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Huge sinkhole appears on golf course in Kansas, cheesy jokes ensue

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 8:12 PM

We've seen some fairly large sinkholes on golf courses in the past few months, and now you can add another to the list. On Friday, June 19th, a giant sinkhole appeared at the Canyon Farms Golf Club in Lenexa, Kansas, and we say giant, we mean GIANT.

Before you go making jokes about how large of a bunker that the sink hole would make for, stop, because a local news woman in Kansas has beat you to the punch. But, seriously...that's one huge bunker.

We can't believe that "big hole golf" is actually a thing, but it is, and now thanks to this sinkhole in Kansas, that game has been given a run for its money. Yes, there's actually courses that offer a larger target.

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

The definitive Mike Tyson Punch Out!! Power Rankings

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 6:27 PM

We’ve recognized Uproxx’s amazing original posts on Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! before and we’re about to do it again on Iron Mike's 49th Birthday. We’re truly inspired by the love they consistently show the game and they’re at it again with some more awesome work. In this piece they did, they took all the characters from the legendary game and put them in definitive power rankings… And you could probably guess who number one is.

Their explanations are pretty hilarious and really thought out, but we’ll let you read all that, plus see the entire 20-character rankings, on their site.

5) Mr. Sandman

Two-time WVBA World Champion and Major Circuit Champion Mr. Sandman comes in at number 5 with a record of 27-2.

Bill Walton's throwing down with The Grateful Dead on their farewell tour

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 6:03 PM

“Throw it down big man! Throw it down!” – One of our favourite lines from basketball legend and Hall of Famer Bill Walton, who retired from the NBA nearly 30 years ago. In 2009, he also hung up his broadcasting mic. In five days, his favourite band, The Grateful Dead, hang up their mics…and guitars…and a drum kit. It isn’t some coincidence, as Walton and the band have been friends for years. Walton’s even going to host their pay-per-view broadcasts of the final shows and is documenting the adventure on twitter.

He claims to have been to over 850 Dead shows. To give you some reference, that's roughly 300 more concerts than games played in the NBA; regular season and postseason combined! This guy is doing up retirement in a big way!

New Zealanders know how to dish out huge hits & accidentally hilarious cellys

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 6:02 PM

With being located in Canada, a country that has no shortage of hockey leagues, it can be easy to forget that there are a large number of other leagues across the world. Leagues located outside of North America and Europe may not contain the world's elite hockey talent, but that doesn't mean that they don't produce some pretty wicked highlight reel plays.

Two of our most recent favourite clips come out of New Zealand from the NZIHL. A league that apparently produces gigantic hits as well as goal celebrations that are incredibly entertaining. We start things off with Dunedin Thunder forward Luke Pickering, who delivered a massive hit in his 100th NZIHL game.

Solid hit, Luke. BUT, we've gotta say...this gentleman from the Southern Stampede who accidentally threw one of his gloves into the crowd while pulling off a hand-drag celly, is an absolute beauty.

We might have to keep our eyes on the NZIHL. If their regular highlight packs contain any other plays even half as awesome as these two, we're all in on Kiwi hockey. Not to mention, considering they seem to use some sort of netting around the rink instead of glass, that must also make for some pretty interesting hits.

(H/T: Logan Swinkels @ Slapshot Productions )

Competitive gamer gets the crowd fired up with a Stone Cold entrance, and stunner for the ages

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 6:00 PM

What happens when you combine the world of competitive gaming with one of the most iconic wrestling entrances and moves ever? Pure PG rated magic that's what. At a recent 'Marvel vs Capcom 3' tournament, a man by the name of Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley decided to raise some hell by entering the ring Stone Cold Steve Austin style, and he absolutely nailed it.

The beer, the Stunner, even the commentators got into with their best Jim Ross impersonation. If K-Brad's gaming skills were as good as his entrance, he definitely wouldn't have lost the tournament. We'll give him the title of 'People's Champ' for his effort though.


Patrick Kane serenades Chicago bar with Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin”

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 5:07 PM

Three time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane has never been shy about. Kane put his money where his mouth is, or at least tried to. In a recent radio interview with WGN 720, Kane stated that Free Fallin’ was his go to karaoke song. He went to Riley’s Gathering Place in Chicago after a Jimmy Buffett concert and was clearly in great spirits. That hat-shirt combo though! We’re going to have to hear the rest of Kaner’s catalogue.

This is just the latest addition to the” Good Job Good Effort” hall of fame of singing athletes videos.

A solid contribution to the HOF by Dirk, but let’s be honest, we all know who the superstar athlete karaoke champ is. Boxing all-timer, Philippines congressman, basketball team owner, international icon and recording artist Manny Pacquiao.

(H/T: For The Win)

The Man Bun Blog

By Curtis Russo (@curtg33) Jun. 30, 2015 3:38 PM

Summercentre has Cabbie and Beatrice Bouchard on rooftops, beaches and in backyards all summer as they find the most amateur of athletes for the Coors Light Games coming this August. Here's what we've noticed so far this summer.

Whether you like it or not, it’s the summer of the Man Bun. They’re everywhere. If you’re around more than 5 guys in a social setting the chances one of them has a Man Bun is very strong. Normally a trendy hairstyle is not a big deal but the Man Bun is different. Why? It’s not a hairdo; it’s a lifestyle.

Obviously this only relates to guys from the ages of 18-40. If you think you’ve seen someone older than that with a Man Bun then you’re obviously thinking of Sam Elliot’s role in Roadhouse as bouncer ‘Wade Garrett.’ The reason his character had a Man Bun was because his work involved punching and getting punched in the face. Off-hours though, he’d pull out the bun and chill.

For those who can’t handle it, the Man Bun lifestyle can eat you alive. A good example of a Man Bun gone wrong is LA Clippers forward Spencer Hawes. He grew a Man Bun this season and his skills completely eroded along with his playing time. Why? Nothing tells your employer that work is secondary in your life to partyin’ more than a Man Bun. I bet Hawes tried to take a few games off to hit Coachella too. Remember Christian Laettner’s career at Duke? Incredible right. He grew a Man Bun when he joined the Minnesota Timberwolves. Remember Laettner’s NBA career? Exactly. Man Bun ate him up.

(Image courtesy of NBA Observer)

Insane Disc Golf hole-in-one goes through a bunch of trees and banks off the ground

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 1:51 PM

It’s not often that we show you disc golf highlights, but in the spirit of the Summer and the inaugural Coors Light Games on TSN, we HAD to share this incredible shot with you. In the final round of the 2015 Maple Hill Open, Dave Feldberg hit an incredible shot on an impossible hole 3. Feldberg tosses the disc through a forest of trees, miraculously not hitting anything on its path towards the target, banks it off the ground and hits a stunning hole-in-one shot!

His reaction is priceless, as he knows he may have just hit one of the best shots in the sport’s history.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game disc golf, it’s one of the most fun backyard or cottage games out there. There are a couple variations, like speed disc golf with a team or traditional disc golf, which is played more like traditional golf. Regardless, we know Brodie Smith would probably beat you at it…

Two PGA golfers get into a rift over Drake's music, but we guess that's just the motion

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 30, 2015 12:57 PM

Will Wilcox and Brendan Steele aren't household names on the PGA Tour, as they only have one tour win between the two of them. But one of the two notched a different type of win after a hilarious Twitter exchange that involved the musical stylings of Drake.