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CIS player punts ball 101 yards

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 23, 2014 3:58 PM
When it comes to punting, the name of the game is hang-time, distance and accuracy. This punt from a CIS football game between the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario definitely shows off the the first of two of those attributes.

During a game on Saturday between the Blues and the Mustangs, U of T punter Aaron Gazendam punted the ball an astonishing 101 yards, a CIS record.



Of course, the additional 10 yards in the end zone aided in adding an amount of yardage that would be unachievable in the NFL. But all things considered, we still haven't seen a leg this impressive for quite some time.


Ottawa Senators Will Allow Fans To Use Canadian Tire Money At Preseason Games

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 23, 2014 3:57 PM
You know all those times you look into your wallet and think, "What the hell am I going to do with all of this useless Canadian Tire money?" Well, think that no more, as the perfect thing to do would be to go to a Ottawa Senators Preseason game! The Sens have teamed up with Canadian Tire to provide fans the opportunity to use their Canadian Tire money at Sens preseason games in their arena.

The Sens home arena was renamed The Canadian Tire Centre at the beginning of last season.










Every NHL Team As An Emoji Icon

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 23, 2014 3:55 PM
Our good friends at the Talk Hockey Blog (http://www.talkhockey.ca/apps/blog/) made this pretty cool infographic which depicts every NHL team as an emoji. Some of these are extremely clever and could be turned into a pretty fun game if you try to guess the team based on the emoji's.



(Photo: Talk Hockey)

Fan ideas for the plot of Mighty Ducks 4

By Daniel Zakrzewski (@TWDGFC) Sep. 23, 2014 2:13 PM
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On Monday, a majority of the original cast from the Mighty Ducks movie franchise met up for a reunion, much to the surprise and glee of fan across the web. The cast's appearance together raised a few interesting questions as well. First: Where was Joshua Jackson and Emilio Estevez? And Second: Was this all drummed up due to Mighty Ducks 4 secretly being in the works? If so, what would the plot be for D4.

We were just as curious as everyone else to the answers to both of those questions. So we decided to pitch it to you, our creative twitter followers to help brainstorm some ideas worthy of being considered for the film's plot. Here are some of our personal favourites.



(Courtesy: Behance.net)




Alex Rodriguez College Football Tour of North America

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Sep. 23, 2014 2:14 PM
What would you do with your time if you had an entire year off work? That's the question suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been faced with since March, and it looks like he's finally come up with an idea. A College Football Tour of North America!

Rodriguez attended his second game of the young College Football season on Saturday, this time at the Miami vs. Nebraska game. The three-time MVP mingled with Nebraska fans in his hometown Miami Hurricanes bright orange pullover.







The controversial athlete attended the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game a few weekends ago, where he was seen tailgating with fans.





He even ended up sporting a Notre Dame polo.



At this rate, I can't see a reason Rodriguez would even want to return to baseball next year.

The New Washington Capitals Jerseys Are Awesome!

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 23, 2014 12:56 PM
The new Washington Capitals jerseys for the 2015 Winter Classic have been unveiled. The jerseys provide a really different and unique feel unlike any other jerseys in the league and it really works. The logo in the centre with the three stars on top is really sharp and the stripes going across the shoulders are really cool as well. Check it out for yourself.





The jerseys were unveiled at a ceremony held at Nats Park today.






Gretzky Fan Steals the Show at Hockeyville Alumni Seniors Visit

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright) Sep. 23, 2014 12:40 PM
Such National Hockey League alumni as Jamie Macoun, Rhett Warrener, Brian Savage and Nick Boynton stopped by a senior retirement home in the Hockeyville town of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The best moment of the video is when Brian Savage is showing his old hockey cards to a woman and she mistakes him for Wayne Gretzky. She goes on to say how nice of a young man Gretzky was… until he moved to the United States, of course!



Hopefully Gretzky himself can make a special trip to Sylvan Lake someday to make this lifetime fans day!

Flyers-Capitals Themed Wedding

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow) Sep. 23, 2014 12:39 PM


(Photo: Marisa Strickler, by Lindsay Docherty)

This is the story of two diehard hockey fans who managed to find love in their hate of each other's teams. The bride, Marisa Gerdano, has been a Capitals fan since birth, as her family has had season tickets since the Verizon Center opened. The groom, Tim Strickler, is a diehard Flyers fan, growing up worshipping the "Legion Of Doom" made up of Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg.



These two lovebirds decided to show their love of the game by having a completely hockey themed wedding. Strickler said, "Hockey seemed a perfect way to make the wedding fun, unique, and represent a big part of our lives together." Despite the intense rivalry of the Caps and Flyers, both families played nice during the big day and no gloves were dropped.



Marisa and Tim still plan on attending games at the Verizon Center wearing opposing jerseys and plan on making a trip to Philly to catch a game there. The biggest question remains, when these two decide to have a kid, which side will the child pick? Talk about putting a kid in a tough position.






Italian coach goes on hilarious wild post-match rant

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 23, 2014 11:48 AM
Even after a tough loss, most post-game pressers are run of the mill. Rarely will you see a coach really express what's on their mind, instead they usually opt to take the safe route and keep everything behind closed doors, using a turtle like defense.

But that's not how OFI Crete manager, Genarro Gattuso rolls. After hearing reports that he was set to quit the club, reports he vehemently denied, Gattuso answered every question with fiery passion and conviction in his voice.



Of course, these sorts of raging rants happen from time to time, but Gattuso showed a type of enduring heat that was rather interesting. While it was a passionate response to his critics, Gattuso will probably look back on this in hind sight and wished he'd kept his lid on, as his blow up certainly comes off as more comedic than collected.

(H/T: Bleacher Report)