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Islanders broadcaster calls Philly Phanatic 'overrated, washed up hack'

MSG Network broadcaster Howie Rose called the Philly Phanatic an "overrated, washed up hack" during the first intermission of Monday's New York Islanders game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Rose's comments were prompted when cameras panned to Mr. Met, the New York Mets mascot, walking the aisles of Nassau Coliseum greeting young fans. Rose referenced a poll...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Paul assists Kenny Smith in State Farm ad (Video)

L.A. Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul stars as State Farm agent Cliff Paul in a new commercial where he assists TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith after he fails to jump over a car during a slam dunk attempt. Reggie Miller and Marv Albert also appear as they try to talk Smith out of the stunt, but to no avail. H/T TNLP. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook takes slap shot to the groin (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook took a slap shot to the groin during the first period of Sunday's game at the United Center against the Los Angeles Kings. Seabrook positioned himself to block the shot from defenseman Drew Doughty during a Kings power play and took the puck to "the midsection". Seabrook was taken right to the Blackhawks dressing room but...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Snowball fight breaks out during weather delay at NC college baseball game (Video)

A college baseball game in North Carolina between host Gardner-Webb and Dayton was stopped in the top of the sixth inning Saturday in a scoreless tie due to a snowstorm. Due to the severity of the storm, the remainder of the game was cancelled, so there was nothing left for the Gardner-Webb and Dayton players to do but have a good old-fashioned snowball fight. The game could not...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

State Farm agent 'Cliff Paul' watches NBA All-Star Saturday (Video)

Chris Paul's "twin brother" was "seen in the crowd" during NBA All-Star Saturday. The TNT broadcast of the Saturday night festivities pulled off a neat special effect by airing a pre-taped segment of CP3's "long lost identical twin brother Cliff Paul" in the stands (rooting for the Eastern Conference) side-by-side with a live shot of Chris...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant says he has '2 years max' remaining in NBA career (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant stopped by the Nike Suite during the NBA All-Star festivities in Houston for an interview with Damon Jones, where Bryant said that When Bryant was asksed how much longer he can keep playing in the NBA, Bryant responded "Probably two years max...Next year might be it. It's one of those things I think I'll wake up and I'...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians trainer wears Speedos to pay off BCS championship bet (Photo)

Cleveland Indians trainer Michael Salazar lost a bet with strength and conditioning coach Joe Kessler over last month's BCS National Championship college football game between Notre Dame and Alabama. To pay it off, Salazar attending Friday's spring training session wearing red Speedos and an Alabama baseball cap. Salazar was also without a shirt, but that was only because...
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February 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

'Stephen A. Smith' talks Lakers on SNL Weekend Update (Video)

Saturday Night Live discussed the turbulent season of the Los Angeles Lakers during this week's "Weekend Update" segment, with Jay Pharoah using his impression of ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith to comment on the situation. Smith discussed his closeness with several Lakers players, including hot air balloon rides taken with Steve Nash, driving Vespas with Pau Gasol...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lloy Ball gets Italian cathedral tattooed on his arm (Photo)

American Olympic volleyball star Lloy Ball paid tribute to the Italian city of Modena when he recently got a tattoo of the city's cathedral on his arm. Pretty impressive detail, as it looks just like the real thing. H/T Che Palle! Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire takes epic spill during Florida State men's baseball opener (Video)

Home plate umpire Bruce Ravan took an epic spill during the home opener of the Florida State men's baseball team against Rhode Island on Friday night. It happened in the bottom of the sixth inning as Ravan was signaling that FSU batter Marcus Davis was hit by a pitch. Ravan tripped over his own feet, then stumbled towards first base about five or six steps while trying to...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt races Kevin Hart at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game (Video)

Jamaican Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Usain Bolt was challenged to a footrace by comedian Kevin Hart in between quarters at the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game Friday night in Houston. The race consisted of running down the length of the court and back with the basketball while making a basket on both ends.  Hart was able to pull of the upset thanks to a massive false start...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

ECHL goaltender Brian Foster scores thanks to own goal by opponents (Video)

Cincinnati Cyclones goalie Brian Foster became the 11th goalie in ECHL history to score a goal, thanks to some puck mishandling by the Trenton Titans in Friday night's game. It happened in the final minute of the first period after Foster blocked a shot and the Titans swapped their goaltender for a sixth skater during a delayed penalty call against the Cyclones. After regrouping...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Alex Ovechkin stick his hand into an electric socket? (Photo)

