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Meet the world's fastest ball-boy

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 1, 2014 4:26 PM
Saturday, the Auburn Tigers took on the Arkansas Razorbacks in their opening games of the NCAA football season. Considering the amount of talent on a top 10 versus an unranked side, there was always bound to be someone who stood out from the rest of the crowd. But who expected that to be the ball-boy?



Apparently even the ball-boys at Auburn are five star talents. Tigers wide receiver Melvin Ray was almost matched stride for stride throughout his 40 yard dash. Sure, the ball-boy isn't wearing pads, but he is wearing khakis. Not exactly sprinting attire. Maybe Arkansas should inquire about the khaki wearing speed demon for his services in their secondary.

(H/T: Next Impulse Sports)

Berman & Saunders Call CFL

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 1, 2014 4:24 PM
During today's Labour Day game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Tiger Cats, ESPN's NFL Analysts, Chris Berman and John Saunders, stopped by to chat with the CFL on TSN crew. Not only did they chat, but they took the mics from the TSN boys and called some of the action themselves.



Berman's support for the CFL has always been well documented. I mean, who can forget when he used his entire "2-minute drill" segment on ESPN to honour Canadian Football legend, Anthony Calvillo, on becoming the all-time career passing leader in football.


Drake Wears Lou Williams Raptors Jersey In ATL

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 1, 2014 3:06 PM
At Drake's concert last night in Atlanta, he rocked the newly acquired Raptors jersey of Lou Williams. In an attempt to have fun with the ATL crowd, Drake wore the jersey because Lou Williams is from the Atlanta area, but also that the Raptors acquired Williams from his hometown Hawks this summer. And guess who broke this story? Yup, Lou Williams, who was at the concert.

Here's a video from Lou Williams' Instagram account.



And here's a pic he posted.



Welcome to The 6, Lou.




Japanese High School baseball game lasts 50 innings, over four days

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 1, 2014 1:31 PM
The game of baseball has been under scrutiny over the past decade for games simply going for far too long. The average length of a baseball game in 2014 is just over 3 hours. This may seem a little long to some, but maybe not to High School baseball fans in Japan who just witnessed a game last four days, for a total of 50 innings.

Sunday, during the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament in Japan, Chukyo High School beat Miura Gakuen High School 3-0. The longest game in the tournament's history.



As titled in the name, the High School tournament is played with a rubber ball called a nanshiki. The ball does not travel as far as a traditional baseball, which creates lower scoring games, and apparently shutout games that a third of the duration of the 'every episode of the Simpsons marathon' that aired last week.

The most insane part of this game, though, has to be the fact that both teams had their starting pitcher throw for the entire ball game. Both Chukyo's Taiga Matsui and Miura Gakuen's Jukiya pitched 49 innings of shutout ball, combining for 1398 pitches between the two of them. However, someone had to lose and unfortunately Ishioka gave up a two-run double, breaking the game open before ending with the final score of 3-0. Although they lost, both teams were in good spirits at the end of the game, participating in a customary bow to salute their opponents.




Player waves hello to his mother from the penalty box

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 1, 2014 1:24 PM
It's undoubtedly a great feeling to know you're mother is either in the stands, or at home watching you compete in a sporting event. Although, this Austrailian League players mother may not view a trip to the penalty box as the best time to receive a salutation from her son.



During the AIHL finals between the Melbourne Mustangs and the Melbourne Ice, Mustangs player Patrick O'Kane (yes, that's his real name) made a trip to the penalty box and decided to dedicate part of his two minute timeout to saying hello to his mother watching at home.

The Mustangs went on to win the AIHL Championship with a 6-1 victory.

(H/T: Reddit)

Underwater Rugby

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 1, 2014 12:52 PM


53 years ago in Koln, Germany, a diving club was looking for a way to improve the fitness of their divers. This is when Ludwig von Bersuda decided to fill up balls with salty water so they would sink to the bottom of the pool, which he then proclaimed that the balls would be used for "underwater rugby". The game is described as following very similar rules and principles to rugby, with a far lower risk of injury.

Check out this sport, which could end up being very popular in the future.



And here's some more visually awesome images from Underwater Rugby.









For more details on the intricacies and details of Underwater Rugby, you can check those out here here.

(All information and photos courtesy of UWR Player.


Professional Basketball Player James Harden Still Doesn't Know What Defence Is

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 1, 2014 11:32 AM
After a 59-point annihilation of team Finland in their World Cup opener, team USA got a little more of a scare from Turkey. The Americans (Anthony Davis & Kenneth Faried) turned it on in the 4th quarter, which made a 21-point victory seem more lopsided then the game actually was, but you knew all along they would come out on top. So rather than show you standard highlights, here's some of the funnier and more noteworthy moments from the game.

We'll start with James Harden's hilarious (sad), attempt at playing defence. Someone should explain to him that being completely incompetent in half of the game, doesn't help his case of being considered the best player on the planet.



It's already tough to beat the Americans, but when they're hitting shots like this, you might as well just pack up and call it a night.



And oh yeah, did we mention they have this super long unibrowed freak named Anthony Davis.




Bart Simpson signs on transfer deadline day

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 1, 2014 10:46 AM
With less than 12 hours remaining till the closing of the the world soccer transfer window, Zenit St. Petersburg has made a late addition to their team, signing a ten year-old boy we're all quite familiar with: Bart Simpson.



The team released a statement to the press, revealing the details of Simpsons' transfer from Springfield to St. Petersburg.

"FC Zenit and the 20th Century Fox have reached an agreement about Bart Simpson's transfer to the Blue-White-Sky Blues! The latest addition to the team has already arrived in St. Petersburg, passed his physical, signed his contract and had his first training session this morning with the rest of the team. Bartholomew Jo Jo (Bart) Simpson first appeared onscreen in 1987 and because of this he has decided to take 87 as his number...

...The latest addition to the mascot squad is expected soon make his debut at Petrovksy with our lion."

With Simpson all but guaranteed a spot on Zenit's mascot roster, coupled with his penchant for destruction, manager Andres Villas-Boas luckily won't have to worry about his newest signings alter ego, El Barto, serving as a distraction on the teams bench. Meaning AVB will never have to make it clear that only he may manage the team.


Sports Vines of the Week

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 31, 2014 10:03 PM
Welcome to another exciting edition of BarDown's Sports Vines Of The Week. This week we'll be featuring slip'n'sliding off a cliff, guys who don't know their own strength and hand gliding GoPro style. Enjoy!

We'll start off with slip'n'sliding off a cliff.



Hope you're enjoying your last NFL-less Sunday.



Hand Gliding in Brazil.



This is just awesome.



Capoeira with the locals in Brazil (NSFW).



Great trick shot.



One of the many amazing highlights from Team U.S.A.



Our boy Brodie Smith.



Great reflexes at the U.S. Open.



Wait for it.



And this is a bonus one.