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Chicago Cubs fan calls this a do; We call it a don’t …

- July 30th, 2014

This isn’t the first time — or the last time, for that matter — that we’ll highlight fans in a post here at Canoe.ca.

We’ve brought your attention to everything from bad fan tattoos to Korean robots to one-handed grabs from dads.

We’ve stayed away from hair …

Until now.

Check out the do on this Cubs fan.

We call that a don’t.

Here’s some team spirit at tonight’s game, courtesy of #Cubs fan Kevin Jackson.

 

Pitch invasion of epic proportions ends Real Madrid friendly

- July 30th, 2014

A pitch invasion of epic proportions ended Tuesday night’s Roma-Real Madrid exhibition in Dallas.

It’s safe to say security at the Cotton Bowl was lax.

Well, actually, it was non-existent.

A single pitch invader eventually turned into another. Then another. Then five more.

Over the course of a few minutes, Tuesday night’s match turned into a complete joke.

Pitch invasions are becoming quite common.

Although incidents like this aren’t a concern, all it’s going to take is one nutter to enter a field and injure a player before we stop laughing about these proceedings.

Until then, laugh away. I’m sure some of you will be enraged.

This is what 10,000 calories looks like to an athlete

- July 29th, 2014

American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte revealed to folks on Twitter what a 10,000-calorie meal looks like to a high-performance athlete.

In what looks to be something that can feed a family or two, Lochte appears ready to dine for the next hour or so.

I’m guessing he will be skipping dessert.

Semyon Varlamov takes a tumble in the gym

- July 28th, 2014

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov had a pretty good performance last year.

He finished first in wins, first in saves and first in save percentage.

Those are pretty respectable stats.

However, Varlamov’s performance in the gym during the offseason? Not so respectable:

This just proves that professional athletes aren’t perfect and can embarrass themselves.

At least he’s in the gym while most of his buddies are probably out on the golf course.

(h/t Extra Mustard)

Japanese star breaks 10 blocks, then throws out first pitch

- July 28th, 2014

And people say everything’s bigger in America.

Guess they haven’t seen how the Japanese present a first pitch.

Takeda Rita is a 23-year-old Japanese film star and martial artist.

On Sunday she tossed the first pitch at the Chiba Lotte Marines versus Seibu Lions game in Japan.

But before she threw the pitch, Takeda had to do one thing: Warm up by putting her head through 10 blocks of what appeared to be cement.

Take a look:

Pregame action in Japan looks like something of a nightmare. I’m mostly referring to the fuzzy mascot creatures standing behind home plate.

Oh, and don’t forget strippers, Japan has strippers, too:

(h/t to The Big Lead)