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Spurs' Matt Bonner gave young Drake basketball lessons

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Oct. 20, 2014 10:12 PM
Everyone was talking about rapper Drake’s air ball during warm-ups with the Kentucky basketball team over the weekend, but it was apparently not for lack of proper instructions. According to Luke Bonner, brother of San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner, his brother was called in by ‘DeGrassi: The Next Generation’ to give the young Aubrey Graham some pointers for the show’s basketball scenes.

Bonner interacted on Twitter with Grantland’s Rembert Browne and told the story:



Browne got a little impatient halfway through the story.





But Bonner eventually finished.





We can assure you the Spurs power forward didn’t teach Drake to fight on the basketball court.


NHL Ugly Christmas Sweaters

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Oct. 20, 2014 9:23 PM
It’s never too early to start thinking of Christmas presents for your friends and family, and what better gift idea for a hockey fan than an ugly Christmas sweater themed like their favourite NHL team! Clark Toys have brought out a new line of NHL ugly Christmas sweaters for the holiday season, and we at BarDown can’t get enough of them. Take a look at these beauties!

For the 6’9” Slovakian in your life, get them a Boston Bruins ugly sweater.



For the stick handler with the craziest dangles, get them a Chicago Blackhawks sweater.




Keene State Pumpkinfest Organizer Threatens To Pull The Plug On Independant Newsman

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 20, 2014 8:21 PM
This might be one of the more bizarre stories you’ll ever find on BarDown, but it doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy the heck out of it. Independent journalist and Keene native Jared Goodell put down $5,000 of his own money to set up and cover the Keene State Pumpkinfest for a local public access channel, Cheshire TV. We’re not sure what exactly Jared did to incite this sort of reaction from the organizer of the pumpkinfest, but it’s pretty hilarious regardless.



This reminds us of one of our favourite videos ever, which we now get to show you again. You get to watch this Minnesota news reporter fight off all of these drunk guys while he tries to report on the riots after Union College defeated Minnesota for the NCAA hockey title. Amazing!



(H/T Barstool Sports)


Ben Scrivens will wear a series of masks this year in support of mental health awareness

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 20, 2014 6:07 PM
Over the course of his NHL career Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens has been known just as much for his game saving plays on the ice as his pro-active efforts off the ice towards increasing awareness for a number of causes.

This season Scrivens will be working alongside the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta to raise mental health awareness by wearing a series of custom designed goalie masks. The first mask that the Oilers' starting goalie will be wearing was designed by Richard Boulet, an accomplished artist who lives with schizophrenia. Monday, the Oilers shared a picture of Scrivens and Boulet posing with the mask on their official Instagram account.

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#Oilers goalie @ben_scrivens will wear a series of mental health awareness masks this season, starting tonight with Richard Boulet's design. Richard lives with schizophrenia and is an accomplished artist. Stick tap to both of these gents! #WeAreOilCountry

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Tuuka Rask played drums for The Mustn'ts at a Buffalo bar

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 20, 2014 6:00 PM
As according to The Buffalo News, the night before the Bruins 4-0 beatdown on the Sabres Saturday night, Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask and a few of his teammates decided to head to a local Buffalo bar called Nietzsche. At this bar, a local band called The Mustn'ts were playing a set. Rask quietly went up to the band and asked if he could hop onto the drums for a quick song, in which the drummer kindly obliged. So, this is Tuuka Rask on drums with The Mustn'ts playing a cover of Phish's "Back On The Train".



Who's all in on an all-NHL goalie cover band?



And here's the original Phish song.

(All information courtesy The Buffalo News,)

Jay & Dan chat the CFL with legendary Canadian comedian Martin Short

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 20, 2014 5:18 PM
If you've ever listened to Jay and Dan's podcast, you know that the two sports anchors are kind of big fans of classic Canadian comedians. Last week the pair invited Canadian comedic legend Martin Short to their podcast, and as the three had a hilarious conversation about one of this country's grandest sporting institutions; the CFL.

Short makes his appearance starting at around the 22 minute mark (no irony there with three Canucks talking Canadian comedy.)



According to the legendary comedian, his Oliver son works on Jay & Dan's show on Fox Sports 1, which would further explain Short's appearance on the podcast. Part of Short's trip to Fox consisted of him participating in a rather funny back and forth with the two anchors in studio.



How many hours until you think someone out there creats a petition to have Jay and Dan featured on Canada postage stamps? 12? 4? 1?

(H/T: He Suits He Scores)

Old man lays the smackdown on young guy in boxing match

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 20, 2014 4:49 PM
Probably the best thing about this video is the younger guy's transition from having the cockiest little smirk and hop in his step to being completely rattled and having trouble standing on his own. The old man's stance shows this isn't his first time in the ring, but once he starts unloading on the guy, you realize just how good he is. This is the best, enjoy it.

(Warning: This video is NSFW due to explicit language)



And don't forget about the 53-year-old man who beat this 21-year-old in an MMA match on one hour's notice!



(H/T Bleacher Report)


Goofy pictures from Raptors marketing day

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 20, 2014 3:39 PM
Today is Toronto Raptors marketing day down at the Air Canada Centre, which means some pretty awesome things are going to come out of whatever they have planned. With the season just over a week away, nothing says ready to defend a division crown like putting on costumes and taking funny pictures. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did.










High School football player enter the conversation for play of the year with TD punt return

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@Art_A_Zak) Oct. 20, 2014 3:30 PM
For the second straight week a high school football player has put on a beast mode work clinic on a kick return, subsequently catapulting themselves into the discussion of play of the season.

This week's beast mode engage moment comes form Markell Vaugh, a senior athlete at Omaha North High School who returned a punt for a touchdown.



While both plays displayed an incredible element usually only reserved for T-1000's, our vote goes to Vaugh, as he not only scored a touchdown, you can't debate that at he ever hit the ground during the play.

(H/T: Bleacher Report)