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8-year-old cancer patient is the WWE's newest superstar

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 10:14 PM


A lifelong wrestling fan by the name of Elijah Mainville was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma at the young age of three, and has been fighting cancer ever since. His dream is to someday become a WWE superstar, so he submitted a video to the company to be a contestant on their program WWE's Tough Enough, a show where people compete to become the next big wrestler in the WWE.



The WWE saw the video, and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon reached out to Elijah and asked him to come to Monday Night RAW and sign an honorary contract with the WWE.



On Monday night, Elijah's dreams came true on the WWE's flagship program. The young man got to the ring, along with Triple H, McMahon, and Stardust and let the audience know about his wrestling name, and catch phrase. A truly inspiring boy.



Say what you want about the WWE, but the company does a lot of good when it comes to their involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other similar non-profit organizations.

(H/T FTW)

Crazy fans chase scared soccer players all the way off the field

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 9:05 PM


During CSKA Sofia versus Ashdod's soccer friendly Sunday in Bulgaria, an aggressive play in the field turned into absolute havoc off the field. Well, I guess it was still on the field, as the fans invaded the pitch, throwing bottles and physically chasing the opposing team off the field. Some of the terrified players made it into the locker room right away, but for those who didn't they had to desperately find ways through the stadium stairs to safety.

We love sports more than anything in the world, but for anyone to want to physically harm someone because of a hard tackle is absolutely crazy.



The players being chased be like...



(H/T SB Nation)

Hilarious soccer goalkeeper fail

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 7:34 PM


This has to be one of the funniest soccer goals of all-time. So many things go wrong for this poor goalkeeper, it's a failure of epic proportions. First, the ball is kicked directly through his legs. Instead of going straight into the net, it hits the goal post, comes out of the net, but has a surprising amount of backspin bring it back into the net. If the ball had simply gone into the net in the first place, this guy could have spared himself a lot of embarrassment, but instead it hits the post, he runs to get it, getting his leg stuck in the net and taking a huge spill.



The more times we watch this on loop, the funnier it gets... but at least it's not as bad as this soccer video.



(H/T FTW)

Kid gets chance to ask Michael Jordan a question, wastes it on "what are those" meme

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 6:15 PM


(Photo: Uproxx)

Not a lot of people are gifted the chance to speak with Michael Jordan, so when you see a young fan waste the opportunity to speak to a legend by uttering a fleeting meme joke in his presence, it's a little unnerving.

While attending a youth basketball clinic, Michael Jordan was in the middle of a Q & A session when one young hooligan stood up with a peculiar inquiry for the GOAT. By now, you've probably seen about 1476 Vines and Instagram videos featuring the ever popular "what are those" meme. If you haven't already, watch this compilation before witnessing this young deviant have a cheap laugh at MJ's expense.



Did sick were you actually during the flu game? Did Steve Kerr actually throw a punch at you in practice? How many points could you score if you played in the an NBA game today? Sure, these aren't the most creative questions, but it's a heck of a lot better than wasting MJ's time by spouting off a joke that you won't even be able to explain in 5 years.

"What are those?" Only the shoes of one of the most well-respected, amazingly branded sports legends of all-time. Take a lap, kid. Because anyone over the age of 12 just did this when they heard your question.



(H/T: Uproxx)

McDavid and Wiggins play Operation, use walkie-talkies and become best friends

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 5:58 PM


On Tuesday, Cabbie hung out with two of the future faces of the Canadian sports scene for years to come, Connor McDavid and Andrew Wiggins. Both Ontario-natives, McDavid and Wiggins have a lot in common, from dealing with media expectations from a young age to dealing with the pressures of being the number one overall pick in their respective professional drafts. Wiggins had a successful first year, winning NBA Rookie of the Year honours and McDavid will be looking to do the same for the Edmonton Oilers.

Cabbie thought he’d hook the boys up with some toys that they’ve probably never played, walkie-talkies, Operation and more, which you’ll be able to watch in full in a Cabbie Presents feature coming soon. For now, here’s a taste of what went down, as captured by TSN’s official Snapchat account, TSN_Official. We’ll begin with the bond between Cabbie and Wiggins, a bond that is running a couple years deep now.



We’re really not sure where Wiggins would be without his mentor Cabbie, who is always giving him good motivational talks.

Wiggins with his mentor Cabbie

A video posted by @tsn_snaps on




Nick Bonino's dog Kali tried on his new Penguins gear before he did

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 4:41 PM


The saying, "A dog is a man's best friend," was made because of Nick Bonino and his dog Kali. The pair are inseparable; everything Bonino does and everywhere he goes, Kali's right there with him, often wearing something awesome like a onesie rain coat or a hoodie or a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey.



Step aside Air Bud there's a new top dog in town who can score goals and even eat corn with her paws.




This ad starring Blake Griffin, Bugs Bunny, and Marvin the Martian is pretty much a preview for Space Jam 2

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 2:12 PM


When LeBron James announced his partnership with Warner Brothers on July 22nd, immediately the thought of a 'Space Jam 2' raced through our minds. Although there's still no official conformation on a potential sequel, the announcement alone was enough to get the hype machine going.

But now we can officially turn the hype machine into overdrive thanks to the Jordan Superfly 4's.

It's been weeks since Marvin the Martian warned us he was coming for Blake Griffin's new Jordan sneakers with earth shattering powers, and on Tuesday he finally made good on his promise. Could Blake, with the help of Bugs Bunny, fend off Marvin and save the world?



How can you possibly leave Griffin out of a potential 'Space Jam 2' now? He dunked from the other foul line and saved the world. All in a days work right Blake?



Get excited everyone. Blake and James can take this sequel to the moon.

(H/T: Terez Owens)

SummerCentre Presents: Slip 'N' Slide Flip Cup

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 2:11 PM
 



SummerCentre is all about taking traditional backyard games, getting innovative with them, resulting in a whole new game that’s way more fun with the original. That’s exactly what these group of guys did this past weekend when they combined two completely different games and made one awesome one. They combined every kid’s favourite backyard activity, Slip ‘N’ Slide, and combined it with the party game, flip cup.

The goal is to slide down the hill, drink what’s in your cup and flip the cup upside down. Once the one person is done that sequence, the next person goes, resulting in a relay race type game that’s all kinds of fun.

Slip 'N' Slide Flip Cup. #Slide2ChugTransitionOnPoint #PeterNotSoMuch

A video posted by Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) on


A kangaroo hopped onto a golf course to punch some flagsticks and this golfer was loving it

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 4, 2015 1:37 PM


Few things in this world bring a golfer as much joy as watching a kangaroo hop onto a chipping green and start beating up on some defenseless flagsticks. At least, that's what we gather after seeing this clip shot by professional golfer, Daniel Popovic.

While partaking in a little practice session at the chipping greens of the Heritage Golf and Country Club near Melbourne, Australia, Popovic was joined by a kangaroo who was more interested in beating up flagsticks than reading the green.



Anytime you put animals on a golf course, you're bound to to end up with a solid video. While this kangaroo and Popovic's excellent "kangarude" pun certainly shined on the day, this clear of a bear cub playing with a flagstick is still number one in our books. Really, it's not even close.



This contest is over, somebody give that bear the $10,000 dollars.