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Patrick Kane dominates in Buffalo beer league action

- July 22nd, 2014

Patrick Kane is back in Buffalo for the summer, and thank goodness he’s staying out of trouble this time.

The Chicago Blackhawks star forward showed up to a men’s league in Buffalo on Monday night, helping the Amer North Piranhas win 13-5 over Essex St. Pub.

Kane picked up five goals and five assists, which is kind of low beer league numbers for the 25-year-old.

The more startling numbers were that of Vinny Scarsella, a forward for the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.

Vinny put seven goals and two assists against Essex St.’s goalie, Willie Stewart.

So despite Kane recently signing matching eight-year, $84-million contract extensions with teammate Jonathan Toews, we should be giving more love to Scarsella, the true young superstar of the Buffalo beer league.

But, mainly, Scarsella deserves more love because of the killer name.

Vinny Scarsella. Don’t mess with that guy.

(H/T to BarDown)

Dad makes nonchalant one handed catch while holding son

- July 21st, 2014

This guy won’t be winning any Father of the Year awards anytime soon.

He will, however, be top of highlight shows come end of the season for top plays of the year.

​A man at the Miami Marlins game on Sunday afternoon made a nice one-handed grab while holding his son.

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a stinger into foul territory where many fans utilized the 5 D’s of dodge ball until the ball came to the father holding his son, who calmly snagged it out of the air.

Take a look:

Unlike other dad-son catches in the past, this guy didn’t put his son in any danger.

In fact, it didn’t look like his son realized what was going on, meaning minimal trauma was done.

The Miami Marlins beat the San Fransisco Giants 3-2, with this guy topping most dads everywhere.

A.J. McCarron’s wife, Katherine Webb, is sending out honeymoon photos

- July 21st, 2014

[UPDATE: Brent Musburger has yet to comment on this important development.]

Former NCAA standout A.J. McCarron is a legend at Alabama, helping the Crimson Tide to a national title before being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this year.

But the 23-year-old quarterback is most famous for something he accomplished outside the lines: Winning the heart of a certain “lovely lady.”

If you need a reminder, let us introduce Katherine Webb — made famous after the aforementioned broadcaster ogled her during a game a few seasons back.

In hindsight, while completely unprofessional, it’s hard to blame him. Especially when the 25-year-old model is sending out photos like this during her honeymoon.

And the story continues …

You’d think Brent Musburger would have learned.

Remember last year, when the long-time (infamous?) broadcaster came across as a little too enamoured with Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, during ESPN’s broadcast of the national championship football game?

ESPN later apologized for Musburger’s comments, saying they “went too far.” Ya think?

Well, good ol’ Brent was back at it again during ESPN’s coverage of the Big 12 semifinal between Iowa State and Kansas Friday night.

Now, it’s not really what Musburger said (OK, it is) but more how he said it. It’s a little creepy when a 74-year-old dude looks at an attractive college coed and says “Ohhh, yeah” with more than a little lust in the tone.

Maybe it was Musburger’s last hurrah with ESPN. You know, go out with a bang, rather than a whimper.

It’s already been announced that Musburger will move to the SEC Network next season, which means he won’t be calling national games any more. (Poor Jesse Palmer, who will be his cohort, or maybe apologist, with the SEC Network. But, I digress.)

Given his propensity for commenting on young ladies in the stands, does it make any sense to have Musburger doing play-by-play for college games?

Seems like he should be moved to the Geriatric Network to call knitting bees instead.

Then, at least, his lustful comments would be more age-appropriate.

Here’s a look at Musburger’s previous, uh, work.

Megan Fox thunderstruck by OKC’s Russell Westbrook

- July 19th, 2014

Generally Megan Fox is the one leaving all the boys speechless, but not on Thursday night.

Fox had the honour of presenting the best female athlete award to Gabby Douglas at the first annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Apparently she was a little starstruck by her presentation partner, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, and she took to Facebook to make a little crush confession.

Despite the love from the Transformers star, Westbrook took some serious heat at the ESPYS from host Drake about his over-the-top sense of style.

Turns out those loud outfits got the attention of one the most sought after women in Hollywood.

The leopard skin t-shirt thing totally sealed the deal.



(H/T to FTW)

Seattle Sounders make Xander Bailey’s wish come true

- July 19th, 2014

The Seattle Sounders are the best team in MLS at the moment.

But that didn’t stop them from making another big signing.

Xander Bailey, 18, from the Make-a-Wish foundation, signed with the MLS club midweek, and was practising with the team by Friday.

He was rubbing shoulders with U.S. national team stars like Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin, but the West Virginia native and hardcore Sounders fan was in for quite the surprise.

Head coach Sigi Schmid named Bailey to his starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s exhibition against Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.

And the reception he got by the Sounders fans was incredible.

On top of some fans wearing jerseys with his name, Bailey got to pump up the team in the pre-game huddle and took a shot on Tottenham’s American goalie Brad Friedel.

Bailey was then subbed off to a loud round of applause from the 55,000 fans at CenturyLink Field, and got a hug from Dempsey capping off an amazing gesture from the Sounders.

(H/T to SB Nation)