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Blake Griffin and Chris Paul show

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 24, 2014 9:41 AM
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have teamed up off the court and on the screen with Jordan, to bring you what seems to be an ongoing webseries called BGCP3TV in HD. This is episode one, which features a hilarious opening scene and includes what life is like with a slow Chris Paul and a hops-challenged Blake Griffin.

These guys separately have some of the best ads out there, but together, it's just as great as watching a Lob City Alley-Oop.

This one's for the Ohhh brothers.

Tim Duncan invented the selfie in 1997

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow), BarDown Oct. 23, 2014 11:09 PM
As part of a teaser for NBA TV's Champions Revealed special that will air on Monday, this footage was released of Tim Duncan at the 1997 NBA Draft. The video involves Tim Duncan and Antonio Daniels trying to figure out how to use a camcorder. Then when Duncan finally gets it going, he turns the camera the wrong way and.......... It happened. The selfie was invented.

Antonio Daniels' face was like "What the hell are you doing with that thing, man!?!?"

That Allen Iverson crossover is thoroughly missed, but definitely not by Antonio Daniels.

(H/T: The Big Lead)

Gus Johnson + Super Mario = Gold

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 9:40 PM
Fox Sports Live has created an amazing Marcus Mariota/Super Mario Bros mashup YouTube video. They basically took Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, inserted him into an 8-bit Super Mario Bros themed world and created #SuperMariota. But what takes this video from good to great is the addition of Gus Johnson calling all the action.

There's something about Gus Johnson and Super Mario that just feels so right.

But now on to our favourite Super Mario related video, "Super Bad Mario".

(H/T: Next Impulse Sports)

OHL coach loses it on reporters

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 9:33 PM
This is an absolute train wreck. After the Sudbury Wolves lost 7-2 to the Soo Greyhounds on Wednesday night, Wolves coach Paul Fixter is visibly upset and has absolutely zero patience for any of the reporters questions. At first, you think he just isn't in the mood for the first reporter, but then it becomes quite obvious that he's just pissed off at everyone. If you like awkward silences and intense staredowns, this is the video for you.

Click here to watch the video on Local 2, Sault Ste. Marie

There are literally a thousand different coach videos I could reference here. But let's go with this one because I'm still hoping someone can tell me what in the world this guy says in the first sentence. If you know the answer, tweet @BarDown.

Ovechkin and the Capitals go curling

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 8:23 PM
On Tuesday, we showed you some adorable pictures of the Washington Capitals playing with puppies. Today, Ovi and the Capitals continue their extremely entertaining off-ice season by going curling for a team bonding event. A little less violent then another certain hockey team's bonding activity. So, enjoy the Caps playing Canada's second favourite on-ice sport and thanks to Kevin Dickins for bringing these fun pictures to our attention!

POV of a motorcycle race through the streets of Portugal

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 7:15 PM
As part of the Redbull Extreme XL de lagares event in Portugal, motorcycle racer Ben Hemingway captured a first-person video of his entire race against Andres Lettenbichler. This video will either exhilarate you or possibly make you throw up as experiencing a motorcycle race through the tight streets, alleys and stairwells of Porto, Portugal is absolutely incredible to witness.

A nice little touch to this video is Hemingway's commentary throughout the race. Maybe if he stopped talking for a second, he would've actually won.

(H/T: Laughing Squid)

Best Halloween Costume of 2014: P.K. Subban

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Oct. 23, 2014 11:42 AM
P.K Subban
We apologize to all NHLers who have yet to wear their Halloween costumes this year, because Montreal Canadiens P.K. Subban has already taken home the award for best costume of 2014. The blueliner went all out for this years team Halloween party, which was apparently Wednesday night, by having make-up artist Liza-Marie Charron transform him into the zombified Michael Jackson from the “Thriller” music video.

Here is a second picture of Subban’s amazing getup, because it deserves to be shown from every angle.

The second place award at the Canadiens party goes to David Desharnais, who convincingly transformed himself into the Joker from ‘The Dark Knight.’

Other notable costumes:

Brendan Gallagher as a Ninja Turtle.

Dale Weise as… a big hairy monster? We’re not sure.

We hope the Canadiens are within first grouping of teams to have had their Halloween party, because we would love to see more of our hockey stars in costumes.

(H/T 25 Stanley)

So, Japan built a real life transformer...

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 5:21 PM
Even if you have limited knowledge of economic history, you'd know that over the years, Japan has used technology as a way to set themselves ahead and apart from the rest of the world. Now, any fan of the transformers would feel as though they are not only going to put themselves ahead of the rest of the world with this project, but they have basically just fulfilled every boy/child/man/human's dream.

The "J-deite" was built and designed by Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp. and original Transformer creator Tomy Co. Ltd. This autobot is only one-quarter to scale of what an actual transformer would be, which means the sports car is just roughly 3-feet-long. So, unfortunately it's not practical yet, but these are excellent steps in the right direction.


And in case you missed it, here are all 30 NHL teams redesigned as transformers.

(H/T Mashable)

On this day: Joe Carter hits walk-off home run in the '93 World Series

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Oct. 23, 2014 3:59 PM
(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

It has been exactly 21 years since that fateful night Joe Carter hit the walk-off home run in the '93 World Series to win the Jays their second consecutive championship. It was game 6 of the World Series, the Jays were down 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th, Phillies closer Mitch Williams was in to close the game.

He started the inning by walking Rickey Henderson, followed by getting Devon White to fly out. Then Paul Molitor hitting a single, moving Henderson to 2nd. Joe Carter was up next and with the tying run on 2nd and the winning run on 1st, he found himself in a 2-2 count. CBS Sports announcer Tim McCarver had just noted how uncomfortable and awkward Carter looked at the plate so far in the series... And then it happened.

Here is some of the post game coverage from CTV and TSN that night, which features a drenched in champagne Rod Black in the Blue Jays clubhouse, as well as some amazing shots of Yonge Street.