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Johnny Manziel gives Redskins bench the finger

- August 19th, 2014

On Monday Night (Preseason) Football, quarterback Johnny Manziel was finally in the spotlight.

And it didn’t take long for the enigmatic 2014 draft pick of the woeful Cleveland Browns franchise to add fuel to the fire that rages between NFL fans about his football abilities and night-time proclivities.

Yes, that’s right: Johnny Football gave the Washington Redskins bench the middle finger.

Manziel — just as interested in partying as he is at playing quarterback — was 7-for-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown against the ‘Skins in his limited time on the field. He posted a 76.3 passer rating on the night and was also sacked three times.

Love him or hate him, Manziel will continue to make headlines because of his polarizing character.

Steven Stamkos breaks bottle on top of net with slapshot

- August 18th, 2014

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Steven Stamkos did a photoshoot recently for one of his sponsors. He decided to have some fun by placing an energy drink on top of the net and see if he could bust it.

He succeeded.

If you look very closely, you can see the bottle cap split into two pieces.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sniper joins other NHL players who have done the trick, although doing it during a game is that much more difficult with a goaltender to beat.

What happened to Kevin Bieksa’s leg?

- August 14th, 2014

Flesh wound or something worse?

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa posted a photo Wednesday showing doctors working on his left leg. Judging by his tweet, it appears his smashed his shin but didn’t explain how the injury happened.

With no word from either the Canucks or Bieksa himself about the injury, let’s hope it was just a minor mishap and won’t affect his availability for training camp in a month’s time.

(H/T to Hockeybuzz)

Biz Nasty takes Ice Bucket Challenge to whole new level

- August 12th, 2014

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Paul Bissonnette has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level of creativity.

The free-agent NHL forward was challenged by former teammate Keith Yandle of the Arizona Coyotes as part of a social media campaign to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The movement  has received a huge boost over the last couple of weeks.

The Ice Bucket Challenge consists of people taking photos or videos of themselves pouring ice water over their heads and daring others to do the same. If the challenge is not answered within 24 hours that person must donate $100 to the ALS Association.

Bissonnette, famously known as BizNasty2point0 on Twitter, rounded up a camera crew and helicopter to film the epic ice bucket toss from a mountain peak in British Columbia.

I don’t think anyone will be able to top that ice water drop.

And who did Bissonnette dare to pour ice water over their heads after passing the test himself? None other than Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and fellow QB Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.

Good luck fellas.

This is what 10,000 calories looks like to an athlete

- July 29th, 2014

American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte revealed to folks on Twitter what a 10,000-calorie meal looks like to a high-performance athlete.

In what looks to be something that can feed a family or two, Lochte appears ready to dine for the next hour or so.

I’m guessing he will be skipping dessert.