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Kyle Clifford puts his baby in Stanley Cup

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It wouldn’t be an official NHL championship without an infant being placed in the Stanley Cup trophy. After the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers on Friday night, Kings forward Kyle Clifford volunteered his newborn son Brody to play the role of trophy topper.

That kid was out like a light. Duncan Keith’s baby looked a little more distraught when he was put in the Cup last year, but little Brody couldn’t have cared less. Dude wanted his rest after a stressful overtime game. We don’t blame him.

Photo: Twitter/Dennis Berstein

Woman in heels slips on ice after Kings game, falls hard (Video)

Ouch! That looked like it definitely hurt. Woman learns the hard way that you don’t ever want to wear high heels on ice. Maybe next time take them off?

And nice going, Mario Solis. Didn’t even have the courtesy to go help the woman? What the heck kind of man are you?

Oh, and thanks for the spot shadow, NBC. We wouldn’t have known where to focus our attention without it.

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UPDATE: And she’s OK!

NBCLA later interviewed the woman, and she was identified as Hannah Hunsinger.

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“Yes, I am OK. And you would think that after skating on the ice that I would be OK with walking on it, but that wasn’t the case,” Hunsinger told NBC LA.

“I’m ashamed for this,” she joked. “Nobody told you you have to walk on ice too!”

We later discovered that Hannah is a Kings Ice Girl and was in the team calendar. Take a look.

Pierre McGuire gives Alec Martinez slap on the butt after interview (GIF)

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Hope you weren’t expecting any displays of broadcasting professionalism from Pierre McGuire after the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup on Friday night.

Pierre McGuire Alec MartinezThe NBC broadcaster was on interviewing duties after the Kings won Game 5 3-2 in double overtime to clinch the Cup. McGuire had his chance to speak with the hero, Alex Martinez. After their interview, McGuire, who clearly considers himself to be “just one of the boys,” gave Martinez a slap on the butt.

McGuire used to play in college and was a scout/coach and later GM, so maybe he considers himself more part of the sport than media. Still, that was a little much. I think Martinez was even wondering what was going on. And nobody enjoyed that more than Pierre.

GIF via @cjzero

Robin Van Persie scores on incredible header (Video)

Robin Van Persie scored what likely will end up being one of the best goals of the 2014 World Cup on Friday afternoon. His incredible header was the first of the tournament for The Netherlands and tied their match against Spain just before halftime.

Fans call Van Persie “The Flying Dutchman,” and now we all know why. Here’s another look at the goal:

Defenseman Daley Blind deserves just as much credit for the beautiful pass, but it will be Van Persie’s head that you see flying through the air over and over again throughout the rest of the World Cup.

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GIFs via GIFD Sports, @myregularface

Quintin Berry rounds bases, slides home after being ejected (Video)

Quintin-Berry-slideQuintin Berry, who has spent time in the majors over the past two seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, is currently playing with the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tide. Berry was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Syracuse Chiefs. Before he left the field, he did something we have never seen before.

With his team trailing 5-3 and two outs in the ninth, Berry ripped a single to left field. For whatever reason, he turned back and said something to home plate umpire Tom Honec and was ejected for it. After being tossed, Berry decided to run the bases and slide into home plate.

Both managers and Syracuse left fielder Dustin Hood said after the game that they have never seen anything like that before in their lives.

“I ain’t never seen that in my life,” Hood said, via Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com. “I didn’t know what happened. Then I saw him chirping and I was like, he’s just trying to be funny.”

Aside from the fact that Berry threw a childish temper tantrum, he also cost his team a chance at a comeback. Had he simply kept his mouth shut and legged out his single, the Tide would have had a man on and a chance to start a rally. Instead, he decided to give bloggers something to talk about.

H/T For the Win

Tim Duncan in ‘No Country for Old Men’ is a fantastic photoshop

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How perfect of a photoshop job was this one? Tim Duncan as Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men”? Does it get any better than that?

The latest fantastic photoshop comes to us from Oklahoma artist Bennett Barry, and it’s perfect. It has Timmy just like Chigurh’s character and, if you put aside the maniacal killings and cattle prod gun, are they really that dissimilar? I mean just from the lack of emotion standpoint. Duncan doesn’t give any f—s, you know? He doesn’t show sympathy or empathy on the court. He’s all about his business, with only one mission in mind: kill win.

Can’t you just see him telling his opponent to flip a coin?

Between this, the hilarious “Jurassic Park” memes and the “Friday photoshop, the internet is absolutely killing it with Duncan during the NBA Finals.

H/T @Steve_OS

Sage Steele shakes her head at a frustrated Bill Simmons (Video)

Sage SteeleBill Simmons is a man with a lot to say, but he didn’t get the chance to say everything he had on his mind during ESPN’s postgame coverage for Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday. When he finally got the chance to talk, he made it known that he was frustrated.

All host Sage Steele could do was shake her head, making it quite evident that this is an uncomfortable issue.

The foursome of Steele, Simmons, Jalen Rose and Doug Collins is a relatively new one for ESPN, but it’s one I like. For that matter, I liked it even more when Michelle Beadle was filling in for Sage, but it’s still a good group with Steele as host.

Hopefully ESPN doesn’t take this awkward moment as a cue to shuffle things; the last thing I want is more of Stephen A. Smith and Michael Wilbon after games.

H/T CJ Zero