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Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach gives players his ice water test

- July 31st, 2014

If this is what it takes to be an NFL coach, I’m in the wrong profession.

You’ve heard of an athlete having “ice in their veins”?

Well, Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope gives that phrase a whole new meaning.

The coaching “legend” uses an interesting method to prepare guys like Jason Witten for the season: He stands behind his players and douses them with ice water while they work on their hands.

It’s one of those old-school methods, one that’s probably not widespread.

Seriously, though, ask NFL Pro Bowl tight ends like Tony Gonzalez and Vernon Davis if their coaches ever chucked ice cubes at their bare backs in training camp. I’m guessing they didn’t.

Then again, this is Texas we’re talking about. We all know they do things differently down there.

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Oregon Ducks will have scented tickets this football season

- July 31st, 2014

The Oregon Ducks take pride in innovation.

The west coast school has taken advantage of its electric green colour scheme for years, wearing crazy jerseys that blind viewers and decking out their arenas in fluorescent colours.

Now the school is attacking another one of their fans’ senses.

The school recently tweeted out this season’s tickets, which are scented.

They’re also sponsored.

Football tickets for a Sept. 6 game against Michigan State apparently smell like cheeseburgers – and not just any burgers.

Carl’s Jr. burgers.

It’s a brilliant marketing scheme.

Although we’re certain “warm apple pie” or “cherry cobbler” would give off a superior aroma, there’s something about grease that makes our nostrils perk up.

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.