Sixers forward-guard Andre Iguodala is about as talented a player one can be without being a superstar.. He’s played, and played well, for USA Basketball in the FIBA World Championships. Including this season in which he’s missed some games due to injuries, Iguodala has played in all 82 games five times in his seven years in the NBA. He’s long, athletic, and he finished second in the NBA Dunk Contest in just his second season — a contest many believe he deserved to win. But Tuesday night against the Hawks, Iguodala had an embarrassing moment on a break away dunk attempt:
What might be better than the miss is the play-by-play guy’s pronuciations of Iguodala and “embarrassin’.” I realize there are differently levels of broadcaster, but shouldn’t a basic requirement be an ability to speak well?
I guess you can say it was just one of those nights for New York Rangers call-up center Dale Weise. As if it wasn’t bad enough that he had a goal waved off when the refs determined he kicked it into the net, someone played a prank on Weise when he returned to the bench. Or at least it certainly looks like a prank to me. If not, he really did have a rough night. Check out the Dale Weise Gatorade fail video, courtesy of Deadspin:
Antoine Walker just wants to make some money. He filed for bankruptcy about six months ago so he’s looking to resurrect his NBA career in some way. Walker recently signed a five-figure contract with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. In his debut Wednesday night, Antoine scored 13 and supposedly looked solid considering how out of shape he is. There was no Walker Wiggle, but there was an embarrassing free throw. Check out the video of Antoine Walker airballing a free throw, courtesy of Deadspin via YouTube user outsidethenba:
We’re told Walker also missed by about three feet on one of his infamous three-point attempts (of which he missed all three), so obviously there’s some work to be done. Give him some credit for getting back after it, I guess?
One could argue that everyone loses in an MMA fight. Most of the time even when you win, you lose. If you go three rounds with a guy and get your face pummeled enough that you have to immediately report to the hospital following the fight, you’re losing something even if you win. If you can’t pull off a celebratory back flip and the result is a six-foot free fall onto your back, you lose even more. Check out this MMA fighter backflip fail video, courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude:
I guess this guy needs to add the top-of-the-cage backflip to his next training regimen. Either that or he should probably stop trying it, because that wasn’t even close.
The Donald was a special guest of Bob Kraft to watch the Patriots-Jets Monday Night Football game at Foxboro. At one point ESPN went to a shot of the owner’s box to show Kraft, former Pats linebacker Tedy Bruschi, and Donald Trump watching the game. The Donald had no clue that the camera was on and neither did his wig. Otherwise that raccoon rug would have been on its best behavior instead of flapping around in the wind. Check out this awesome video via Jimmy Traina:
He looked like Richard from Tommy Boy with that thing blowing around. You would think a billionaire could at least afford some decent hair plugs, right?
Imagine you’re a student at your home stadium, pumped up and excited to watch your team play a huge game on national television. You decide to get decked out with a shirt, button, and everything. Heck, you even decide to make a special sign depicting your love for the team’s starting running back. After said player scores a touchdown late in the game, the TV cameras decide to show YOU! of all people on national TV. But then imagine in your big moment in front of the cameras …
Whoops! Your poster is backwards! Somehow I think Zach Line will demand better of you. Sorry Miss Mustang, better luck next time.
Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Joe Reitz played college basketball at Western Michigan. He’s put on about 60 pounds since his college days, and I think it’s safe to say he’s lost some of his vertical as a result. We see football players dunk the ball over the goalpost all the time to celebrate a touchdown. Rarely do we see a player get rejected attempting it. That’s what preseason football is for. If you can’t see the irony in why I tagged this under our freak athleticism videos then, frankly, you need to read more LBS. Here’s the Joe Reitz goalpost dunk fail video:
Earlier we told you about Chris Fowler’s closing comments from the World Cup in South Africa that has creationists outraged. When Fowler and analyst Alexi Lalas were closing things out, they wanted to celebrate in style. Lalas offered his fist to his fellow analysts but Fowler was caught unexpectedly. The result was this hilarious fist bump fail:
No sweat Chris — we’ve all been there before. Plus, you were busy trying to talk too. Even Phil Jackson feels your pain, so I wouldn’t worry about it at all.
As part of the Dodgers’ ThinkCure! Weekend to promote cancer research, singer (yeller?) Ozzy Osbourne made an appearance at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. Osbourne rallied the fans in attendance to try and break the Guinness Book of World Records loudest and longest scream during the 5th inning of the Freeway Series meeting between the Angels and Dodgers. I haven’t seen any official confirmation that the collaborative scream didn’t break the record, but judging by the video, they’re not even close. Here’s the Ozzy Osbourne Dodger Stadium scream record attempt video:
The good news is they got some publicity for a good cause — ThinkCure! Weekend. The bad news (aside from the scream record fail) is that the promotion also ties in with the release of an upcoming Ozzy Osbourne album entitled “Scream,” no surprise. What a sly man. Hey, it could have been a lot worse!
I can’t quite figure out if it’s a blessing to be at home rather than the office while the Winter Games are taking place. On the one hand I’d love to be watching some of these competitions live but on the other you have NBC tape-delaying most of its coverage until the evening. It pretty much stinks considering we’re in 2010 and anyone with a computer knows the results are a few clicks away. Making matters even more confusing is that NBC allows you to watch events live on their website. I guess they figure tech people will be able to watch at their pace while old school people will be at their tape delay mercy. Here’s another thing I can’t figure out. As Deadspin pointed out, NBC’s “Boss Button” is a complete failure. The whole idea is people can click on a “boss button” to change the screen and make it look like they’re working rather than watching Olympics coverage online. The problems with NBC’s Boss Button are pretty clear:
As you can tell, there’s nothing on the damn spreadsheet so it makes the worker look completely unproductive. Also, and this is more specific, the boss button takes you to a Windows screen which doesn’t exactly make much sense if you’re on a Mac. CBS had problems with their Boss Button last year during March Madness considering the spreadsheet they linked you to was filled with nothing but basketball information. Maybe NBC can readdress these issues since the current system is pretty stupid. Maybe they can also start airing some of their coverage live on real TV. That would be nice.