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Kobe's soccer side

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 25, 2014 12:21 AM
It's common knowledge that Kobe Bryant grew up in Italy. So it only makes sense that a young Black Mamba played soccer.

This new commercial from Panini explores just that and gives us a glimpse into what Kobe's kick looks like.



Of course this is not the first time Kobe has shown us his soccer side.

While shooting a cover for ESPN magazine we also got to see Bryant with with a soccer ball.


Citizen (Patrick) Kane

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 24, 2014 10:18 PM
Great stuff by Redditor gshastri, who posted this pic in the hockey subbreddit tonight, simply saying "I was inspired by Kane's goal last night and made this... Citizen Kane."



Here's the actual scene from Orson Welles's 1941 classic that inspired the picture for reference:


Wardrobe malfunction doesn't slow down cheerleader

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 24, 2014 9:38 PM
The show must always go on.

Just as players soldier through injuries, cheerleaders must continue on even during wardrobe malfunctions and such is the hilarious case in this video.

It happened during an NLL game between the Buffalo Bandits and the Calgary Roughnecks. The cheerleader lost her jersey during a dance routine, but refused to let that stop her from dancing. Enjoy!



Thanks to Complex Magazine for sharing.

Cardinals' A-ball affiliate to host "Fresh Prince" night

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 24, 2014 8:14 PM
Today in awesome jersey nights, the State College Spikes, who are the Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, have a very fresh idea.

They’ll be rocking these “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" jerseys when Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton Banks himself, comes to town on June 9th:



Because we couldn't resist, here's the iconic "Carlton" dance:



And if you're unfamiliar with the game of baseball, let Will explain it to you in this classic clip:


The wonderful world of hockey players on Tinder

By Liam McGuire (@LiamRMcGuire) Apr. 24, 2014 6:44 PM
Tinder is one of the most popular apps on the market these days. The app "facilitates communication between mutually interested users. It is used for dating as well as other kinds of networking."

Essentially the App tells you which single people are close to you and lets you decide whether you want to continue the conversation. It's a wheeling app.

Well, a Tumblr account titled "Hockey Players on Tinder" allows users to submit hockey players they notice on Tinder. The page warns about the legitimacy of some of the accounts (which some are undoubtedly fake), but at least looking through them, for the most part, they look legit.

For example, here's Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin.




Fightin' words

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 24, 2014 4:09 PM
ESPN's SportsNation plays the hashtag game in regards to Jamaal Magloire calling out Kevin Garnett, and they don't hold their tongue when it comes to the Nets' forward.


14 questions with TSN's Natasha Staniszewski

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Apr. 24, 2014 2:30 PM
1. If you didn't switch from business to broadcasting (after a business degree from the University of Alberta) how many companies would you own by now?

Probably zero. I realized pretty quickly upon graduating that I just wasn't passionate about that kind of work. (Although my sister and I often talk about opening a cupcake shop ... but that's just so we can eat cupcakes all day.)

2. Your last name can be a tough one, what's the most creative version of it you have heard?

Ugh too many to pick just one. Telemarketers are the worst. The ones who don't make any kind of effort and ask for "Ms. Stan…er um uher…cowsilowschuk??" get hung up on immediately.


Every Stanley Cup celebration since 1949

By Aaron Bronsteter (@aarbron) Apr. 24, 2014 2:05 PM
A shout out to our friends from For the Win for unearthing this great video that features every Stanley Cup celebration since 1949.

The three-minute long video shows 65 years of elation earned by decades of Stanley Cup winners.


Peak Beard: The Arrival of Playoff Beard Season

By Mike Spry (@mdspry) Apr. 24, 2014 2:57 PM
Something alarmed me last week. In my various social media streams and threads the term "peak beard" began appearing. It may have been trending on Twitter at some point, I'm not sure. I don't pay a lot of attention to what's trending on Twitter.