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Auburn T-shirt Gatling gun is incredible

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 30, 2014 11:26 AM
Step #576 towards robots taking over human jobs and staying true to the plot of I, Robot has officially been completed by the promotional giveaways crew at Auburn University.

At most sporting events free t-shirts are traditionally thrown out by hand, or launched by a small canon if you're lucky. At Auburn they're fired out of a Gatling gun.

At a firing rate of about a shirt per second, the Gatling gun may be the most efficient stadium promotions worker of all time. Would you like to see the gun work in slo-mo? Why are we even asking, the answer is clearly yes.

You've gotta believe we're only a short time away from seeing a follow up video to this titled "fan gets owned by a t-shirt Gatling gun."

(H/T: CBS Sports)

Bryz Watch: Selfies With Fans

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 30, 2014 11:22 AM
Ilya Bryzgalov was on backup duty last night, so safe to say he had some downtime during the game. During the 3rd period of the Wild-Penguins pre-season game, Bryz thought he'd have some fun with the fans by posing for some selfies. The whole scenario is best described by the Wild equipment manager, Tony DaCosta, who was standing next to him the entire game,

"What's he think he's a model?" He joked. "Then he starts waving them all down! Then he throws his [toque] on the ice when Pommer gets his hat trick. That's our last one!" - Quote from the Minneapolis Star Tribune

Add this to the list of reasons why Bryz is our favourite goalie in the NHL.

Wiggins Dunks after Dark in Minnesota

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 30, 2014 10:30 AM
The Timberwolves opened up their training camp with an early morning "Dunks After Dark" event which showcased Canadian Andrew Wiggins to fans.

L.A. Kings ice crew calendar shoot bloopers

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 30, 2014 9:27 AM
Recently the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew went out on their calendar shoot, but rather than just share the actual photos and interviews, the team created a blooper reel of the event, and some of the slips are actually pretty funny. See if you can catch the not so subtle Anchorman reference.

While entertaining, this blooper reel still ranks a far second place to not just one of the funniest sports blooper reels, but possibly one of the greatest videos on the internet.

If that was the first you've ever heard of Bill Dance, you're welcome.

NHL soccer crossover jerseys

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 29, 2014 10:37 PM
The people at Icethetics have created these super amazing NHL Soccer Crossover jerseys. We've seen this project attempted before, but nowhere near as intricate and detailed as the guys over at Icethetics have done. These are extremely well done, so take your time on each one to truly enjoy it!




  The rest after the jump (All images courtesy of Icethetics.)

Insane last-second kick return for the win

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 29, 2014 9:27 PM
This was a crazy game between Seneca and Wren, both South Carolina High Schools, that featured a combined 103 points and an insane finish. Seneca scored to go up 49-48 with only :13 seconds left in the game, when Bailey Rogers returned the kick all the way back for thewalk-off victory.

To quote the Wren head coach Jeff Tate, "Whoever paid to get in tonight didn't pay enough. They should go back and pay double because they got more than they could ever imagine."

In other college football news, here's an insane punt return by Austin Fay from Glenwood in Chatham, Ill.

(H/T MaxPreps)

Bob McKenzie One-On-One With Connor McDavid

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 29, 2014 8:53 PM
TSN's Bob McKenzie sat down for an interview with Connor McDavid, who was working out with Biosteel this morning, for an exclusive BarDown interview. McKenzie recently unveiled his Pre-Season Draft Rankings for the 2015 NHL Draft and had McDavid as the top player in the upcoming draft. McKenzie got the chance to talk to Connor about the draft, the perceived competition with Jack Eichel, the upcoming World Junior tournament and his superstitions.

Bob's upcoming book 'Hockey Confidential' has a chapter (Chapter 6: Growing Up Exceptional) that profiles, in large part, the McDavid family. The release date of that book will be Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Bob's also the author of the best-seller "Hockey Dad: True Confessions of a (Crazy?) Hockey Parent" which you can purchase here.

You can find behind the scenes features from today's shoot with Bob McKenzie and BarDown here.

New Roberto Luongo Hairstyles

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 29, 2014 5:32 PM
A couple of weeks ago, we did a feature called "Bald hockey players," to which we took NHL stars and made them bald. This caught the attention of one of our "now bald" victims, Roberto Luongo, in which he had this to say about us making him hairless.

We figured since Luongo wasn't a big fan of the first hairstyle we gave him, we'd try out some other looks that would perhaps be better suited to his look.

And here's the original piece that Luongo was included in.

NHL players on what they did this summer

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 29, 2014 4:52 PM
It's been a long summer for NHL fans. Many long weeks of limited hockey action, and only so much as small glimpses of your favourite hockey players. While the summer feels like a crawl to fans, we'd be willing to bet that it zoomed by for NHLers who use those months as well needed rest after grinding it out for a full regular season and for some, a playoff schedule.

This video done produced by the NHL checks in with a few NHLers to ask them exactly what they got up to this summer.

Who knew Sweden made for such a popular summer destination? Even though the numbers may be skewed by the amount of Swedes interviewed in this video, we're still sold on a trip out there next summer. What's good for King Henrik, is good for us.