Diving is an impressive sport. Athletes train endlessly so they can nail near-perfect dives, over and over. Even at the high school level, it’s pretty cool.
This is just a six-second video, but like any great Vine-length work of art, I’ve already slowed it down and watched it frame by frame multiple times, trying to parse its genius.
Humankind is mortal. We are born, we flop around and make noise for a while, and then, inevitably, we die. That is perhaps the lesson that the diabolical makers of slippery stairs were trying to teach to their audience. I realize that asking someone to watch a nine-minute video is demanding a lot, but I hope you will…
Good wrestling referees will not hesitate to contort their body in whatever ways will afford them the best view of the action on the mat. You have to be locked in, and you have to commit. As this referee demonstrates, that means you sometimes have to motor across the mat like a damn skink.
In a game of musical chairs, what do you do if someone gets to the last chair before you? Do you try to remove them from the chair, or do you, as this Maryland basketball fan did, remove the chair from them?
Today self-proclaimed Nazi Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida in front of what appeared to be a crowd primarily made up of people who were there to shout him down. As one might expect, Spencer’s speech was met with large protests. After getting owned inside the auditorium, the few Spencer fans who…
Our sports highlight of the day comes to us from a rowdy duo who no doubt wasted a lot of good apples in the pursuit of making this highly enjoyable video:
This dog may not have caught the frisbee, but he achieved flight.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s catch was cool, but this man fitting through the side of a chair at a pub had much more at stake.
David toppled Goliath in the form of this antelope taking down a long-necked victim desperately trying to avoid it at a Netherlands zoo. The gritty attacker showed no mercy, even as helpless zoo visitors looked on in disbelief.
The accuracy of this tyke’s shot is obviously impressive as hell, but what I am here for is the taunting of the candle. This child is going to have a long and polarizing career, at least unless the candle comes back at him studs-up.
I recognize that the most intense form of intimacy is asking someone to watch a four-minute video online. But...watch this video.
If you follow the skateboarding dog scene, you’ve probably noticed that most of the world’s elite skateboarding dogs are bulldogs. World record-holding shredder Otto is an English bulldog from Peru, and he’s the same breed as Tillman, perhaps the most famous skateboarding dog of all time.
Nobody’s ready for the weekend more than this good-as-hell dog right here.
They say that discretion is the better part of valor, and boy did this little wrestling boy have a whole lot of discretion. All his helpless opponent can do is shrug towards the crowd.
An errant basketball took a desperate break in the name of freedom this evening and tried to escape a game between Boise State and Fresno State. Referees tried to dislodge it; didn’t work. Players tried to retrieve it; no dice.
It’s been a while since I watched rasslin, but that looks like a textbook Stinger Splash by a counter-protestor to break through the tape and snatch down a Confederate battle flag being waved by members of South Carolina Secessionist Party. The whole thing was caught on live TV, and it’s very satisfying.
I promise you that you will see no greater display of strategy or teamwork, and no stronger joy of victory, than these girls getting a rat out of their upstairs bathroom:
This gag usually entails videos that aren’t sports, and come on genuinely slow news days. Well, this is absolutely sports, and no matter what sort of highlight-reel dunks or goals come tonight, this is better.
I really, really don’t want to spoil this for you. So I won’t.