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NBA Teams Do 'NBA Dramas' Memes

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 18, 2014 12:57 AM
If the NBA has proven anything this offseason, it's their league knows how to have a good time using social media! This time, with the help of Photoshop and fan creativity, NBA teams are placing players in popular dramatic television show and movie posters.

Let's start out with the many Breaking Bad submissions, understandably, because it was such a widespread hit. The artworks include Blake Griffin, Brandon Jennings and Thaddeus Young in what we can only assume is the role of Walter White.








Pipes burst under basketball court

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow), BarDown Sep. 17, 2014 10:20 PM
If you ever wondered what would happen if a bunch of pressurized water pipes burst under a basketball court, then boy, did you happen to stumble into the right place. Personally, I'm not someone who has a lot of experience with lumber, so I have no idea how or why the hardwood now looks like this. All we know is that it does look like this and it's awesome!


(Courtesy: Reddit)

This scenario can only remind you of one thing!



And speaking of The Simpsons, here are a bunch of pictures of NFL players simpsonized and they are glorious.

H/T longjohnsilvaa/Reddit a>


Bosh DJ's On Ellen; Griffin Does Improv At Laugh Factory

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 17, 2014 5:47 PM
Chris Bosh has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, as everyone remembers his great All-Star campaigns and commercials. This time, Bosh was the guest DJ on Ellen yesterday to promote his new tie line, Mister Nice Tie (http://armstrongandwilson.com/mnt/). The only problem is that the camera guy on Ellen isn't used to having a DJ that tall and failed to adjust.



And in other basketball players being hilarious news. Here's Blake Griffin participating in an open mic night at The Laugh Factory. He's actually pretty good.



(Bosh H/T For The Win)

(Griffin H/T Barstool Sports)

The Best NHL 15 Gamer... So Far

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 17, 2014 4:01 PM


(photo: The Pink Puck/NHL 15)

NHL 15 has been out on PS4 for a couple of weeks now and online competition is beginning to heat up! After we gave some NHL players their 1st crack at the new game, gamers from around the world have gotten their chance to show their dominance on the virtual ice.

As of Tuesday morning, the best player in NHL 15 is Tylerrocks15, or by his real name, Tyler Kirkby. Tyler is a University student living in Vancouver who also plays lacrosse. He is head and shoulders better than the rest of the competition so far with a whopping 20 more wins than the next highest person.

Tyler's team is known as the VeeTeam and have a record of 100-22-11 and also has the most league titles at 13. You can follow Tyler on twitter, @TKirks15.



Here is some footage of his gameplay on twitch, puck drops at the 3:00 mark.


Watch live video from Tylerrocks15 on Twitch

Tyler is currently the undisputed champ of NHL 15, but will he be dethroned soon? Check in every Wednesday on BarDown.com for a special feature on the biggest names in the NHL 15 eSports world.

Lightning players play a little footy with a puck in practice

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 17, 2014 4:00 PM
It's common practice for professional soccer players to play a little game of keep-ups in a circle when getting warmed up for a game or for baseball players to take a few home run rips. However, it's not so common for hockey players to do either of those things in warm-up, but that's what a few Lightning players did in practice on Wednesday.



You probably won't see any of these plays being pulled off in a game any time soon, but that doesn't make warm-up tricks any less cool. Case and point; try your best to be unimpressed with Neymar's practice keep-ups from a couple of weeks back.




Subban chips a tooth, now looks like Lloyd Christmas

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 17, 2014 2:57 PM
It's often humbling to be compared to the likes of a widely loved lead film character, but Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber probably doesn't rank all that high on the list of 'people you'd like to look like.'

Unfortunately for Vancouver Canucks forward Jordan Subban, this is the situation he now finds himself in after taking a tumble into a hotel room door frame.



Here's Subban's account of how it all went down.

"After we got back to the hotel last night, I was in my room just hanging out when I heard some of the boys in the hallway. I poked my head out the door to see where they were headed, they said to eat and I had already had a bite, so I turned to go back into my room.

BAM.

I don't know what the heck happened, but next thing I knew half my front tooth was on the floor and there was a hole in the door. So now I look like Lloyd Christmas from Dumb & Dumber. Great."


So, what do you all think of Subban's new look? Do you think he should get the tooth capped, or keep it for the season? As for what we think...we'll let the real Lloyd Christmas sum that up for us.


NHL Head Coaches On Classic Rap Albums

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 17, 2014 2:11 PM
Yesterday, our photoshop prowess brought you NHL players if they were bald. Today, we're going to show you NHL Head Coaches on classic rap albums! Ever wonder what Sens coach Paul MacLean would look like on a Nas album? Randy Carlyle on an OutKast album? Well, Peter Galka created these amazing classic rap albums to satisfy those questions!








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(Photoshops by Peter Galka)

Crosby, Ovechkin & Co. guess their player ratings in NHL 15

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 17, 2014 2:07 PM
For athletes, guessing their player rating is probably comparable to guessing someones weight or age. It can be an awkward affair.

Some players, such as Alexander Ovechkin, would like to think they've been rated quite a bit higher than they actually were by EA Sports for the new NHL 15 game. But other players like T.J. Oshie, get a pleasant surprise upon undervaluing themselves. Check out a few players reactions in this new video released on the NHL's YouTube channel.



Recently, Cabbie went through a few of the ratings with a few other NHLers, and BizNasty had a few things to say about stats that EA Sports may want to include in next years game.




Man races the London subway from station to station and wins

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 17, 2014 1:19 PM
If you've ever been stuck on the subway before, you've experienced that helpless feeling of "I feel like I could walked there quicker." One man in London decided to see if there's any truth to that thought by participating in a stop-to-stop sprint against the Tube.

Strap yourself in (or moderately adjust your chair) for this one and a half minute thrill ride, because this sprint captured on a GoPro plays out much the same as a Jason Bourne film, minus the guns, explosions & Matt Damons.



Now, even though this man proved he could indeed run quicker then a train, you probably wouldn't want to travel all around town this way. Unless you're Usain Bolt. In that case, you save those three dollars and sprint from point-to-point instead. Just make sure to bring a change of clothes.