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Say uncle! Jaw-rattling kick ends amateur MMA bout in England

- October 15th, 2014

Amateur MMAer Chrissy Audin couldn’t say uncle.

After receiving a jaw-rattling kick to the chin, the referee said it for her.

At the appropriately named “Say Uncle Fight Night II” in Sheffield, England over the weekend, Veronica Macedo dropped Audin seconds into their bout with a kick to the face that Bambi-legged her opponent.

More striking was the sound that emanated from the octagon when the kick made contact.

In terms of the circumstances that led to the devastating KO, what the heck was Audin thinking dropping her hands so casually? It takes the term amateur to a whole new level.

According to bloodyelbow.com, this was Macedo’s first fight.

It looked like it might have been Audin’s, too. Or her last.

-GIFs courtesy http://gfycat.com

Our nominee for cutest pitch invasion in recent memory? This Argentine puppy

- October 15th, 2014

What gets a crowd going more than an obese Blue Jackets fan gyrating uncontrollably while topless?

Pitch invaders, for one.

To be more specific: Anything with four legs trotting nonchalantly throughout the field of play.

Like this young black Labrador, which interrupted a recent Argentine Primera match between Belgrano and Quilmes just before halftime.

Unlike most four-legged pitch invaders, the Argentine pup seemed to be looking for a friend.

He seemed to cower a bit when he realized the error of his ways.

The dog approached a Quilmes player and curled up on the grass in the most precious ending to a pitch invasion in recent memory.

That alone was well worth the price of admission, right?

Only one Quilmes player didn’t seem interested in gawking at the helpless dog.

A cat person, no doubt.

JUST FOR FUN

It turns out soccer referees aren’t obligated to stop play just because an animal enters the pitch. Check out this excerpt straight from the FIFA Laws of the Game.

If an extra ball, other object or animal enters the fi eld of play during the match, the referee must stop the match only if it interferes with play. Play must be restarted by a dropped ball from the position of the match ball when play was stopped, unless play was stopped inside the goal area, in which case the referee drops the ball on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located when play was stopped. If an extra ball, other object or animal enters the fi eld of play during the match without interfering with play, the referee must have it removed at the earliest possible opportunity.

Overweight Blue Jackets fan steals the show at Nationwide Arena

- October 14th, 2014

There’s just something about obese men, lathered up in beer and ferociously gyrating that gets a crowd going.

I don’t pretend to understand it. I just state the facts.

With that in mind, the Columbus Blue Jackets are once again trotting out a household name in central Ohio.

“Dancing Kevin” was the centre of attention over the weekend when the hosts downed the New York Rangers 5-2.

During an intermission, Kevin, who has branded his one-man routine brilliantly, somehow removed his shirt in less than a second before pounding a pair of Labatt Bleue tall boys Stone Cold Steve Austin Style.

There was butt crack, shimmying and grinding on the Labatt bear.

Bizarrely, you’ll watch. And likely crack a grin.

Because, as I said, there’s something about a lathered up fat man we can’t pry our eyes away from.

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sneaks fan autograph during game

- October 13th, 2014

A quickie from Jonathan Quick.

This video, apparently recorded during the pre-season, was posted to YouTube over the weekend and shows the Los Angeles Kings goalie covertly — well, other than the fact he’s being taped — signing an autograph for a young fan while riding the bench.

It’s a nice gesture, but quite apparent he’s trying to conceal it. It makes one wonder what would happen if Darryl Sutter caught him in the act.

With this and the series of selfies with fans by Ilya Bryzgalov, it was a pretty cool pre-season for goalkeepers.

UPDATE: Here’s the ticket Quick signed, according to Twitter user Chris Brassard. He claims to work with the man who took the video.

(h/t Reddit)

Here’s why the Gronk wants his ‘sexy’ teammates to ‘get laid tonight’

- October 12th, 2014

Rob Gronkowski: Pro Bowler, “sexy man” and, apparently, the ultimate wing man.

Following his team’s 37-22 win in Buffalo Sunday afternoon, the Pats’ tight end was pulled aside by Fox Sports sideline analyst Tony Siragusa, who referred to Gronk as the “sexiest man” on his team.

But the 25-year-old, 6-foot-6 All-Pro took issue with Siragusa excluding a group of his friends.

“All the linemen are sexy,” Gronk responded.

“They’ve got that sexy body,” he continued while bizarrely distorting his voice.

“They played a great job. They’re the ones who should get laid tonight.”

Seems appropriate.

Gronkowski once said he’d “F Tebow to take his virginity”.

Oh, and he had a brief public display of affection with a former porn star.

All in a day’s work for the “sexiest man” in the NFL.