Jan 31, 2012
In a Nebraska high school boys basketball game, Anselmo-Merna High senior Joseph Christen scored 20 points in a 50-47 loss to Arcadia High. However, three of Christen's points came on an incredible 80-foot shot off an inbounds pass to beat the buzzer at the end of the third period.
Wonder how many tries it would take for Christen to make that shot again.
H/T Prep Rally.
Just before halftime of last night's game in Los Angeles between the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Clippers made four consecutive 3-pointers in a span of 50 seconds.
Mo Williams made a three-pointer with 1:15 left in the second quarter, then stole the ball from Russell Westbrook, which led to a Caron Butler three-pointer. After James Harden missed a three for the Thunder, leading to another three for Mo Williams. Then Kevin Durant had the ball stolen by Caron Butler, leading to a Chauncey Billups three-pointer with 25 seconds left in the second quarter.
This run gave the Clippers a 64-46 halftime lead on the way to a 112-100 win over the Thunder. However, if you turned the game off at halftime, you would have missed that awesome dunk by Blake Griffin.
NBA TV video via Sports Grid. H/T Sports Grid.
Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee was signing autographs at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday after the AFC Pro Bowl team practice. Some people were commenting on the Denver Broncos performance this year when a Baltimore Ravens fan said to McGahee "If you had a better quarterback [than Tim Tebow], you'd beat more people".
McGahee calmly responded, "Hey, that's not nice. That's like saying if you had a better kicker [than Billy Cundiff], you would have won."
McGahee shook hands with the Ravens fan afterwards, so it was all in good fun, but the Ravens fan had to be stung by that one.
NFL.com video via Sports Grid. H/T Sports Grid.
The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night 112-100, but the only thing everyone will be talking about will be Clippers forward Blake Griffin's dunk over Thunder center Kendrick Perkins in the third quarter. Perkins came over too late to stop Griffin's drive. Perkins put his arm up and fouled Griffin while he was in the air, but Griffin was still able to finish off his one-handed slam.
The announcers couldn't come up with enough superlatives, and the fans in the crowd couldn't get enough of the replay on the Jumbotron.
NBA TV video via. H/T Cosby Sweaters.
Jan 30, 2012
The Nike commercials for the "Kobesystem" have Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant conducting a seminar with various athletes and other celebrities in the audience. One of those celebrities is Kanye West, who tries to understand Level 6, also known as the "Beastion" level.
Although Kanye doesn't know what Kobe is talking about, he does manage to make it funny. Note the NSFW language, although it is censored:
H/T Sports Grid.
Chaos broke out Saturday night near the end of a minor league hockey game between the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors and Ontario Reign.
Ontario had a 5-1 lead over Bakersfield late in the third period when Bakersfield's Ian McKenzie laid a hard but clean hit on Ontario's Kevin Estrada, which triggered a full line brawl, including both goaltenders.
Announcers Kevin Bartl and Ryan Holt brought some color to the fight, as one of them went so far as to paraphrase one of Bill Murray's famous lines from Ghostbusters: "It's hysteria! Cats and dogs living together!"
After they cleaned up all the equipment from the ice from this fight, a few more fights broke out between Bakersfield and Ontario in the last 1:18 of the game. In the end, the Condors and Reign racked up 278 penalty minutes.
H/T Puck Daddy.
Jan 29, 2012
LeBron James rode his bike to American Airlines Arena Sunday morning for the Miami Heat's game against the Chicago Bulls.
James led all scorers in the game with 35 points, along with 11 rebounds and 5 assists, to lead the Heat to a 97-93 win. Maybe LeBron should ride his bike to work all the time.
H/T Cosby Sweaters.
Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer's son attended his father's game against the Miami Heat today. However, Carlos might need to have a conversation with his son tonight, as his son was caught on camera in the fourth quarter chanting "Let's Go Heat".
The son's friend cheered for the Heat as well, but looked even sillier as he was wearing a Carlos Boozer Bulls jersey. Talk about a couple of fairweather fans.
ESPN video via. H/T Larry Brown Sports.
Novak Djokovic was really, really pumped after defeating Rafael Nadal in an epic five set match. After emerging victorious in the longest Australian Open final match ever (almost 6 hours), Djokovic deserved to let loose during his celebration after the final point.
Djokovic's intensity was captured perfectly by the ESPN overhead camera as he dropped down to the ground, pumped his fists and let out a primal scream (hit pause at around the 48-49 second mark to catch it). After shaking his hands with Nadal and the umpire, Djokovic ripped off his shirt and let out a few more fist pumps and screams as he went over to his family's box to celebrate.
ESPN cameras caught former NBA All-Star Vlade Divac celebrating with Djokovic's family in the player's box (at around the 1:47 mark of the video).
ESPN video via. H/T Sports Grid.
Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop scored only 1 point in Saturday night's 102-99 loss to the Washington Wizards. Diop had some trouble at the free throw line as he was 1-4 with his free throws, including one which was so bad that it came up a few feet short of the rim.
It's plays like this that explain why the Bobcats have only won three games so far this season.
H/T The Last Angry Fan.
Jan 27, 2012
NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal made a bet with Charles Barkley on TNT's "Inside The NBA" that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love would outplay Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in their head-to-head matchup last Friday. Shaq lost the bet as Griffin outscored Love 21-17 for the game (although the Timberwolves did beat the Clippers).
On Thursday night's "Inside the NBA" telecast, Shaq finally paid off the bet...by sitting in the studio in his underwear.
Shaq had no problem with it, saying "I'm a man of my word."
