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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.

Bill Murray receives golf pants from Ellen

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Oct. 23, 2014 2:23 PM
When guests arrive at Ellen DeGeneres they can normally expect a clever gift from the talk show host, so when Bill Murray stopped by, the avid golfer could assume his present would be golf themed.

The ‘Caddyshack’ actor enters celebrity golf tournaments and can usually be identified as the guy in the most creative pants. What better gift for Ellen to get Murray than golf pants with her face on them?

Let’s take a few minutes to enjoy a historic look back at Murray’s best golf outfits.

The umbrella cap:

Young golfer sinks absolutely incredible up and down putt

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 1:50 PM
It's time for another addition of "Genuine Insanity or Internet Trickery." This time around we have a golfer who was presented with two options on a putting green. Sink his easy tap in, or putt the ball 50 feet away from the hole, up a slight hill, in hopes that it comes back down and lands in the pin.

Of course, this young golfer chose the latter.

Now that's an absolutely insane make, and even crazier is the fact that people still haven't learned not to film vertically with their cell phone cameras. But back to the important question: was it a genuine make, or was there internet trickery afoot.

We're going to call this one a true make, as everyone knows golfers meticulously work on their putting skills for hours on end. Meaning this insane putt was probably sunk on the boy's 12th consecutive hour on the practice green.

(H/T: FTW USA Today)

Front row view of a guy getting beat up by a dad

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Oct. 23, 2014 1:34 PM
The Los Angeles Clippers are already one of, if not the, most entertaining team on the hardwood. But now, thanks to this glorious video, they may become the most entertaining team off the court as well. Here's the scene, not-so-tall guy wants to fight this brickhouse of a dad and throws a wimpy little punch barely reaching the dad's face. The dad gets pissed off and beats not-so-tall guy to a pulp..........But it's not over there! Once brickhouse of a dad gets pulled off, not-so-tall guy's girlfriend steps in and throws two punches herself!

(Warning: This video is NSFW)

Meanwhile courtside, new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is all super pumped up about a meaningless pre-season game. Unless of course they just showed that fight on the jumbotron.

I need to attend a Clippers game.

(H/T: The Big Lead)

Big Papi's dress shoes are tough as nails

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 12:41 PM
It's a pretty well known thing in baseball that nobody makes a home run look cooler or tougher than Red Sox slugger, David "Big Papi" Ortiz. This fact has never been in question (since Gary Sheffield retired anyways), but Papi further cemented his legacy by showing up to Game 2 of the World Series wearing these dress shoes.

Speaking of Ortiz hitting bombs, find out the story of how this tweet below came to be.Watch here.

(H/T: Next Impulse Sports)

Parise donates ice time through Children's Hospital

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Oct. 23, 2014 11:18 AM
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise donated ice time through Children's Hospital to allow for himself and some of his teammates to get on the ice with some kids. This was part of the ongoing webseries by the Minnesota Wild called "Becoming Wild", which is slowly becoming one of our favourite webseries' out there.

Watch as Parise and his teammates give the kids some tips, as well as have a full kids vs. Wild scrimmage at the end of the video!

If you haven't seen the "Becoming Wild" webisode of the 6-year old boy with a prosthetic leg who gets a locker room tour with Mikko Koivu, you can catch that HERE.

And this one's for all you diehard Wild fans as "Becoming Wild" gives you a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of Nino Niederreiter.

Nike Launches Cristiano Ronaldo's new cleats ahead of El Clasico

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 23, 2014 11:16 AM
Being arguably the top player in the world in the most popular sport on the globe invariably comes with a few sweet perks. One such perk is receiving your own line of signature products, something Nike did on Thursday for their soccer golden boy, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nike waited until the week of the famed El Clasico match (Real Madrid versus Barcelona) in La Liga, as they often do, to launch CR7's brand new shimmering signature line.

The cleat features a galaxy theme that CR7 fans will recognize from last season, with Nike using a new iteration of their "Nike Skin" technology to create the shimmer effect on the upper.

