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Someone at ESPN doesn't like Frank Martin.

Someone at ESPN doesn't like Frank Martin.

Frank Martin looks like the landlord who always tells you he will get around to fixing your water heater, but never does.

Frank Martin is your girlfriends dad when he first meets you.

I feel he's got more of a suburban Henry Rollins going in in this picture

Now bouncer of NCAA Tournament. 4 out 2 to go.

1st Ever Monster Truck Front Flip

1st Ever Monster Truck Front Flip

Was really confused as to how a front flip is even possible until I watched it.

Was expecting a front flip, got a front flip. Was still surprised.

Same here, when I was a kid they literally just ran over cars.

I don't even like Monster Trucks, but I still think that was pretty cool.

Towel Girl Clears the Path

Towel Girl Clears the Path
https://youtu.be/Qjb_ccXUt6Y

source / video ...

announcer " that girl's gonna be on the internet all night" or something similar

I was at this game at felt kinda bad for the girl. The cameraman refused to leave her alone and he was legit 1-2 ft away from her just straight in her face. She was visibly distraught.

Luckily the Gonzaga student section caught on to how embarrassed she was and wanted to just leave, and just started cheering and being obnoxious behind her until the camera guy returned back to the actual important stuff.

I don't know why she didn't stand tall and take the charge

Altruistic obnoxiousness. The best kind of obnoxiousness.

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He has wanted to play hockey since he was 4 years old. We could never afford it. We finally made it to a point in our lives where we could help him pursue his passion. Today his team are division champions. The look on his face is worth every penny.

He has wanted to play hockey since he was 4 years old. We could never afford it. We finally made it to a point in our lives where we could help him pursue his passion. Today his team are division champions. The look on his face is worth every penny.

Canadians aren't born with hockey scholarships?! TIL!

Seriously though, good on y'all and congrats to him and his team.

Edit: I'm so excited! My first 1000+ post! And it came from an awesome story!

The price of hockey is absolutely ridiculous. I know people who spend thousands a year on just getting their kid on to a competitive team. If your kid has dreams of going pro you're gonna be shelling out huge money to send that kid to camps and other training. When you see the 16+ competitive teams, you know that those parents are pretty well off or theyre making some sacrifices to keep their kid in there

I still remember every single one of my minor hockey championship games. As someone who is now a father, I can only imagine you feel equally or even more proud than he is! So congratulations to your boy, and to yourself! I absolutely love seeing stuff like this! I hope I can get my daughter into minor hockey!

This is very true. That's why I am sitting here at work on a Saturday night looking through Reditt. As a parent, it's my responsibility to do whatever I have to, to make it happen.

Shane Long comforting his Irish captain Seamus Coleman after suffering a gruesome leg injury vs Wales.

Shane Long comforting his Irish captain Seamus Coleman after suffering a gruesome leg injury vs Wales.

It was a horror tackle and I wish him a speedy recovery

NSFW For those who are looking for the video.

It was overly reckless. He obviously didn't go in with the intent to harm, but he was showing studs and he had his foot raised. The fact that his foot was high enough to snap a leg is what makes it a horror tackle.

Edit: Most of you seem to disagree with me about saying the tackle didn't have an intent to harm. I'm not usually one to jump to conclusions about what someone intended to do so I'm going to give the player the benefit of the doubt.

"Seamus has gone to hospital, it's been confirmed by a doctor that he has broken his leg," added O'Neill.

Possibly the best doctor in the world.

http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/39388290

Bayer Leverkusen's bizarre ghost goal.

Bayer Leverkusen's bizarre ghost goal.
Found the hole!

Image - Note the horizontal rope is broken 

Gif - The ball passes through the hole

Im doing this on a 50inch TV so its pretty clear on my end, not sure how obvious it will look on mobile

Found the hole!

- Note the horizontal rope is broken

Gif - The ball passes through the hole

Im doing this on a 50inch TV so its pretty clear on my end, not sure how obvious it will look on mobile

I can't see the hole it goes through but that was incredible.

It looked like he even told the ref that it didn't go in. I'm shocked the refs didn't even get together to talk about it. I guess with no review process, this is a one in a billion kinda thing.

The fact that linesmen check both goalnets before the match for any holes etc, probably fed into the complete dismissal of the issue as well.

