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Drake University student sinks basket at buzzer to win a new truck

- November 5th, 2014

A layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-court shot in 30 seconds.

Think you can do it?

Alex Tillinghast, a student attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, was up to the task, especially since a new Ford F-150 truck was on the line as part of the school’s “Bulldog Madness” basketball preseason kick-off event.

Dressed in khakis, Tillinghast certainly didn’t appear to have any exceptional basketball skills — the freshman needed three tries to sink a layup.

He picked up momentum at the free-throw line, but threw up bricks in his multiple three-point attempts.

After making the three-pointer, Tillinghast raced to the half-court line with two seconds left and heaved a prayer towards the basket.

Enjoy the truck, kid.

(H/T to For The Win)

OHL coach drops F-bomb on reporter following another loss

- October 23rd, 2014

The Sudbury Wolves have been having a tough time since the OHL season opened last month.

Sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division — and last overall in the league — with one win in 11 games, the Wolves are struggling mightily on the ice.

On Wednesday, the Wolves faced the highly-skilled Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, losing 7-2. It was their 10th-straight loss.

Following the game, a clearly frustrated Wolves head coach Paul Fixter met reporters outside the dressing room. Watch as Fixter loses his composure on Sault Star sports reporter Peter Ruicci’s line of questioning.

Today, the coach released a statement through the team’s website, apologizing for his choice of words.

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No word yet on whether Fixter will face any disciplinary action from the OHL.

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.

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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.

(H/T TheBigLead.com)