Probably not, but how else do you explain this picture of Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin's hair standing on end during Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay? Photo via Mike Brophy. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith danced in locker room after win over Wisconsin (Video)

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith celebrated Thursday's 58-53 victory over Big Ten rival Wisconsin by breaking out some MC Hammer-style moves while dancing to Ke$ha's "Die Young". Not sure what Smith was more excited about: the big win, or the fact that it happened to be Valentine's Day. Either way, it certainly was a great...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt shocks the world...with dunk at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game (Video)

Jamaican sprinter (and Olympic gold medal winner) Usain Bolt displayed his athletic versatility with a slam dunk in the first quarter of Friday night's 2013 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game in Houston. Although some might debate whether he traveled on the play, Bolt had a nice finish with the two-handed slam. GIF via BleacherReport. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks jump on the 'Harlem Shake' bandwagon (Video)

The Arizona Diamondbacks became the first MLB team to create a video for that viral dance craze sweeping the Internet, the "Harlem Shake". Watch closely and see if you can find manager Kirk Gibson doing his famous fist-pump. Your browser does not support iframes. Video via MLB.com. H/T BLS. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin exchange dunks

In Thursday night's NBA matchup between the Los Angeles rivals at the Staples Center, Clippers star Blake Griffin and Lakers star Kobe Bryant exchanged slam dunks in the third quarter. Griffin's dunk came off a perfect lob pass from Clippers guard Chris Paul midway through the third quarter. A minute later, Bryant beat Clippers guard Jamal Crawford one-on-one and threw...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes LW Jussi Jokinen falls down after scoring goal (Video)

Carolina Hurricanes left winger Jussi Jokinen scored a power play goal in the second period of Thursday night's NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, then fell to the ice as his teammates were coming to celebrate with him. It was Jokinen's second goal of the season as the Hurricanes won the game 3-1. Video via NHL.com. H/T Puck Daddy. Visit us at holdoutsports...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikko Koivu steals Alex Burrows' glove (Video)

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu stole the glove of Vancouver Canucks center Alex Burrows as the players were heading toward their respective benches during Tuesday night's game at the Rogers Centre. Koivu entered the Wild bench with the glove, then tossed it back out onto the ice after Burrows entered the Canucks bench. Burrows was left to try to reach for his glove with...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Jack Edwards/Kris Kross 'Jump' mash-up is spectacular (Video)

Boston Bruins announcer Jack Edwards went viral overnight when he was caught jumping up and down in the broadcast booth as the Bruins tied the New York Rangers in the final minute of regulation after being down 3-0 in the third period of Tuesday night's game at the TD Garden. Well, now the folks at Days of Y'Orr have mashed up the video footage of Edwards' jumping...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State mascot 'Sparty' videobombs Samantha Ponder (GIF)

Michigan State Spartans mascot "Sparty" videobombed ESPN college basketball analyst Samantha Ponder as she was in the middle of one of her live courtside reports during Tuesday night's college basketball game in East Lansing against arch-rival Michigan. Ponder didn't seem to notice Sparty flexing his muscles behind her as she continued her report. However, Ponder...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Argentine soccer referee hit by rock thrown from stands (Video)

Referee Mariano Gonzalez was hit in the chest with a rock thrown from the stands during a second division soccer match from Argentina between Boca Unidos and Gimnasia La Plata that took place Monday. It happened in the second half after Gonzalez sent off Boca Unidos’ Matias Moises, apparently upsetting someone in the home crowd. Gonzalez stopped in his tracks after being hit...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh head-fives Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers (GIF)

Miami Heat center Chris Bosh found himself left hanging when trying to give a high-five to teammates Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers as they walked off the court during a timeout in the final minutes of Tuesday night's 117-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Allen and Chalmers were in the middle of a conversation, so rather than interrupt them, Bosh decided to tap their...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell dresses as security guard, escorts Shaq out of Staples Center (Video)

Actor/comedian Will Ferrell posed as a security guard at Tuesday night's Los Angeles Lakers game and, as part of an apparent prank,  escorted retired Lakers superstar Shaquille O'Neal out of the Staples Center. Ferrell was dressed as a Staples Center "redcoat" and stood stone-faced at courtside. Without breaking character, Ferrell asked Shaq to stand up from...
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February 13, 2013  |  2 Comments

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scores own goal vs Anaheim (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook accidentally scored an own goal during the second period of Tuesday night's NHL game at the United Center against the Anaheim Ducks. It happened in the second period as Seabrook was blocking a pass sent through the goal crease from Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf to his teammate Corey Perry. Unfortunately, Seabrook knocked the puck past...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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