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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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World’s Longest Ski Jumps

World’s Longest Ski Jumps

Skier Stefan Kraft broke the record for the world’s longest ski jump, gliding an astounding 253.5 meters (~832 ft) through the air during an event at Vikersund, just moments after Robert Johansson broke the record at 252 meters (~827 ft). Both jumps were extraordinary.

MMA Double KO

MMA Double KO

(Gore) At MMA league Shamrock FC’s 285th live event, featherweights Axel Cazares and Alan Vasquez gave the crowd  – and each other – a stunning result. The fighters connected with a hard right on each other’s face at the same time. Someone still won though. Kind of.

Torey Pudwill’s Flatbar Frenzy

Torey Pudwill’s Flatbar Frenzy

Skateboarder Tory Pudwill is a man on a mission – to balance his board on the best, longest, and most challenging flatbars he can find. After watching this clip, we’re pretty sure it’s mission accomplished. Read more about his epic quest here.

The Big Wave Project (Trailer)

The Big Wave Project (Trailer)

Tim Bonython’s documentary will take us to some of the best and most dangerous surfing spots in the world as it follows a tight-knit group of big wave surfers who are addicted to the thrill of the sport. Premieres Spring 2017.

Ozzy Man: Best of Ping Pong 2016

Ozzy Man: Best of Ping Pong 2016

(PG-13: Language) “This is no casual game in the caravan park activity room.” YouTube’s favorite vulgar commentator Ozzy Man Reviews looks at some of the best ping pong plays in 2016. He’s impressed by the “f-you, nah, f-you” rallies, the table’s leg game and more.

8-Bit Super Bowl Highlights

8-Bit Super Bowl Highlights

Using the classic Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl, YouTuber irishkidd84 replicated all of the scoring plays from Super Bowl 51. No matter what resolution you watch the game in, the Patriots’ comeback is just as mindblowing. The only thing missing is a pixelated Lady Gaga.

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