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Punching, Kicking, Headbutting…That’s How They Play ‘Historic Football’ In Florence (Video)

Okay, you’ve got your sports other than futbol (e.g. soccer) that claim to be tougher. American football, Australian football, hockey, boxing, mixed martial arts, yada yada, and etcetera. But yooooooo, have you ever seen anything this insane???

Thousands came to witness the latest edition of the traditional ‘Calcio Storico’ (‘historic football’) kick-and-punch-about at the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence.

All the world’s tough-guy sports in one. Gladiator-style sport in Italy. Who’da thunk it, right? More kick-azz football (literally) after the jump.

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Technology: Nissan’s FPV Drone Is Insanely Fast (Video)

We’ve done our share of posts on drones on here for certain. We’ve even written up drone racing for sport. That might bring to mind just how fast these things go; but how fast is that really?

Well, Nissan has this GT-R Drone – one of the fastest accelerating FPV (First Person View) racing drones in the world. Watch it above, keeping up with the new 2017 Nissan GT-R while filming on the track.

Zero to 100, real quick. Like in less than two seconds. Crazy!

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Kimbo Slice: One Of A Kind (Trailer)

Check this out on Spike TV tonight (7 P.M. EST) before you head out. Should be good viewing.

One of the first YouTube stars, Kimbo Slice transformed himself from a viral sensation to a mixed martial arts icon. We pay tribute to the fighter and the man with “Kimbo Slice: One of a Kind.”

#RIPKemboSlice

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Kevin Durant: The Offseason (Documentary)

It is what it is, but it is more than what we see. True of many things, but with folks in the NBA especially. With none more so than Kevin Durant, who gets real personal, beyond the tunnel, behind the curtain with this documentary. This is drawn from 2014 in the offseason; hence the title.

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Vick (Documentary Trailer)

The teaser is powerful. Those that followed Michael from college through the pros certainly know that there is a story to break down. And if what the trailer promises holds… well… in the voice/words of Robin Harris’ character in “Do The Right Thing”… LET IT BE BROKE!

Michael Vick has been through it all.

The dual-threat playmaker was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft, set numerous quarterback rushing records, made four Pro Bowls and amassed a fortune playing football.

Then it all disappeared. A dog-fighting scandal sent him from the gridiron to prison.

– Bleacher Report

Hope the Bleacher Report documentary does the right thing. We’ll see in July.

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Comedy: The Hizzistory of Bizzasketball with Snoop Dogg (Video)

Hahaaaaaa! This is genius captured in visual form. This Jimmy Kimmel Live clip featuring Snoop’s hizzistorical commentary is hizzsterical!!

The NBA has been around for a very long time. The game has obviously changed a lot over the years, so we invited basketball historian Snoop Dogg to share some insight on how things have transformed over the years.

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Seattle Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch Retires From Football (Video)

No tricks. No gimmicky headline to draw eyes on the ‘net. Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl Champion, Seattle Seahawks standout, Beast Mode… is retiring. Tells 60 Minutes Sports’ Jon Wertheim and all the viewers straight up and down that he is done with the game after nine seasons.

“I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore.”
Marshawn Lynch

Um…wow.

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Candid Camera Classic: Ali Meets the Kids (Video)

If it is possible to run across an ‘Ali hater’ in this time of remembrance of The Greatest, SHOW THIS VIDEO!

Muhammad Ali made several appearances on Candid Camera. In 1974 he visited a school and allowed kids to “discover” him. Allen Funt narrates.

The Louisville Lip had no chill…larger than life, but accessible and obviously not shy about cutting up for the kids. Incredible classic TV clip that you may have seen. Worth watching [again].

Smile!

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Ali: The Mission (Mini-Documentary)

Even before The Champ’s passing, you’ve probably heard about his nobility and heroism outside the ring. Given that, this 30-For-30 documentary short’s content may not shock you; but the story should warm your heart and make you miss him a little bit more.

Ambassador Ali. Fighting Parkinson’s all while winning over folks worldwide including Saddam Hussein; which was key. You’ll see why when you watch.

(Narrated by John Legend.)

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R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

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As much as we want it not to be true, reporting from CBS Sports, BBC and myriad news media confirms that the man known worldwide as The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, has passed. He was 74 years old.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ali stepped into the world’s spotlight by winning a gold medal as a light-heavyweight at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He would go on to defeat Sonny Liston in 1964 to claim his first world title and became the first boxer to capture a world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions. Retiring in 1981, Ali won 56 of his 61 fights as an active professional. However, his accolades do not stop there. Sports Illustrated recognized Ali as “Sportsman of the Century,” and the BBC named him “Sports Personality of the Century.”

Though later more understated as an elder statesman of sport, remembering Ali’s boldness and bigger-than-life presence over the years is what is likely driving the water from your tear ducts now. Even now you hear his braggadocio echo…

I float like a butterfly; sting like a bee.
I am The Greatest!
I shook up the WORLD!
I’m a bad man!

But he was also a champion for Civil Rights and Human Rights the world over. An outspoken member of the Nation Of Islam, a conscious objector to the war in Vietnam (convicted for his stance), a goodwill ambassador (notably meeting Fidel Castro when U.S. – Cuba relations were still very cold) and so much more. Too much more to do justice to his legacy in this Memoriam, but please, if you will, say one more time as he would, “The Champ is here!”

