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The With Leather Readers Have Spoken: I Am Now A Houston Rockets Fan

Earlier this month, I enlisted the help of you, the With Leather readers (still unofficially known as “Leatherheads”), to help me choose a new NBA team to follow/love/write about. I’d had a tumultuous life of stop-and-go basketball fandom, but now that I’m settled in central Texas and running a sports blog, it’s important to move forward and actually watch the sports about...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss
THEY WON AND STUFF

Visiting soccer fans set fire to rival's stadium

It’s getting harder and harder to shock you with violent soccer stories. Soccer players are always either wiping their blood on each other or starting kung fu gang brawls or being blown up by grenades, so if you see a screengrab of a soccer stadium on fire, chances are you’ll scroll right by it without a second thought. Of COURSE soccer fans set fire to a stadium.It all happened...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Donald Trump Claims That Scotland Loves His New Golf Course, Scotland Disagrees

Reality TV host, global real estate icon and world’s largest source of natural hot air Donald Trump reached a new level of relevance during the 2012 presidential election, as he trolled Twitter ever so hard and goaded millions of people into reacting to his shameless, arrogant and irresponsible opinions about President Barack Obama and the future of America. All the while, as people...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mario Chalmers Finally Recorded A Rap Song

Mario Chalmers finally recorded a rap song, and it’s got everything. Lens flares! Exploding pillars of flame! Big Boi’s sunglasses! Lay-up similes! Mario Chalmers dribbling a basketball in street clothes! An inflated sense of self-worth, as if he’s not totally the B.J. Armstrong of his team!The only question is, “is it better than Kevin Druant’s rap song?” I want to...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The NBA Spent 10 Whole Minutes On These Christmas Day Jerseys, Hope You Like Them

When I read “NBA Christmas Day jerseys,” I’m thinking James Harden in a Christmas sweater. You know, candy canes and reindeer. Not just a tank top from Michaels that has “ROCKETS” written across the front in Sharpie. (h/t to The Victory Formation)- Follow us on Twitter @withleather - Follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud and Burnsy @MayorBurnsy - Like us on Facebook.LinksThis...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

With Leather’s Watch This: Oh Thank God We Get To Watch The Chiefs Tonight

I’m not going to pile on the Kansas City Chiefs like I did with the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, because that’s low hanging fruit and people have already complained enough about them being on Monday Night Football. I also won’t ***** about it, because the Chiefs are going to be the main reason that this game will be hilarious, specifically because Pittsburgh Steelers offensive...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

WWE Raw Open Discussion Thread 11/12/12: Brad Maddox Pins The Ryback, Probably

Tonight, on the ALL BRAD MADDOX’S VEST edition of the WWE Raw Open Discussion Thread:The topic of the week is food, and not just because Thanksgiving is officially around the corner. Specifically, we’re talking about the latest course in Ryback’s never-ending feeding frenzy throughout the ranks of WWE. The monster finally fed on CM Punk last week, decimating the WWE Champion...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong: Cycling’s Greatest Troll

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s been a rather rough month for 7-time Tour de France champion first guy to finish, Lance Armstrong, as the International Cycling Union has basically demonized the poor bastard and forever branded him a cheater. Armstrong, of course, “gave up” his fight against the ICU and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after a supposed wealth of evidence...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

A Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation Teddy Bear Toss, Because I Really Miss Hockey

The last time the NHL locked itself out, I almost stopped watching for good. You’d think I’d have a similar reaction to the lockout going on right now, and that I’d get really into golf and just pretend they’re having long-distance shootouts on a tiny open net, but I’m not, and I won’t. The lack of Caps games is sending to places like the SPHL (for goalie fights) and...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Mel Gibson Caught A UCLA Basketball Game, Might Have Glanced At A Cheerleader

The UCLA Bruins opened their brand new Pauley Pavilion with an 86-59 win over Indiana State Saturday night, which means that NCAA Men’s Basketball is underway and people can begin pretending like anything matters before March. But the actual reason that I’m bringing this up is that once-celebrated star of awesome movies like Braveheart, Lethal Weapon 1-3 (4 never happened) and...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni Will Be The Next Lakers Coach To Be Fired

HONNNNNNNNNNK!When news broke on Friday that the Los Angeles Lakers had fired Mike Brown just 5 games into the season, the majority of NBA writers and just fans in general said the same thing: “Hello, Mike D’Antoni.” But stating the obvious is only fun if you write for NPR, so a bunch of us felt like speculating. For example, I said that Indiana Pacers associate head coach...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss
SHOCKING BRUTALITY

Minor league goalies engage in epic brawl

Test of strength!I have a new favorite MMA fight: SPHL goalies Ross MacKinnon and Kiefer Smiley ending ‘Military Appreciation Night’ with a post-buzzer brawl to settle the score after the Pensacola Ice Flyers’ 4-3 victory over the Mississippi Surge.It’s got everything. MacKinnon lands a stiff, snap left to start the fight and you think he’s going to steamroll this guy...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet Kalunga, The Guy Who Thought Flopping On A Motorbike Was A Great Idea

Everybody loves a good flop, be they a soccer guy collapsing to the field like he’s been picked off by a sniper or an NBA player trying to convince us that Manu Ginobli is strong enough to knock somebody down.The mighty KALUNGA has taken flopping to a new, extreme level by adding motorcycles, then lying down in front of them.Marlinton dos Reis Teixeira, known by his nickname ...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Hey Norv Turner, Are You Having An Acceptable Monday Morning?