H/T Cosby Sweaters.
During the Australian Open semifinal tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Federer accidentally made a star out of one of the ball boys. Federer flicked the ball towards the side of the court after faulting on a serve, and the ball boy got up from his knees and reached behind him to catch the ball with one hand.
The crowd cheered for the impressive catch. If he's not a baseball player already, he may want to consider it.
Video via ESPN. H/T Larry Brown Sports.
Jan 26, 2012
If you're a fan of the classic 80s movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", this 10-second video tease is sure to grab your attention.
It's definitely Matthew Broderick, and his line in the video seems to be something Ferris Bueller would say, except he's older now so he refers to work instead of school. The music is a snippet of the song from the movie, Yello's "Oh Yeah". And 2-5-12 just happens to be the date of Super Bowl Sunday.
So what is the big secret? Could it be? Ferris Bueller returns? And who is chuckachucka2012 anyway? We'll just have to wait and see.
H/T Cosby Sweaters.
The women's soccer team from Costa Rica currently competing in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament was a major underdog in Monday's match against the host country Canada. However, Costa Rica certainly didn't help themselves as they committed one of the worst own goals in the history of the sport during a 5-1 loss.
It happened shortly after the start of the second half with the ball in Costa Rica's end of the field. Costa Rica defender Marianne Ugaldedid made a nice soft pass back to the goalkeeper for a clearance as no Canadian players nearby for a challenge
This goal wasn't the difference in the match, but that fact wouldn't make the goalkeeper feel any better.
H/T Cosby Sweaters.
UPDATE: Thanks to my readers who have pointed out to me that although normally a goalie is allowed to use their hands, they can not pick up a ball that is intentionally kicked back to them by their own teammate. Surprisingly, I have never heard this rule despite all of the men's and women's World Cup tournament games I have watched over the years, so my apologies.
In the latest installment of the Dallas Mavericks' "Dramatic Reading" series, guard Jason Terry gives a reading of the classic MC Hammer song "U Can't Touch This".
Previously in the series, Dirk Nowitzki read Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did It Again."
Still not sure what the point of these readings are, but the players seem to be having fun with it.
H/T Rant Sports.
Near the end of Wednesday night's NBA matchup in Los Angeles between the Clippers and Lakers, Clippers guard Chris Paul and Lakers power forward Pau Gasol were jawing at each other near the end of the game with 1.1 seconds left. Paul called Gasol soft, while Gasol responded by patting Chris Paul on the head, which Paul really didn't like.
The game was filled with six technical fouls between the teams as the Lakers won the game 96-91.
NBA TV video via Sports Grid.
Chris Paul Didn’t Like Pau Gasol Touching His Hair [Sports Grid]
Jan 25, 2012
After the Baltimore Ravens' heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, linebacker Ray Lewis gave a powerful speech to his teammates in the locker room to put things in perspective...and get the team in the right frame of mind for the offseason.
Lewis' teammates were probably very happy to hear that he would be returning for the 2012 season. Based on this locker room speech, you can understand why the Ravens still need him. Although Lewis may have lost a step, he is still as much of a leader on this team as he ever was.
H/T Sports Grid.
No, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is not an alcoholic, but he does sometimes have a little trouble drinking from water bottles, as was evident Tuesday night.
Nowitzki sat out Tuesday night's 93-87 win over the Phoenix Suns with a sore knee. Dirk was wearing a suit and was looking rather sharp...until this happened. It's unclear at this point if Dirk's drinking problem and his sore knee are connected. Until then, Dirk needs to pay more attention with his liquids.
Nowitzki shouldn't feel bad, as he's not the only professional athlete who has had problems with water bottles. This happens to NHL players, too.
NBA/FOX Sports video via Vimeo.com.
H/T Sportress of Blogitude.
It should go without saying that balancing an exercise ball on a balance beam, and then standing on top of the exercise ball, is extremely dangerous and not a smart thing to do. Common sense, right?
Well, if your curious as to how bad you could hurt yourself, you'll be interested in checking out this video of this guy. He's not a professional gymnast...or a professional stuntman. It's probably safe to say that he's also not the smartest guy in the world.
A disclaimer for the kids out there (and some of the adults): DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME.
This guy is also extremely lucky, as he could have crushed himself in an extremely sensitive area if he landed just a few millimeters to the right. It's safe to say that he wasn't hit square in the groin because he would not have been able to get up afterwards, like he did here.
Balancing an Exercise Ball on a Balance Beam Can be a Real Ball Buster [Last Angry Fan]
During ESPN's coverage of an Australian Open quarterfinal match between Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori, analyst Patrick McEnroe was caught cursing live on the air (accidentally, of course).
It happened during the first set of the match when the ESPN crew was replaying one particular point from a side angle. Unfortunately, the ball boy (or girl) was perfectly situated to block the view of the ball on the court from that side angle, frustrating McEnroe and causing him to accidentally drop the F-bomb.
We're used to hearing foul language from Patrick's brother John, but hearing it from Patrick is unusual. Obviously the ESPN censors were caught sleeping again. Where is the 7-second delay when we need it?
H/T Sports Grid
If you need a good laugh, you will love golfer Ben Crane's video "The Lost Love" as he reveals that he used to be a gymnast.
Ben's "trainer" is still upset with him for giving up gymnastics for golf. After watching the video, you'll probably agree that Crane made the right decision, although his attempt to reconnect with his "lost love" is hilarious.
