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Chicago Symphony performs Blackhawks anthem, ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (video)

Anyone who has watched the Chicago Blackhawks play at home has become invariably familiar with the arena’s practice of playing the song “Chelsea Dagger” by the Fratellis over the several seasons. In tribute to what has turned into the de facto anthem of the team, as well as a tried-and-true method of pumping up the [...]The post Chicago Symphony performs Blackhawks anthem,...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Fort Meyers Miracle want to host pathetic Heat fans unwelcome at Game 7

It should come as no surprise that the pathetic front-runner, bandwagon nature displayed by Miami Heat fans at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night was a big talker on Wednesday. The team these so-called fans claim to support were facing elimination and a heartbreaking home-court loss in the NBA Finals, and would have been forced to [...]The post Fort Meyers Miracle want to host...
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Wizards F Jan Vesely makes video inspired by Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ (video)

In case you are unfamiliar with Jan Vesely — as I must admit I pretty much was until now — he is a Czech-born power forward who has spent the last two seasons coming off the bench for the Washington Wizards after the team drafted him with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NBA [...]The post Wizards F Jan Vesely makes video inspired by Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ (video) appeared...
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Caleb C, a 5-year-old rapping golfer, has dropped his first track (video)

There may not be many 5-year-olds who spend their time cultivating a career in the rap game, and there are definitely even fewer 5-year-olds who spend their time cultivating a career in the rap game by rapping solely about golf. But if there is more than one, my money is on the fact that Caleb [...]The post Caleb C, a 5-year-old rapping golfer, has dropped his first track (video...
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Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp scores power play goal, fist pumps, falls (GIF)

The Chicago Blackhawks finally got off the team’s Stanley Cup final power play snide midway through the 3rd period of Game 4 as Patrick Sharp delivered a goal with the man advantage. But Sharp’s exuberance after scoring the goal prompted a bit of on-ice comedy, as his celebratory fist pump caused him to take a [...]The post Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp scores power play goal...
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Justin Morneau ignored by teammates after ending homer drought (video)

Over the past few months, Justin Morneau has been suffering through an epic power drought like nothing he has experienced during his big league career. The Minnesota Twins first baseman had not connected on a long ball since April 28, a stupefying 189 plate appearances, before finally connecting on Wednesday night in a 7-4 win [...]The post Justin Morneau ignored by teammates after...
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MODEL BEHAVIOR

Kate Upton zings Justin Verlander?

A tweet that was sent out and subsequently deleted by the S.I. cover girl seems to take a shot at her rumored ex-boyfriend. 

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WORK OF ART

Replica of Wrigley Field made out of LEGO

For an exhibit currently being showcased at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Ky., Sean Kenney created a replica of the renowned Wrigley Field, the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs, using nearly 60,000 LEGO bricks. The exhibit, entitled “Big Leagues, Little Bricks,” showcases over 220,000 LEGO bricks used in several pieces, centers [...]The post Replica...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s a mind-blowing look at three knuckleballs from R.A. Dickey (GIF)

The knuckleball, by its physics-defying nature, is easily the oddest, mind-bending — and most unpredictable — pitch that can be part of a pitcher’s arsenal, which partly is why so few pitchers attempt to master the befuddling pitch. And when the knuckleball is given the StroMotion treatment — particularly pitches out of the hand of [...]The post Here’s a mind-blowing look...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets P Zach Wheeler doused with beer by teammates after sparkling debut (video)

  An unfamiliar feeling of hope for the future resonated all around the New York Mets at Turner Field on Tuesday after two young, hard-throwing arms in the team’s starting rotation came out with brilliant pitching performances in a doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves. First up was Matt Harvey, who had yet another brilliant [...]The post Mets P Zach Wheeler doused with beer...
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Bubba Watson’s day at Yankee Stadium spoiled by rain, still has fun (photos/video)

Fresh off a disappointing weekend at Merion Golf Club for the U.S. Open where he posted a +13 score for the tournament, Mother Nature rained on Bubba Watson’s day at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Bubba, who was slated to throw out the first pitch before the New York Yankees hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers, but, [...]The post Bubba Watson’s day at Yankee Stadium spoiled by rain, still...
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Arby’s takes shot at Spurs benchwarmer Tracy McGrady on Twitter (pic)

Veteran Tracy McGrady, whose best basketball playing days are well behind him, signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs on April 16, 2013, just before the team’s season finale. And while he has been along for the magical ride to the NBA Finals along with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and has had [...]The post Arby’s takes shot at Spurs benchwarmer Tracy McGrady on...
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Jonny Gomes punts helmet after rounding third during walk-off homer trot (video)

