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The Bunny Scores!

The Bunny Scores!

During the Canadian Football League Labor Day Classic, a rabbit ran onto the field and proceeded to make a break for the endzone. With no defense blocking his way, he not only scored a touchdown, he did a little showboating as he crossed the goal line.

How to Score Pickup Basketball

How to Score Pickup Basketball

(PG-13 Language) Grantland warns pickup hoops players to stick to the normal 2- and 3-point system. Why? Because using 1s and 2s – i.e. making one shot twice as valuable as the other – encourages players to summon their inner Josh Smith.

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Ballpark Diamonds

Ballpark Diamonds

9″x 9″ relief sculptures of Major League Baseball stadiums laser cut from oak veneer. For now only Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, AT&T Park, Busch Stadium and Kauffman Stadium are available; the rest will be made after the product launches.

Punt Return Insanity

Punt Return Insanity

Fans attending a recent football game between Hawaiian high schools Kahuku and Kaiser were treated to one of the odder and more entertaining punt return sequences we’ve seen. Hit play, and keep your eye on the ball, folks.

Loop Pool

Loop Pool

Invented by mathematician Alex Bellos, Loop is a variation of pool that involves a small table with an elliptical surface, three balls and just one pocket. More here. Play the online version here.

Nine-Ball Yo-yo

Nine-Ball Yo-yo

In this clip from an old USA vs. Canada 9-ball tourney, America’s Jeremy Jones did a great job hiding the cue ball. But it wasn’t good enough, as Alain Martel found a crazy way to extract the cue ball and set up another shot.

Archery Tag

Archery Tag

Indulge your Rambo and Katniss fantasies with Archery Tag. It’s a lot like dodgeball, except you use a bow and foam-tipped arrows. Eliminate opponents by tagging them or catching their arrow. Video by Archery Sports.

Waveform

Waveform

Surf gear maker O’Neill challenged filmmakers to create surfing videos with a twist. Here’s Stefan Nadelman’s contribution, an eye-popping visualization of waves in a variety of different contexts. Wave is love. Wave is life.

GoPro: Tour de France 2015

GoPro: Tour de France 2015

GoPro shares some of its coverage from this year’s Tour de France. Check out the thrills and spills from cameras mounted on riders and drones. Keep an eye on the GoPro World YouTube channel for more.

Kiddie Pool Kickball

Kiddie Pool Kickball

Pennsylvania-based youth ministry Epic Student Life shares a new summer sport. This fun twist on kickball uses a beach ball, kiddie pools as bases, and slippery tarps between each base.

Why eSports Belong on ESPN

Why eSports Belong on ESPN

The Game Theorists argue that esports should be on ESPN, which by the way also shows poker tourneys and spelling bees. The problem is that non-gamers have outdated perceptions about competitive gaming and video games in general.

Ashes to Agassiz (Trailer)

Ashes to Agassiz (Trailer)

Sherpas Cinema’s insane-looking documentary about freerider Graham Agassiz. In 2013 Aggy broke two vertebrae when his bike got caught in a bush in one of his downhill runs. Thankfully he recovered and is back in action.

The Math Behind Basketball

The Math Behind Basketball

This TED talk is a thinly veiled ad for a sports analytics company. To be fair, they’re Minority Report minus the psychics. By quantifying behavior and ability they can accurately predict the likelihood of possible outcomes.

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Insane Badminton Rally 3

Insane Badminton Rally 3

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus put on a show at the 2015 Yonex US Open Badminton Championships Men’s Finals against Lee Chong Wei. The two engaged in a battle of placing that couldn’t have ended better. Lee got the last laugh though.

Golf Trick Shots POV

Golf Trick Shots POV

Donning a GoPro, golf pro Karsten Maas shows off a variety of trick shots done with his collection of silly custom golf clubs, which range from a hammer club to a crazy 14-foot-long driver. He certainly knows how to keep his eye on the ball.

Squirrel Dive-Bomber

Squirrel Dive-Bomber

A squirrel was spotted running to the top of the net at a recent Phillies/Cards game, when it suddenly took a flying leap – directly into the bullpen. We don’t know the prognosis of the squirrel, but he managed to clear the bench.

World’s Highest Basketball Shot

World’s Highest Basketball Shot

We’re assuming it took them a few tries, but it’s still pretty damned impressive that the guys from How Ridiculous were able to sink a basketball thrown 415 off the top of Tasmania’s Gordon Dam through a net stationed at the bottom.

No Chain Required

No Chain Required

U.S. mountain biker Aaron Gwin shows how skill and determination trumps working equipment as his bike broke its chain at the start of the race, and he still managed to win the round. Fortunately he didn’t need to pedal uphill.

Glukos Energy Products

Glukos Energy Products

The bar for sports nutrition has been raised with the GLUKOS line of energy products. Made without sucrose or fructose, the not-too-sweet goods provide a natural boost of energy in half the time of harsh sports drinks. Available here.

Every NBA Pre-Game Analysis

Every NBA Pre-Game Analysis

(PG-13 Language) “See what he did there? He put the orange ball in the red circle, thereby releasing a double point.” Boat Comedy says this is what NBA pre-game talk is like. They’re wrong. This is what the pre-game talk should be like.

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Pearl Izumi Select LTD Bike Jersey

Pearl Izumi Select LTD Bike Jersey

Biker dads will appreciate the comfort and sweet graphics on these Pearl Izumi jerseys. Offered in a variety of designs, they’re semi-fitted with roomy rear pockets and superior fabric wicking abilities, so you can look and feel cool all day.

LWT: FIFA II

LWT: FIFA II

(PG-13 Language) Last Week Tonight returns to look at the indictment and arrest of some of FIFA’s top officials on charges of corruption. Sadly, the organization will live on unless its sponsors pull their funding.

The Triple-up Dunk

The Triple-up Dunk

Vince Carter made a 7ft. dude world famous by dunking over him. The 5’9″ baller Ilya Kroshka aka Kroha doesn’t shatter anyone’s dreams here, but he does dunk over a guy piggybacked on another guy.

Steph Curry: Sink a Three

Steph Curry: Sink a Three

A group of musically talented Golden State Warriors fans went all out in their homage to the league MVP and the team’s baby-faced assassin in this cheesy adaptation of the Beatles’ Let It Be. He will be the answer…

The Lost & Found Dunk

The Lost & Found Dunk

The 6’1″ “professional dunker” and Bounce Kit creator Jordan Kilganon pulls off what he calls the Lost and Found. It’s a 360º behind the back self-alley oop monster jam. The dude at 0:13 just got his life ruined.

Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept

Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept

This custom version of Audi’s TT 2+2 has been blessed with an electrically-enhanced turbocharging system which turns its small 2.5L 5-banger into a 600hp monster that does 0-to-60 in 3.6 secs, and tops out at 192mph. Dat wing.

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