An emotionally charged list of ways Native Americans *do* label themselves

June 11, 2014 | No comments

The National Congress of American Indians is using the NBA finals to get the ear of sports fans and perhaps change some minds about a certain football team’s name.

This is the extended version of an ad that ran in several major cities during the tournament…

(via Deadspin)

John Oliver’s hilarious takedown of FIFA — Why soccer’s governing body is terrible

June 9, 2014 | No comments

John Oliver is a huge soccer fan, so he’s naturally ecstatic about the World Cup that begins this week. However, the sport’s governing body, FIFA, has come under heavy scrutiny over allegations of bribery and gross overspending on elaborate stadiums.

With mixed emotions, Oliver embarks on a hilariously brutal dismantling of soccer’s overseers…

(Some PG-13 language…)

You think soccer is boring? Light the ball on fire and play barefoot like these kids [5 pics]

June 9, 2014 | No comments

There are a lot of people out there who find soccer boring, and there are also some who think it’s a bit wimpy. Well, here’s a version that ought to change the minds of both those groups.

Soccer played with a burning ball…

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Students at a boarding school in Indonesia soak coconuts in kerosene….

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They then light the “ball” and start the game…

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What happens if a Brit does pro hockey commentary (Hint: It’s hilarious)

June 7, 2014 | 2 comments

Just because hockey isn’t that popular in England doesn’t mean this British guy isn’t the right choice for commentator. He is absolutely the right choice…

Previous sports from this genius commentator — basketballbaseball, and football.

Mega-dramatic ad starring trapped Chilean miners will almost make you cheer for Chile in the World Cup

June 5, 2014 | 2 comments

The miners who were trapped in a collapsed Chilean mine for 70 days in 2010 gather at the location of their near-death experience and proclaim their national pride as Chile prepares to compete in the World Cup…

Batter and cameraman surprised by bizarre, record-setting pitch

June 3, 2014 | 2 comments

No one was prepared for this silly pitch, least of all the player at bat and the cameraman in charge of keeping the ball on screen…

Despite being called a ball, the pitch does go down in the record books as the highest pro pitch ever…for now.

Amazing bowling trick shot video with the world’s number one bowler

June 2, 2014 | No comments

The guys from Dude Perfect teamed up with Australian Jason Belmonte, the world’s number one ranked bowler, to create this compilation of incredible trick shots. The video includes the “world’s longest strike,” shots that narrowly miss people and pins on seemingly impossible bowling obstacle courses, and a heavy dose of light-hearted banter…

Tennis star Novak Djokovic becomes the ball boy, serves the actual ball boy during a rain delay

May 28, 2014 | No comments

As one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is accustomed to being doted on. But during a rain delay at the French Open a few days ago, Djokovic switched places with the ball boy who was helping him.

He took the umbrella, offered the boy a seat on his bench, and served up a drink to the stunned young man…

(via VVV)