Then, in spirit, join with mourners around the world dealing with the reality that The Champ is with us no more. Hit the jump for some remembrances, quotes and video footage.

Rest Well, Champ.

@ojones1

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Shaquille O’Neal Takes Atlana Lyft Passengers For A Ride (Video)

HA! Who is The Big Shaqtus gonna fool? Trying to run a Lyft cab undercover… Even if there is a kid who didn’t recognize the driver as one of the most impactful centers in basketball history, they HAVE to think to themselves, “This is a GIGANTIC cabbie. Let me ask if he was in the league at some point. I know he hasn’t been making his living just squeezing into cars to give folks rides.”

Ever wondered what it would be like to get a ride from Shaquille O’Neal? Wonder no more. See what happens when Shaq tries to go undercover as a Lyft driver in Atlanta to surprise passengers. Turns out when you’re 7’1” and an entertainer on the court and in front of the camera, it’s hard to surprise anyone.

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Las Vegas Is Pushing For A Sports Dome… And For The Raiders To Call It Home (Video)

What’s lacking is a professional sports team. What’s particularly lacking is the Las Vegas Raiders.

Wow. Now, that’s a pitch video! Las Vegas is putting it out there. The entertainment capital of the world wants a Dome now: For major events AND FOR A PRO FOOTBALL FRANCHISE! Well, will the Raiders ‘happen’ in Vegas? Because you know: What happens in Vegas…

#RaiderNation

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Austin Rivers Talks About His History In Basketball And With His Current Coach…His Dad (Video)

Ha! Austin got a shot in on his Dad / Coach Doc Rivers… cracking on them short shorts! Interesting Ride Along episode by VICE Sports.

Austin Rivers is one of the more polarizing players in the NBA. It could be the Duke thing, it could be the confident on-court demeanor, it could be because he’s playing for his dad. We rode shotgun with Austin as he waxed on his tough transition to pro ball, being traded early in his career, and of course the ups and downs of playing for a legendary coach who happens to be your father.

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It’s Official: Super Bowl 2019 Will Be In Atlanta (Video)

Next time someone asks, “What’s so special about Atlanta?” grab their smartphone (or get them here online somehow) and show them this. Then, right as the clip is ending, tell them, “Oh… and Atlanta’s got the SuperBowl coming… AGAIN!”

That’s right. @11AliveNews tweeted it out. ATL ho! (shouted in Lil Jon’s voice)

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All In (Series Trailer)

The days of the Carolina QB’s celebratory dancing and dabbing have not stopped, and they never will. Plus, now that Super Cam is celebrating the kids and their potential, bet money that no one would even think about hating on dude for doing it anymore. Check out the trailer for his new Nickelodeon series, “All In.”

NFL superstar Cam Newton is helping amazing kids up their game! Do they have what it takes? Get ready to go All In with this extended look at the brand new show (featuring Jason Derulo’s song Undefeated) and don’t miss the premiere, Friday, June 3rd at 8pm!

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Line To Gain: How That Yellow First Down Line Came To Be Part Of Every Football Game Shown On TV (Video)

Wow. This is pretty dope. Check out the history and engineering behind sports on TV’s adoption of that yellow first down line you see during all the football games.

Since the late 1990s, the virtual yellow line has been quietly enhancing football broadcasts by giving viewers a live, intuitive guide to the state of play. The graphic is engineered to appear painted on the field, rather than simply plopped on top of the players, so it doesn’t distract from the game at all.

The line debuted during a September 27, 1998, game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. It was developed by a company called Sportvision Inc. and operated by six people in a 48-foot semi-truck parked outside the stadium.

ESPN was the only network that immediately agreed to pay the steep price of $25,000 per game. Before long, other companies began offering the yellow line to the other networks, and now you won’t see a football game without it.

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Richard Sherman Gives Unsuspecting Passengers A Lyft (Video)



[The Seahawks] had this cocky little corner… named Richard Sherman.

Seattle: Another local uber-celeb playing low-key Lyft driver. Whether they know who the driver is or not, it looks like the passengers were entertained all along either way. Hahaaa! Richard a fool for this.

See what happens when professional cornerback Richard Sherman switches to Driver Mode for a day and takes a few unsuspecting Lyft passengers for a ride around town.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Cops Some Sneakers (Video)

Dez gots aaalll the Jordans. Dez cops aaalll the Jordans (hence, he stays having all the Jordans). Sure, he is Team Cowboys; but watching this, you KNOW he is Team Jordan Brand. This ep of ‘Sneaker Shopping’ is another one for folks who get their kicks from copping kicks.

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Ronda Rousey And Odell Beckham, Jr. Ask Each Other, “Would You Rather?” (Video)

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Ummm… Odell Beckham, if you owned a dragon, why would put it on a leash??! Pay attention, son. It’s not a game! Actually, it is. Beckham and MMA Wonder Woman Ronda Rousey engage in a rousing round of “Would You Rather?”

Hit the jump and watch.

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Hands Of Stone (Trailer)

Trailer looks good. Damn good! When Robert De Niro (as trainer Ray Arcel) says, “You’re Roberto Duran. Get in there and act like it…” Whew!!

“Hands Of Stone” follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)

The up-and-comings of Roberto Duran. So much more than ‘no mas’ (hope the film really shows that).

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