Make Canoe my Homepage

Lightning star Stamkos shoots puck for 91-yard field goal

- September 13th, 2014

We already knew Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos has a wicked shot. The marketing people at Bauer, however, want you to believe that, with the help of his MX3 stick, he can fire a puck 91 yards through a set of uprights.

I don’t know why exactly the stick deserves much credit or how authentic the video is — the Lightning say it’s ’100% real’ –  but apparently it’s the first in what will be a series of challenge videos.

Stamkos may have the power, but this trick shot by Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber a few years ago displays killer accuracy over long distance.

WATCH: Rory McIlroy hits ball right into a spectator’s pocket

- September 12th, 2014


“Is that a ball in your pocket sir, or are you just happy to see me?”

It’s unlikely that was the conversation between Rory McIlroy and a spectator at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday, almost as unlikely as a ball landing in the man’s pocket.

But despite how improbable it sounds, that’s exactly what happened, as the 25-year-old Northern Irishman’s errant drive on the 14th hole at East Lake Golf Club bounced right off a tree and into the onlooker’s shorts.

McIlroy obviously had a good laugh about the whole situation, and was allowed a free drop. However, he was not interested in going to get that ball himself, at all.

Brazilian soccer fan face plants hard after celebrating goal

- September 12th, 2014


The excitement for Kaka coming back home to Brazil was too much to contain.

The Brazilian superstar midfielder and his Sao Paolo FC teammate, Souza, put on a show for all their traveling fans, as Souza scored two keys goals in four minutes, leading Sao Paolo to a magnificent 4-2 victory over Botafogo on Thursday.

After the quick barrage of goals, all hell broke loose in the visiting fans section, along with a barrier holding all the Sao Paolo fans back, leading to one fan absolutely smoking his face off a guard rail.

Thankfully the man didn’t appear to be too injured, and was escorted out of the stadium by medical staff to be treated.

I do, however, question his choice of friends, as his buddy to the right was all smiles during the painful face plant.

(H/T to BarDown)


This volleyball triple head shot is extremely rare

- September 11th, 2014

​So Urban Dictionary’s definition for a triple head shot is as follows: The time during any match of a FPS game (first person shooter) in which three people are lined up and killed by one bullet passing through each head.

Now, as bad as that sounds, this triple head shot involving a volleyball is almost as deadly.

The chances of this happening are very, very slim, but the velocity that this ball has coming off it after it hits the first two heads is undeniable.

Boom…Boom…BOOM goes the dynamite.

(h/t to BarDown)

CUTENESS ALERT: Baby tries to eat baseball at Mariners game

- September 10th, 2014


Finally, an infant Mariners fan who has good taste in baseball.

This little one’s father caught Logan Morrison’s ground rule double ball Monday evening during the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros game.

Low-and-behold, what does she do with it when daddy presents her with the prize?

Chomps down to try and get a taste.

I’m sure mommy’s at home watching the game thinking, “I hope he put Purell on that ball before she bit that!”

It’s all good, mom, relax, your daughter just provided the cutest kid moment in Major League Baseball this season.

(H/T to BarDown)