Feel free to share this video, as for every 100,000 views, Farmers will donate $1000 to charity on behalf of Ben Crane up to $5000. So you can feel good about yourself for wasting time to watch this, because you're contributing to a worthy cause.
And if you loved this one, you'll enjoy Ben Crane's earlier video where he demonstrates moves he learned from growing up in a dance academy.
Ben Crane Jokes About Returning to His Gymnastic Roots in Viral Video [Larry Brown Sports]
Former NHL player Richard Zednik was skating with some kids in a hockey rink in his native Slovakia when they found themselves having to evacuate. The roof of the rink started to crack from the weight of the snow and ice on top of it, and Zednik and the kids were able to clear the rink just moments before the roof collapsed.
Mathieu Perreault Scores Hat Trick, Gets Rewarded With Shaving Cream Pie In Face From Alex Ovechkin (Video)
Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault scored three goals in a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins Tuesday night. His reward for scoring the hat trick? Star of the game...and a shaving cream pie in the face from teammate Alex Ovechkin during a postgame interview in front of the home fans.
Jan 24, 2012
A lot of people were excited about the New England Patriots winning the AFC Championship game this past Sunday, including one Asian man in pajamas who has become the latest viral Internet sensation.
In a recent Showtime Boxing special, boxing judge Chuck Giampa made his television debut in which he planned on bringing his insights on the match judging to the broadcast. Unfortunately, after he was introduced and gave his opening line where he talked about taking viewers "inside the mind of the judge", Giampa's mind apparently went blank as he seemed to succumb to stage fright.
In a recent soccer match in Germany, FC Kaiserslautern's Dorge Kouemaha uses an acrobatic move to clear the ball as Werder Bremen defenseman Sebastian Prodl is attacking the net. Kouemaha was successful in clearing the ball, and was also successful in kicking Prodl directly in the face.
In her fourth-round Australian Open tennis match, Petra Kvitova had an embarrassing moment when she completely missed the ball on an overhead return attempt against Ana Ivanovic.
Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler is known for photobombing his teammates while they are giving interviews. They even have a name for it: Keslurking, a cross between Kesler and lurking.
However, Kesler took his game to the next level by adding a new twist, as teammate Manny Malhotra was bombed during an interview by Ryan's 1-year-old son Ryker.
In a UK soccer match, Bury's Giles Coke was taken down by a Yeovil defenseman leading to a penalty kick. Bury captain Steven Schumacher prepared to take the kick, but Coke wanted to make the penalty kick himself. This led Coke and Schumaker to fight each other over who should take the kick, and the referee gave both players yellow cards.
Jan 23, 2012
On ESPN's First Take, Skip Bayless had Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (a.k.a. "Sizzle") as a guest Monday. After Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Suggs was in no mood for Skip's games, so when he felt that Bayless was trying to twist his words, Suggs responded harshly "Stop it. Be an analyst. Don't be a d-bag."
During the New York Giants postgame celebration Sunday, FOX analyst Terry Bradshaw wanted to get a few comments from Ann Mara, the widow of the late Giants owner Wellington Mara. Ann Mara had something to say, but not exactly what Bradshaw was expecting, as she gave Bradshaw an earful for always picking against the Giants.
The Florida Panthers' minor league affiliate, the AHL's San Antonio Rampage, held Pucks and Paws night this past Saturday, where they asked fans to bring their dogs to the game.
The reason: The Rampage was trying to set a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of dogs ever assembled to watch a live sporting event.
Lionel Messi scored three goals for Barcelona against Malaga on Sunday. Messi's third goal made him Spain's leading goal scorer this season, and caused commentator Ray Hudson to lose his mind.
We understand why Baltimore Ravens fans might be a little upset, or even a little angry, about the way the game ended Sunday against the New England Patriots. You would think that you would want to get over it with the help of your friends.
Unfortunately, one passionate Ravens fan lost it and started taking it out verbally on his friends, and now he's an Internet sensation (warning: NSFW language after the jump).
Jan 22, 2012
Vernon Davis Uses Camera Stand For Prop After Scoring Touchdown, Flagged For Excessive Celebration (Video)
In the first quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship game in San Francisco, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis scored a 73-yard touchdown against the New York Giants.
After leaping over the row of photographers behind the end zone, Davis climbed up onto a camera stand and stood staring back towards the field, proud of himself. Unfortunately, the officials flagged Davis for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty as he used the camera stand as a "prop".
Before Sunday's AFC Championship game in Foxborough between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, the National Anthem was sung by Aerosmith lead singer (and American Idol judge) Steven Tyler. And, unfortunately, like a lot of singers recently, Tyler messed up some of the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner".
A Baltimore Ravens fan, guitarist Nick Durm, wrote a song for his team called, naturally, "The Baltimore Ravens Song". Durm manages to work in a lot of Ravens player names along with taking a shot or two at the Pittsburgh Steelers and sticking in a few other jokes.
During an Australian soccer match, a defender took out his own goalie who was coming out to play the ball, leaving Tolgay Ozbey with an empty net. However, instead of just kicking the ball into the net, Ozbey decided to showboat a little bit by stopping the ball on the goal line, getting down on all fours and knocking the ball into the net with his head.
Late in a fourth round men's singles tennis match at the Australian Open, Nicolas Almagro hit a forehand return that hit his opponent Tomas Berdych square in the arm. Almagro immediately apologized, but even though Berdych was able to win the match just minutes later, he refused to shake Almagro's hand after the match ended.
New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul inspired a Giants fan to write a song in his honor. Josh Hyman borrowed Naughty By Nature's classic "O.P.P" to pay tribute to the Giants and Pierre-Paul with "You Down With JPP".
