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Fake Priests Running Rampant in South Bend

Dude wasn’t quite running through the sidelines for a Jay Leno skit, but he might as well have been. In one of the better pranks I’ve seen in quite some time, right up there with the iron soccer ball, Brian Stouffer at FanHouse points out that a man sneaked onto the Notre Dame sidelines dressed as a fake priest. From the AP:

A man posted on the Internet a video showing how he sneaked into Notre Dame Stadium before the Georgia Tech game by posing as a Roman Catholic priest, prompting the university to re-emphasize its security procedures.

The six-minute video on the Web site YouTube showed the man posing by the team’s signature yellow sign reading “Play Like a Champion Today,” chatting with a television reporter and greeting the Fighting Irish as they ran onto the field to play Georgia Tech on Sept. 1. The video has since been removed.

As commenter GP John quipped, they defend their sidelines about as well as their end zones. Amen. Touchdown Jesus ain’t got nothing on this guy.

Kyle Loza Is a Badass, Nails the Volt at X-Games 2007 (Video)

Excuse the back to back X-Games posts, but the Jake Brown crash certainly was worth a looksie, and this, well this is definitely worth your 25 seconds. Check out Kyle Loza who completed the Volt, which is a Moto-X trick he invented. It’s pretty sweet. Well, basically, anytime you’re on a bike and completely let go of it, but wind up back on it, is pretty sweet. Kids, don’t try this at home.

That would be Kyle Loza. Impressive. But not quite as cool as Jake Brown, for obvious reasons.

What Goes Up Must Come Down: Jake Brown’s X-Games 2007 Crash (Video)

As Chris Farley said in Tommy Boy, “That was … awwwesome.  Sorry about your car.” Or in this case, I guess skateboard would be more appropriate.  Children, don’t try this at home:

Yes, and that man did walk away from the crash.  Imposible! I’m not a huge X-Games guy, but if they keep these types of charades up, count me in.  For the highlights at least.  And by the way, that mega ramp is insane.  That is exactly why they’re so effing dangerous.

The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

The 46th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics were held last week and finally concluded Sunday in Anchorage, providing for a lot of excitement. Now, to fully understand the Eskimo-Indian Olympics, you have to realize they don’t feature your typical games. Here’s a quick description

In an age when made-for-TV extreme sports are all the rage, WEIO brought the world’s original X Games to town — blood spilled in the ear pull, big air in the blanket toss, cringes at the knuckle hop.

Witness a list of the events (also check out the video)

  • Knuckle hop/seal hop
  • Ear tug of war
  • Four man carry
  • Ear weight carry
  • Alaskan high kick
  • One hand reach
  • Arm pull
  • Toe Kick
  • Blanket toss made of walrus skins, this is done in whaling communities

And, lucky for you, I dug up a sample video of last year’s seal hop/knuckle hop. Check it out:

It simply does not get any better than that.

When Tarps Take on Minds of Their Own, Phillies Assist

I saw the highlights of this yesterday, but luckily for us, FanIQ has video of the entire thing. I’ve truly never seen anything like this. Absolutely nuts. Just hang tight for about a minute, and brace yourself. You’ll see the tarp start to make motions like it’s a freaking tidal wave. Crazy. Adam Eaton said one guy flew like 10 feet in the air. No joke. So what did the Phillies do of course? They stepped in to help out. Check it:

Estonians Rule in Wife-Carrying

Remember the name: Uusorg. Like Alou is to baseball, and Niedermayer is to hockey, Uusorg is to wife carrying. Madis Uusorg took first in the wife-carrying championships in Finland on Saturday, checking in with a winning time of 61.7 seconds. He is the brother of last year’s winner, Margo Uusorg, who holds the world record in the event at 56.9 seconds. It is not necessarily the race itself that interests me; it’s the history of the event that stirs my mind.

The race, held for the 12th time, is intended to evoke the spirit of a legendary Finnish brigand, Rosvo-Ronkainen, who made those who wanted to join his gang run through a forest carrying heavy sacks on their backs.

Now that’s what I’m talking about. See, I can get down with sports and competitions that have real-life practical value. Baseball? Pffh. Wife-carrying, that’s a man’s game.

(story via Fark, image courtesy REUTERS/Tommi Korpihalla/Lehtikuva)

Closed Captioning+Brady Quinn=Queer

My man Jorge Sedano, host of The Third Shift on Fox Sports Radio, posted this hilarious video on his show blog. It is outstanding. I’ll just let the video do the talking because there is nothing I could possibly add to make this better. Make sure to keep your eye on the left corner and read the closed caption. You may have to watch twice.

Talk about subliminal messages huh?