By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 20, 2014 8:01 PM
On thursday night, Devin Hester became the sole leader for return TD in the history of football. This historic event has people talking about whether Devin Hester belongs in the Hall of Fame, since special teams is 1/3 of the game.
To commemorate this historic achievement, YouTube user JT Johnson
has put together all of Hester's return for touchdowns in one neat and electrifying video.
And speaking of record breaking touchdown returns, here's Jacoby Jones' 109-yard kick return!
(H/T Next Impulse Sports
By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow), BarDown Sep. 20, 2014 3:39 PM
Eastern Michigan QB Rob Bolden was just trying to go through the motions while is team was getting blown out 49-0. Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun had something a little different in mind as he was not planning on holding anything back up 50 points. So, here is a glorious suplex with excellent technique and the only way to make it better, by adding Jim Ross's commentary.
And here's another wrestling twist to the suplex.
Jim Ross's voice added onto sports highlights is still the best thing to happen to the internet.
By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow), BarDown Sep. 20, 2014 1:56 PM
With NHL fantasy draft season about to get into full swing, the NHL showed us who NHL players would take first in a fantasy draft. Well, today the NHL is showing you which goaltender these NHL stars would select first. And yes, even King Henrik was asked.
The players also gave their top fantasy defenseman picks, which you can see below.
And in case you missed it yesterday, here's who these stars would pick first of all skaters.
By Danny Wright (@dannnywright), BarDown Sep. 20, 2014 12:38 PM
Brian Hoyer may be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but it’s still Johnny Manziel that everyone’s talking about.
It’s understandable if you can’t stand Johnny Manziel for the simple fact you’re sick of hearing stupid arguments about him over the past few years, but you have to admit, the Heisman Trophy-winner is the most polarizing back-up quarterback in the National Football League. Whether you love him or hate him, he’s going to be in the headlines.
So how did Manziel separate himself from his college jock peers?
How do you go from this…
… to this?
Here at BarDown, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to becoming the NFL’s most popular frat boy.
By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow), BarDown Sep. 20, 2014 11:47 AM
The Tampa Bay Lightning have put up two awesome billboards on a local highway, which at first seem like separate entities, but are actually connected upon further review. These billboards which are on opposite sides of the highway depict a Lightning player taking a slapshot on one billboard and the puck that the player shot ripping through the other one.
That other billboard shows a link that says flexfitness20.com, which seems to be for some gym. But here's where it gets really clever. It's actually a link for Lightning tickets and flex plans! Awesome work, Lightning marketing people.
Speaking of the Lightning, a couple of days ago Stamkos used his slapshot to break televisions and plates, which you can see here
, and he also used that slapshot to hit a 91-yard field goal, which you can watch here.
(H/T Next Impulse Sports
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 19, 2014 9:39 PM
We can't thank Uproxx enough for bringing this amazing video
to our attention. Somebody said something that pissed someone off, which is pretty much how most fights start, two guys engage and start throwing haymakers. BUT THEN some guy comes in with a flying kick!
So, here you have it folks, the best Russian soccer fight you'll ever see.
Check out how perfectly this guy connected with his kick!
And thanks again to Uproxx for putting this in Vine form.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 19, 2014 8:15 PM
If you're sitting there thinking, "Oh great, are these guys going to report on everything Ilya Bryzgalov does for the rest of the season?" Well, the answer is yes, but not necessarily because it's Bryz.
We here at BarDown only report on amazing things. And it just so happens that everything Bryz does is amazing, therefore, everything Bryzgalov does will be reported on BarDown.
Now that this is cleared up, here's another thoroughly entertaining Bryzgalov scrum after his 1st day of Minnesota Wild practice, in which he was invited on a tryout basis. He drops subtle bombs in conversation such as the fact he hasn't skated all summer and he had ZERO contract offers this offseason, but he didn't care because he's just enjoying his life. See, amazing!
And because it's one of the best videos on YouTube, here's Ilya talking about the universe.
By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 19, 2014 1:22 PM
There was a time not too long ago when Bret Hart couldn't walk through a Canadian airport without getting mobbed by fans. About 15 years ago, when pro wrestling was at its peak, Bret Hart became one of the biggest Canadian stars of all time. He's a 5-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, a 2-time WCW Champion, has held titles in four different decades from the 70s to the 2000s and is part of one of the most respected wrestling families in the world, The Hart Foundation.
You can often tell a lot about an athlete by their nicknames and Bret's were top notch. "The Excellence of Execution," "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be," are names that are not just thrown around. In our sitdown with Bret Hart, we talk his famed Simpsons episode, hockey memories, John Cena and more!
DB: Is there a reason that wrestlers come out for their match with their hair soaking wet?
The truth is for me I always wet my hair because it was a way of waking up. You get tired, flying in and driving up and then it's like your finally ready to go out and you gotta deliver in your big match. So, I always used to take a big cold glass of water and pour it over my head and kind of wake myself up before I went out. And then everyone after that is just trying to look like Bret Hart (laughs).
DB: Where did you get your leather jackets?
It varied different places. A lot of the time, because we were in the states most of the time, I bought them in different cities. L.A. Was a place I bought a lot of them.
By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 19, 2014 4:42 PM
Just when we finished telling you that the KHL YouTube page was the best hockey page on the planet
, they go and release this video. Here are highlights from an entire game where the ref wore a camera on his helmet. This is really awesome footage and shows just how hectic being a professional referee can be.
This isn't a completely brand new idea, as an MMA ref in Italy wore the Google Glasses during a fight earlier this summer.
You can see our entire piece on why the KHL has the best YouTube page here