Jan 21, 2012
Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan shows his singing ability, or lack thereof, while begging for NBA All-Star votes for himself and his Clippers/Lob City teammates.
In overtime of Saturday's NHL game in Boston between the Bruins and New York Rangers, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was ejected for charging Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Ference was skating at full speed and pushed McDonagh straight into the boards behind the Rangers net as McDonagh was trying to control the puck.
If you're a San Francisco 49ers fan and you're looking for some music to pump you up for this weekend's NFC Championship game, look no further. SF rapper has come up with a new 49ers anthem, "Who's Got It Better", with the chorus featuring Niners coach Jim Harbaugh yelling the line "Who's got it better than us?" and the players shouting "Nobody!"
On Friday night in Pittsburgh, Penguins center Eric Tangradi and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin collided against the glass behind the Montreal net, knocking a pane of glass loose. Unfortunately, the pane of glass fell in towards the ice, and NHL referee Kevin Pollock had to dive down on the ice to avoid being hit by the falling glass.
Green Bay Packers defensive lineman BJ Raji and linebacker Clay Matthews filmed new State Farm ads with quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently. The commercials show Raji and Matthews transforming Rodgers' "Championship Belt" celebration into new "Discount Double Check" moves.
Indiana Pacers mascot, Boomer, was visiting New Palestine High School during a Friday night basketball game to entertain some local fans. During a break in the action on the court, Boomer jumped on a trampoline, did a somersault in the air and slam dunked the ball through the hoop. However, as an added bonus, Boomer managed to shatter the backboard.
The third round Australian Open tennis match between Gael Monfils and Mikhail Kukushkin was interrupted when a giant autograph ball was thrown from the stands and hit the real tennis ball on the court during live play. The timing could not have been worse, as it was the final game of the fifth set.
Currently making the rounds of the Internet are the dance moves of a Philadelphia 76ers fan named "Big Daddy". He was featured on the Jumbotron at the Wells Fargo Center during a timeout dancing to House of Pain's classic "Jump Around".
Jan 20, 2012
Cuba Gooding Jr. Gets Carried Away With Allen Iverson Impression, Nearly Lets Curse Word Slip on SportsCenter (Video)
Cuba Gooding Jr. was live on ESPN SportsCenter Thursday promoting his new movie "Red Tails" (which is weird because there's no clear sports connection).
For some reason, Gooding began to imitate Allen Iverson and his infamous "We're talkin' about practice" speech. It was all well and good, but the next thing you knew, Gooding got a little carried away and nearly said "Rock out with your c*** out" before catching himself just in the nick of time.
In a Saudi Arabian soccer match, Al Alhi striker Amad Al Hosni made a break down the left side of the pitch with an open path to the goal. However, instead of breaking towards the goal, Al Hosni dove to the ground and acted like he had been tripped up, even though the nearest Al Alhi defender, Sultin Al Beshi, was a couple of yards behind him.
Unfortunately, the officials fell for Al Hosni's dive and gave Al Beshi a yellow card, making this play a candidate for worst flop of the year.
Jan 19, 2012
During the third quarter of last night's NBA game in Orlando, Magic forward Glen Davis, who goes by the nickname "Big Baby", was called for a foul against San Antonio Spurs forward Richard Jefferson.
Davis was unhappy with the call and argued with the official, but got himself a technical foul by taking things one step too far: for some unexplicable reason, Davis decided to pull down his shorts.
Jan 18, 2012
Former MLB Pitcher Joe Magrane's Daughter Shannon Gets Ticket To Hollywood on "American Idol" (Video)
Season 11 of FOX's "American Idol" made its debut Wednesday night, and the first round of contestants got their invitations to Hollywood. One of those contestants getting through to the next round was 15-year-old Shannon Magrane, whose father was former major league pitcher Joe Magrane. Magrane pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1987 World Series.
On Tuesday night in Tampa, a few Boston Bruins came out to watch their team face the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning mascot, Thunderbug, found a fan wearing a Bruins Stanley Cup T-shirt and playfully sprayed him with silly string. Pretty harmless stuff.
Unfortunately, this particular Bruins fan took exception to it and pushed Thunderbug down from behind.
In a second round men's singles tennis match in the 2012 Australian Open, Marcos Baghdatis fell behind two sets to Stanislas Wawrinka. Unhappy with the way he was playing, Baghdatis took his frustration out on some of his tennis rackets. Four of them, to be exact.
By now you may have heard the story about what happened during last weekend's college basketball game between Central Florida and Marshall, but in case you haven't, here's a quick recap:
After being (allegedly) grazed in the elbow (accidentally) by Central Florida guard Isaiah Sykes, Marshall head coach Tom Herrion fell backwards on top of an assistant coach on his bench, then got down on his knees and started grabbing his chest as if he was having a heart attack. After a 15 minute delay when the referees reviewed the play and found nothing definitive, Sykes was still given a technical foul. Marshall hit one of two free throws, which made the difference in the game as Marshall edged Central Florida 65-64.
The question now is: after looking at the video where it seems clear that Herrion's flop was a bit over the top, should Marshall forfeit their win?
Last week, we showed you John Parr's remake of his own song, "St. Elmo's Fire", which was updated to pay homage to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and renamed "Tim Tebow's Fire". Our take was that it seemed like Parr was trying to make a few bucks for himself off of Tim Tebow's name.
