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Thursday Night Trick Shots: Hula Hoop Toss

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 6:51 PM
Before the season started Rakeem Cato and Brandon Bridge weren't even sure they would be able to crack the Montreal Alouettes roster, but when Jonathan Crompton and Dan LeFevour both went down with injuries in Week 1, they became the starter and second string, and have both seen playing time.

During training camp, the two took part in some fun and games (because that's what backups do), and played Hula Hoop Toss with receiver S.J. Green. Watch as both quarterbacks cock back and toss perfect spirals directly through the ring about 20 yards away.



Be sure to watch Thursday Night Football at 8:30pm ET across the TSN network where the B.C. Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers will collide.

And show off your talent by submitting trick shots of your very own using the #TNF hashtag! Who knows, it could end up being featured on a TSN CFL broadcast or here on BarDown.

Coors Light Games: Bubble Soccer

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 5:18 PM
 



Welcome to TSN SummerCentre: Today at the Coors Light Games, we introduce you to ‘Bubble Soccer’. The point of Bubble Soccer is for participants to try and score goals, just like regular soccer, but the big twist is that you’re trying to avoid getting absolutely decked your by opponents in half covered zorb balls.

Find out who will make it to the Coors Light Games Nationals as two teams literally collide with a berth on the line.


Crosby and MacKinnon visit young boy battling cancer to play with water guns and Lego

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 4:49 PM


Earlier this week Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon were spotted working at a Tim Hortons drive-thru, and on Wednesday the two were seen doing even more good for in the world and their community. The two hockey stars were in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to visit 7-year-old Bryan Carroll who is battling Leukemia.

Crosby and MacKinnon heard about Bryan when a Go Fund Me page was created to raise money to renovate the Carroll's family backyard, which needed some repairs, and which Bryan spends a lot of his time in it. After the backyard renovation took place and the volunteer workers and news crews had left, the hockey player showed up to visit the family and even play with water guns.



Along with water guns, Crosby, MacKinnon and the family played with some Lego.



The fact these two guys waited for the press to leave the house to make a surprise visit says a lot about who they are as people. Sometimes athletes who have their PR people set up charity work when cameras are in attendance have ulterior motives, but these two Nova Scotia boys are clearly doing it for all the right reasons.

(H/T FTW)

What happens when you try the David Price trade in MLB 15?

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 3:52 PM


On Tuesday, YouTube user Yak-City Gaming gave the Jose Reyes-Troy Tulowitzki the ultimate test by trying it out in MLB 15: The Show’s Franchise mode. The trade in the game actually went through, just like in real life, so now it’s time to put the next Blue Jays blockbuster on the hot seat.

On Thursday, the Blue Jays acquired 2012 Cy Young winner David Price from the Detroit Tigers for Daniel Norris and some prospects and now Yak-City Gaming is seeing if the game can handle the trade. Without giving away too much, you’d probably guess that Price’s huge contract may be an issue for the virtual Blue Jays.




This Anaheim store makes awesome hockey-themed Storm Troopers

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 3:16 PM


In 1977 the first Star Wars movie was released and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. Since then the Star Wars franchise has given us five more films (with another coming this December), TV shows, and video games. We also have had a lot of Star Wars toys and action figures.

If you were hoping to combine your passion for sports and Star Wars, then we have found something for you! Factory Xtreme is a store located in Anaheim that creates some of the coolest custom Storm Trooper figures we have ever seen! They even made a custom San Jose Shark Storm Trooper figure for Sharks winger Matt Nieto.




There's no crying in sports, until there is...

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 3:10 PM


Before the start of the eighth-inning during Wednesday's New York Mets versus San Diego Padres game, Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores believed he had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and began crying on the field. When we saw the emotional moment on television we began thinking about the other famous moments in sports athletes broke down and cried. Seeing those raw, genuine moments isn't something we see out of athletes every day, and here are our favourites.

Wayne Gretzky - The Trade to L.A.



Terrell Owens - That's My Quarterback




Joe Carter goes Back-to-Back in claymation form with the help of Drake

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 30, 2015 11:34 AM


After releasing his initial diss track "Charged Up," Drake went hard on Meek Mill's and took a step further, releasing "Back-to-Back" invoking his inner Joe Carter to rip into his new rap rival. The Toronto Blue Jays took down the Philadelphia Phillies (where Mill's is from) in the 1993 World Series after Carter's walk-off home run for their second championship in two years. The world reacted on Twitter to the diss track, and now our favourite claymation artist @azxd is in on the fun with this amazing Joe Carter walk-off homer set to the Drake track.

BACK TO BACK

A video posted by ?? (@azxd) on




Mets player cries on-field after thinking he's been traded

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 29, 2015 11:18 PM


For professional athletes, getting traded can bring on a whole range of emotions. That's why we would imagine that the last place an athlete would want to be after being told they had been traded is on the field. Apparently the Mets don't agree with that sentiment.

Before the start of the eighth-inning of the Mets/Padres game on Wednesday night, New York's shortstop, Wilmer Flores, believed he had been traded to the Brewers as part of a package deal for outfielder Carlos Gomez. Rather than take Flores out of the game, the Mets allowed Flores to get back on the field, and that's where things got a little emotional as the shortstop began to cry while he stood in the infield.









Not easy to watch. But there's a bit of a happy ending here, as the proposed deal with the Brewers fell through, meaning that Flores is still a Met. At least, for now. Cue the Tom Hanks memes...

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

This young golfer/rapper has the greatest Instagram account ever, like seriously

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 29, 2015 10:40 PM
Prepare to meet the internet's newest Instagram star, 11-year-old golfer and part-time rapper Matty Du Plessis, 'AKA 18 Unda Par.' It's been quite some time since golf had someone you could really classify as a character and this young golfer from Vermont is an absolute breath of fresh air.

Whether it be hitting ridiculously clean shots on the driving range, pulling off cool trick shots, water bottle juggling, and yes, rapping, Matty does it all on a golf course. We've combed through his Instagram account and picked out some of our favourite videos. Prepare to wanna be best friends with this 11-year-old legend.

Trick Shots

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A video posted by Matty (@md_18undapar) on