Official baseball merch rarely gets off the bench, but the limited-edition Los Angeles Dodgers game-used watch from Tokens & Icons sports a leather face made from a baseball used in a MLB season game. Each face has red stitching, scuffs from field action, and an authenticity number linked to the ball’s game history. Also at Sundance.
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This basketball is sure to bring a smile to every player’s face, driving down the court for a dunk, or grabbing a rebound off the backboard. This Urban Outfitters‘ exclusive design from Chinatown Market features the iconic 1960s Smiley face emblazoned on a yellow B-ball. It’s also available in a 3M reflective version for night games.
Toymaker Super7 presents a series of retro-style action figures inspired by major league baseball players, including greats like Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, and more. They even have the oddball Phillie Phanatic. Here’s hoping for more players and mascots in future.
In filmmaker Brandon Semenuk and Rupert Walker’s short action film, mountain bike riders Semenuk and Ryan “R-Dog” Howard pair up in close proximity to show off their skills and daring, while being pursued by an expertly-flown drone. Enjoy another 100 seconds of Semenuk goodness here.
Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.
(PG-13: Language) The Wet ‘N’ Wild water park in Palm Springs, California recently closed down. Skateboarding magazine Thrasher managed to get permission from its new owner to let a group of overgrown skate punks – including the famed Tony Hawk – to ride the pipes, ramps, and rails of the park before it gets torn down.
Think badminton is a game for wussies? You’ll rethink your position after watching this this doubles match footage as player Goh Wei Shem shows off his insanely powerful jumping smash shot. Our arms and ankles are sore just from watching this video. Basically, this guy is the Michael Jordan of the shuttlecock.
Do you have trouble connecting with the ball? Well thanks to Ping Golf and John Deere, that won’t be a problem on the putting green, thanks to this 61.5″ long, 325 lb. aluminum putter head they fabricated. It’ll be on display at the 2019 John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill, where fans can even give it a try. Action video here.
Take a trip through the exotic floating markets of Bangkok, Thailand, courtesy of Red Bull and athlete Dominik Gührs. Along the way he splashes his wakeboard past vendors and monks, and pulls off a variety of jumps, spins, rail slides, and other tricks through the narrow waterways.
“All of the danger, and none of the glory.” HBO shares this segment from Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel about cameramen who cover extreme athletes. Whether its wingsuiting, surfing, skiing, or mountain climbing, these cameramen flirt with both death and seeing someone else die.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.