Conan O'Brien was a little more harsh towards Parr on Monday night's show. After calling Parr an opportunist, he claimed that when the Broncos were being destroyed by the New England Patriots Saturday night, Parr switched his allegiance at halftime and started writing songs about the Patriots.
It's been a rough start to the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament for the ball boys and girls.
On Monday, a ball boy was nearly knocked out by an errant shot by Russia's Alexander Kudryavtsev. Then, on Tuesday, a ball girl was asked to something that wasn't normally part of her job description: remove a cricket from the tennis court.
Jan 17, 2012
Recently we pointed out that TNT's newest NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal needed to work on his math skills. Apparently Shaq needs to take some geography lessons as well.
On TNT's Inside the NBA Monday night, Shaq tried to give Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio the nickname "The Italian Pete Maravich". That's all well and good, except for one problem: Ricky Rubio is from Spain.
Besart Berisha Scores Injury Time Game Winner In Australian Soccer Match, Then Challenges Opponent To Fight (Video)
In an Australian soccer match this past weekend, Sydney FC seemed to be cruising along with a 1-0 lead over the Brisbane Roar. However, that all changed in injury time when Brisbane's Mohamed Adnan scored on a free kick.
A minute and a half later, Besart Berisha scored the game winning goal on a header for a 2-1 Brisbane victory. However, after the match, Berisha may have been a little too excited, as he ripped off his shirt and immediately challenged Syndey FC's Pascal Bosschaart to a fight.
Jan 16, 2012
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin had a monster dunk on New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries in the second quarter of Monday's 101-91 Clippers victory.
San Diego State center Tim Shelton recorded a rap song called 'Aztec Motto' as the unofficial 2012 SDSU Aztec Basketball anthem. Now, the music video is available.
In the first quarter of Monday's NBA game in Washington, Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons ran from the three-point line, grabbed an offensive rebound in mid-air and dunked all over Wizards center JaVale McGee. To top things off, after Parsons hung onto the rim to gain his balance, he landed on McGee's shoulders, leaving McGee with a face full of Parsons' crotch.
After the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 20-13 in Sunday's AFC Divisional playoff game, players and coaches met at midfield to shake hands and congratulate each other on a game well played.
However, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Texans running back Arian Foster took that sportsmanship to the next level by swapping jerseys and signing them for each other after the game.
Russian tennis player Alexander Kudryavtsev, the opponent in Roger Federer's first round match of the 2012 Australian Open, nearly nailed a ballboy in the head (accidentally, of course) during the first game of the second set.
The buzzer beater that ended a middle school boys basketball game in South Carolina between Hilton Head and Beaufort middle schools earlier this week closed out what may have been the most exciting finish to a basketball game at any level (at least this season).
American tennis player John Isner won his match in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament. However, there was an intentional hilarious moment aired on ESPN in between points of the match.
The commentator thought that a replay of Isner's forehand was about to be played to the viewers, so he set it up with "He's picking up his confidence now." Instead, however, ESPN cut to a shot of Isner on the bench, just as he appeared to be fiddling with his nose.
The Detroit Pistons locker room got an extensive upgrade, complete with an expanded training facility and players lounge. Now the Pistons have video to show their fans where all the money they pay for tickets is being spent.
In the first period of Sunday night's NHL game in Chicago between the Blackhawks and the visiting San Jose Sharks, Chicago defenseman Sean O'Donnell started a fight with Sharks forward Brad Winchester by pushing Winchester twice in the back.
In the second half of Washington State's basketball game against state rival Washington Sunday, WSU head coach Ken Bone ran out on the court after a loose ball scramble to call timeout. Unfortunately, Bone had a big wipeout as he slipped and fell hard onto the court.
Jan 15, 2012
There was a lot of pushing and shoving in the third period of Saturday night's NCAA hockey game between Minnesota and North Dakota. However, after the game ended and Minnesota closed out a 6-2, UND's Ben Blood took things too far by pushing Minnesota's Kyle Rau in the postgame handshake line.
In an NAIA college basketball game between Lindsey Wilson College and Georgetown College, LWC guard Chase Spreen heaved a game-winning 3-point shot from 80 feet away for an incredible full-court buzzer beater. The shot won the game for LWC, giving the Blue Raiders the 79-78 victory, at which point the local television announcer absolutely lost his mind (and his voice).
The New England Patriots had a 35-7 lead at halftime of yesterday's game against the Denver Broncos. The Patriots pulled back in the second half on the way to a 45-10 victory.
If you turned off last night's game at halftime, you didn't miss much in terms of scoring, but you did miss a good brawl.
The Florida State basketball team had one of the biggest wins in their history with a 90-57 win over #3 North Carolina on Saturday. After UNC used a stoppage of play with 14.2 seconds left to send most of their players to the locker room, the Seminole fans stormed the court after the game ended to celebrate the victory.
The latest viral Internet video is called "Drunk Golfer Fail", posted earlier this month. It involves a drunk man (about college age) trying to impress his friends by swinging a golf club at a can of beer while standing on a ledge. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
Jan 14, 2012
Florida State pulled off a 90-57 upset over #3 ranked North Carolina in front of their home fans Saturday. The Seminole fans stormed the court after the game, but not before FSU head basketball coach Leonard Hamilton used a stoppage of play with 14.2 seconds left to allow North Carolina head coach Roy Williams to send his key players to the locker room for safety reasons.
After scoring the game winning touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers in today's NFC playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, tight end Vernon Davis broke down crying as he hugged several players and assistant coaches on the sideline, including one really long hug with head coach Jim Harbaugh.