A marathon of a day at the ballpark for a doubleheader that was lengthened by a nearly three-hour rain delay during the first game finished in dramatic fashion in the second game as Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes wrapped up a day-night doubleheader sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a two-run homer in [...]The post Jonny Gomes punts helmet after rounding third during walk-off...
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Spoiled Heat fans leaving arena in mass exodus a sad and pathetic display (pics/vid)

After staging a breathtaking 4th quarter comeback but relinquishing the lead, the Miami Heat were down by five points to the San Antonio Spurs with 28 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, meaning the Spurs were less than a half-minute away from another NBA title and the Heat that close to elimination. [...]The post Spoiled Heat fans leaving arena in mass exodus a sad and...
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Like a hockey player, Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler gets stitches, returns to game (video)

Doing his best hockey player imitation, Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler returned to the game after receiving stitches following a violent collision at home plate that left his face bloodied. The collision occurred during the third inning of the team’s game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday when Kinsler slid feet-first on a single [...]The post Like a hockey player...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball game played amid menacing backdrop of Black Forest fire (pic)

In a troubling symbol of how life goes on despite the most terrible of situations, a photo of a high school baseball game played at Pine Creek High School, nearby the massive and destructive Black Forest fire that continues to rage that has destroyed hundreds of homes in its path and claimed the lives of [...]The post Baseball game played amid menacing backdrop of Black Forest fire...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss
WHOOPS

Vendor sells shirt with embarrassing mistake

The baseball team that represents Mississippi State University will be making the school’s ninth appearance in the College World Series when the team takes the field on Saturday against Oregon State at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Because of their inclusion, it makes perfect sense that on Friday, a vendor was spotted selling memorabilia, [...]The post College World Series...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee gave $100 bill to homeless man because he’s JaVale McGee (video)

Whenever the name of JaVale McGee is mentioned, it would be perfectly acceptable to include the comment, “That guy is strange” nearly every time. At least posts about the Denver Nuggets big man on this here site certainly provide ample evidence to the young man’s uniqueness. Well, another entry can be added to the pantheon [...]The post JaVale McGee gave $100 bill to homeless...
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Are you a fan of sports? Well then, this is the perfect shirt for you (photo)

I know what you’re thinking: “You know, I’m kinda just a general sports fan, not overly enthusiastic about one particular sport, let alone one particular team from a particular league or organization. Why hasn’t there ever been a shirt made just for me?” Well, your prayers have been answered, person who unlikely doesn’t exist. The [...]The post Are you a fan of sports...
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Japanese scientists have created a robot that plays air hockey (video)

  Not only have Japanese scientists created an air hockey-playing robot, they have created one that will kick the ever-living crap out of you on the air hockey table. The robot created by scientists at Chiba University’s Namiki Lab in Japan has the ability to adapt to its opponent’s play, meaning that in a way, [...]The post Japanese scientists have created a robot that plays...
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’70s Bruce Pearl rocking a killer afro is the best thing you’ll see all day (photo)

Bruce Pearl, who had a successful stint coaching the Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball team before joining the ranks of the media as a college basketball analyst for ESPN, was something of a flamboyant fellow during his tenure at Tennessee. Known for rocking outrageously garish orange suits on the sidelines from time to time, it looks [...]The post ’70s Bruce Pearl rocking...
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Minor league baseball game suspended due to incredible lightning storm (photo)

During Thursday night’s game between the Midland RockHounds the Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, and the San Antonio Missions, a Double-A club of the San Diego Padres, someone in attendance at the ballpark perfectly timed a photograph of several lightning bolts striking around the stadium. Via @MWTsports, by way of @RockHounds: The game was [...]The post Minor league...
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Lindsey Vonn finally spotted following Tiger Woods at U.S. Open (photo)

While she has proven to be nowhere near as elusive as the mysterious Sasquatch, any sighting of Lindsey Vonn tracking Tiger Woods at a golf tournament is greeted with a similar — if not warranted — fanfare. And now we have it: The first confirmed sighting of Lindsey Vonn at the U.S. Open. Roger Patterson [...]The post Lindsey Vonn finally spotted following Tiger Woods at U.S...
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Blackhawks fan suffers ‘deep cuts’ after being struck in face by puck (photo)

A Chicago Blackhawks fan required surgery after she suffered “deep cuts on her head” after she was struck in the face by a deflected puck that flew over the glass and into the stands at United Center during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. [...]The post Blackhawks fan suffers ‘deep cuts’ after being struck...
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Joe Mauer plays catch with 5-year-old twins born with cerebral palsy (videos)

On Wednesday, as part of the community outreach Minnesota Twins players have been involved in as part of “Hope Week” during a “Picnic at the Park” event at Target Field, Twins catcher and hometown hero Joe Mauer had the opportunity to meet Braden and Dathan Miller, five-year-old twin brothers from Iowa who made the trip [...]The post Joe Mauer plays catch with 5-year-old...
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