Video: Reporter Makes Backwards Half Court Shot

Posted on January 28, 2010. Filed under: Fun & Games | Tags: , , , |

While describing the half court shot we posted earlier, a reporter makes an even more impressive backwards shot. Real or not?

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Video: Blindfolded Basketball Coach’s Amazing Shot

Posted on January 27, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , , |

A Kansas high school girls basketball coach, Joel Branstrom sinks a half-court shot as part of a team bet. He was blindfolded and spun around several times and sinks this unbelievable shot from center court:

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Video: Obama supporting the Saints for Superbowl XLIV

Posted on January 26, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , , |

In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, President Barack Obama says he’s rooting “a little bit” for the New Orleans Saints in this year’s Super Bowl.

“Partly just because, you know, when I think what’s happened in New Orleans over the last several years … I’m pretty sympathetic,” Obama said.

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Video: Referee gives an unbelievable goal, one of the worst decisions ever

Posted on January 24, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , , , , |

We have seen a lot of questionable decisions in all sorts of sports over the years – it’s something that comes with the job if you work for a bookmaker. Hardly, however, have we seen such an unbelievably bad decision by a referee as in the German Bundesliga game between Duisburg and Frankfurt. See for yourself – and if you can tell us how on earth anyone can possibly think that he scored, could you please let us know? We’re speechless:

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Video: LeBron’s Leap Over Fans in Loose Ball Chase

Posted on January 23, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , , , , |

During the Cleveland Cavaliers 93-87 victory over the LA Lakers Thursday night, LeBron James couldn’t stand to see the ball get away (after he stole it) and did a Lambeau-ish leap into the courtside seats, bringing a few fans closer to the action than normal:

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Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – Olympic Legend

Posted on January 21, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , |

With Vancouver 2010 just around the corner, we thought it would be nice to have a look back at a true Olympic legend, a unique athlete and British hero: Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie “The Eagle”.

Edwards was born in Cheltenham, England, and was working as a plasterer when he qualified, as the sole British applicant, for the 1988 Winter Olympics ski-jumping competition. He had previously represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships, and was ranked 55th in the world.

Although his athletic performance wasn’t exactly going to challenge the top people in his sport (he finished last in both the 70m and 90m events), his personality and attitude, as well as his often hair-raising jumps quickly made him a favourite with the crowd. Even 20 years on, he is still known the world over:

Here he is in action at Calgary 1988

One of the Finnish songs he recorded (despite not speaking Finnish), entitled “Mun nimeni on Eetu” (“My name is Eetu”)

In response to the Edwards phenomenon, in 1990, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) instituted what became known as the “Eddie the Eagle Rule”, which requires Olympic hopefuls to compete in international events and place in the top 30 percent or the top 50 competitors, whichever is the lesser. As a result of this, Eddie failed to qualify for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. His ski jumping career was over, but the legend lives on!

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Video: Jamal Crawford’s Long Buzzer Beater vs Phoenix Suns

Posted on January 16, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , , |

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Video: Fire Alarm Delays Memphis Grizzlies – LA Clippers Game

Posted on January 13, 2010. Filed under: Sports | Tags: , , , , , |

The FedEx Forum in Memphis was evacuated during Tuesday night’s game between the host Grizzlies and the Clippers after a broken water pipe near a loading dock caused fire alarms to go off.

With 47.8 seconds left in the third quarter, a message came on the scoreboard for the crowd at the game to evacuate the building. The game was delayed by 36 minutes before play resumed. The Grizzlies went on to a 104-102 victory:

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Video: Disney Aladdin Stage Production Uses Tiger Woods Joke

Posted on December 23, 2009. Filed under: Fun & Games | Tags: , , , , |

Somehow a Tiger Woods joke worked its way into a recent production of the Aladdin stage musical at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. Not from the crowd, but on stage – and thanks to YouTube, everyone can share it now (from around one minute in).

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Video: Philadelphia Eagles Fans Celebrate Win With Snowball Fight

Posted on December 23, 2009. Filed under: Fun & Games | Tags: , , , , , , |

Despite 1700 shovelers having been called in to clear Lincoln Financial Field before the Philadelphia Eagles v San Francisco 49ers game last weekend, there was still plenty of the white stuff left inside the stadium for the 70.000 fans to make use of – and there’s only one correct way to use snow in this kind of setting: Snowball Fight!

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