In the first quarter of today's NFC divisional playoff game in San Francisco between the 49ers and New Orleans Saints, the Saints took the opening kickoff and drove down to the San Francisco 7-yard line. On 3rd-and-6, Saints running back Pierre Thomas caught a pass at the 5-yard line and had only one man in between him and the end zone.
Fortunately for the 49ers, that man was 49ers safety Donte Whitmer.
Whitmer made a helmet-to-helmet hit on Thomas, stopping him cold and causing him to fumble the football. The fumble was recovered by 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis on the 2-yard line.
Defenseman Scott Fletcher of the ECHL's Florida Everblades had what would seem to be the biggest hockey hit of the year on Chicago Express forward Mike Embach.
As an NBA sideline reporter, ESPN's Heather Cox probably never expected that her job would require her to recite rap lyrics live on the air. However, that's exactly the position Cox found herself in during the third quarter of Friday night's game in Denver as the Nuggets hosted the Miami Heat.
Shaquille O'Neal has had a rough week as an NBA analyst on TNT. First Shaq was caught cursing on TV right before a commercial break, and now Shaq has been exposed for having sub-par math skills.
Jan 13, 2012
Sacramento Kings forward Donte Green provided an assist off the court...to a fan who was planning to propose marriage to his girlfriend at a party on New Year's Eve.
Comedian Jon Dore appeared on "Conan" last night and wanted to talk about his problems with the NBA. He was not happy with the NBA lockout, so he decided to go out and find a league that cares about its players and respects its fans: a basketball league for 9-year-olds.
ESPN NFL analyst Marcellus Wiley made a comment on Friday's SportsCenter that may have raised some eyebrows as he referred to some San Francisco 49ers defensive players as "terrorists".
A Chicago Blackhawks fan named Greg had the opportunity to play "Shoot The Puck" on the ice during an intermission of Thursday night's Blackhawks game at the United Center against the Minnesota Wild.
However, Greg seemed even more excited by the opportunity to meet Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok. Kustok asked Greg a question or two about his missed shot attempts, but as she was wrapping up the interview, Greg proceeded to tell Sarah that he loved her and thought she was "so pretty and beautiful."
On Thursday night's episode of NBC's Late Night, Jimmy Fallon assumed the persona of "Tebowie", a cross between Tim Tebow and David Bowie, to sing a version of "Space Oddity" with Tebow-inspired lyrics.
Jan 12, 2012
During TNT's NBA Tip-Off studio show Thursday night, Shaquille O'Neal was caught saying the S-word on live TV as the show was cutting to a commercial break.
The studio crew had just finished a segment where they were discussing the "Inside the NBA" sketch parody of their show on last week's Saturday Night Live. As TNT was about to cut to commercial, the cameras were not on, but obviously their microphones still were. Unfortunately, Shaq was not aware of this as he was overheard saying "Hey, you know who I blame for that sh**?"
Shaq is still a "rookie" when it comes to being a studio analyst, so he probably gets a pass for this one. However, the TNT censors do not, so they need to look into this. Where is that 7-second delay when we need it?
TNT video via.
Shaq Drops S-Bomb on TNT [Larry Brown Sports]
Before Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki played a key role defeating the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, he was using his height to help some TD Garden workers take down some wiring from a hook high up near the ceiling of one of the Garden tunnels.
Jan 11, 2012
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob had a front row seat for Tuesday night's 111-106 overtime win over the Miami Heat. To say that Lacob was excited about the win, however, would be an understatement.
American tennis star Andy Roddick was in Australia this week to take part in the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne. Roddick sported a new mohawk haircut during a press conference before the tournament started, and got a little chippy when a reporter asked him if his wife, model Brooklyn Decker, would be attending the Australian Open next week.
The fallout from West Virginia defensive back Darwin Cook's tackling of the Orange Bowl mascot continues.
The Dallas Mavericks were so far ahead of the Detroit Pistons in the third quarter of Tuesday night's game in Detroit that they let a couple of random guys sit (and drink alcohol) on their bench.
John Parr, who had a #1 hit with the title song from the 80s movie "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)", has been so inspired by the play of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow that he created a remake of his own song. The new song with updated lyrics (after the jump) is "Tim Tebow's Fire".
Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery was already unhappy during Tuesday night's game against Michigan State, as his team was down by 28 points in the second half. However, after getting called for a technical foul, that's when McCaffery reached his breaking point.
McCaffery needed an outlet for his frustration, so in a huddle with his team during a timeout, he slammed a folding chair down on the court.
In a Copa del Rey soccer match in Spain, Real Sociedad goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai had already given up three goals against Mallorca, but he made things worse by making what may be the most embarrassing goalkeeper error in soccer history.
Jan 10, 2012
Fans of LSU could not have been happy Monday night. On top of watching their team losing the national championship game to Alabama 21-0, they had to watch their quarterback Jordan Jefferson spit in a towel, then immediately wipe his face with it.
Conan O'Brien couldn't afford to show the actual NFL footage of Tim Tebow's game-winning touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so he called upon his "Peanut Players" to reenact the touchdown.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jack Johnson scored a goal in the second period during Monday night's 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. To celebrate the goal, Johnson went Tebowing, becoming the latest athlete to jump on the Tim Tebow bandwagon.
ESPN soccer analyst (and former Arsenal defender) Martin Keown was starting to answer a question during the pregame studio show for the Leeds United FA Cup when he was hit in the head by a stray warm-up soccer ball.
Jan 9, 2012
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow led the Broncos to the upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime Sunday.
