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Guy Hits Flaming Golf Ball; Lights Himself On Fire

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 22, 2014 3:28 PM
If you were wondering what not to do this weekend, we have a prime candidate for you. When sitting around with your friends, we highly recommend you do not decide to light a golf ball on fire and then proceed to hit it with a driver, this is not a good idea. However, if one of your friends feel so inclined to do so, when they inevitably catch fire, you should probably spray them with a fire extinguisher rather than stand there and giggle.






Serena Williams shatters window with tennis ball

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 22, 2014 2:30 PM
The U.S. Open gets underway in New York on Monday and last year's Women's Singles champion Serena Williams is looking to defend her title. With a few days to spare before the tournament gets underway, she stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday to hit some tennis balls with him and talk about the tournament.

After playing around for a little, Letterman decided it would be a good idea to see how hard Williams can hit the ball. He decided to test this by getting her to hit a couple of tennis balls at Rupert Jee's Hello Deli's window. Letterman gave it a few tries of his own, but was unsuccessful. Now, his serve doesn't clock in at a top speed of 128.6 mph like Williams', so you can probably guess what happened to the window when she gave it a try.

Check it out:



Not only did it take her just two shots to shatter the window, the number one ranked Williams managed to do it in a skirt and high heels.


This Is eSports

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 22, 2014 2:25 PM
THIS IS ESPORTS! If you are unfamiliar with the term eSports, it simply stands for "Electronic Sports" and refers to organized video game competitions. Video games and the sport of video games is growing at an unbelievable rate, as tournaments such as the World Cyber Games and the Evolution Championship Series include live broadcasts of the events as well as substantial cash prizes to the competitors. These events are quite the sight to see, as they fill giant auditoriums with screaming fans, as well as losing-their-mind play-by-play announcers.

Don't believe us? Check out this awesome compilation video of some great moments at eSports competitions.


Sick Between-The-Legs Goal

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 22, 2014 12:35 PM
Marek Troncinský, a defenceman for HC Ocelari Trinec of the Czech Extraliga, intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and scored a sick between-the-legs goal in last night's Champions Hockey League opener. Was Troncinský inspired by fellow Czech, Tomas Hertl's goal for San Jose last year? Probably, as the two played together for the Czech National team in the 2012-2013 Euro Hockey Tour. Considering how perfect the execution of both goals were, you have to wonder if working on that shot is a staple in a Czech practice.

Here's Troncinský unreal between-the-legs goal.



And here's Hertl's unforgettable goal that got ridiculed for being too flashy for a 7-2 hockey game.



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Eddie Lack Challenges Luongo In Strangest Way Possible

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 22, 2014 11:25 AM
Vancouver Canucks goaltender, Eddie Lack, did his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while laying in bed. This definitely isn't the most practical way of going about it, however, everyone's looking for ways to make their bucket challenge unique. Lack challenges former teammate, Roberto Luongo, in a very strange dream sequence you can watch below.



Although rattled, Luongo has accepted the challenge.



Stay tuned to BarDown for Luongo's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video!

Pedro Martinez has a message for ExposNation

By Christian Marin (@xianmarin) Aug. 22, 2014 11:09 AM
Toronto filmmaker Sean Menard and writer Jonah Keri recently raised enough money on Kickstarter for their project "The Perfect Storm", a documentary on the '94 Montreal Expos. Former Expo and three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez was recently interviewed for the documentary in South Beach and he had plenty of good things to say about the city. As somebody who found his game in Montreal, he has a full understanding of the passion that the city has for baseball and he's hoping that Major League Baseball will give them a team again someday soon.

Here's his message to ExposNation:


POV Footage Of An Ice Climbing Fall

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 22, 2014 9:19 AM
File this one under cringe worthy video of the day, as this ice climber was wearing a GoPro on his helmet when he went sliding down the side of a mountain. The footage makes you wince every time you see him hit a rock and makes you glad you're sitting in the safety of your office chair by the end. If pushing the limits of your life through adrenaline rushing activities is your thing, this video is for you.

This video is a little NSFW, as our ice climber here mumbles a little expletive at the end of the fall.



If you enjoyed the GoPro POV footage, here's James Kingston's absolutely heart pounding POV Parkour video of Cambridge, UK.


Biznasty-Magic Man Twitter Convo

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Aug. 21, 2014 6:44 PM
Paul "Biznasty" Bissonnette is known to have a pretty good sense of humour when it comes to his play style or lack of playing time. This series of tweets is no exception to that, however, we get to see quite a hilarious side of the Magic Man, Pavel Datsyuk.

We start off with this hilarious t-shirt by Biznasty's clothing brand, Sauce Hockey, which is meant to reflect his hockey ability.

Datsyuk responds with this awesome t-shirt, also by Sauce Hockey, with a couple more buttons.



Can't say much to that one.




Are These The New "Chrome" NHL All-Star Practice Jerseys?

By Bardown Staff (@BarDown) Aug. 21, 2014 5:07 PM
A source who wishes to stay anonymous provided Icethetics with this photo of a Reebok practice jersey. The jersey has a massive flashy chrome NHL crest in the middle and leads Icethetics to believe that these will be the practice jerseys for the All-Star game in Columbus this season.



About a month ago, Icethetics also released what they believed to be some merchandise and colour schemes for the Columbus All-Star game. Based on a catalogue that leaked online, they believe black and neon green will be the primary colours that the NHL All-Stars will be dawning.