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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.

Minor league baseball coach starts to strip at home plate

- August 18th, 2014


What is it with overzealous managers of baseball teams, and wanting to strip to illustrate their anger?

First it was Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond, who lost his mind and looked like he wanted to rip off his shirt in anger with an umpire over a botched review at home plate on Aug 1.

Now it’s Joe Mikulik, the manager of single-A Myrtle Beach.

Mikulik was angry after what he deemed to be a blown call at home plate (see a theme here?) against the Salem Red Sox on Sunday.

He gives us a performance of a lifetime by reenacting the slide into home, topped off with him ripping off his shoes and jersey before leaving them on home plate.

We’re thankful this minor league striptease ended at the jersey.


Farm creates corn maze portrait of Derek Jeter’s face

- August 17th, 2014

A small New Jersey farm has given Derek Jeter his biggest send-off yet.

Like, really big.

Von Thun’s Country Farm in Monmouth Junction, NJ, made a corn maze of the Hall of Famer’s face in advance of Jeter’s impending retirement.

Well, at least they claim it’s a crop-created portrait of the 40-year-old New York Yankees shortstop.

The group posted an overhead picture of its art to Facebook recently – and it didn’t take long for media to come across the creation.

Problem is, it doesn’t really look anything like Jeter.

It’s just a face, really.

Whether you think it resembles the 14-time all-star or not, it’s still a big achievement.

LeBron James completes Ice Bucket Challenge; Calls on Obama to man up

- August 17th, 2014

President Barack Obama has been given a second chance to complete the “Ice Bucket Challenge” after Ethel Kennedy called out the 44th President of the United States.

Kennedy – the 86-year-old widow of former U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy – accepted the challenge from family members last week before calling on Obama to complete the task, which raises cash and awareness for ALS.

In a White House statement, Obama declined the invitation, electing to donate monetarily instead of pouring freezing cold ice water over his head.

That wasn’t good enough for LeBron James, though.

The best player in the NBA completed the challenge Sunday afternoon after being nominated by Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant.

Before having frigid water poured over him, James called on his two sons and Obama to join him.

Anyone nominated has 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Will Obama turn it down twice? Does this make the U.S. look weak? How will this impact the mid-term elections?

Stay tuned …

What gross substance landed in Ashley Young’s mouth?

- August 16th, 2014

I can almost taste the booger. Or the bird poop. Or whatever it is.

In Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Swansea City early Saturday, a foreign substance of some kind seemed to land in Man U midfielder Ashley Young’s open mouth.

A Vine user captured the airborne dropping’s appearance on TV:

The running theory among media types — see here, here and here — is that the gooey mass must be bird feces.

(Thanks to Dirty Tackle for bringing this thing that can’t be unseen to our attention.)