At the end of the CBS postgame show that followed, studio host James Brown said that his nephew texted him and asked if Tebow could do it again next Sunday. At that point, the entire studio crew of Brown, Bill Cowher, Shannen Sharpe, Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason went Tebowing.
In Anaheim Sunday Night, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jaret Boll got the better end of a fight against Ducks defenseman Sheldon Brookbank after they dropped the gloves in the third period of last night's NHL game.
Jan 8, 2012
Everyone knows the rule on kickoffs in football that on a touchback, the opposing team gets the ball at the 20-yard line. This usually involves the referees retrieving the ball from the end zone and placing it on the 20-yard line.
However, on Sunday in Denver, during an NFL playoff game between the Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers, the ball found its way to the 20-yard line with some divine intervention. A kickoff by Broncos kicker Matt Prater bounced off the crossbar of the goalpost, rolled back into the field of play and stopped exactly on the 20-yard line.
Usually you don't see bowlers injure themselves by falling, and you would never expect to see it happen on the PBA tour. However, that's exactly what happened Sunday during a PBA World Series of Bowling qualifying tournament in Las Vegas.
Retired NBA star and current NBA analyst Charles Barkley hosted Saturday Night Live last night. For one of the sketches, Barkley used his pull-no-punches style to introduce the "Charles Barkley Postgame Translator App" to interpret what professional athletes and coaches are really saying.
Jan 7, 2012
After Sam Houston State lost the NCAA FCS championship to North Dakota State 17-6 on Saturday, ESPN cut to a camera shot of the Sam Houston State sideline. The shot showed one player sulking on camera, but a player just off camera managed to stick their arm into the shot, complete with his middle finger.
Houston Texans running back scored a touchdown in the first quarter of today's NFL playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. For his touchdown celebration, he borrowed retired Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon's "Dream Shake" move and "shot" the football threw the goalpost.
New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, the most hated man in the NBA, is being heckled by fans on the road wherever he travels by booing him every time he touches the ball.
However, it appears that Toronto Raptors fans have raised the bar, as one fan at last night's game in Toronto came armed with cardboard cutouts of Humphries' ex-wife, Kim Kardashian (and her sister Khloe).
You have to wonder if this fan was inspired in some small way by some other Canadian sports fans, Vancouver's Green Men.
Photo via @jaysatur.
Raptors Fans Mock Kris Humphries with Giant Kim Kardashian Cut-Outs [Larry Brown Sports]
For those of you at home who decide to go "Tebowing", please be careful. You might think that this move is completely harmless, but you need to be aware of your surroundings before you do it. Otherwise, you could hurt yourself, or end up the star of a viral Internet video, like the guy in the cowboy hat who recently attempted Tebowing on top of a bar.
Previously we showed you West Virginia defensive back Darwin Cook's 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the Orange Bowl. We also showed you how immediately afterwards, Cook tackled the Orange Bowl mascot.
Well, the story just took another twist. After the game, Cook found out that the person inside the "Obie" mascot costume was a little girl.
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki decided to take part in the team's Dramatic Reading series, choosing the Britney Spears classic "Oops! I Did It Again" as his selection.
Jan 6, 2012
Last Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 108-99. Lakers center Andrew Bynum led the team with 22 rebounds.
After getting an offensive rebound in the fourth quarter, Bynum passed to teammate Troy Murphy. However, for some reason Murphy wasn't paying enough attention, and the ball hit him square in the face.
Jan 5, 2012
By now, you've seen West Virginia defensive back Darwin Cook's 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown during yesterday's Orange Bowl. However, what you may not have seen is that after Cook ran through the end zone, he tackled the Orange Bowl mascot.
Seton Hall's early success this basketball season is making their fans excited, but no one more than walk-on basketball player Peter Dill. Dill is not getting any playing time on the court, but he is getting major camera time lately for his celebrations on the bench.
In the second quarter of the Discover Orange Bowl, Clemson running back Andre Ellington took a handoff from the 3-yard line and appeared to be barreling his way through a pile of players into the end zone. However, before the whistle blew and before anyone realized what was going on, West Virginia defensive back Darwin Cook started running the other way...with the ball.
On Tuesday during a soccer match in the Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior tournament in Brazil between Internacional and Confianca, a stretcher was brought out to help Confianca's Arthur off the field.
Arthur was clearly in pain, but to add insult to injury, after being placed on the stretcher, the medical assistant in front of the stretcher lifted Arthur's head directly into his own rear end.
Jan 4, 2012
At a recent World Tennis charity match in Thailand, Caroline Wozniacki started dancing on the court again, this time with Victoria Azarenka.
She last caught the dance fever in Slovakia back in November, so this is becoming Wozniacki's new trademark. We'll see if this translates into some Grand Slam tournament wins in 2012.
Caroline Wozniacki Is A Dancing Machine! [Outside the Boxscore]
Just before halftime of the Sugar Bowl Tuesday night, Michigan was successful on converting a fake field goal attempt for a first down. However, the play didn't exactly work as it was drawn up as Michigan long snapper Jareth Glanda caught the first down reception.
Michigan defeated Virginia Tech 23-20 in overtime Tuesday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
After the head coaches shook hands near midfield immediately after the game, ESPN reporter Holly Rowe went to interview Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. Another reporter had gotten to Hoke first and started to ask a question. However, Rowe was not going to wait in line for anyone, as she promptly elbowed the other reporter out of the way.
