@BarDown) Jun. 27, 2016 12:19 AM
(Liz Ramanand/ Loudwire) When professional wrestlers walk down to the ring before a fight, they have special theme music that plays to announce their arrival. The music is personalized to represent their character, and when the music hits, it is made to either get a pop from the crowd, or influence the audience to "boo" him or her. Let's just say wrestlers hear their music hundreds of times throughout their career. On WWE superstar Chris Jericho's podcast, 'Talk Is Jericho,' this week, we learned Jericho has absolutely no idea what the lyrics are to his theme song. Jericho first entered the WWE back in 1999, which means he's been entering the ring to this music for 17 years. 17 years of hearing the same music on almost a nightly basis, and Jericho had no idea what the lyrics were to his song. Listen as Jericho reads the lyrics to his theme song for the first time, and is absolutely perplexed by the possible meaning: One of the funniest parts about Jericho never knowing the lyrics to his theme song is Jericho is actually the lead singer of a band, and has a long history in the music industry. We hope he knows the lyrics to his bands songs! (H/T r/SquaredCircle)
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 11:46 PM
Celebrity charity games are fun because viewers get to see famous people act competitively against other famous people in a sport they wouldn't normally go head-to-head in. We use the word "competitively" loosely, because they are charity games and things don't usually get too intense... that is unless NBA player Bismack Biyombo joins the match. On Wednesday in New York City, Biyombo was involved in Steve Nash's annual "Showdown in China" soccer game, where proceeds go to the Steve Nash Foundation. Biyombo was one of many celebrities taking part in the game, and his competitive juices were flowing. A plethora of professional soccer players were reportedly involved in the game, yet Biyombo seemed to stand out as the soccer superstar. Watch as Biyombo nets four goals, then brushes it off like it's no big deal: And don't forget, Biyombo is my father... (H/T TMZ)
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 10:35 PM
On Michael Vick's 36th birthday, we're looking back at a time when Vick was a baby faced youngster doing things the National Football League had never seen before. Back in 2002, with the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings all knotted up at 24 in overtime, Vick took the game into his own hands. The quarterback scrambled to his left, and cruised all the way through the entire Vikings' defense for the spectacular 46-yard walk-off touchdown.
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 9:55 PM
This past weekend in Buffalo the National Hockey League welcomed 211 new members to their family at the NHL Draft. When the NHL first welcomes these players to the league, they have them walk to the stage and put the jersey of the team that picked them over their head for all to see. The process is an interesting one, as viewers anticipate who will be drafted to what team, but we think it could be spiced up a little. Since Snapchat is all the rage these days, and the filters one can add to Snaps are incredibly entertaining, we decided we would put Snapchat filters into the top 10 NHL Draft picks big moments. All original images are from Getty Images. Auston Matthews Patrik Laine Pierre-Luc Dubois
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 8:28 PM
We've seen a lot of skateboard tricks in our day, some in skate parks, some in the half pipe, and some simply on the ground, but what all the tricks have in common is they involve only one skateboarder. These three young boarders decided they wanted to get creative and collaborate on a trick. The major difference on a collaboration trick is having to trust the other boarders involved. If one of the other two guys messes up, there's a good chance of injury. None of these three were injured on this trick, although we're sure they collided a few times while trying to perfect it:
If you're not having fun at the College World Series, you're not doing the College World Series rightBy BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 7:58 PM
The College World Series is a baseball tournament taking place every June to determine who the NCAA Division I champion will be. This year, two relative underdogs have made it to the big dance, with Arizona taking on Coastal Carolina in the best-of-three-games finals. Both teams and their fans have been enjoying the journey to the finals, which is very evident in the fun they have been having on camera. Honestly, seeing clips from this years College World Series just looks like a massive frat party. Blow up sharks, stuffed animal monkeys, and beach balls galore!
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 7:12 PM
(Getty Images) Canadian basketball player Anthony Bennett might be without a team right now in the NBA, but that doesn't mean he can't play for the Canadian national basketball team. The 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick has been playing exhibition games with Team Canada, and had a highlight reel dunk against the Italian team on Sunday. Point guard Tyler Ennis hooked Bennett up with a flashy pass, and Bennett proceeded to dunk all over these Italian players.
Of course, one highlight reel dunk doesn't translate to having the skills to consistently play good basketball for an NBA team, but it's definitely entertaining, and could be a sign of better days to come for Bennett. Thanks to our very own Josh Lewenberg for making us aware of the dunk.
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 6:43 PM
(Josh Hedges/ Getty Images) Will Conor McGregor be more respectful of Nate Diaz in the lead up to their UFC 202 rematch of the UFC 196 shocker? It doesn't appear that way. McGregor has come out swinging verbally once again, talking to the media at a promotional appearance for his coach's book. It appears the shocking loss to Diaz at UFC 196 hasn't affected McGregor negatively at all, and he will come into UFC 202 with more confidence than ever before. The following excerpts is from Marc Raimondi's piece at MMAfighting.com: “I’m feeling very confident in myself that I’ll go in and I’ll toy with this man. Eight minutes of the fight, I was toying with him. That fadeaway left hand that he caught me with, my senses were still there. It was almost like a fatigue thing that my balance was gone.”
@BarDown) Jun. 26, 2016 5:46 PM
(Getty Images) On June 26th, 2016, former New York Yankee Derek Jeter turns 42-years-old, and to celebrate we wanted to tell the story of how the baseball legend almost became a member of the Montreal Expos. How very different the legend of Derek Jeter would be if this had all went down. One of the first images that comes to mind when you think of Jeter is the Yankees logo. He played his entire 20-year career with The Bronx Bombers, but imagine if the Yankees had traded him? Would the team be able to do what they did without Jeter? Well according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Montreal Expos once approached the Yankees with a trade proposal that would have sent Jeter to Montreal in exchange for Vladimir Guerrero and Pedro Martinez. (Getty Images) Here’s what the Boston Globe writer had to say. As the story goes: When Jeffrey Loria owned the Expos, he was obsessed with Derek Jeter. So he ordered his general manager, Jim Beattie, to try to make a deal with the Yankees and to give up whatever he had to. Beattie offered Yankees GM Brian Cashman Vladimir Guerrero and Pedro Martinez. Stunned, Cashman told Beattie, "I can’t trade Derek Jeter."