Biking phenom and sole two-time Red Bull Rampage winner Kyle Strait went back to the old contest grounds to talk about the highlights and evolution of the competition that has helped redefine mountain biking.
Watch America go up against Estonia in the ultimate battle for slackline supremacy, turning in mad flips, bounces and spins on a springy line of webbing. That trick at 3:55 was sick. We’re just glad they didn’t try it here.
Uncanny Kenny “The Jet” Smith joins Uncanny Shaquille O’Neal and Uncanny Ernie Johnson as commentators in NBA 2K16. The three analysts will provide banter and trivia not just in the pre-game loading screen but at halftime and after the game as well.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 The problem is that non-gamers have outdated perceptions about competitive gaming and video games in general.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
(PG-13 Language) Last Week Tonightreturns 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.