2 minutes of professional mascots destroying peewee football players.

2 minutes of professional mascots destroying peewee football players.

The mascots talking trash after the big hits is great.

This film should be deemed culturally significant by the US Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

I teach 4th grade! I take my students out to recess every day and we play football. Each year I have to teach them the basics of the game, this year we have gotten pretty serious. We upgraded from two hand touch to flags and now we have someone snapping the ball to me (all time QB). After we added the center, the kids started wanting to rush, so we instituted rushes after an out loud count to "5 apple".

Today, the red team was about halfway to the end zone. I get the snap and I'm dropping back and normally they don't rush because they know I will just run. Well, Jordan decided today was his day...It wasn't. He came at me and I pretended like I didn't see him and at the last second, as I see his greedy eyes locked on my flag belt, I spun out of the away. I glanced back and Jordan had gone flying forward, full on belly flopping as I ran to the end zone.

Do I take pride in outplaying 9 year olds and proceeding to do LaDanian Tomlinson's celebration each time I score? Yes, yes I do.

Edit: Dang! Thanks for the gold! I'll try to force an awesome pass into triple coverage for you tomorrow!

Back in the mid 2000s I had the pleasure of interning for the then Florida Marlins. I happened to share the same work space with the guy who did Billy the Marlin. Super cool guy, got along really well with him. One day he asks me if I want to play football with other mascots on the field during a Dolphins preseason game vs some pee wee team. He had previously booked a gig and was going to that, but wanted Billy to represent at another Miami sporting event. (Billy has 2 costumes). So I do it. These guys who do mascots are a brotherhood. They knew I was helping the real Billy out, so they just told me to just have fun, and to not be afraid to hit these kids hard.

Game time, I'm fully dressed and jacked up. game starts and these little fuckers were not afraid of us. They were giving us everything they had. But we would refuse to lose. Here's where it gets good. Last play, we're up by one score. Its taking everything I have to not vomit inside Billy head from all the running around. I'm playing safety, they run a sweep and that fast little fucker finds a hole into the secondary, I size him up and lay into him with everything I have. So hard, my head flew off.

There I am, laying on my back in the middle of an NFL stadium as Billy the Marlin, with no head. Stanley C Panther walks over, my head in his hand, helps my up, gives me my head, put it on. Walked straight off the field, took head off immediately to threw up in a garbage can. I sleep well knowing that one little fucker didn't score on my watch.

Not sure how many people saw it. Halftime during the first NFL preseason game isnt exactly prime time. Something i'll never forget, thats for sure.

EDIT: grammar

A kid got cut from baseball tryouts at ages 8, 9, 10 and 11. He finally made the team at age 12 and sent this email to the league director.

A kid got cut from baseball tryouts at ages 8, 9, 10 and 11. He finally made the team at age 12 and sent this email to the league director.

You have to try out for baseball at age 8? When I played you just signed up and got to play

Sounds like it is an all star team. Travel ball for after the regular season.

I'm not crying you're fucking crying

Great perseverance and sportsmanship from a young kid. Nice to see.

Kristi Yamaguchi tells Nancy Kerrigan to "break a leg" on Dancing With the Stars

Kristi Yamaguchi tells Nancy Kerrigan to "break a leg" on Dancing With the Stars

I understand this reference.

BREAKING NEWS: Tonya Harding a last minute addition to the show!!

The 90's are alive.

The reactions on Twitter are the best.

Edit: Since this is my highest ranking comment, and my inbox is full of people explaining the obvious to me whilst missing the joke themselves --

I am fully aware that break a leg is dramatic tradition -- I have a theater degree (boy, when do you get a chance to wield statement that like a weapon?) The joke is that KYams intentionally or unintentionally used the worst form of "good luck" considering NK's history. Nobody is "losing their shit" in anger, as far as I'm aware. It's just hilarious.

You old. Shit, I'm old.

Mayweather's speed

Mayweather's speed

If you think that's impressive, you should see him duck domestic violence charges.

http://i.imgur.com/AqK6IZg.gif
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Mayweathers counter punching 

edit: Bonus mayweather gif https://gfycat.com/NegligibleApprehensiveIberianlynx

Mayweathers counter punching

edit: Bonus mayweather gif https://gfycat.com/NegligibleApprehensiveIberianlynx

Float like a butterfly sting like a gnat

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