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This is exactly why the Blackhawks drafted Teuvo Teravainen

- September 15th, 2014

According to NHL.com, Teuvo Teravainen is 5-foot-11, 169 pounds. (Which seems generous on the height scale.)

There’s no doubt the Finnish forward is undersized. He could add a few pounds to his frame and is still developing in certain facets of the game.

Those are the main reasons the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t given Teravainen more than three games of action since drafting the highly-touted prospect 18th overall at the 2012 draft.

But, man, does the dude have serious superstar potential as a playmaker.

Here’s Teravainen on Monday, showing off his special talents in an all-rookie game against the Ottawa Senators:

For those interested, Teravainen’s stats via EliteProspects.com:

Colombian cycling team turns heads with flesh-coloured suits

- September 15th, 2014

On second glance, this Colombian cycling team wasn’t actually baring all.

Yep, they aren’t half-naked – although you can see why some of us did a double-take.

According to Buzzfeed, the six women below made up the IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar team at the Giro Toscana in Italy.

 

It’s unclear if the group was trying to be provocative or if they simply didn’t catch the error of their ways.

Quite frankly, it looks like the girls are wearing two-pieces.

The group, which is backed by Colombia’s Ministry of Sport, didn’t fare well in their, uh, flashy suits.

But, hey, at least they managed to grab our attention despite their best finisher crossing the line in 19th.

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)