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Lightning’s Stamkos puts on a symphony of breaking stuff

- September 19th, 2014

Last week, Steven Stamkos traded ice for the gridiron to show off his wicked, powerful shot by launching a puck for a 91-yard field goal.

It turns out that was the first in a series of challenges the Tampa Bay Lightning centre will complete to promote Bauer’s MX3 stick. The next video shows Stamkos breaking stuff — a lot of it — on the ice with his slapshot.

It’s set to great orchestral music and has a lot of nice slow-motion shots, but, again, I fail to see how the stick factors into any of this.

Whatever, it’s another entertaining video.

Watching Panthers prepare BB&T Center for hockey is surprisingly entertaining

- September 19th, 2014

Ever watched paint dry?

Yeah, me neither. Sounds like an awful pastime, to be honest.

Luckily, the Florida Panthers have spiced things up ahead of our first paint-drying watch party.

They’ve added groovy music, sped up the process by going the timelapse route, and made sure you can’t miss the part where the club’s logo is created at centre ice. Plus, lots of little people running around makes everything better, right?

Aaron Ekblad’s new home away from home is coming together and the video showcasing the BB&T Center’s fresh look is actually worth your time:

(Thanks, BarDown, for bringing this video to our attention.)

Falcons QB Matt Ryan gets pyrotechnics in his eye

- September 18th, 2014

What could possibly go wrong on the field to start Week 3 in the NFL after the league suffered a massive off-field public relations nightmare to start the season?

Well, how about a non-football injury to Atlanta Falcons starting quarterback Matt Ryan.

Yes, you read that right: Ryan had to deal with some pregame pyrotechnics getting into his eye, which he flushed out before kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Luckily for the star QB, the injury didn’t affect his play on the field as he threw for two touchdowns against the inept Bucs defence in the first quarter alone.

Braves fan takes a direct hit to the face with a foul ball

- September 18th, 2014

​Bringing your baseball glove to a game is always a good idea, just in case a foul ball or a home run comes rocketing your way.

Clearly this fan at the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals game on Wednesday night needed one, as he took a foul ball right off the face.

You think a glove would have been a little more efficient to catch this ball then a hat, but that’s just me. This guy could have just been highly uncoordinated, so maybe a glove wouldn’t have made a difference.

The Braves have fallen out of Wild Card contention in the National League and have gone 4-11 so far in September. Everyone is feeling the hurt, especially this fan.

(h/t The Big Lead)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posts his old resume to Facebook

- September 18th, 2014

Tom Brady has it all.

Model wife? Check.

More than $130 million in career earnings? Check.

Three Super Bowls? Check.

Oh, and he’s quarterbacking my fantasy football team.

Yep, the New England Patriots pivot has everything. But he hasn’t forgotten the journey.

The 37-year-old posted a picture of his old resume to Facebook Thursday morning along with a joke: “Really thought I was going to need this”.

Brady’s story is well-known.

The Michigan product was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 draft by the Patriots, who drafted him in to play behind Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe.

But when Bledsoe sustained an injury in 2001, Brady took the reins. He hasn’t relinquished them since.

Furthermore, next to nobody thought he’d amount to anything following a comical NFL Combine.

Now, he’s among the best to ever play the game.