Saturday, December 31, 2011
What's better than the Top 10 Plays of the Year you ask? How about ESPN's Not Top 10 Plays of the Year?
Included in the list of dubious plays are players falling flat on their face, untimely wild pitches, head-scratching own goals, the worst pass ever, and a premature, last-second shot attempt.
Ladies and gentleman, for your viewing entertainment, please enjoy the least impressive and most humorous plays from 2011 in the world of sports.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Do you believe in (Chrismas) miracles? Well, if you don't, you should now!
One lucky, 59-year old grandma recently received a huge Christmas gift after netting an improbable shot on ice.
Badly in need of a new truck because her current one was falling apart, the woman had visited an auto dealership earlier in the day and entered a contest sponsored by the dealership to win a new a vehicle of their choice -- but only if they scored an improbable hocket shot first.
Turns out the woman's name was drawn randomly, along with four others, for the chance to play. The rest is history as she shocked the world with this unbelievable goal!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Plenty of good, gridiron action will be on tap for the rest of this week, and what better way to get pigskin lovers fired up than a theme song?
Seen below is two-time Grammy winner, Nelly, spittin' rhymes in his latest musical creation entitled "The Champ". It was composed specifically for ESPN's exclusive coverage of 33 bowl games.
The song and portions of the video will incorporate highlights and will be featured in various ways during game and studio telecasts across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com, including as part of pregame, halftime and postgame reports; as the networks go to and return from commercial breaks; in highlight montages; and for promotions of upcoming programs and show segments.
It may not rival Hank Williams Jr.'s Monday Night Football promos, but it sure beats the heck out of March Madness' "One Shining Moment"....just my opinion at least.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Add one more candidate to the Dunk of the Year ballot.
The following clip is from a game between Division III Heidelbergy University and Trine University on Saturday.
The video shows Heidelberg's Viktor Fortkamp botching a one-handed slam, which sent the ball soaring approximately 25 feet straight up above the rim. That's when teammate Nate Davis raced in for the rebound, timed his jump perfectly, and threw down a nasty two-handed slam of his own.
Mr. Davis, welcome to YouTube and Bush League Chronicle lore.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
It appears as though the Miami Heat have finally embraced their fate as the most villainous team in the NBA.
Seen here is the team's new, alternate, road jerseys that will be worn for about a dozen games this upcoming season.
The black on black, in-your-face look is undoubtedly meant to strike fear in the hearts of opponents. In fact, the new unis have a striking similarity to the outfit Peter Parker temporarily donned in Spiderman 3. However, the key difference between the web-slinging Spiderman and the smack-talking Heat? Spidey is viewed by the people as a hero...the Heat are certainly not (far from it).
Thursday, December 8, 2011
TebowMania has taken another turn down crazy street. One loyal fan of the Broncos signal-caller will now permanently have an everyday reminder of him....as a centaur.
I'm as avid a Tebow fan as they come - and I'm somewhat intrigued by centaurs - but to get it forever engrained in my skin? Now that's just maniacal.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
It's been just over ten years since Jim Mora let loose one of the greatest rants in the history of great sports rants.
Let's set the scene: it was a chilly Sunday in late-November of 2001, and Mora's team had just dropped a 40-21 contest to the visiting San Francisco 49ers.
Upset with his team's performance in that game, and the whole season in general, the flustered coach delivers a sound bite for the ages.
Let's relive that epic moment shall we?
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Who says race car drivers aren't athletes?
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon shoots that logic down in the following video clip.
"Do I still have a job after this," joked Gordon before his stunt.
The real action gets underway at the 0:28 mark.