All sports are a little gay — Jimmy Kimmel proves it with slo-mo footage

February 19, 2014 | No comments

After an ad was released a couple weeks ago saying that the 2-man luge is “a little gay,” an American luger was not happy. He argued that any sport would seem gay if you slowed it down and added music like they did with the luge in the commercial.

Jimmy Kimmel puts this claim to the test. It turns out the guy makes a pretty good point…

(via Next Impulse Sports)

Man prepares beforehand for possible kiss cam scene with a woman he’s not dating

February 18, 2014 | 12 comments

Last week, a Gopher fan here in the Twin Cities took a girl to a game for Valentines Day, but it wasn’t a date, per se. Knowing that the Kiss Cam was going to be out in force that evening, he came prepared.

In this raw footage from one of the cameras, we see him notice on the big screen that the kiss camming had begun and then get ready in case it came to him and his “date.” When they switch to the camera trained on him, he’s ready…

Note to skeptics: I, too, doubted the legitimacy of this, since it seems all too unlikely and since kiss-cam antics are a well-known kind of prank. But I have it from three sources that this is completely legit — one employee of the stadium vouched for its legitimacy on Reddit and two of my friends who also know the guy confirmed on Facebook. One explained, “He was worried for a week it might happen so he went prepared.”

How to get millions of people to boycott Olympic curling and the rest of us to love it

February 17, 2014 | No comments

Whether it got immediately shut down or made curling more popular than figure skating, at least this would keep it interesting…

(via Cute Overload)

You’d totally watch it, wouldn’t you?

Snowboarding through New York City behind a Jeep

February 14, 2014 | 1 comment

Casey Neistat, the filmmaker who you may remember as the guy who showed us how often bike lanes are blocked and who spent a movie studio’s ad budget doing disaster relief, brings us a fun, new video.

Taking advantage of the inclement weather in New York, he went outside with a snowboard and a tow rope and took a wild ride through the city behind his Jeep…

Terrifying raw footage of Alex Honnold climbing a sheer, 1500-foot cliff with no ropes

February 13, 2014 | 1 comment

In January, free-soloing rockclimber extraordinaire Alex Honnold scaled El Sendero Luminoso, a virtually flat cliff that towers 1,500 feet in the air near Monterrey, Mexico. He accomplished this feat with no safety gear.

Grab a towel for your palms and prepare to watch his slow ascent with no soundtrack but his steady breath and the much less predictable wind all around him…

Former Olympian skis the men’s downhill course with a camera in hand instead of poles

February 13, 2014 | No comments

Former downhill Olympian Graham Bell takes us into the heart of the beast, namely the Rosa Khutor course in Sochi, the site of the men’s downhill races. He has made it a tradition when he gets a chance to ski an Olympic course to do so with a camera. So that’s what he did in Sochi, too.

With a camera attached to the front of his left ski and one in his hand, he skied without poles down the steep, icy course. That’s impressive enough and would be an interesting video, but he takes it up a notch by offering commentary all the way down…

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Uncle turns his nephew’s first-ever points in a basketball game into a Sports Center clip

February 12, 2014 | No comments

After a little boy in little league basketball scores his first basket, his uncle took the footage and edited it into a segment from SportsCenter. It’s now the boy’s favorite thing…

After first getting the clip, the boy’s parents responded to his uncle, “He has watched this all day! Doesn’t want to go anywhere that doesn’t have ESPN.”

High-school team manager with Down syndrome is on fire, scores 14 points in last two minutes

February 11, 2014 | 1 comment

In a story very similar to yesterday’s video of a losing team letting their disabled opponent have his moment of glory, here we have a team’s manager, senior Kevin Grow of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, who has Down syndrome. He recently got to play the last two minutes of the game on senior night, finishing out his high school basketball career.

He warms up with a missed lay-up, but after that he’s on fire…

The Bensalem Police, who posted this video, write…

Great job Kevin you are loved by the entire Bensalem community. This was most amazing heart-felt emotional event that many people had the opportunity to witness. Also, Thank you to Neshaminy High school basketball team for your great sportsmanship.

Runner tells reporter snow is good for jogging, promptly falls live on air

February 10, 2014 | No comments

After the recent snowfall in Portland, KOIN reporter Lisa Balick talked to Chelsea and Michael, a couple of passing joggers. They explained why this snow was “the perfect texture for running.”

What happened about 5 seconds after the interview might suggest otherwise…

It looks bad, but don’t worry. She’s fine. Balick reported that she was smiling and laughing after the incident. And in a later interview following up on the silly accident, Chelsea said…

My neck was a little sore but the ridiculous, awesome irony of the situation cushioned the blow pretty well…. I was actually mid-sentence commenting on how awkward the whole thing was when I went down. The whole sequence was just too perfect.

And in a comment, she said, “Glad it’s as funny for everyone else as it was for us.”

Thanks for the laughs, Chelsea. You’re a good sport.