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Hold up Seahawks fans...the Super Bowl can't be won before it's played

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 29, 2015 12:46 AM
Sports fans can be a confident bunch, but sometimes that self-assurance can lead to some very short sighted, foolish decisions.

Take for example guaranteeing your favourite football team will win the Super Bowl before the game is even played -- something that seems to be the new hot trend this season. That's exactly what these two particular Seahawks fans decided to do.





Some call it utmost confidence, others call it blind faith, we call it dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb...



If the Seahawks end up losing the big game it looks like the Monday morning pain for these two gentleman may be both emotional and physical. Tattoo removals can be a rather unpleasant thing.

(H/T: Barstool Sports)

Get ready for the new WWE photoshop craze that's about to takeover the internet

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 29, 2015 12:17 AM
Every couple of months there seems to be a new photoshop/vine edit that seems to take over the internet. First there was the Stone Cold Stunner, then there was the Rock Bottom, followed by the RKO -- now there's the Seth Rollins curb stomp.

Most viral videos are entertaining enough to be viewed on their own, but add in an edited WWE finisher and suddenly it becomes absolute comedy gold.



If you missed out on the RKO craze, here's a compilation of some of the funniest vines created using Randy Orton's signature finishing move.



Something tells us that you're going to be seeing a lot more of these Seth Rollins curb stomps in the near future.


Robin Lopez got torched on Twitter by the Cavs mascot

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 29, 2015 12:12 AM
It's never easy having a twin, especially when both siblings happen to play the same professional sport. The comparisons are constant and the jokes flow easy. So easy that even team mascots feel like they can jump in on the ribbing. Which is exactly what the Cleveland Cavaliers mascot did on Wednesday night.

Robin Lopez, brother of NBA superstar Brook Lopez, found himself on the receiving end of a twitter diss issued by Cavs mascot "Moondog." The Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers play on Thursday, and Moondog decided to stir the pot by antagonizing Robin with a 140 character jab.



From there it only got funnier.



But Robin took the whole twitter feud in stride, joking on his account that he and hip-hop Jay-Z had something in common.



Although, we're not sure that Jay-Z ever got dissed by a mascot dressed up as a dog...

(H/T: FTW USA Today)


Cristiano Ronaldo surprises young fan by playing street soccer in disguise

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 28, 2015 10:45 PM
While Cristiano Ronaldo is currently involved in a little bit of a scandal in La Liga concerning his odd two game ban, there's still plenty of reasons for CR7 fans to smile. One of which is this awesome clip of the Portuguese winger playing street football in disguise with a young fan in the streets of Madrid.

No, that's not one of the Beatles playing street footy, it's Ronaldo wearing a wig.



You're probably wondering how the little fan didn't notice he was playing against the current Ballon d'Or recipient, which is exactly what we were wondering -- we mean, look at his thighs, they're the size of tree trunks.

Jokes aside, it's always wonderful to see professional athletes making a young fan's day, and Ronaldo has proved time and time again that he's more than willing to put in the effort to make his supporters smile. Even if that means throwing his dog in a pool...


Lynch & Gronk get geared up to play Mortal Kombat with Conan O'Brien

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 28, 2015 9:21 PM
Before they do battle on the gridiron on Sunday in the Super Bowl, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski battled it out on the joysticks, joining late-night host Conan O'Brien for a game of Mortal Kombat.

Although the full video isn't out yet, the minute long preview was still jam packed with hilarious moments, including the Gronk confusing Lipitor with Viagra. Yes, really.



Now we're not sure as to which game we're more exited to see go down. What we do know is that wen the video is finally released we'll finally know which pseudonym goes the hardest. Will it be Gronk, Beast Mode...or will it be Coco.

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

Kevin Bieksa's speech on Rick Rypien & mental health

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 28, 2015 9:01 PM
Nearly five years have passed since the tragic passing of former Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien. On August 15th, 2011, Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home, with the cause of death later being confirmed as suicide.Rypien's death sent shockwaves across the NHL, not just because the forward had passed way so young, but due to the circumstances surrounding his suicide.

Rypien had suffered from clinical depression throughout his career, something very few of his teammates were aware of. Among those who did know of Rypien's battle with mental health issues was friend and former Canucks teammate Kevin Bieksa. Back in March of 2013, Bieksa spoke to a group of young adults at BC Children's Hospital, shedding light on his personal involvement in regards to aiding his friend Rick during his fight with depression.



Today, January 28th, marked the fifth annual Bell Let's Talk Day initiative which started back in 2010. The goal of the campaign is to aid in ending the stigma attached to mental health issues and provide support to those in need of a helping hand in the battle.

For every text message sent, long distance call made, tweet that includes #BellLetsTalk, and facebook share of the Bell Let's talk image, Bell will five cents towards mental health initiatives. So join in on the conversation and do your part to help raise awareness on tackling the issues surrounding mental health.

The F2 boys shine in another incredible crossbar challenge video

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 28, 2015 9:00 PM
You have to figure that there's a limited number of ways to hit the crossbar of a net with a soccer ball, but the F2 Freestylers seem to keep finding new ways to hit the wood work and blow our minds in the process.

Watch as Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove combine their remarkable juggling skills with their unreal shot accuracy to create a crossbar compilation unlike any other.



The tekkers on these boys...there's no scale to measure it. Well, there is one, the meme scale, and on that particular one we give them 10 Brent Rambos out of 10.


Key & Peele use real life NFL players in new East vs. West sketch

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 28, 2015 7:38 PM
You always hear that life is supposedly stranger than fiction, but it took Key & Peele featuring real NFL players in their wildly popular "East vs. West" sketch for us to notice.

If you've somehow gone a full year without seeing one of these skits that's produced and acted by the Comedy Network duo, it's centered on poking fun at football player broadcast introductions and the strange names featured in some. Turns out the real life NFLers may have names that are far more unique than the fictionalized ones made up by Key & Peele.



Be honest...the first time you heard Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's name, you didn't believe what you had just heard. And "A.A.Ron Rodgers"? Yeah, we're still not sure that's real.

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

#MyNorth The Story of Markham’s Phenom Tammy Sutton-Brown

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jan. 28, 2015 7:17 PM
From playing high school ball at Markham District High School to winning a WNBA title, Tammy Sutton-Brown proved Canadian women can dominate on the court. Who is the next phenom in your neighbourhood? Share your story with us by tagging #MyNorth.