Jan 3, 2012
Houston head football coach Tony Levine was at the postgame press conference of the TicketCity Bowl with his young daughter Willa after defeating Penn State 30-14. It was very cute...until Willa picked an especially stringy booger out of her nose and started eating it like spaghetti.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo could be looking at a suspension from the NHL after shoving Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert into the boards behind the Oilers net during the second period of last night's game in Chicago.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall had a monster one-handed slam dunk over Boston Celtics center Greg Stiemsma in the first quarter of last night's NBA game in Boston.
In Monday night's Fiesta Bowl, Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery caught a kickoff about 7 yards deep in his end zone. Montgomery made the risky decision to try to run the ball out of the end zone. However, just as Montgomery was about to shift it into a higher gear, he was tackled in the end zone...by teammate Jeremy Stewart.
Obviously this guy didn't use spellcheck, but you would think he would have at least shown the sign to a friend before he brought it to the game.
Not sure what it is with Bulldog fans and their spelling. At least that blonde from Mississippi State made an attempt to fix her sign.
Jan 2, 2012
At the end of the first half of the Capital One Bowl, South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey leaped over the Nebraska secondary to catch a Hail Mary pass from quarterback Connor Shaw at the 4-yard line, then managed to turn around and find his way into the end zone for a 51-yard touchdown.
Wisconsin tight ends coach Joe Rudolph was caught on the sidelines picking his nose and eating it right before a commercial break during the first quarter of the Rose Bowl.
Mike Milbury had an embarrassing gaffe during Monday's NBC's 2012 Winter Classic coverage when he goofed on the New York Rangers nickname.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler was hit directly in the groin with the basketball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Gerald Wallace was trying to save it from going out of bounds.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Washington Redskins a week ago. Although he is still recovering in a hospital bed, it didn't stop Peterson from celebrating New Year's Eve with his family and sending a shout out to his fans via Twitter.
A fan ran onto the field during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay during the Packers game against the Detroit Lions. The fan ran all the way across the field before Packers linebacker Brad Jones tackle him to the ground.
After sacking Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn in the third quarter of Sunday's game, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh taunted him with the "championship belt" move. That, of course, is the signature move of the normal starting quarterback of the Packers, Aaron Rodgers, who sat out Sunday's game to rest for the NFL playoffs.
After falling on top of Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock during a Premier League soccer match Saturday, Chelsea's Didier Drogba decided for a quick second to ride him like a cowboy riding a bull, making fans everywhere extremely uncomfortable.
Jan 1, 2012
In Houston, the Texans may have made the worst failed two-point conversion attempt ever in today's game against the Tennessee Titans.
After scoring a touchdown with 14 seconds left to cut the Titans lead to 23-22, the Texans decided to go for the win by attempting a two-point conversion instead of going for the tie. However, to say things did not go smoothly during their conversion attempt would be an understatement.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a flop in today's game against the Green Bay Packers. Stafford greatly exaggerated the impact of being hit in the shoulder by the arm of Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop, who exercised some restraint as he flew in the air towards Stafford.
On New Year's Eve, a fight broke out in an AHL hockey game between the Binghamton Senators and the Syracuse Crunch. Binghamton goalie Robin Lehner watched the brawl from the other side of the ice, and eventually decided he wanted to join in. Unfortunately, the only fighting that Lehner got into was with the officials.
We've had plenty of flops in the NFL this year, but Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence might take the award for funniest flop of the year for the one he made against the New England Patriots in today's NFL game in Foxboro.
New Orleans Saints tight end Billy Graham justified his selection as a starter for the NFC in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl with an awesome one-handed catch in the third quarter of today's game against the Carolina Panthers today in the Superdome.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson can't seem to score a touchdown without celebrating in a premeditated fashion that takes away from the team and draws unnecessary attention only to himself. Johnson was at it again today after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots by pulling up his jersey and revealing the message 'Happy New Year' on his T-shirt underneath.
Houston Texans rookie linebacker Bryan Braman lost his helmet during a punt coverage play, but that didn't stop him from making the tackle on Tennessee Titans punt returner Marc Mariani in the first quarter of today's NFL game in Houston.
Green Bay Packers kickoff returner Pat Lee gave NFL fans a lesson on kickoff return rules by scoring a safety for the Lions when he mishandled a Detroit Lions kickoff in the end zone during the first quarter of today's game in Green Bay.
It goes without saying that Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel is having a tough season as the team has the worst record in the NHL. After losing 4-2 to the Washington Capitals on New Year's Eve when they came into the third period with a 2-0 lead, Arniel was understandably not in the best mood during the postgame press conference.
However, after being caught by a reporter not knowing his team's performance in 4-on-4 situations, Arniel reached his breaking point and angrily walked out of the press conference.
On New Year's Day 2012, Miami Dolphins linebacker/defensive lineman Jason Taylor will be playing the final NFL game of his 15-year career against the New York Jets at home in Sun Life Stadium. To show his respect for the fans, Taylor rented a billboard near the stadium to thank the Dolphins fans for their support over the years.
St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole may be looking at a suspension by the NHL for drilling Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader in the head with his shoulder during the first period of Saturday night's NHL game in Detroit.
Cole received a two minute penalty for an illegal check to the head. Brendan Shanahan will have to determine if this hit is worthy of a suspension.
Abdelkader needed some time to regain his bearings, but stayed in the game and scored a goal in the second period to help the Red Wings win their 12th straight home game as they blanked the Blues 3-0.
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The Illinois football team played in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on New Year's Eve, where they defeated UCLA 20-14. On the night before the game, they spent some time feeding the homeless at St. Anthony's Dining Room, where some of the Illinois players ended up taking part in an impromptu piano jam session.