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Some legend 3D printed a Stanley Cup for the winner of his hockey pool

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 10:22 PM

If you have an above average commissioner of your fantasy league, that commissioner will take it upon them self to get a trophy made at some local store or decide the rewards or punishments in some capacity to the winners and losers. Well, Reddit user PhysiciSteve is not your average commissioner. No, Steve here, decided to 3D print a Stanley Cup for the winner of his hockey pool!

That's right, the winner of this league/pool gets to experience the feeling of walking around the room raising the cup and kissing it and all that fun stuff you see the pros do on TV. Love this guy!

And here are a couple pictures.

(And if you're wondering, yes, he is planning on painting it metallic silver)

More information on the process, including printer specs and such, you can check that all out HERE.

(H/T /r/hockey)

Illustrator Ryan Simpson has some pretty awesome NBA artwork

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 9:33 PM

Illustrator Ryan Simpson has a pretty good hand for creating some pretty incredible NBA artwork. Ryan's Instagram is flooding with with some very cool portrait's of players, both current NBAers and retired legends, and we're really into them.

Here are some of our favourites, but you can check out more of his work on his Instagram.

starting somethin new #airjordan #michaeljordan #nike #chicagobulls #bulls #chicago #nbaplayoffs

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This young Kane fan refused to stop dancing

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 8:29 PM

We're going to go ahead and make the assumption that this young Patrick Kane fan consumed a large amount of sugar over parts of the evening. During Game 2 between the Ducks and Blackhawks in Anaheim, this fan stole the show on the big screen and even had Ducks fans feeling a little bit of joy for someone in a 'Hawks jersey.

The NHL got their hands on the footage, gave it some cool video effects and played some solid EDM over-top of it and bam, they have themselves a viral sensation.

This kid must've made the real Patty Kane pretty proud, as his dance moves are well documented. The Kaner Shuffle is a BarDown favourite to bust out at a party.

(H/T For The Win)

Canadian gets tackled out of his canoe by a naked guy

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 8:26 PM

There's nothing like that helpless feeling of not being able to get out of your canoe safely when you're alone. This poor Canadian guy was facing that issue, when for some reason his friend holding the camera refuses to help him out. Little did this poor soul know that what he was doing was being set up for a thunderous tackle by a naked guy off of the dock.

(We're fully aware this was probably staged and also, this video is NSFW)

That was a pretty solid tackle, but it's got nothing on Chris Hala'ufia of the London Welsh who tackled a streaker who ran on the field during a rugby match about a month ago.

(This video is NSFW)

(H/T Barstool Sports)

Jay Baruchel to direct "Goon" sequel

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 5:14 PM

(AP Images)

We recently shared the great news with you all that there will be a “Goon” sequel that will start filming early this summer. Well, just last week it was confirmed that actor and comedian Jay Baruchel will direct the film. Baruchel starred in and wrote the original movie and will now be stepping behind the camera to direct the sequel.

Baruchel’s previous directing experience includes one episode of Trailer Park Boys and the short film Edgar and Jane. The second Goon film will be called, “Goon: Last of the Enforcers” and Baruchel has written it and will star in the movie as well. Seann William Scott will reprise his starring role as Doug “The Thug” Glatt. More information on details of the film can be found on The Hollywood Reporter.

The Rock gets ordained to officiate friends wedding

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 4:23 PM

From WWE superstar to professional actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a man of many talents. In recent weeks he's stretched his already vast skill set, adding lip sync battle specialist, devourer of fish, and now getting ordained to officiate his friend’s wedding.

The Rock is good friends with Nick Mundy, a Comedy Central star, and decided to put an elaborate prank together to get his buddy married. Johnson teamed up with Mundy's then-fiancee Dilara, to orchestrator a surprise wedding, which The Rock himself would officiate legally.

The entire set-up reminds us of Ashton Kutcher's old show Punk'd, only with a completely cute and happy ending. And we love The Rock taking the host role in the situation, bringing a more personal touch to the entire prank.

The Rock really can't do wrong these days... or ever. Stand up and give yourself a round of applause Rocky.


A look at the evolution of the Anaheim Ducks logo

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 3:52 PM

With the Anaheim Ducks playing in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2007, the Sporting News took a look back at the logo change that took place in that significant year. 2007 is a year that many Ducks fans are familiar with as they not only changed their logo, but captured their first and only Stanley Cup.

So, Todd Radom decided to take a closer look at the design change and the process that eventually led to the Ducks logo we know today. This is just a brief summary of some of the cool images that are featured in the piece, but if you want much more detail and information on the process, you can check it out HERE.

When the Ducks first entered the league in 1993-94 season, they were known as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and were owned by Disney. Their logo and jersey design were actually created by Disney artists and looked like this:

(Getty Images)

BarDownloadable: Super Puck Jam

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) May. 21, 2015 2:48 PM

Our "BarDownloadable" feature where we bring a cool app to the worlds attention that either benefits ones life, or is simply a fun time waster is back, bringing our faithful fans a game called Super Puck Jam. Super Puck Jam is a "fast-paced, 70's-hockey-themed beat-em-up adventure" game that is free to play, where you skate around as a hockey player, hitting beer bottles out of the air and fighting off opposing players including the teams goalie. We're placing this game in the category of extremely addictive time waster.

The beer bottles are thrown by fans, and there's even a few kegs that come flying over the boards, so get ready to dodge as you attempt to shoot pucks at your enemies.

You can check out the Super Puck Jam game play review, with YouTube user hashtag NOEN's comments, to see first hand just how the game works.

The video is NSFW due to violence:

Download the game and try it yourself HERE.

Shaq and Ernie have fun on kiss cam

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) May. 21, 2015 1:41 PM

The always entertaining Inside the NBA on TNT crew have proven that their great personalities and antics can be just as entertaining outside of the studio as it is in-studio. During the first half of last night's Hawks-Cavs game, Shaq and Ernie were sitting beside each other and happened to get on the arena's "Kiss Cam" segment. Watch Shaq waste no time and try to go right in for a magical moment with Ernie:

Shaq loves the spotlight whether it is intentional or unintentional, like when he recently took a big time shoe-losing spill on camera:

And here is Shaq falling down again, but this time instead of losing a shoe he goes head first into a Christmas tree:

(h/t Next Impulse Sports)