Hockey goalie and referee try to jump over the glass to join a fight between fans

March 25, 2014 | No comments

An unusual situation arose during a March 16 playoff hockey game between the Eindhoven Gamecocks and the Geleen Smoke Eaters of the Dutch Premier League.

Eindhoven’s goalie had a brother who happened to be a referee at the game, and their father was in attendance, too. Midgame, dad intervened in an altercation that broke out in the stands and was jumped by two other men in the process, getting knocked to the ground and put in a choke hold.

Naturally, both brothers rushed to their dad’s defense, creating a bizarre scene in which a hockey fight involved fans, players, and members of the officiating crew…

(via Next Impulse Sports)

What if every March Madness game were won by the richest team? Here’s what would happen…

March 20, 2014 | No comments

Using data from the US Department of Education, the folks over at Mother Jones put together these unique March Madness brackets.

The first bracket shows who would win this year’s tournament if the teams with the highest athletic revenue won each game. As may be expected, the money bracket doesn’t look very different from what most people are predicting from the actual athletic bracket…

(Click each image for a larger version.)

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TV cameras catch cute 4-year-old mimicking a college basketball coach — his grandpa

March 18, 2014 | No comments

Phil Martelli is the head coach of the St. Joseph’s Hawks. During a recent basketball game, cameras captured Martelli’s 4-year-old grandson Phillip standing in the aisle just behind his grandpa. Phillip was dressed in a matching suit and tie with a whiteboard in hand, mimicking his grandpa’s every move.

If he keeps this up, he’s well on his way to being the cutest coach in college basketball…

(via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Hockey fight ends in the most surprising and Canadian way possible

March 17, 2014 | 1 comment

There’s no question that Joel Theriault and Gaby Roch of Quebec’s North American Hockey League know how to fight. What’s more surprising after their brutal minute-long brawl is how they made up…

(Skip to 1:10 if you want to bypass the fighting and go straight to the make-up session.)

Preschooler does yoga with mom, hams it up and poses for funny and impressive photos [15 pics]

March 12, 2014 | 2 comments

Laura Kasperzak is a yoga instructor in New Jersey whose strength, flexibility, and artsy pics have earned her well over 700,000 followers on Instagram. In addition to her enthusiastic practice of yoga, she is a mom to two children. And recently, these two areas of her life have combined for some quality yoga time with her pre-school daughter. And these short sessions have resulted in some fun and occasionally amazing pictures.

While her son, the older of her children is more reserved and thus less interested in the camera, her daughter loves the limelight. When asked how she gets her to participate in photo shoots, Kasperzak laughed and said, “It doesn’t take much. She’s the ham of my two children, and loves to be photographed.”…

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Amazing sportsmanship — Soccer player refuses to accept penalty because he wasn’t actually tripped

March 10, 2014 | No comments

We often see videos of soccer players faking injury (here and here, for example), so it’s good to be reminded that there are still some good guys on the field, or pitch, or whatever you call it in your country.

On Saturday, German association football (i.e., soccer) teams Werder Bremen and FC Nürnberg faced off in a very important relegation battle, which determines which teams are knocked down (i.e. relegated) to a lower league. But the game will be remembered less for the score and more for the sportsmanship that occurred during it.

27-year-old Aaron Hunt was awarded a penalty shot for a trip late in the game that would have given Werder a chance to go up by 3 goals. But Hunt approached the referee and insisted that he wasn’t actually tripped and shouldn’t have been awarded a penalty shot, causing the referee to reverse his original call.

Hunt wasn’t alone in his display of sportsmanship in the game. Previously, Nürnberg’s Hiroshi Kiyotake had raised his hand to let a referee know that a ball had gone out of bounds on him, not the other team as the referee had initially thought.

Both men can be seen representing fair play at its best here…

(via Reddit)

Guy asks friend to take a pic of him pretending to skateboard, friend takes a video instead

March 6, 2014 | No comments

From the video description…

Sam: “Hey James, get a picture of me balancing on the side of the road and it’ll look like I’m doing a stunt”

James: “Sure” (video mode ON)

(via Tastefully Offensive)

Golfer sinks almost impossible 75-foot putt to win her first championship in 4 years

March 3, 2014 | No comments

Pro golfer Paula Creamer sank a remarkably unlikely putt on Sunday to win the HSBS Womens Championship in Singapore. Adding to the joy of the impossible putt, this is her first win since 2010.

I’d probably do a bit of high-stepping, crying, and falling over, too…

Incredible blocked free shot takes soccer parents through the entire range of sports-related emotions

March 3, 2014 | No comments

Listen to the soccer moms and dads behind the camera go from extreme wonder and joy to disappointment and shock all in about 10 seconds as they think that their team scored an amazing goal but then realize that, no, the shot was block by the most impressive goalkeeping they’ll probably ever see…