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High Schooler With Down Syndrome Scores 14 Points On Senior Night

February is a quietly great time of year in the world of high school basketball, as it’s when teams across America honor their seniors the night of their final regular season home games. Every so often, among thousands upon thousands of Senior Night celebrations, we bear witness to incredible moments like the one in the video above. Kevin Grow, a senior at Bensalem High School...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven-Foot High School Basketball Star Has Insanely Impressive Highlight Reel

Thon Maker is a sophomore in high school who also happens to be 7’1 and the owner of an incredible skill set on the basketball court. His agility, ball-handling skills and range are all seriously impressive for a big man and make him a lethal weapon on the hardwood. Maker is at the top of ESPN’s Class of 2016, so keep an eye on him. [h/t Deadspin] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Best Ashley Wagner Olympic Memes

In the 2012 Summer Olympics American gymnast McKayla Maroney was catapulted into internet stardom thanks to her “not impressed” face after receiving a silver medal for the vault. Now in these 2014 Sochi Winter Games, American Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner is poised to garner the same internet treatment after her reaction to receiving a fourth place score of 63.10. To celebrate...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Players Found Out Their Coach Was Fired via Twitter

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that the Detroit Pistons have fired Maurice Cheeks as their head coach on Sunday morning, and apparently he found out even quicker than some of the Pistons’ players. Check out the reactions from Charlie Villanueva and Brandon Jennings upon hearing the news courtesy of Twitter.  Not a great look for the organization. I personally blame...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The One Vladimir Putin Picture To Rule Them All

We all owe Instagram user Damedvedev a serious thank you after he posted this outrageous picture of Russian Czar Prime Minister Vladimir Putin having a ball on his way up a mountain.     Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Report: Pistons fire Maurice Cheeks

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have fired Mo Cheeks as their head coach. The announcement comes as the Pistons are sitting in 9th place in the lowly Eastern conference with a 21-29 record. According to Woj, general manager Joe Dumars informed Cheeks the firing on Sunday morning. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Legend of Radko Gudas Continues To Grow (Just Like His Beard)

Already the owner of one of the best name’s in hockey, Radko Gudas is now on his way to become a cult hero. The 2010 draft pick is best known as a punishing stay-at-home type of defenseman who loves to smush the opposition with a hit or his beard. Now we can start to love Radko for also being an impressive doppleganger for Indiana Jones. The picture above was taken by Lightning...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir Wins Gold Medal In Haberdashery

Tara Lipinski, you’ve been weighed. You’ve been measured. And you’ve been found wanting. [@Choire] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Is On Her Way To Becoming An Internet Sensation

.GIF via Deadspin The Internet doesn’t require much from a target in order to catapult them into unwanted (or wanted) fame. Just take a look back at the memes of 2013, and you will see that all was really needed a platform and one little catalyst. Well, U.S. Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner may have cemented her spot in Internet history courtesy of a moment when the cameras...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Still Working Out His High Five Issues

After sinking a nice eagle putt during the Pebble Beach Pro-am on Saturday, the New England Patriots quarterback went over to his playing partner to give him a high five in celebration. The image below was the result, and as you can see it is not pretty If you need a reminder of Tom Brady and his high five woes you can go HERE, HERE, or HERE. via Eric Risberg of the AssociatedPress...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart Pulled a Ron Artest and Put Hands on a Fan

Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, who is a big fan of flopping, may be getting in a bit of trouble for losing his composure towards the end of his team’s loss to Texas Tech.  Smart made his way to the stands and physically pushed a Texas Tech fan. Not smart. [YouTube] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

USF’s Victor Rudd Just ‘Mozgov’d’ A Poor, Poor Rutgers Player

University of South Florida senior forward Victor Rudd skied for this spectacular dunk over Junior Etou of Rutgers. The nasty slam was reminiscent of Blake Griffin’s legendary dunk on Timofey Mozgov from 2010. You just got Mozgov’d. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jogger Gives Interview About How Great It Is To Run In The Snow Then Promptly Falls On Her Head

