(NSFW: Language) Last Week Tonight points out how the NCAA, schools and coaches make millions off of collegiate sports, yet deny the same opportunity to the athletes. And if you think their “education” is compensation, you’d be wrong.
Yuki Kadono won the 2015 Burton US Open Men’s Slopestyle with this video game-caliber run. The 18-year old smoothly pulled off two 1620º somersaults – that’s 4-1/2 rotations – in quick succession. Does he weigh anything?
Keep it cool ripping the piste this Spring with Bern’s sleek Kingston helmet. 16 air vents and external slider keep you breezy; Zip Mold Plus® technology keeps the low profile lid strong but light. It has a sweet Bluetooth-ready knit liner too.
Send power shots flying effortlessly down the alley like Djoko with Head’s latest racquet series. Their Adaptive String Pattern technology (ASP) lets you choose between spin and control with a simple exchange of the racquet’s grommet strips.
In this clip, surfer Laird Hamilton demonstrates his foilboard, a hydrofoil-equipped surfboard which allows him to surf above the waves rather than in them. It might be as close as you can get to riding a hoverboard.
Similar to Real Madrid’s chaotic game against 109 kids, a Japanese show pitted three Olympian fencers against 50 opponents of lesser skill. To score a kill, they had to pop the balloon on a player’s chest. Place your bets!
A documentary about and starring the Laker legend, Kobe Bryant’s Muse sees the future Hall of Famer look back on his career in his trademark unapologetic, obsessive and dominating attitude. Premieres 2/28 on Showtime Sports.
Table tennis coach Ben Larcombe hoped to train Sam Priestley from a newbie into one of England’s top 250 players within a year. They didn’t meet their goal, but Sam’s progress is still a testament to dedication. Now we wait for the parodies.
Sorry Zach LaVine, but Dirk Nowitzki is our dunk champ. Steph Curry didn’t actually know whom he was passing to in this hilarious All-Star Game play, but the 36-year old didn’t disappoint. The last time Dirk had an alley-oop was in 2004.
A series of handmade basketball rings with stained glass backboards, gold-plated rims and bejewelled nets. Victor Solomon’s Literally Balling started out as a joke, but has turned into a commentary on rich and powerful sports stars.
Donning Michael Jordan’s number for the 2015 Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest, the Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine channeled His Airness – and possibly outdid him – with this epic dunk. Somebody needs to check his hi-tops for rockets.
Richard Green unintentionally pulled off a trick shot at a PGA pro-am tournament. At the 15th hole, he hit the ball into a bunker, but instead of staying put it bounced out and rolled to the hole, turning a par-4 into an Albatross.
Apparel for fight fans. Roots of Fight makes t-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts based on the greatest boxers, MMA fighters and trainers, including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Freddie Roach, the Gracies and Bruce Lee.
The New York Times checks out the Wilson football factory in Ohio. Take a look at the old-fashioned process of making an NFL football, as narrated by retired sewer Jane Helser (who believes Deflategate was no accident).
Skittles secured an press conference with Marshawn Lynch to discuss key issues leading up to the big game. He discusses Beast Mode, officiating, and his plans for the future. Plus, stick around as Marshawn plugs The Awesomer. Sorta.
SuiteHop is a ticketing service that sells unused suite spots in NBA, NFL and NHL stadiums, which normally only take annual reservations for the coveted spots. You can book individual seats or entire suites.
“Holla! We gon’ ball!”Bad Lip Reading returns to its bread and butter play, and puts hilarious words in the mouths of NFL players, staff and crew. Watch them talk and sing about pickles, Funyuns, rodent meat and more.
WorldWideInterweb assembles the most entertaining, memorable and funniest Super Bowl commercials in the history of the game. The pre-roll ads are Super annoying, but the payoff is worth it. Wazzzzzuuuuupp?!?! Bud. Wise. Err.
It is unclear to us why the baseball fans are our favorites, but any way you slice it, this compilation of people running onto the field during sporting events and getting tackled is bound to be a crowd peaser. Pleaser. Geez.
Candide Thovex skis and somersaults his way down the slopes of Val Blanc, France in one of the best first-person videos we’ve ever seen. You don’t need music or flashy editing when you have someone this skilled at work.
Sledge hockey or sled hockey is a variant of the sport for people with lower limb disabilities. Gatorade interviewed the Cruisers sledge hockey team, then surprised them with a special selection of opponents.