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Possum interrupts minor league baseball game

- July 31st, 2014


The QC River Bandits don’t need to be reminded that they’re a minor league baseball team.

But when the Houston Astros single-A affiliate’s game is delayed because of an opossum on the diamond, it’s kind of hard to avoid that tag.

The little guy shuffled onto the field, obviously thinking he was next to bat.

But he was quickly trapped by the grounds crew and put into a garbage can.

No word yet on if the possum was an intruder, a player’s pet, or just some local entertainment for the seventh inning stretch.


WATCH: MLS player sacked, plunges to his death

- July 31st, 2014


So much for Colombian brotherly love, well at least for Olmes Garcia.

The 21-year-old Colombian forward for Real Salt Lake, took an extreme tumble after he was tapped in the groin by New York Red Bull defender Jamison Olave on Wednesday night.

By tumble, we mean he takes what has to be one of the most atrocious dives in a while, and we’ve seen a lot of bad dives recently.

Yes, Garcia was flicked down-low by fellow countryman Olave, but it didn’t deserve the incredibly awkward flop-push that it received.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the clear-cut favourite for flop-of-the-year in MLS, as Columbus Crew defender Giancarlo Gonzalez’s milked push from San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski has to be heavily considered.

It’s too bad this sad bit of acting will take away from a nice goal by Thierry Henry and a great clash that ended 1-1 between two solid MLS clubs.


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.