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AHL team accidentally has their new jerseys unveiled in NHL 16 gameplay trailer

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 9:47 PM

When EA Sports says it's in the game, they really mean it. Whether it be the arenas, the rosters, the equipment or rule changes, every detail in the newest editions of EA's NHL titles are guaranteed to be up to date. That list of details includes new jerseys.

Unfortunately for the San Diego Gulls (AHL), EA's high level of authenticity mean that their jersey was accidentally leaked before its official launch date...

The accidental slip in question came during EA Sport's newest NHL 16 trailer, one that highlights the return of EASHL to the game franchise. Scrub ahead to 2:22 Gulls fans to get the best look at your new jerseys!

That's got to be the most 21st century jersey leak of all-time. Accidentally unveiled in an online trailer for a video game. Oh well Gulls, at the very least, you can probably slash your marketing budget for the jersey lunch by probably about half.

This funny glitch from NHL 15 will have you hopping around in laughter

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 8:43 PM
In the past we've discussed our love of video game glitches in great detail. Sure, sometimes they can be frustrating, but most of the time they're just funny and they make an otherwise pedestrian moment a memorable one.

Take for example this play in NHL 15. What started out as a little nudge along the boards turned into a humorous scene worth of a Yakety Sax Yakety Sax soundtrack.

You gotta love the determination of the Sharks player trying to get his leg unstuck from the door but unfortunately the code just wasn't going to allow that. We can't be the only ones who think of this scene from the Matrix every time a glitch occurs in a game...

(H/T: Reddit)

Bubba Watson knocks a drone helicopter out of the sky with a golf ball

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 7:34 PM

People often say that this current generation has a rather short attention span. In the time it took you read that last sentence you may have checked your pone twice and if you're reading this on your phone, you probably looked up at a TV or tried to locate your laptop to watch dramedy re-runs on Netflix.

Apparently the people at Golf Digest understand this millennial notion quite a bit, as in their latest interview with PGA golfer Bubba Watson, rather than have the two-time Masters champion sit down for a regular Q & A, they got him to whack golf balls while answering...at a drone.

The shot may not have taken the little drone out immediately, but that's still rather impressive accuracy if you think about it. Now, for the next Q & A, they should have the interviewer try and dodge Watson's shots. That would certainly keep viewers attention on a single screen.

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

Summer hockey is better than winter hockey, and here's why!

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 7:29 PM
Hockey is one of the most incredible sports to play all year round. Whether snow is falling or the sun is shining, you'll always have a good time on the ice playing with your friends. That being said, there's an optimal season for every sport and here at BarDown, we believe that summer is actually the season for hockey.

That's right we're going against the grain and before you let your preconceived opinion about winter being the season of hockey get in the way of our reasoning, just watch this video and let your imagination take over.

That right there is the basis of summer hockey. It's laid back and relaxed, but still very competitive and extremely fun to play. In the winter, it's always super competitive, which isn't a bad thing, but it might be less fun...

Italian grandmothers read Jose Canseco's strange science tweets

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 5:54 PM

If you follow former MLB slugger Jose Canseco on Twitter, than you’re well aware of how outrages and out of this world some of his tweets can be. Our friends over at For The Win decided to take some of those crazy tweet, specifically the ones that are science-related and get a trio of Italian grandmothers to read them aloud.

Great job here by For The Win, as Canseco’s twitter timeline is a site to behold on its own, but they managed to make it more entertaining. And if you’re now starving for more random Canseco tweets, here you go…

The internet reacts to the Tom Brady ruling

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 4:45 PM

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On Tuesday, Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was upheld after he appealed the initial ruling by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended for his role in the ‘DeflateGate’ scandal and after word has now come out that he ordered his phone to be destroyed around the time of the Ted Wells investigation, looks like Brady will be missing the first quarter of the 2015 regular season. When the news came out, the internet obviously had the hot take from serious questions about Brady and the Pats legacy to some pretty funny pictures and takes on the phone situation.

Here’s how the internet reacted to the Tom Brady suspension.

Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon worked a Tim Hortons drive-thru

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 4:38 PM
And there it is…the most Canadian thing we’ve seen all week. Well, almost. Tuesday, the social media world was a flutter with pictures of Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon working at a Tim Hortons drive-thru window doing the rounds. How about that? You go to Timmies looking to grab a coffee and you end up running into two NHL superstars. Now that’s a wicked double-double.

According to onlookers, both Crosby and MacKinnon were in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia filming a Tim Hortons commercial. While the two Cole Harbour natives were in the Timmies, they were more than happy to take photos with fans, as well as serve coffees with the signature drawn on smiles on cup lids.

No one is having a better summer than Evander Kane

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 3:59 PM

The upcoming NHL season is a big one for Evander Kane. He's entering the fourth year of his six year 31.5 million dollar contract he signed in 2012 and he's got a wonderful opportunity to start fresh in Buffalo; show the hockey world why he was drafted 4th overall in 2009.

So what's Kane been doing to prepare for what could be the biggest season of his career so far? Simply put, he's been absolutely living it up this summer with his friends and his girlfriend Mara Teigen.

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John Cena suffers actual broken nose while defending title

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 28, 2015 3:14 PM

For all the people who believe wrestling is fake, think again. We're not saying that the stories aren't scripted or that the matches haven't been choreographed and rehearsed beforehand. But if you don't believe that wrestlers are real warrior athletes who put their bodies on the lines all the time, you're kidding yourself.

This week on Monday Night Raw, John Cena successfully defended his United States championship against the WWE World Heavyweight champ Seth Rollins. Before the eventual 1-2-3, Rollins broke Cena's nose with a flying knee that would make Jose Aldo proud.

You can see him say, "I'm okay" to the referee in this clip.

This look is pretty graphic so get your belly ready to handle it.

Moral of the story is that getting a flying knee to the face hurts.

But really, the moral of the story is that wrestlers are real athletes patricipating in a very dangerous form of sports entertainment as Tommy Dreamer, professional extreme wrestler spoke to us about.