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Hershey Bears to wear Movember jerseys

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Nov. 20, 2014 4:36 PM

In Sunday's game against the St. John's IceCaps, the AHL's Hershey Bears - affiliate of the Washington Capitals - will be wearing these really cool Movember tribute jerseys. As with most of these tribute nights, the jerseys will be auctioned off after the game with a portion of the proceeds going towards charity. In this case, the Bears' movember campaign.

Hopefully these jerseys will help the Hershey Bears score more goals like this one by Stan Galiev earlier in the season.

(H/T Barstool Sports)

A throwback to NHL pogs

By Danny Wright (@dannywright) Nov. 20, 2014 4:02 PM
If you were a child of the 1990s we’re positive you’re familiar with a game called Pogs. The rules are simple; each player has their own collection of pogs and one or more slammers. The players then contribute the same number of pogs to build a stack, and throw their slammer down causing the pile to spring up and the pogs to scatter. The thrower collects the pogs that land face-up, and the pogs falling face-down are re-stacked for the next thrower. The player with the most pogs when all is said and done wins the game. And of course, players must be clear whether the game is “for keeps,” or not.

The hockey world got in on the pogs fad when it was peaking in the mid-1990s and put out NHL themed pogs for their fans. If you were obsessive with hockey growing up in the 90s and didn’t have NHL pogs, we doubt you had much fun at recess.

Here are some of our favourite NHL hockey pogs!

We’ll start with the complete NHL logo pog set!

(Image courtesy of bjcards ebay user)

Here’s a Jaromír Jágr pog from back when he was rocking his beautiful mullet, along with goaltender Don Beaupre who played 17 seasons in the league.

(Image courtesy of Cards From The Crease)

Golden Retriever chooses sausage over respect

By Danny Wright (@dannywright) Nov. 20, 2014 3:47 PM
An amazing video has surfaced online from a dog obedience competition where a beautiful golden retriever throws his training out the window and lives life to the fullest, munching on treats just waiting to be eaten. The other dogs are seen running through the gauntlet of treats and toys, paying no attention to them and being rewarded at the end with a "good dog" and a pat on the head. The golden retriever outwits them all, going straight for the treats and toys and has an amazing time doing it!

We honestly don't blame the retriever. You only live once, and treats are meant to be eaten. Indulge little buddy!

(H/T For The Win)

Boxer throws in the towel after taking one punch

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Nov. 20, 2014 3:09 PM
If you haven't heard of Claressa Shields yet, you better take notes because at the age of 19, she's already the most feared fighter in Women's boxing. Shields won a gold medal for the Unites States at the Olympics for Women's boxing at the age of 17, and already has nearly every title you could own in the sport.

Shield's is currently fighting in the AIBA championship in Korea and her bought agains Ugandan fighter, Hellen Baleke further cements her reputation as one of the most intimidating boxers in the sport. Watch as Shield's lands one punch for her opponent to throw in the towel.

As you can see below, her opponent probably did the smart thing by letting this fight go.

(H/T NBC Sports)

Sleeping on a Zamboni

By Danny Wright (@dannywright) Nov. 20, 2014 2:10 PM
While browsing the Internet this afternoon we came across quite the peculiar video. During a typical ice resurfacing at an American Hockey League Charlotte Checkers' game it appears a man riding shotgun in the Zamboni had fallen asleep. The jury is still out whether the man simply passed out, or if it's a dummy riding along with the driver. What do you think?

The video immediately makes us think of the 1989 classic Weekend at Bernie's... because, how could it not? Maybe this Zamboni driver is pulling a "Weekend at Bernie's" on the people of North Carolina?

Or maybe the game was so boring that he passed out?

NHL 15 Online HUT Power Rankings

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Nov. 20, 2014 2:18 PM

Time for another edition of the NHL 15 Online HUT Power Rankings on the PS4. Last time we checked in, we had a new King in town, some surprise jump ups and more. Let's see if this new champ is here to stay, or did our old friend tylerROCKS15 make a comeback.

(EA Sports)

1) xtcmonkey - (2) Monkeys - 646-92-21

I mean just take one look at that record and tell me this guy doesn't deserve to be number 1. Gendik's reign at the top was short lived, but this was due to a lack of motivation, guy just isn't putting in games. Monkey's has a crazy record, the most titles and is definitely the top dog on the PS4.

2) Byfugelin69 - (5) Byfugelins - 531-62-14

Byfugelins continues with his slow and steady rise to the top of these rankings with making his highest career appearance, now at number 2. If his trend is anything to be taken into consideration, this guy is on his way to the top and could be our number 1 in no time.

3) JordanWolfe931 - (6) Big Bad Wolfe - 511-33-15

Big Bad Wolfe has been an in and out member of these rankings, lacking the consistency necessary to be considered one of the top guys. He's looking to disprove that reputation by stringing together some big win, but let's see how long it lasts.

(EA Sports)

4) jokleung - (3) Alpha - 616-121-41

Look out for this guy! Our up-and-comer here is so much more than that, putting together a crazy amount of wins in such a short time. Look out for this guy to make a name for himself in the coming weeks.

5) Ghosttown95 - (1) Junsele - 714-253-83

Junsele is the online number 1, but has way too many losses for our liking. His win% doesn't even come close to our number one. But probably most significant about this 5 seed is that tylerROCKS15 is not on our rankings for the first time ever. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

(All statistics accurate as of 1:00 pm ET on 20/11/14)

Habs vs Leafs in overtime table hockey game

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Nov. 20, 2014 12:34 PM
After our feature on awesome table hockey setups and accessories a couple of days ago, BarDown follower Mark Fellin brought this pretty amazing video to our attention. This table hockey OT game is filled with commentary, intense action and a hilarious collection of action figure spectators outside the rink.

This probably took a lot of time, but the effort is appreciated and respected. Enjoy!

Again, thanks to BarDown fan, Mark for tipping us off to this a few years old, but very under appreciated video.

Giant Panda adorably playing in the snow at Toronto Zoo will melt your heart

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Nov. 20, 2014 12:10 PM
Giant Panda, Da Mao, is a resident of the Toronto Zoo, who happens to be one of the few living things around the Greater Toronto Area who's loving the mass snow fall on Wednesday. If you're a regular follower of BarDown, you'd know how much we love adorable bear videos and this one is no exception.

Never change Da Mao!

And here's one of our previous adorable bear videos, which features a young cub playing on a golf course.

(H/T Next Impulse Sports)

Mario Williams shovels Jim Kelly's snow; Bills paying fans to shovel with tickets

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Nov. 20, 2014 11:49 AM

(Buffalo Bills/Twitter)

You've probably heard by now that Buffalo was hit with a massive snow storm that has pretty much buried the city. Despite this, the Bills are still planning on playing on Sunday, even if it takes every person in the city with a shovel to do so. The Bills are offering $10 an hour, plus tickets to the game for any fans that want to come and help dig Ralph Wilson Stadium out of the snow. Quite the task.