For those of you who are wondering why the cleat looks like it has a sock attached to it, Nike recently launched their new Mercurial Vapor line featuring what they call the "Dynamic Fit collar." The collar is supposed to give players a closer fit, sock like feel, helping to lock your foot in place. Who knows, maybe it was that sock like feel that allowed CR7 to net his 70th Champions League goal on Wednesday.

It's gotta be the shoes.

(H/T: Soccer Bible)

Buffalo is really into Connor McDavid already

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 11:20 PM
As we noted before, Connor McDavid has started the season on an unbelievable hot streak. The excitement in Buffalo is already ramping up for the young star, where the team looks destined to finish in last place and potentially win the McDavid sweepstakes. Earlier Wednesday night, Erie played Niagara at the First Niagara Centre, which will be potentially be the first of many games for McDavid in Buffalo.

With a crowd like this showing up to an OHL game in Buffalo, safe to say they're a little pumped.


Not only did the hockey fans of Buffalo get to see McDavid play, but they got to see him at his best notching a goal and 3 assists in the game, bringing his total to 34 points and 10 goals in only 10 games so far this season. Incredible!

But perhaps the best part of the night didn't register on the scorecard, but did get the fans on their feet. Here's the best non-goal you might ever see.

And if you still haven't seen it, you can watch Bob McKenzie's sitdown with the young star about the draft and everything hockey, HERE.

20 Questions with Dave Hodge

By Dave Hodge (@TSNDaveHodge) Oct. 21, 2014 10:13 AM
20 Questions Dave Hodge TSN
1) Does the NHL look good or bad for suspending LA's Slava Voynov following his arrest on domestic violence charges after not suspending Colorado's Semyon Varlamov last season? Varlamov played two days after his arrest and charges were eventually dropped. The NHL looks bad now if the same thing happens with Voynov, but not if he faces trial on felony charges. It is possible, and advisable, for a league to assess cases individually and treat them differently if it is certain they should be handled that way. If the NHL has suspended Voynov simply because of similar cases in the NFL, that is wrong. If the NHL has suspended Voynov because it feels he has conducted himself improperly or illegally, that is the league's right.

2) Now that Peyton Manning has broken Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes, do they automatically rank 1-2 in that regard? Yes, they do, and if you need more proof, it took 302 games for Favre to set the record at 508, and it took Manning only 246 games to break it.

3) Will Manning's record, currently 510 TD tosses, be broken? First of all, Manning will be adding to it, so it's a moving target for someone like Drew Brees, who is next in line among active quarterbacks with 374. Brees is three years younger than Manning at the age of 35. If he plays three years longer, an average of 40 scoring passes per year would not be enough for Brees to catch Manning. Way off in the distance is Andrew Luck. At age 25, he's 445 behind Manning's 510 - that's an average of 30 per season for the next 15 years.

4) What will be remembered most about Manning's record-breaking 509th touchdown pass? Three things, I suggest. He did it in a 42-17 victory that added to the belief that Denver could return to the Super Bowl and win it this time; he did it against the San Francisco 49ers, one of the teams whose overtures he spurned to sign with Denver; and Demariyus Thomas caught it with some slick footwork at the end-zone sideline. Fitting that it was Thomas, because he has been Manning's favourite receiver in Denver, catching 28 TDs before the record-breaker.

5) Nothing was going to keep Manning out of the Monday-morning NFL headlines, but have you ever seen anything like the trickery used by the St. Louis Rams to score a punt-return touchdown against Seattle? Rams' coach Jeff Fisher is way ahead of the pack when he can have his return-team blockers run away from the flight of the ball and take the Seahawks' tacklers with them, leaving St. Louis' Stedman Bailey virtually by himself to catch the ball and run 90 yards down a wide-open sideline. A sleeper play, if you will, and it should never work again, because every team covering a punt should now have a traffic cop, someone who actually watches where the ball is going.