Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Billy the Marlin's New Look

Old look
New look

The Florida, check that, the Miami Marlins are making sweeping changes this offseason in preparation for 2012.

They've already changed their name, changed their stadium, and now they're giving their beloved mascot a makeover.

Will the moves aid in igniting excitement and drawing fans to the games? Only time will tell, but there's no denying the Fish are gearing up to open their new stadium with a bang.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"The Catch" (Video)


If you haven't seen this footage of Marshall WR Aaron Dobson making what some people are referring to as "The Catch", than you have seriously deprived yourself.

Have no fear though. Here is the video clip of that miraculous grab:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Erin Andrews' Gatorade Bath


Baylor upset #5 Oklahoma 45-38 in Waco this past Saturday, and ESPN correspondent and male-heartthrob Erin Andrews was right there in the middle of it -- at least the post-game celebration part.

Seen here is Andrews' reaction after getting inadvertently soaked by Gatorade after the game. Classic.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Crazy Catch By A Chief (Video)


Jonathan Baldwin of the Kansas City Chiefs hauled in an improbable catch on Sunday versus Denver.

With his vision of the pass blocked by Broncos defender Brian Dawkins, Baldwin hauled in the grab in amazing fashion going around Dawkins to do so.

The Chiefs lost the game 17-10, but Baldwin's catch will go down as one of the more remarkable ones of the season.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

5 Missed Kicks to Help Boise Kicker Feel Better (Video)

Boise State kicker Dan Goodale saw his game-winning field goal attempt as time expired sail wide right on Saturday, and with it, the Broncos' legitimate chance of winning a BCS National Championship.



Here are some other notable missed field goals that either altered a team's season or re-wrote the record books....much like Goodale's did:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Top 3 Al Michaels Calls of All-Time

Today marks the 67th birthday of legendary sportscaster Al Michaels, and to help celebrate this momentous occasion I present to you The Top 3 Al Michaels Calls of All-Time. Enjoy.

3) "Super Bowl XXXIV" (2000)
-In perhaps the greatest finish in Super Bowl history, the Titans' bid for a title "came up one yard short" against the Rams.



2) "World Series Quake" (1989)
-The earthquake during Game 3 of the '89 World Series was the first recorded quake on a live broadcast.


Friday, November 11, 2011

The Wedding on Ice! (Video)


Nothing like saying "I do" than doing so on top of a giant block of frozen water.

And that's exactly what this hockey-loving couple from Vancouver did back in September. Brit Wong (29) and Drew Burant (29) traded vows at center ice, partook in a ceremonial puck drop after swapping rings and then skated off to the sounds of a goal horn. How romantic.

All members of the wedding party stood in unision with ice skates, while the guests were seated in chairs adorned with rally towels and blankets in case they got to feeling a little chill.

Thanks to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports for the video and story.

More Frisbee Trick Shots (Video)


For your viewing pleasure, the "Everthing Ultimate" gang has uploaded another video clip full of frisbee trick shots.

These come courtesy of some students at Towson University in Maryland.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

LeBron James Disses Adoring Fan (Video)


If there's one thing "The Chosen One" is good at, it's making a fool of others AND himself.

Whether he's spewing degrading comments in a post-game presser, making the towel boy's job harder, or promoting one of the most dubious broadcasts in sports history ("The Decision"), LeBron James has a knack for making people dislike him.

And although his latest shenanigan isn't too bad, the act is just another reason why he's viewed as one of the most villanious athletes in the world of sports.

It's not good karma anyway you slice it, perhaps that's why after eight seasons in the NBA he still has ZERO rings.

Odd Sports Pics of the Day (3 Photos)

Erin Andrews attended the CMA's on
Wednesday
Courtesy of Guyism

NBAers Amare Stoudemire & Carmelo Anthony on a recent
episode of Sesame Street
Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude

An angry mob of students tipped over a news van
after hearing of Joe Paterno's firing
Courtesy of Outside the Boxscore

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fair or Foul? (Video)


Ryan Clark and the Steelers think the following hit was clean, the NFL disagrees as evidenced by the $40,000 fine they levied on the Pittsburgh safety.

Decide for yourself...was the hit clean or not?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One Gnarly Wave (Video)

Wanna see a surfer successfully negotiate a 90-foot wave? Look no further, your video footage is here.

The dude on the board is none other than Hawaii surfing icon Garrett McNamara, and the location of this gnarly wave is a spot about 70 miles north of Portugal.

According to members of his group that witnessed the spectacle, it is the largest wave ever ridden.

Big thanks to Pete Thomas of GrindTV.com for the video & story.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Incredible Blocked Kick (Video)


It's not everyday you get to see a man jump over a 300-pound NFL lineman and proceed to block a field goal. Well, today you do.

Watch as Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer elects to not go around or through, but OVER the line en route to an incredible block on special teams.

"Are you kidding me?"

