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Julian Edelman shares his very own Patriots/Star Wars mash-up

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 18, 2015 11:08 AM

For the past few days the internet has been dominated by the discussion of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. If you haven't seen it...just kidding, there's literally no way you haven't seen it by now.

But one trailer you most likely haven't watched is Julian Edelmen's Star Wars mash-up that sheds some light on why the Patriots were able to capture last season's Super Bowl title.

This trailer isn't going to make it any easier for Bill Belichick to shake off his comparison to Emperor Palpatine.

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

Apparently, Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels loves hockey

By Bardown Staff (@Bardown) Apr. 17, 2015 9:35 PM

Add another legendary rapper to the list of hockey-loving rappers as founding member of Run DMC, Darryl McDaniels, is apparently a huge hockey fan. In this TMZ sidewalk "interview" McDaniels talks about how his son turned him from a huge football fan to a diehard hockey fan.

Who else is now rooting for a Ducks vs Rangers final to set up a legends of rap battle? Here's Snoop's first hockey game, where he beautifully describes the elegance of the game how only he can. But as you know, he's now become a diehard hockey fan.

This is why Ryan Getzlaf is one of the best captains in the NHL

By Bardown Staff (@Bardown) Apr. 17, 2015 8:29 PM

Now that all of the game one's in the Stanley Cup Playoffs are over, we've seen a bunch of teams give out little "workman-like" player awards after the game that each holder of that item is responsible for giving out. But after last night's victory over the Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf did something a little different and showed everyone why he's one of the best captains in the NHL.

And speaking of best captains in the NHL, Jonanthan Toews giving their team championship belt to Scott Darling who helped carry them to a 4-3 double OT victory in game one.

(H/T Hockey Posts)

David Hasselhoff just dropped a new music video and it's 80s fire

By BarDown Apr. 17, 2015 7:01 PM

So, out of nowhere David Hasselhoff released a new music video and the internet is absolutely loving it. The song and video are straight up 80s fire and will make you long for the days when mullets reigned supreme. The video is a remake of the viral sensation that was the Kung Fury trailer, except this one stars David Hasselhoff, so it's obviously way better. You're gonna love this.

And here's the original Kung Fury trailer so you can compare. Still awesome, but no Hasselhoff.

And since this has gotten us into the mood. Here are some other ridiculously outrages music videos by David Hasselhoff.

Buffalo Sabres NHL Draft Lottery song

By BarDown Apr. 17, 2015 5:55 PM

WGR 550 sports radio in Buffalo has put together a great NHL Draft Lottery song titled 'The Most Wonderful Time of the year,' sung to the popular Christmas song with lyrics describing why this year's Draft Lottery is the best. Buffalo has reason to be excited, of course, because their Sabres have exactly 20.0% chance of winning the lottery and picking first overall.

The jackpot of winning this year's Draft Lottery is the opportunity to pick generational talent Connor McDavid, and even if they lose the lottery the Sabres will be able to pick Jack Eichel as an incredibly generous consolation prize. It's looking like a win/win situation in Buffalo.

Fictional hockey stars as HUT cards

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 17, 2015 10:56 AM
There aren't many things in life that can bring the same amount of joy and excitement as opening up a Hockey Ultimate Team card to find out that you've landed multiple rare cards. Whether it be a former legend or a current superstar, it's hard to top the thrills of adding an elite player to your HUT squad.

By now, most avid HUT players probably think that their squad is completely stacked. You may very well have some of the greatest players that have ever played the game on your team, but here are seven (ten technically) fictional hockey stars that would really round out your squad nicely, as created by BarDown artist Brendan Sheridan.

Gordon Bombay

Wolf 'The Dentist' Stansson

The Hanson Brothers

Beer league version of 24/7

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 17, 2015 5:08 PM

We all remember the 24/7 franchise HBO ran for three seasons leading to the NHL outdoor games, but have you heard of the new 24/7 series following a beer league hockey team called the Picaroons Winter Warmers? Well, we have the first episode of a series made by Atlantic Canada's best brew located in Fredericton, NB, who have created a 24/7 spinoff (kinda). The series follows a group of beer league hockey players on a journey toward the grandest prize in beer league, which we assume is a keg of beer and maybe a trophy.

The episode is titled "Pretty Close to Game Shape," which is incredibly fitting for a beer league team.

Our favourite part is where they play hockey and drink beer... because are there two better things in life than hockey and beer?

A big shout out to @MCraiger58 who brought the video to our attention.

Real life hero jumps onto subway tracks to save man who fell in

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 17, 2015 4:16 PM

A man walking ledge of a Philadelphia subway station got himself into a very scary situation when a misstep caused him to fall onto the tracks. You can see everyone’s reaction when it happens, as most people went into full panic mode at the sight of this man lying on the tracks, but one very brave Eagles fan, identified as Charles Collins, showed up to save the day. Charles immediately jumped onto the tracks picked the guy up and helped him back onto the platform.

And here’s the raw video in case you wanted to watch it in full.

But speaking of heroes, the new trailer for the Superman vs Batman trailer leaked this morning, so if you’re like us and can’t wait for Monday, here it is.

(Information courtesy NBC Philadelphia)

Diving cricket snag at extremely close range

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 17, 2015 3:07 PM

Over the past few days we've seen some baseball catches that will absolutely blow your mind how fantastic they are, and we think this cricket snag rivals them pretty well. During an England versus West Indies game, Chris Jordan made an awesome catch to dismiss Dwayne Bravo. The hand eye coordination a player needs to possess to make a grab at this distance is unbelievable.

And if you want to compare that grab to the baseball grabs we saw earlier in the week, here is the Kevin Pillar grab, and the college baseball player who went bailing over the fence.

So which catch is better, the cricket catch or one of the baseball snags?