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12-year-old Canadian girl catches a 600+ pound fish

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 7:05 PM
A 12-year-old girl named Jenna Gavin caught a ginormous fish off the coast of Nova Scotia setting a world record. Apparently, it took Jenna 2 hours to haul in the 616-pound bluefish tuna and had to do it all by herself for the record to stand. Most parents promise their kids ipda minis if they get good marks in school, but not the Gavin family! No, for the Gavin's catching 600+ pound tuna fish is the way to get your ipad mini and the adoration of your parents. Talk about high standards.

And here's Jenna talking about her big catch.

(H/T: For The Win)

Hoverboards are real, and their arrival may be near

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 6:08 PM
It's been 25 years since the release of Back to the Future part two, and during those two and a half decades people like Tony Hawk have toyed with our emotions, announcing that one of the most iconic props from the film had arrived for real. Of course, we're talking about the hoverboard.

Today, just a few months shy of 2015 (the year Marty goes "back" to the future for you non-fans) we're happy to tell you that the hoverboard is now a reality, and the company Hendo would like you to have one...for the price of $10,000.

The founders of Hendo have started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their project, setting a goal of $250,000, a total that they have already surpassed by a few thousand dollars. The top pledge of $10,000 nabs you one of the first ten Hendo hoverboards put into production, as well as the chance to recreate this iconic film scene with your pals.

Don't feel too bad, though. Considering early technology adopter usually find a few bugs that get worked out with later upgrades. A hoverboard seems like the wrong thing to be standing on when you realize you may need a hardware upgrade.

(H/T: Transworld Skateboarding)

Kobe hits 3 clutch shots in a row at the end of preseason game

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 3:54 PM
This is a line you're going to read a lot this season, "Kobe scores __ in a Lakers loss to the ______." Last night was no different, as Kobe scored 29 points in a Lakers loss to the Suns. But with the Lakers down by 2 and a minute and a half left in the game, Kobe hit 3 clutch jumpers in a row on the Suns P.J. Tucker, who is no slouch on defence at all!

Kobe's back... REJOICE!!!

And here's 14 minutes worth of clutch Kobe shots.

(H/T: The Big Lead)

Willis Reed fights the entire Lakers team

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 3:28 PM
The tale of Willis Reed fighting the entire Lakers team is a story that has been passed down for generations. As many folk tales that get continually passed on and retold countless times, the truth tends to stray away from the story the further the it gets away from the source. Well, this is not one of those cases, as Willis Reed actually fights the entire Lakers team and it's amazing!

The footage was unearthed by Michael Rapaport who is the director of a new ESPN 30 for 30 doc. "When the Garden Was Eden." So, without further ado, here is the incredible footage of Knicks star Willis Reed in a full-on rampage on the court, for which he got fined $50, with no suspension.

The below tweet sums up the whole situation quite nicely!

(H/T: For The Win)

Yes, THIS is really the worst penalty shot of all-time

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 3:18 PM
Stop me if you've heard this before: This is the worst penalty shot of all-time. Now before you look away yelling hyperbole to the high hills, hear us out. Without hesitation, this is without a doubt the worst penalty shot we have ever seen. Let the video speak for itself, though.

Amiiirite? There's a few things to consider here. Borja Mayoral plays for the Real Madrid U19, so he's definitely no scrub and thus should not be guffing shots like this. Second, not only does Mayoral almost send the ball straight into the sky, he seemed to trip AFTER the shot was taken. Either Mayoral has the worst balance of all-time to go with his worst penalty of all-time, or he was instantaneously defeated by how poor he hit that.

Eitherway, Real Madrid may went to think about holding a penalty shooting clinic for their players (we haven't forgotten Ramos, and we never will).

(H/T: Bleacher Report UK)

This is a perfect hip-check

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 2:28 PM
Andrei Mironov is a defenceman for HC Dynamo Moscow in the KHL and apparently he knows how to deliver the most scientifically perfect hip-check. I mean, in Plato's World of Forms where the perfect hip-check exists, this would be somewhere darn near close to what it would look like. But enough philosophy for now, enjoy this beauty of a hit.

This was truly a Platonic hip-check.

(H/T: LocksTheFox)

The Atlanta Falcons may not know where London is

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 2:19 PM
Knowing your geography can be pretty important, particularly when you're traveling on a plane. That's why we hope that whoever was in charge of making this graphic for the Atlanta Falcons, was not also in charge of booking the team's plane tickets to London...because then they'd be arriving in Spain.

Don't worry, though, this story has a happy ending. The team announced on their official Twitter account that they had arrived in the correct European nation, and that they'd be "brushing up" on their geography.

Going to have to guess that the Atlanta Falcons were the kid at the back of the Geography class who threw things at the teacher. But as you can see, that kind of action just ends up rebounding and hitting you right back in the face.

(H/T: Shutdown Corner)

ESPN reporter fights off the marching band

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 2:07 PM
Reporter Laura Rutledge, who reports for the SEC Network and ESPN found herself in quite the hilarious predicament in her game on Tuesday. While Laura was trying to give her post halftime report, the band walks right through her on their way back to the stands.

Pretty hilarious sight to see them never break stride as they walk right through her!

At least it was only the band and not the team!

(H/T: For The Win)

8-year-old boy with down syndrome scores a touchdown

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 1:56 PM
Gabe White is an 8-year-old boy with down syndrome from Rhinelander, Wisconsin. His older brother, Owen is on the Rhinelander High School freshman football team and they let young Gabe suit up and stand on the sideline. At the end of the game, Rhinelander was down big and decided to let young Gabe in for a play.

In an amazing act, the other team "can't seem to catch" Gabe after the kickoff and he's off to the races for the touchdown!

(All imformation courtesy USA Today)