The opening sequence of Any Given Wednesday, HBO’s new weekly talk show about things Bill Simmons thinks are cool and fun, follows a bunch of stray objects floating inside a vacuum, which must be a metaphor for something. As the rapidly cut segment goes on, we watch all the sports balls, sports shoes, and sports…
For some reason, the Tour de Suisse decided that a good place to stick a finish line was 100 meters after a 90-degree corner. When Danny van Poppel tried to squeeze past Peter Sagan on the inside corner, he clipped wheels and was on course to eat shit into the barrier until he made a miraculous save.
All sorts of people throw out first pitches before baseball games. Old guys, dinosaurs, washed rappers—you name it, they’ve done it. But this week, Nippon Professional Baseball—ever the innovators—went and put every quirky MLB first pitch into the toilet with this bizarre, unsettling play-within-a-play first pitch…
Two-part question: Do you live in the Phoenix area and have you ever wanted to ride around the city with point guard Eric Bledsoe? If you answered “yes” to both questions, oh man, here’s what you’re doing tomorrow morning.
Today’s Bayern Munich-Borussia Mönchengladbach broadcast on FS2 had a bonus soundtrack: “HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!?”
Does this Clayton Kershaw pitch from today’s game even count as an eephus? It seems more like the Dodgers pitcher forgot that Tyler Flowers was already at the plate, or maybe Kershaw didn’t set himself properly on the mound and had to follow through so he didn’t hurt anything. Whatever the reason, the pitch was odd.
While we all loved that video of the marble race (go ahead and treat yourself to another viewing while you’re here), I’m not sure it deserved a shoutout in an ABC news update during the Mike & Mike radio show this morning. Still, that’s exactly what happened. The strange segment got even stranger when the guy reading…
You may know Zinedine Zidane as the manager of Real Madrid. If you don’t know him from that, you definitely remember him as the guy who flipped out in the 2006 World Cup final and headbutted an opponent. Though apparently Zidane himself has forgotten about that, judging from some recent quotes.
I’m not sure why a few NFL owners have suddenly felt the urge to speak publicly about football’s relationship to CTE, but somebody in the league office should probably tell them to stop.
Mike Francesa has given us many memorable on-air moments, but I’m not sure if he’s ever had an interaction as teeth-achingly awkward as the one he had with Eddie in Queens yesterday:
The Dodo, the internet’s best source for fucked-up animal news, has once again derailed my evening. I’ve lost the ability to do anything but stare at photos of this absurdly busted dog and laugh until I cry.
Sometimes, we see things on TV that are so weird we’re too afraid to sort out the context. Here, from today’s Davidson-Fordham game, is one of those things.
If there’s one thing you can always rely on high school sports to provide, it’s hilarious box scores. Today’s gift comes to us from a girls basketball game in Cleveland, Ohio, between Gilmour High and Northeast Ohio College Prep.
Just what the hell is this?
The Clippers played in Boston last night, possibly marking former Celtics great Paul Pierce’s last chance to play in front of his old fans. Pierce received a warm welcome from the crowed when he was introduced, and then participated in a very strange skit with his teammates.