When LeBron James announced his move, he should have used this “Dumb and Dumber” clip…

July 17, 2014 | No comments

The essay in Sports Illustrated was nice, but this bit of internet gold says it all in only 30 seconds…

(via Next Impulse)

Petite powerhouse of a woman shocks crowd, announcers, and the whole internet with her athleticism

July 17, 2014 | 4 comments

At 5-feet-tall and only 100 pounds, Katy Catanzaro was not expected to complete the America Ninja Warrior course in Dallas. The intense obstacle course had never been conquered by a woman, but that didn’t hinder Katy’s confidence.

With the support of the crowd, the praises of the announcers, and upper body strength that will blow you away, she worked her way through the challenges with perfect concentration.

You will see soon, if you haven’t already, why this video has gotten 3 million views in just two days and will continue to surge…

(If you’re outside the U.S. and are having trouble viewing it, you can see it here.)

The best interviewee in baseball hilariously explains why he eats bananas

July 16, 2014 | 1 comment

Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki has mastered the art of second-language interviewing. He may not speak English as well as the rest of us, but he’s way funnier and more confident, especially when he’s talking about how to avoid craps…I mean, cramps…

The evolution of World Cup soccer balls from primitive to bizarre [20 pictures]

July 15, 2014 | 1 comment

The FIFA World Cup began in 1930 with as much controversy and enthusiasm as there is today surrounding the quadrennial event. Uruguay and Argentina faced one another in the first final match 84 years ago but couldn’t agree on a ball to use. FIFA gave Argentina the right to select the ball for the first half of the match, while Uruguay chose the ball for the second half…

1930, Uruguay

World Cup Balls 1

Since those first rudimentary balls were used, the soccer balls — or footballs for many of you — have changed significantly.

These photos show the soccer ball used for every World Cup final, documenting the intriguing evolution of the world’s most popular sport…

1934, Italy

World Cup Balls 2

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Overdramatic soccer injuries would be insane in real life

July 10, 2014 | No comments

Soccer is famous for absurdly exaggerated fouls, players getting bumped or looked at wrong and then flopping around on the ground like someone stabbed them in the eye.

Soccer injury

But they only do this while they’re actually playing, right? They don’t act that way at home or when they’re running errands or on a date, do they?

Let’s hope not, because things would get pretty crazy if soccer’s flopping made its way off the field and into everyday life…

Soccer injuries in real life - 01

(via Mashable)

Americans might like soccer more if it incorporated this German’s new soccer ball rifle

July 8, 2014 | No comments

With a small tweak of the rules, soccer could be so much more exciting. How about instead of kicking the ball, players ran around with massive slingshot rifles.

German tinkerer Joerg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel has invented the necessary artillery…