Oh, sorry. I hope you have a better afternoon, Norv Turner! (via Diehard Sport)- Follow us on Twitter @withleather - Follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud and Burnsy @MayorBurnsy - Like us on Facebook.Links25 Reasons Why Jennifer Lawrence Thinking She’s ‘Obese’ Is Ridiculous |UPROXX|‘SNL’ Recap: Anne Hathaway And Rihanna |Warming Glow|Lincoln Review: Spielberg’s best...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The Charles Barkley Golfing Compilation Of Ultimate Turribleness

Yao Ming has an hilariously bad golf swing, but the undisputed master of the two-sport golf swing of shame is the “swing halfway down, stop, shake around a bunch, follow through” stroke of NBA legend Charles Barkley. I don’t wan to sound like I’m exaggerating for comic effect, but on a list of the objectively worst things in the world, it’s in the top ten. Famine, child...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet Don Martini, The Totally Sane, Awesome Retiree Who Built His Own Giants Stadium

He’s been referred to as “Crazed” and his amazing recent effort has been called “Insane”, but the truth is that Don Martini is the kind of sports fan that most of us want to become some day. The 75-year old retiree lives in Blairstown, New Jersey with his wife, and he’s a lifelong fan of the New York Football Giants. So what does a 75-year old superfan do when he’s...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Soccer, Now With 100% More Gross Blood-Wiping

Two disclaimers before you watch this video:1. It is pretty disgusting, and while I wouldn’t necessarily call it NSFW, it can be nausea-inducing for anyone squeamish about blood.2. I’m pretty sure it was filmed with a calculator.If you’re okay with all that, here’s what you’re watching: Brazilian soccer player Chicao (which is difficult to type without just typing “Chicago”...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

So Long Mike Brown And Long Live ‘Dwight Howard: Coach Killer’ Jokes

The worst news for the Los Angeles Lakers today should have been that Devin Ebanks was arrested on suspicion of a DUI this morning. And then maybe that whole 1-4 start while Kobe Bryant evolves into a new breed of evil and Dwight Howard continues to pretend that everything works out in the end. Instead, it’s f*cking DEFCON 2 in L.A. this afternoon, as Lakers coach Mike Brown has...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

From Strikeforce’s Unfortunate Ashes Rises The UFC Debut Of Ronda Rousey

First the bad news – while there’s no official word yet from Strikeforce, its parent company Zuffa LLC, or Showtime, it appears that Strikeforce’s incredibly-anticipated January event that promised to make up for the canceled September and November events will indeed be the organization’s last. TMZ, the world’s leading news source for mixed martial arts business dealings...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Star Cars, Where Scooby-Doo Drag Races The Ninja Turtles

This is relevant to my interests.What’s the fastest (and slowest) famous movie/TV vehicle? We gathered 16 Star Cars at Barona Dragstrip in California to find out and burn rubber! Vehicles raced include KITT, the General Lee, Time Machine DeLorean, Transformers Bumblebee, Starksy’s Gran Torino, Herbie, the Bandit’s Trans Am, the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, the Teenage Mutant...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Introducing Truffles The Guinea Pig, Guinness World Record Long Jumper

Maniac.On July 27, 2009, a world record was set that most people thought would never be broken. But as we’ve seen over the past several years through my unabashed love of bizarre global competition, no record is safe as long as one person has the ambition and drive to be better. In this case, it was an athlete fittingly known as Diesel who set the record in question, and that record...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Ping Pong And Gangnam Style, Together At Last

One of my favorite news updates from The Onion, besides the one about the “ask murderer,” is Ping-Pong Somehow Elicits Macho Posturing. Now, thanks to table tennis player and apparent Internet reader Adam Bobrow, that story has become reality.Bobrow went Full Gangnam Style after scoring a point in the Chancellor Cup in Manila, The Philippines. Maybe if his opponent hadn’t...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

And Now, A Volleyball Double Kill

What’s a volleyball double kill, you say? It’s when a well-placed spike gives an opposing player a concussion, then ricochets into the stands and takes out a fan. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. (via Cosby Sweaters)- Follow us on Twitter @withleather - Follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud and Burnsy @MayorBurnsy - Like us on Facebook.LinksPete Campbell Gets Punched In The Face A Lot...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

With Leather’s Watch This: The Ballad Of Vick Ballard And The Bald Indianapolis Colts

Way to be, Sergio Brown*.As most of already realize, the purpose of these Thursday Night Football games on the NFL Network is to show other networks like TNT, TBS, USA, BET, ION, WE, LOGO, etc. how much money they could be making buy giving the NFL a few billion dollars to air games during the week. But holy hell, Roger Goodell. Can you throw us a bone on these Turd-of-the-Week games...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Of Course A Woman Bet $5 On Football And Won $100,000

As a person who only gambles as part of a horrifying addiction to fantasy football, forgive me if I’m a little misogynistic here. I don’t mean to be, because I’m a classic gentleman, born and raised with southern elegance and hands as soft as a cloud shaped like a polar bear cub. That said, some broad made a $5 football bet on a 15-team parlay through Las Vegas-based Station...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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