@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 8:34 PM
Are you a washed up hockey player who goes to shinny with his friends on a weekly basis? Do you return home from the arena, crack a beer, place yourself on the couch and watch television for the remainder of the night? Maybe you're even tired of the television shows you watch, and are looking for a program you can relate to on a more personal level. If we're describing a night of your week even remotely, have we got a show for you! IFC is introducing a new comedy TV show to their network called 'Benders,' about a a group of friends who chug beer and play hockey. From what we can gather, that's essentially the entire premise of the show, and we couldn't possibly be more excited about it. The show comes from Denis Leary's Apostle productions company, and will start with eight half-hour episodes beginning October 1st. Check out the trailer for the show below: In our opinion, the trailer gives us a 'The League' vibe, which is funny because we've been dying for a hockey version of The League since it's debut in 2009. The League was always famous for football player cameo appearances, and while the trailer doesn't give us any indication we'll see hockey stars, we're still keeping our fingers crossed.
@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 7:09 PM
The best players at the left wing position in the National Hockey League are a diverse bunch. There's players with so much speed they blow by defenders with ease, there's guys with pinpoint accuracy and power when sniping corners of the net, and there's wingers who can play both defensively and offensively at an equal level making them all around threats. EA Sports has the tough task of rating every player in the NHL for their video game on a yearly basis, using such attributes as puck skills, senses, shooting. defense, skating and physicality to determine who the highest rated players are in the league. Let's take a look at the top rated ten left wingers gamers will be dying to play as when they pick up the control when game hits store shelves this September. Patrick Sharp - Dallas Stars Alex Steen - St. Louis Blues Andrew Ladd - Winnipeg Jets
@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 5:34 PM
Pavel Medvedev of HC Ugra in the KHL scored a beauty last week. Even though you’ve probably seen lacrosse goals before, a lacrosse goal in August is a must watch, just because we all miss hockey so darn much. The puck gets cycled around the boards, where Medvedev picks it up in the corner and head behind the net. From there, magic ensues and he beats the goalie in the top corner. Amazing! (H/T KHL)
@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 4:57 PM
The first trailer for the movie Concussion was released on Monday morning, and Will Smith stars with a great performance as Bennet Omalu. Omalu is the forensic pathologist who discovered CTE and brought the information to the National Football League. The movie depicts Omalu’s struggle to get the NFL to recognize his discovery as legitimate and Will Smith delivers an emotional and powerful performance (in the trailer anyways) that reflects that.
For The Win pointed out an interview with Omalu in 2013, where he discusses his fight with the NHL, I’m not happy. Before Mike Webster, I led my life. Nobody called me. I did my own thing. Nobody thought I had anything to fight over with them. I led a very simple, easy life. … But CTE has dragged me into worldly affairs, unnecessary competition. Some people think just — you know the song by Bob Marley, “Who the Cap Fit, Let Them Wear It”? It said your best friend would be your worst enemy and your worst enemy your best friend. And songs like “Rat Race.” CTE drew me into that. But if it’s destiny, so be it. But I really sincerely wished it didn’t cross my path of life, seriously. … (H/T For The Win)
@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 4:31 PM
While the coming of Monday marks the start of the work week, it also means that we get another edition of "the Phil" webcomic to read over and enjoy. This week, the team over at Cityfolk webcomics explore Phil Kessel returning to an event he'd likely never wish to experience again. While the Penguins have tipped Kessel to play on the same line as Sidney Crosby, it might be a tad presumptuous to come to the conclusion that the two will room together next season. Although, with the two players seemingly experiencing night terrors of their own, perhaps they wouldn't wish to bunk with one another.
@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 1:48 PM
Monday, the Cleveland Indians fly to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays and it looks like they'll be the first team to be traveling with a cheerleader squad. After Cleveland's game against the Angels on Sunday, a number of rookies on the team partook in a little late-season hazing, dressing up as team cheerleaders. With Giovanny Urshela, Francisco Lindor, Austin Adams and Cody Anderson change in wardrobe, the Indians became the only team in the majors to have a cheerleading squad.
You know what...these rookies probably would lead a cheer better than these guys from Cleveland.
@BarDown) Aug. 31, 2015 11:46 AM
Some 10-year-olds just have no chill. To commemorate the 10-year-anniversary of Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports brought in a special analyst to interview a number of the game's most popular players. 10-year-old Isabella. The interviews with Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr. and co. started out pretty relaxed with Isabella throwing them softball questions. But it was all just part of NBC's mischievous plot to throw the players off-guard, as the degree of difficulty in the questions shot up...real quick. What's it look like to get sacked by a 10-year-old's question during an interview. Something like this... (H/T: FTW USA Today)
@BarDown) Aug. 30, 2015 11:12 PM
There's no such thing as the perfect broadcast when you're dealing with live events. There are so many things that can and will go wrong and not according to plan, whether it be technical issues or even something to do with the fans. At a recent Smackdown taping, WWE superstar and former Shield member Dean Ambrose found this out first hand. After leaving the ring, Ambrose had his back turned to a section of the WWE universe. That's when someone jumped over the barricade and nearly attacked Ambrose.
Luckily that security guard was there to make the save. Maybe it's a coincidence, but fans are going after former Shield members. Earlier this month, a fan tossed a 'Money In The Bank Briefcase' at Roman Reigns. Seth Rollins is the only former Shield member who hasn't been attacked, and hopefully he never is for obvious health reasons. Plus, he's already got his hands full with that Sting guy, who likes to hit his opponents with a baseball bat. (H/T: Uproxx)
Rutgers football team participated in the most epic must watch dance-off ever, and the winners got ice creamBy BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 30, 2015 10:37 PM
Dance-offs need to be the universal way to declare winners in every aspect of life. The world would be a better place if that were the case. Could you imagine an election being decided by which candidate has the better moves? What's not to love about that right? And if anyone from the Rutgers football team was running in that election, they would win hands down. Nobody stands a chance, and you'll agree with that bold statement after watching this epic dance battle that will make you want to jump out of your seat and yell out uncontrollably. Oh and we almost forgot to mention, the winners of the dance-off got ice cream before everyone else. It's going down for real. What you just witnessed can only be described by a GIF. That was every synonym for amazing combined to from one super word that we haven't figured out how to pronounce yet. From here on out, solve every conflict one dance move at a time, for the greater good of the world. (H/T: ForTheWin)