds, and even a USB charger. It also has a tablet that shows your yardage.

Swish Portable Basketball Hoop

Swish Portable Basketball Hoop
$60  Buy Link Comment

Play basketball practically anywhere with the Swish Portable Basketball Hoop. All you need is a pole (and a way to reach it) and you’re good to go. Swish has adjustable alligator straps and a regulation size rim. It also comes with a regulation size ball and a hand pump.

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Wooden World Cup Ball

Wooden World Cup Ball

Woodworker Frank Howarth has a thing for spheres, so it only makes sense that he would craft a wooden replica of the iconic, pixel-patterned adidas Telstar 18 football used in the 2018 World Cup. We don’t recommend kicking or heading this ball, though.

Joel Embiid vs. Hot Wings

Joel Embiid vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) The Philadelphia 76ers’ two-way All-Star and premiere clown Joel “The Process” Embiid talks about his destroying normal people on the court, his trash talking skills, his addiction to Nutella and more while powering through hot wings.

Creed II (Trailer)

Creed II (Trailer)

Fame. Family. Adonis Creed is starting to have it all. But just when he’s enjoying his time in the limelight, out comes an opponent whom his mentor fears. Because Creed’s next challenge bears an all too familiar name: Drago. Creed II premieres 11/21/18.

Rock Rubber 45s (Trailer)

Rock Rubber 45s (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Influential DJ, streetball legend and sneaker scholar Bobbito Garcia talks about his life and legacy in his upcoming documentary. Featuring interviews with Questlove, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and so many more. Support the production on Kickstarter.

2018 NBA Bad Lip Reading

2018 NBA Bad Lip Reading

“Y’all got the wrong guy! He’s Illuminati!” Rajon Rondo is a conspiracy theorist, Steph Curry thinks about the strangest things and LeBron James knows what the media wants him to be doing in the latest Bad Lip Reading of the NBA.

Mario Tennis Aces

Mario Tennis Aces
$60  Buy Link Comment

Mario Tennis Aces for the Nintendo Switch features a variety of moves and counter-moves to keep you and your opponents guessing and risking. It has 15 characters, up to four-player online and local multiplayer and even a story mode. Drops 6/22/18.

Sports Dartboards

Sports Dartboards
$120  Buy Comment

Enjoy fun twists on the game of darts with Jay Stoltz’s dartboards. Each one is handmade and adds new rules related to the sport that inspired them. There’s a baseball board, a basketball board and a golf board.

NBA AR App

NBA AR App
Free  Buy Link Comment

The NBA’s new augmented reality app features a Portals section that lets you open a virtual doorway into the sights and sounds of the 2018 NBA Finals. You’ll get up close with player intros, huddles and post-game celebrations. Available for iOS and Android.

Corknet Portable Ping Pong Set

Corknet Portable Ping Pong Set
~$54  Buy Comment

The Corknet is a portable table tennis set that gets its name from its two cork wedges. The freestanding wedges act as the net and have a compartment to store the ball when not in use. They stack on top of each other for easy storage.

Ultra Man

Ultra Man

(PG-13: Language) Ultramarathon is one of the world’s most punishing sports. Ultramarathoner Robbie Britton – who moved to Chamonix, France from London for further training – shares what makes him tick in GoshDamn’s beautiful short film.

Inside the Warriors’ Sneaker Room

Inside the Warriors’ Sneaker Room

Coiski Media visited the Golden State Warriors’ basketball facility to check out some of their players’ shoes. They spoke with Director of Team Operations Eric Housen about storing thousands of shoes, transporting gear for away games, and the players’ shoe wearing habits.

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