Odd Sports Pics of the Day (5 Photos)

Giants pitcher & LSU alum Brian Wilson made
an appearance on College Gameday Saturday
Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports

A Georgia player gets stuck between the hedges after a play
Courtesy of Lost Letterman

1982 Terry Bradshaw peanut butter!
Courtesy of PSAMP

LSU coach Les Miles faceplants before their colossal win over
#1 Alabama Saturday night
Courtesy of Sorry Bro Sports

Whoops. A Rangers fan prematurely got a World Champs tattoo.
Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Rubik's Cube Master (Video)


While mastering the Rubik's cube may not be considered a sport, juggling technically is. Many have tried to execute these baffling feats over the course of their lives, and yet many have failed.

Well, not this guy. He can do both....at the SAME time. I'm not kidding either. See for yourself as David Calvo juggles two Rubik's cubes using one hand, while solving a completely different cube in his other.

Mind-blowing I know.

Mandy Moore's UFC Pick (Video)


Okay, so when did Mandy Moore become a mixed martial arts expert?

I don't know the answer to that question, but I do know more people would watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) if she was calling the fights.

Seen here is the beautiful 27-year old making her prediction for the upcoming heavyweight battle between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The fight is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Anyways, here is the actress/model/singer/fashion designer/songwriter's pick for the clash...it's sure to be "A Walk Fight to Remember":

Friday, November 4, 2011

Footballer Nearly Decapitates Spectator (Video)


It feels like everyday there's another knucklehead move made by a soccer player -- today is no different.

Watch as New York Red Bulls futbol player Luke Rodgers kicks the ball in the stands out of frustration, and nearly decapitates an innoncent onlooker in the process.

The boneheaded move came late in their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday night. The visiting Galaxy got the last laugh, however as they escaped city with a 3-1 victory.

Thanks goes to Brooks Peck of Yahoo! Sports for the find.

Prep Player Throws Down Nasty Dunk (Video)


Kedar Edwards is a senior basketball star at West Oaks (Fla.) Academy. Although unranked by the major recruiting services, this self-assisted slam may help propel him up the rankings.

Watch as the 6-foot-3 guard posterizes an opposing player with an alley-oop to himself. It's unknown whether or not the guy he dunked will every recover from the traumatic experience (not really).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Weird Soccer Mishap (Video)


Apparently, FIFA has a rule in place that requires a yellow card be given to any player who removes their shirt during a match. Of course, if that player's already been booked for a yellow card, the consequence of shedding one's jersey would result in an automatic ejection from the game.

And wouldn't you know it that rare occurrence happened this past Wednesday in a match between Dnipro and Karapty.

Straight from the video description:

"Just after the hour the substitutes board was held up, instructing [Samuel] Inkoom to come off the pitch for teammate Evgeniy Shakhov. But before Inkoom managed to haul himself into an early bath, the player managed to get himself sent off.

As he ran towards the sidelines to exit the pitch, Inkoom removed his Dinpro top. That shirt removal was spotted by the yes-man referee, who in turn flashed the midfielder his second yellow of the game."

Odd Sports Pics of the Day (5 Photos)

Packers QB dressed as Rambo for Halloween
Courtesy of Busted Coverage

A very passionate LSU fan with crazy hair
Courtesy of Busted Coverage

Former MLBer Barry Bonds makes a rare public appearance
in a new PSA for injured Giants fan Bryan Stow
Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude

A possible UFO sighting at a high school
football game in Arizona?
Courtesy of The Sports Bank

A Chicago Bears fan with over 100 autograph tattoos
Courtesy of With Leather

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Odd Sports Pics of the Day (4 Photos)

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was arrested on drug
charges late Tuesday night
Courtesy of Captain Thunder Racing

A diehard Houston Texans fan is
already prediciting a Super Bowl XLVI win
Courtesy of Rant Sports

John Brown University students rained down toilet paper
at the start of their basketball team's season opener
Courtesy of Sorry Bro Sports

NBAer Chris Paul made an appearance on Family Feud Tuesday

More Frisbee Trick Shots (Video)


The "Everything Ultimate" crew is at it again, but this video comes courtesy of their compadres at Miami University in Ohio.

And yes, this is how some college students spend their leisure time. Don't judge, the in-result is awesome.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

LeBron in New Nike Ad (Video)


Nike blends music legend Frank Sinatra with Miami Heat star LeBron James in its newest ad series entitled "Basketball Never Stops".

If Bron Bron is truly working as hard as this video clip makes it seem -- his quest for a first NBA Championship may come to an end soon. Of course, this is assuming the lockout is lifted in due time.

Odd Sports Pics of the Day (3 Photos)

Some trick-or-treaters poking fun at Ole Miss
Rebels football coach Houston Nutt
Courtesy of Kegs 'n Eggs

A high school baseball coach in California made it mandatory
for all players to wear costumes in their recent scrimmage
Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude

NBA star Kevin Durant after playing flag football
with some Oklahoma State frat boys.
Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports