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Hingle McCringleberry on ESPN

Hingle McCringleberry on ESPN

After years of penalizing players for showboating after a score, the NFL has finally let up on its strict endzone celebration rules. ESPN sat down with a player who knows the drill all too well to get his opinion, and to announce his un-retirement.

Rapping Sports Team Names

Rapping Sports Team Names

(PG-13: Language) “I was ravin’ in the desert til the sun gave me red skin, I told you that I’m no saint, I see hawks, I just spin…” Mac Lethal incorporates the names of every US pro football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer team into a cohesive 3-minute rap.

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The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown

The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown

“It’s not a fake sport… It’s a real story that we’re telling.” Director Tim Grant introduces us to pro wrestler Cauliflower Chase Brown, who reminds us the action we see on stage is backed up by a desire to entertain and satisfy an audience with a heroes tale for the underdog.

Real Skifi Summer

Real Skifi Summer

Finland-based ski crew Real Skifi is used to having snow all the way into May, but even that far North there are summer days without powder. That didn’t stop the gang from taking to the streets and countryside with their skis and cranking out some sick tricks.

Court Grabbers Traction Gel

Court Grabbers Traction Gel

Court Grabbers clean the soles of your shoes, minimizing the risk of slipping on indoor courts. They consist of a base that you lace on your shoes, a washable strip, and an alcohol-based cleaning gel. Just swipe your shoe over the strip and you’re good to go.

World Chase Tag

World Chase Tag

World Chase Tag combines the classic children’s game with parkour and an obstacle-filled stage to create short bursts of intense action. Teams of traceurs take turns trying to evade their opponent until time runs out or they reach the target score.

The Oil Patterns in Bowling Lanes

The Oil Patterns in Bowling Lanes

Bowling alleys typically coat their lanes with oil to protect the wood. This has a significant effect on the ball, so much so that competitions use a variety of oil patterns to challenge competitors. Vox spoke with pro bowler Phil Edwards about bowling’s hidden layer.

Stadium Map Art

Stadium Map Art

Stadium Map Art makes framed and laser-engraved wooden maps featuring famous United States baseball or football stadiums. The maps come in two designs: a detailed city or campus map or a state-shaped map outlined with major roads.

Icarus (Trailer)

Icarus (Trailer)

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel initially wanted to learn more about performance-enhancing drugs. His research unwittingly got him caught in Russia’s doping scandal. Critics say Icarus has a poorly-edited first half, but its twists and bombs make it worth watching. Premieres 8/4/17 on Netflix.

Borg/McEnroe (Trailer)

Borg/McEnroe (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Shia LeBeouf stars as tennis legend John McEnroe in this Swedish biographical drama about the famous rivalry between the outspoken and crafty McEnroe and the reclusive and athletic Björn Borg.

Great Boxing Moments Vol. 1

Great Boxing Moments Vol. 1

Boxing Legends TV kicks off a series featuring its picks for the best moments in recent boxing history. The video includes Amir Khan against Marcos Maidana, Sergio Martinez against Paul Williams II, and Manny Pacquiao against Antonio Margarito.

Freeze Out

Freeze Out

Runner Nigel Talton aka “The Freeze” has been kicking butt and taking names of fans at Atlanta Braves games recently. The fan gets a massive headstart, but The Freeze can catch them all. This fan thought he had him beat, but his early celebration killed any hopes of a win.

Parkour Course POV Run

Parkour Course POV Run

Run along with athlete Calen Chan as he heads down the Skyladder parkour course built down the side of Tianman Mountain in China. Not only is the 999 step-tall course the longest on the planet, but its built on a 45° incline to add to the challenge. The slide part looks like fun.

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Jalen vs. Everybody: Kobe

Jalen vs. Everybody: Kobe

ESPN recently released a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style online film starring Jalen Rose as, well, Jalen Rose. Here’s a clip from Jalen vs. Everybody that sees the former NBA star and now sports analyst bump into his father Kobe Bryant. Dominate cameos.

Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality

Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality

“When the game is on the line, I’m not asking myself to do something that I haven’t done thousands and thousands of times before.” YouTuber basketballprosworkouts extracted clips from Kobe Bryant’s documentary Muse to create a motivational video.

Nike KD10

Nike KD10

Kevin Durant celebrates his 10th season in the NBA with his latest signature shoe. The KD10 features a stylish and comfy Flyknit upper, a wide lacing system that secure and moves with your entire foot, and a full-length Zoom Air unit. Drops 6/1/17.

Game of Zones: Trade Winds

Game of Zones: Trade Winds

Bleacher Report’s Game of Thrones-meets-NBA parody cartoons reaches the height of savagery in its latest episode. Watch as the Brooklyn Nets, the Orlando Magic, and the Toronto Raptors tackle the trade deadline. Mario Hezonja’s probably lawyering up right now.

NBA 2K18 (Teaser)

NBA 2K18 (Teaser)

The Big Aristotle is honored to be the cover guy for this year’s edition of NBA 2K. But something’s not right with his prepared speech in this awesome teaser. The game drops 9/15/17 on Windows, Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

Paul Pierce: The Truth is Free

Paul Pierce: The Truth is Free

“I called game.” Prolific scorer. Clutch player. Hero. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce retired this season after 19 years in the NBA. He may not have had Kobe’s epic finale, but that doesn’t take away from what he did for Boston and for the sport.

Boriz Jerseys

Boriz Jerseys

Texas-based clothing company Boriz Jerseys specializes in bootleg retro sports apparel. But they also have a ton of replica jerseys worn by characters from classic TV shows and movies, including Steamin’ Willie Beamen, Steve Urkel and Charlie Conway.

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Jonathon Simmons: Dunk League

Jonathon Simmons: Dunk League

Here’s the San Antonio Spurs’ D-League gem Jonathon Simmons working on his highlight reel. It’s an absolutely disgusting facial on Portland Trailblazers’ 7’1″ Meyers Leonard. It was so nasty, even the stone-faced Kawhi Leonard was compelled to react.

Russell Westbrook: Mr. Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook: Mr. Triple-Double

Oklahoma City Thunder’s tireless point guard Russell Westbrook has become only the second NBA player ever to average double digits in points, assists and rebounds for a season. He’s also tied Oscar Robertson’s record for most triple-doubles with a couple of games to spare.

Dog: 1, Soccer Teams: 0

Dog: 1, Soccer Teams: 0

“Well that’s probably the best highlight of this game so far.” During a recent UK soccer match, a beagle decided to run on the field and join the festivities. It took more than 7 minutes to round up the energetic dog, but he certainly kept the fans amused during the long timeout.

Kentucky Fans, March 2017

Kentucky Fans, March 2017

…nuff’ said. Lexington CBS/FOX sports anchor Lee K. Howard shares this scene from a bar that perfectly captured the heart-wrenching final seconds of Kentucky and North Carolina’s Elite Eight match. Hugs for everyone.

Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges

Each year, the brave men and women of the Chicago Fire and Chicago Police Departments meet up in the ring for a series of exhibition fights. With the help of sponsor Country Financial, the matches raise funds to support families of fallen firefighters and officers.

Head Graphene Touch Instinct Racquet

Head Graphene Touch Instinct Racquet

It’s Spring, which in the Midwest means go play outside. How about tennis? Graphene and Kraibon for killer shock absorption in Head’s new Instinct line means great touch, power and maneuverability. Try the Adaptive version with a kit to tune the stick to your personal specs.

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