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2016 Minnesota All Hockey Hair Team

2016 Minnesota All Hockey Hair Team

Game On! Minnesota presents its picks for the best hair among Minnesotan high school hockey players. Apparently these kids have made it their mission to keep mullets and pornstaches alive.

Inaugural Hole-in-One

Inaugural Hole-in-One

Eleven-year-old Taylor Crozier was one of the first kids to try out Tiger Woods’ children’s golf course in a private country club in Texas. With parents, media and Woods himself watching, Taylor showed how one becomes a legend.

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One of Those Days 3

One of Those Days 3

Yep, that’s the point of view of a man who’s somersaulting over a spinning helicopter blade. Carefree skiier Candide Thovex upped the ante for his third One of Those Days video. There’s a fair amount of editing magic here, but it’s no less amazing for that.

Misconceptions about Sports

Misconceptions about Sports

Did you know that hockey was not invented in Canada? Or that the black belt is not always the highest rank in martial arts? All that in more in Mental Floss’ final Misconceptions episode. Boooo!

5’5″ Can Dunk

5’5″ Can Dunk

“HOW’D HE DO THAT?!” MaxPreps shares this video of high school basketball player Melvin Lee, who is supposedly only 5’5″ tall. Melvin literally shut a game down, at least for a moment, when he leapt practically his height to posterize two defenders.

Pillbox Bat Co.

Pillbox Bat Co.

Based in Winona, Minnesota, the Pillbox Bat Company makes solid maple baseball bats with hand-painted or hand-burned retro graphics. They’re beautiful enough to display but sturdy enough for casual games.

Gordon vs. LaVine Slam Dunk Contest

Gordon vs. LaVine Slam Dunk Contest

2/13/16 will forever be remembered as the day a dude sat in mid-air. The NBA’s rocket-jumping 20-year olds Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine brought Toronto down in a legendary Slam Dunk Contest. Batman v Superman is probably going to be a letdown compared to this duel.

Colbert, Key & Peele TD Celebrations 2

Colbert, Key & Peele TD Celebrations 2

The Late Show has more footage of the Portland Tigers’ Hingle McCringleberry and Kimble Mathias butting heads with the ref over their touchdown shenanigans. Meanwhile the league is just ignoring the Spartans’ blatant match fixing.

Flips & Whips

Flips & Whips

In their PAC-12 meet against the University of Utah, UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus pumped up her fellow teammates and their home crowd with her trendy floor routine, where in between her flips she pulled off dance moves like the nae nae, the Quan and the dab.

Colbert, Key & Peele: TD Celebrations

Colbert, Key & Peele: TD Celebrations

“And there’s the penalty! You just cannot eat the ball at this level of play.” The Late Show helped Key and Peele revive one of their sketch show characters with a series of increasingly elaborate touchdown celebrations.

2016 NFL Bad Lip Reading Part 2

2016 NFL Bad Lip Reading Part 2

“I can’t sleep since you took my puppy!” The second part of Bad Lip Reading’s football special takes on esoteric topics such as fudge, face tattoos, Peyton Manning’s jokes, but ironically it’s best bit didn’t need to be dubbed.

2016 NFL Bad Lip Reading Part 1

2016 NFL Bad Lip Reading Part 1

“We’re gonna put the ball on third and whatever. I don’t wanna measure.” Bad Lip Reading caught Drew Brees’ pep talk, Tom Brady’s secret to winning games, Cam Newton’s Paris escapades and more. Long live Wu Tang.

Rookie/Vet Ep. 1

Rookie/Vet Ep. 1

A season-long series by The Players’ Tribune. It’s about the passing of wisdom between Phoenix Suns’ 33-year old center Tyson Chandler, a 15-year veteran, NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, and his teammate Devin Booker, the 19-year old sharpshooting rookie.

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NHL After Dark (Trailer)

NHL After Dark (Trailer)

NHL After Dark is an 11-part series from GoPro, the NHL and the NHLPA that will give us an in-depth look at the players’ late night training sessions. Claude Giroux’s version of Frogger is insane. Premieres 2/3/16.

Yoga Design Lab Combo Mat

Yoga Design Lab Combo Mat

Namaste committed to yoga practice with the beautiful color combos and practicality of these machine washable mats from Yoga Design Lab. The microfiber top layer is bonded to a durable tree rubber base and grips well with sweat, so there’s no need to layer a towel in hot sessions.

TaylorMade M1 Driver

TaylorMade M1 Driver

Dial into more forgiveness and tremendous range of adjustability on TaylorMade’s latest driver, which means launching stronger draws or fades with less spin to go farther. And gazing down at the gorgeous carbon composite crown urges us to hit more balls – in all seasons.

The Rajput Ride

The Rajput Ride

Red Bull skaters Vladik Scholz, Michael Mackrodt and Dan Zvereff went to Rajasthan, India to flip and grind their way through the cramped streets of New Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Another awesome skateboard video from Patrik Wallner.

Soccer Trick Shots

Soccer Trick Shots

Dude Perfect went to London to hang out with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Arsenal’s Callum Chambers and Mathieu Flamini and challenge them with trick shots. Or as the pros call them, drills.

Bandwagon.net 2016 Edition

Bandwagon.net 2016 Edition

“Sign up now and we’ll send you this handy pamphlet on embracing delusion and living a lie.” The latest episode of Fox Sports’ annual double-sided NFL burn craps on Vikings fans, Johnny Manziel and more with the help of the evergreen Betty White.

Ogio Silencer Cart Bag

Ogio Silencer Cart Bag

Save that chatter for the 19th hole and enjoy the quiet with Ogio’s 2016 Silencer bag technology – 14 individual compartments with compression fit bottoms that let you configure your clubs the way you like. Convenient pockets, sleeves and handle keep your sticks preserved in style.

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Casspi & Curry Shootout

Casspi & Curry Shootout

The Warriors’ Steph Curry and the Kings’ Omri Casspi turned the 2nd quarter of their match into a video game. In 3 minutes, they made nine 3-point shots, some from over 30ft. The crazier fact? Back in January, Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson did this and more all by himself.

He’s a Punter, Not a Fighter

He’s a Punter, Not a Fighter

Don’t dish out punishment if you can’t take it. In their recent game against the Seahawks, Rams punter Johnny Hekker inexplicably shoved defensive end Cliff Avril from behind. Hekker was called for a foul, but the real penalty came in the next play.

Down-and-out, Out and Down

Down-and-out, Out and Down

A kickboxer eats a right hook to the jaw and a left kick to the head. He tries to get up, but his body already threw in the towel. His fighting spirit clearly didn’t get the message, so his body sent it again.

Dog Wrecked by Crossover

Dog Wrecked by Crossover

Redditor traviemccoy spotted a young baller who broke four ankles with one killer crossover. Get on this Hoops Mixtape! Props to the hype man for knowing when to pounce. Turn the volume down.

NBA Team State Flags

NBA Team State Flags

Redditor defenestrate_me_now combined the state flags of all NBA teams with their respective logos. Naturally some states got multiple versions, though that doesn’t mean much for Texas’ state flag. Flat versions here.

Blackalicious: Sports Alphabet

Blackalicious: Sports Alphabet

“Entertainer entertaining everyone and every mass, enemies is envious ain’t even peep the elbow pass” Hip hop duo Blackalicious remix their classic tune Alphabet Aerobics, replacing the lyrics with sports-related lines.

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