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Pavel Datsyuk scores amazing backhand goal, but it’s disallowed

- October 21st, 2014

Pavel Datsyuk returned to the NHL from injury Tuesday night in Montreal, and looked magical on the ice.

The Detroit Red Wings star scored what looked to be the goal of the night on a nifty move deep in the Canadiens end, spinning quickly in the slot before sending a laser beam backhander to the top corner against Carey Price.

Unfortunately, the goal was disallowed.

This also might have factored into the referee’s decision:

Aaron Rodgers’ doppelganger fools Green Bay residents, finally meets Packers QB

- October 15th, 2014

It was months in the making, but Aaron Rodgers’ look-alike, Tom Wrigglesworth, finally met the Green Bay Packers quarterback.

Wrigglesworth, a 38-year-old comedian from Sheffield, England, was told back in March that he looked like the 30-year-old Super Bowl champion Rodgers.


And so began the British comic’s quest to meet the American football star, which ended with him travelling all the way from London to Green Bay, Wisc., last month.

Check out the video below as Wrigglesworth documents his trip to the city where he fools young fans in a restaurant, and visits the football club’s locker room, where he surprises many of Rodgers’ teammates before meeting the QB himself.

Mugshot reveals man’s obsession with Patriots’ Tom Brady

- October 10th, 2014

A man’s arrest in St. Petersburg, Fla., last month is not really a newsworthy item in a sports blog.

But when the mugshot reveals his clean-shaven head is tattooed to make it appear as a New England Patriots helmet complete with quarterback Tom Brady’s No. 12, well … see for yourself.


Victor Thompson, a 46-year-old from New Hampshire, was busted for possession of Spice — a street name for synthetic marijuana — according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

“Riddell” — the football helmet company logo — is also tattooed on his forehead along with the Super Bowl, NFL logo, “BRADY”, and an American flag on the rest of his skull to complete the look.

It doesn’t stop there. Thompson also has replica signatures of Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker and Randy Moss on his noggin.

Interestingly, Thompson was interviewed by local ABC affiliate WMUR back in January 2008 as he was first getting the tattoos. Check out their photos here.


Cafe prints distasteful Oscar Pistorius joke on receipts

- October 7th, 2014

A cafe owner in Wellington, New Zealand thought it would be hilarious to print an Oscar Pistorius joke at the bottom of his customers’ receipts recently.


“Oscar Pistorius was super keen to get a new bathroom door, but his girlfriend was dead against it,” it reads.

Seriously? Not a classy way of thanking your clientele. Domestic violence is nothing to joke about.

People began criticizing the cafe on Facebook over the weekend before Scorch-O-Rama pulled their page off the site.



Last month, Pistorius was cleared of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after shooting her through his bathroom door on Valentine’s Day last year, but was found guilty of culpable homicide and a firearms charge.

Cafe owner Keith Morrison issued an apology and donated $1,000 to a women’s refuge, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.


Canucks anthem singer trips over rug, continues belting out O Canada

- October 4th, 2014

Vancouver Canucks fans have come to expect a loud start to home games thanks to Mark Donnelly.

The Canucks anthem singer is known for his booming voice, and for letting the crowd sing a small part of Canada’s national anthem.

As Donnelly gets ready for the 2014-15 NHL season, he dropped by Penticton on Friday night to sing O Canada before the B.C. Hockey League’s Vees game against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Unfortunately for the skating singer, Donnelly tripped over the ceremonial rug at centre ice. But watch what happens next.

Donnelly doesn’t let the fall ruin his performance as he continues to sing the anthem while picking himself up off the ice. The crowd doesn’t miss a beat, carrying on the song at his cue.

Embarrassing or not, it looks like those vocal pipes are ready for the NHL this season.