Yankees fan caught sleeping by ESPN cameras suing for $10 million because of this video

July 8, 2014 | No comments

Back in April, a New York Yankees fan was caught by the cameras snoozing in the stands during a game against the Red Sox…

Sleepy though he may have been, the man is wide awake now and he’s either fuming mad or ambitiously opportunistic… He’s suing ESPN and Major League Baseball for $10 million because of that footage, claiming it contains an “avalanche of disparaging words” that went out to millions of viewers.

He even claims the announcers called him “a fatty cow that needs two seats at all times and represents a symbol of failure” and that he is “a confused individual that neither understands nor knows anything about history and the meaning of rivalry between Red Sox and New York Yankees.” These remarks certainly are surprising, if true, though the most “vituperative” comments, as he calls them, aren’t in the video posted by MLB to their YouTube channel, of course.

Ironically, whether the suit is legit or not, the man is certainly being mocked more now than he was before.

(Read more at The NY Post.)

College runner’s first steeplechase goes just as hilariously wrong as his coach predicted it would

July 4, 2014 | No comments

University of Wisconsin cross-country and track & field athlete Neal Berman insisted on running the 3,000-meter steeplechase at last year’s Wisconsin Open, despite his coach’s opposition. Berman’s friends suspected he may struggle with the water hurdle, so they stood by with a camera rolling…

The unique, happy antics of 11 different national teams when they score in soccer

June 28, 2014 | 1 comment

One of the most distinct elements of soccer is the celebration after a goal. Unlike American football, which penalizes any coordinated team celebration, soccer seems to encourage it and each team finds its own way to celebrate its biggest plays.

This 90-second video covers 11 of the more distinct goal celebrations over the last several years…

(via TO)

Soccer summed up in 10 seconds…according to snide Americans

June 23, 2014 | 14 comments

One of the reasons soccer isn’t more popular in this country is all the people who agree that this clip is the entirety of the game. It’s not, of course, but even if this were all there is to soccer, it would still be fun. Or funny, at least…

Can you guess if these bizarre names are real soccer players’ names or just made up?

June 20, 2014 | No comments

GQ sat down with John Oliver to see if he could guess whether a list of soccer players’ names were real or completely fabricated by GQ. With names like “Danny Invincible” and “Anthony Phillip David Terry Frank Donald Stanley Jerry Gordon Steven James Oatway” included in the list, guessing correctly is a surprisingly difficult task…

(The theme of some of the names is a bit PG-13…)

(via TO)