Chelsea and Michael are a couple of California kids who are now living in Portland and love going jogging even in the snow. The lovebirds were giving their insight on how great it is to go for a jog in snowy north Portland to KOIN 6 News. Chelsea went on to say, “It’s the perfect texture for running, very low impact and stress.” However seconds later it seemed that the snow...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Navy Sailor Has Emotional Reunion With Family At Bruins Game

The Boston Bruins frequently honor local military heroes during games in Boston with an “8-Spoked Salute” on the jumbotron. During Saturday’s matinee matchup with the Senators, however, the moment was a little different (and a whole lot more special) than usual. Justin Strausser of the US Navy surprised his family with a homecoming a week earlier than expected, creating a very...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The George Zimmerman/DMX Fight Is Not Happening

It was supposed to be the greatest fight of all-time that involved a non-boxer/non-celebrity and an chemically-imbalanced rapper. However the “celebrity” boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX has allegedly been canceled by the promoter, Damon Feldman. The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I'm sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Facebook ‘Look Back’ Videos Including Kanye West, Mark Zuckerberg And Tim Tebow

By now your Facebook wall has inundated you with hundreds of “Look Back” videos that share the best moments of your friend’s and family’s lives. While most of those videos are extremely boring and full of pictures of people’s kids or people getting drunk or people getting drunk and later making kids, these ten “Look Back” videos of celebrities are sure to be more entertaining...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Walter White’s Facebook ‘Look Back’ Video Is Brilliant

If you are like me, you are sick of your Facebook news feed being clogged up with everyone’s Facebook ‘Look Back’ videos. Well, trust me when I tell you that you should make an exception to just watch one more, and that would be the look back video of Breaking Bad’s Walter White. [Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flappy Bird’s Creator Says He Is Shutting The Game Down… Seriously.

Apparently the Internet has spoken a little too loudly about Flappy Bird biting Super Mario Bros, and the creator has HAD ENOUGH! Talk about confusing and a bit rash? So what is the real reason behind the shut down? Who knows… This Tweet from last week may shed a little more light. [Kotaku] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Suárez Was Inches Away From an Absolutely Ridiculous Goal

During Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Arsenal, Luis Suárez had a strike which was inches away from pure brilliance. We don’t often show missed goal attempts, but you will see why thanks to the above .GIF. Wow. [Reddit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Norway’s Havard Bokko Poses In Early Candidate For Best Photo Of The Olympics

I see what you did there. Congrats to Norway’s Havard Bokko for keeping a 6th grade joke alive and well. [Jeff Greenwellvia Instagram] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

American Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Gets Locked In Olympic Village Bathroom, Proceeds To Do This…

The latest and greatest issue over at the Olympic Village in Sochi involved American bobsledder Johnny Quinn who got locked in an Olympic Village bathroom. Just as anyone would do, Johnny proceeded to break a massive hole in the door and got out just fine. He explains the incident courtesy of his Twitter page, also saying that “I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed…...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Seems To Be a Fan of Tupac

No place like the Staples Center for Blake Griffin to be ‘singing’ along to Tupac’s “California Love.” Do you, big fella. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi May Not Be Holding The Perfect Olympics So Far, But They Own the Raver Dance Game

See what I mean? [Buzzfeed] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

So This Is What’s Going On Over At AOL These Days, Huh?

So this happened today… Why can’t I ever get a job title like ‘Digital Prophet?’  According to AOL’s website this is what a Digital Prophet entails: David Shing is AOL’s Digital Prophet. He spends most of his time watching the future take shape across the vast online landscape. The rest he spends talking to people about where things are headed, and how we can get the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian Police Sing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” At Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Russian Police Choir is an international treasure known for their delightful covers of various pop songs. One of their recent viral hits was a cover of Daft Punk’s smash hit “Get Lucky”, which they performed live at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday night. We wish we could post the video, but the fun killers over at NBC like to bogart such things, so you’ll...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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