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Tom Izzo becomes a member of KISS for Midnight Madness

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Oct. 25, 2014 1:18 PM
Michigan State basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo was sitting on his couch watching highlights from the 2000 National Championship run, as he does every Friday night, when his family posed the question, what do you think you would have done if you weren't a coach? His imagination took it from there...

The video opened the 2014 Michigan State Midnight Madness, and Izzo's top-notch accordion skills were finally revealed to the world! Not sure if KISS had an accordion, but it's arguable to say they might have been a better band with one.

(H/T: The Big Lead)

Nathan MacKinnon continues the trend of NHLers doing Halloween big

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 25, 2014 1:13 PM
This Halloween we've learned that NHLers take their spooky fall festivities very seriously, with a number of notable players stepping up their costume game this season. Saturday, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon joined the costume party, showing off a rather impressive Frankenstein's creation costume.

Halloween 2014 with @vanmorganxo

A photo posted by Nathan Mackinnon (@mackinnon29) on

Earlier this week P.K. Subban shut down the costume competition before it even had a chance to start with his super detailed Michael Jackson Thriller get up.

We love the effort MacKinnon, but we're afraid pretty much everyone will be coming in second place when put up against Subban's costume this Halloween.

(Courtesy: 25 Stanley)

(H/T: Instagram)

Russell Brand kisses West Ham manager after huge win

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 25, 2014 11:46 AM
English Premier League action on match day Saturdays often yields entertaining results, but this week had one particular event that was more unexpectedly brilliant than usual.

Russell Brand is widely known to be one of West Ham United's biggest supporters, and is certainly one of the more famous ones. Saturday after the Hammers huge win over Manchester City, Brand showed just how emotionally invested he is in his club, kissing the West Ham manager Sam Allardyce during a post-match interview.

Allardyce had to know he was going to receive a few kisses around East London, on top of the credit he does indeed deserve after such an incredible result. He just probably didn't think it was going to happen so quickly, and kick off with an on-air kiss from Russell Brand.


Bieber really wants to prove he enjoys sports...this time with boxing

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 25, 2014 1:30 AM
The show Celebrity Boxing hasn't been around in over a decade, but Justin Bieber seems hell-bent on training for some sort of bout. A few weeks ago, Bieber was filmed training with Floyd Mayweather, another man who has felt the wrath of many millions of "haters." This time Bieber would like to show the world his punching combinations.

A video posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

Aaron Craft sings "Party in the USA" in a bear costume

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright), BarDown Oct. 25, 2014 12:43 AM
Former Ohio State Buckeyes guard and current Golden State Warriors rookie Aaron Craft earned his NBA stripes by singing a reworked version of the Miley Cyrus hit “Party in the U.S.A.” at open practice in Oakland.


The performance would have been hard and nerve-racking in the first place, but without the help of any musical accompaniment seems like torture!

Craft handled the song with style and flair, but should probably get a starting position on the team after being put through such stress.

A pair of Lowry to DeRozan slams

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Oct. 24, 2014 11:09 PM
The National Basketball League preseason is almost over. Thank goodness! The preseason seems to drag on and on, but we know the season is almost here because our favourite Toronto Raptors players are back in midseason form.

Check out two separate DeMar DeRozan double-pump dunks fed from Kyle Lowry versus the New York Knicks on Friday night.

The Raptors won the game 83-80 in Montreal to finish the preseason 7-1, the best record in the NBA, and matching a franchise record for exhibition wins.

HELLO! Isn't it great to hear Jack Armstrong’s raspy New York accent again? He has the voice of an angel (to Raptors fans).

Buffalo radio station produces "All About Last Place" song

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 24, 2014 11:00 PM
Every hockey fan knows that there's currently two battles brewing in the NHL. The hunt for the cup, and the hunt for last place; aka the golden ticket to landing the first overall pick in the 2015 draft.

With that in mind, the stakes are quite high for a few of the bottom feeding teams in the NHL, including the Buffalo Sabres. So much so that WGR 550, a local radio station in Buffalo, decided to make their own anthem titled "All About Last Place", sampling the pop song "All About the Bass."

Our favourite line? "And Jack and Connor, though? It's looking up, it's the smartest way to get us from the bottom to the cup." Wiser words have never been spoken.

(H/T: WGR 550 Sports Radio)

2 Chainz learnz why this toothbrush cost $5K

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 24, 2014 8:47 PM
You may know 2 Chainz as a rapper, but did you know that he now has a new part-time gig working with GQ, testing out the world's most ridiculously expensive items? The point of the segment is to show that even for someone who lives a lifestyle as opulent as 2 Chainz, there are in fact items out there that even millionaire's find absurd to pay for.

On this edition of GQ's web series, the rapper who refuses to actually wear at least two chains learns the ins and outs of why someone would possible pay $5000 for a toothbrush.

Warning: NSFW Language**

It is nice to know that someone like 2 Chainz who chooses to embed thousands of dollars worth of jewellery into his mouth, does actually care to learn the proper brushing techniques for maintaining good oral hygiene.

(H/T: Hype Beast)

Wanna learn how to rabona like Lamela?

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 24, 2014 8:45 PM
On Thursday during a Europa League match, Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela pulled off the legendary rabona, a kick that takes a massive amount of guts, and an even bigger amount of tekkers.

If you missed the winger's incredible attacking showmanship, here it is. Warning: sit down while watching this and make sure you're not drinking anything while doing so.

Well, if you wanted to learn how to pull off the jaw-dropping kick for yourself, the F2 Freestyler boys have you covered. Here's a little tutorial on how to try out the crossed leg kick, featuring Mr. Billy Wingrove.

You may think that learning the rabona would be a little difficult, but the real tricky part would be convincing your coach that you don't deserve to be benched until the end of time if you miss the net while attempting it.

(H/T: F2)