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LeBron's Letter In Morgan Freeman's Voice

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 24, 2014 10:45 AM

Comedian Frank Caliendo joined Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio this morning to give the sports world an excellent way to start your day. On the show, Caliendo thought it would be a good idea to read LeBron's Sports Illustrated letter, in his spot on Morgan Freeman voice. And boy was he right.

(For best results, just listen to the video while looking at the picture of Morgan Freeman above)


(photo via ComicVine)

Japan May Host The First Robot Olympics

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Jul. 24, 2014 9:53 AM
Japan will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympic games and their Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says he wants the first ever robot olympics to go on alongside it. According to a report by the UK's Telegraph, Abe was quoted as saying:

"In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills. We want to make robots a major pillar of our economic growth strategy."

So, how close are robots to actually playing sports? Well this video of Barack Obama playing soccer with a robot will kind of freak you out.

And I guess we know who would be playing at the Opening Ceremony of the first ever Robot Olympics...

(Courtesy Elite Daily)

Who's that behind the plate, Enrico Pallazzo?

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 24, 2014 1:25 AM
There aren't really any words to describe how much fun Eddie the umpire is. He's an amateur baseball ump from New Jersey:

Personally, I love the way players walk off nonchalantly after striking-out while Eddie does his dance. If you don't understand the Enrico Pallazzo reference, you are not privy to the genius of Leslie Nielsen:

I know, brilliant. For a double dip of one of Canada's legendary entertainers, here's the other great part of the scene:

Never gets old...

(h/t WABC)

Timberwolves causing a stir on Twitter

By Liam McGuire (@LiamRMcGuire ) Jul. 23, 2014 6:59 PM
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the rumour mill on a daily basis with reports that All-Star forward Kevin Love is going to be dealt very soon. So, when the Timberwolves public relations Twitter feed made this announcement, people got really excited.

Cue speculation about a possible Kevin Love trade.

Reggie Wayne shows up to training camp in IndyCar

By Christian Marin (@xianmarin) Jul. 23, 2014 6:23 PM
Reggie Wayne is entering his 14th season with the Indianapolis Colts. One of the game's top receivers, the 35-year-old has been known to make grand entrances at training camp. Last year he arrived in a helicopter and figured out a way to top it this year:

That's Reggie Wayne getting a ride to training camp from IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter.

Now let's rewind back to 2006 when Wayne started making his grand entrances. Prior to the '06 season, the Cardinals signed Edgerrin James, a close friend and longtime teammate of Wayne's. That year, Wayne decided to show up to training camp in an Edgerrin James Cardinals jersey:

[Credit: Matt Kryger Indianapolis Star]

The following year he arrived in hunting gear:

[Credit: Indianapolis Star]

He took a year off but came back a little more creative in 2009 when he showed up in a garbage truck:

Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Awkward Japanese TV Appearences

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Jul. 23, 2014 5:26 PM
If you've been wondering what Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been up to since the World Cup, you've come to the right place. Apparently, Ronaldo has spent his summer making super awkward appearances on Japanese television. Special thanks to The Big Lead who provided us with the video footage of Ronaldo answering super awkward questions. See for yourself.

This tweet sums it all up pretty perfectly.

Also going on in Asia, Ray Allen appeared on a Chinese television show a couple days ago... dressed as an archer and shooting arrows. You can't make this stuff up.

If Hockey Players Went Home: American Teams

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 22, 2014 5:21 PM
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Last week, we showed you what the seven Canadian teams would look like if all their hometown players returned to play for their respective teams. Today, we're going to show you what the league would look like if American teams had that same privilege. So, without further ado, here are the 10 best American teams, as selected by us.

Rise Against - 'I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore'

By By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Jul. 23, 2014 9:35 AM

Just over a week ago, BarDown gave music fans an exclusive opportunity to stream Rise Against's highly anticipated new album, The Black Market, before it's release. Today, we are giving Rise Against fans another awesome opportunity by allowing you to check out their brand new music video for their hit single, "I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore."

The song comes off of Rise Against's seventh studio album, The Black Market, which debuted at #1 on Canada when it was made available for purchase last Tuesday.

Hear what the boys of Rise Against had to say about how the music video really reflects the meaning of the song and why it's so important to discuss.

"Our new video for the song I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore encompasses the overwhelming noise of our world and the fatigue we all feel as its witness. This song is a starting point, not an ending point. It's about the wake-up calls in life that let us know something needs to change."

For more information on Rise Against's new album and upcoming tour, check out their official website.

Joel Embiid shoots for the stars, lands a date with one

By Colin Peterson (@ColinPeterson11) Jul. 23, 2014 9:37 AM
This past weekend we brought you the greatness of Joel Embiid and his twitter account. Well, he has been fighting himself to stay off Twitter to concentrate on rehab. Luckily for us, he's losing that fight.

Allow me to bring you the saga of Embiid and Rihanna. Yes, that Rihanna:

It started with Embiid moving on from his crush on Kim Kardashian.

Then he switched gears, moving on from his first love to his second ... in one hour.

And away we go!