Lebron James Cavs

LeBron James used a Steve Jobs speech to motivate the Cavs before game 3

By on June 21, 2016 at 5:45 PM.

LeBron James used a Steve Jobs speech to motivate the Cavs before game 3

Well, LeBron James finally accomplished what he set out to do when he announced his triumphant return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014: he brought an NBA championship to Cleveland.

We can ignore innumerable questionable calls by the refs throughout the series — not to mention the peculiar suspension of Draymond Green for game 5 — because what the Cavaliers achieved over the weekend in coming back to win the title down 3-1 in the series was quite literally unprecedented.

Suffice it to say, I’m anything but a LeBron fan (the Cavs may not have even made it out of the first round in the Western Conference, in my opinion), but there’s no escaping the fact that James was the MVP on a team that not only dethroned the defending NBA champs, but a Warriors team that won a record-setting 73 games during the regular season.

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Drone Footage Of Base Jumping

Drone footage of BASE Jumpers in Norway is positively insane

By on May 30, 2016 at 5:41 PM.

Drone footage of BASE Jumpers in Norway is positively insane

The proliferation of drones equipped with video cameras has provided us with a growing repository of awe-inspiring, incredible and — let’s be honest — downright peculiar videos. From footage of an eagle attacking a drone mid-air to mesmerizing drone footage of the world’s highest waterfall, drones today are continuously feeding us awesome new video footage taken from angles that would have been impossible to capture otherwise

The most recent example of drones doing their thing comes to us from Kjerag, Norway where a group of BASE Jumpers recently employed a drone to capture footage of them as they jump off perilously high cliffs.

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Michael Jordan Crying Meme

The true story behind one of the Internet’s most famous memes

By on May 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

The true story behind one of the Internet’s most famous memes

While some Internet memes have a tendency to burst onto the scene like an exploding star before fizzling out just as quickly, the meme of Michael Jordan crying has taken the opposite route. What initially started out as a niche and rather obscure meme known only to hardcore sports fans has slowly but surely grown in popularity over the past few years, and especially over the last few months.

And because it’s often hard to pinpoint why or how certain memes sweep over the Internet like a tidal wave while others quickly fade into memory, 2 Point Lead over the weekend ventured to set the record straight. With assistance from ESPN’s Jay Williams, DJ Gallo of SportsPickle, and AP photographer Stephan Savoia — the man who took the now-ubiquitous photo, 2 Point Lead gives us a behind the scenes tour of how the original photo was taken and how it eventually grew into an Internet phenomenon.

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Snowboarding Video

Snowboarders take over an abandoned Ski Resort in awesome new video

By on May 9, 2016 at 11:45 PM.

Snowboarders take over an abandoned Ski Resort in awesome new video

An abandoned winter resort in Kanin, Slovenia was recently taken over by a number of Red Bull sponsored snowboarders, including Marko Grilc and Red Gerard. With the ski resort seemingly untouched for about four years, Grilc and his cohort of snowboarders were able to have their run of the place.

“It’s just so insane to even be up here,” one of the snowboarders says at the beginning of the video, “and then at the same time to have all these features that we can ride on that you would never get a chance to ride in an open resort.”

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Yankees Game Features Ninja Turtles

John Oliver’s plan to punk the New York Yankees is a hilarious success

By on April 5, 2016 at 7:05 PM.

John Oliver’s plan to punk the New York Yankees is a hilarious success

Since jumping to HBO after as a stint as a Daily Show correspondent, John Oliver has made quite the name for himself. Almost without fail, Oliver’s weekly rants on  Last Week Tonight – which are equal parts funny and equal parts informative – quickly go viral.

Most recently, Oliver directed his attention to a new ticket pricing policy employed by the New York  Yankees. Apparently, the Yankees new policy forces fans to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster and also prevents fans from printing up tickets at home. The goal? To help prevent consumers who purchase premium seats from reselling them at below market value.

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Skateboarding Trick

Crazy Video: Man rides the ‘world’s most dangerous skateboard’

By on March 7, 2016 at 3:45 PM.

Crazy Video: Man rides the ‘world’s most dangerous skateboard’

YouTube is littered with death-defying stunts and boneheaded experiments, but a recently uploaded video featuring a guy riding the ‘world’s most dangerous skateboard’ arguably sets an entirely new bar for stupidity, or perhaps bravery depending on your perspective.

Straight out of Los Angeles, Christopher Mann over the weekend decided to mod his skateboard into something straight out of medieval times. Along with a few of his friends, Mann hammered and drilled in upwards of 15 long nails into his skateboard. Not only that, he also affixed a buzzsaw to the bottom while also adding a tail devil to the back for a little spark action.

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NFL Football Thursday Night

As Apple bows out of NFL streaming negotiations, Facebook steps up

By on March 3, 2016 at 10:55 PM.

As Apple bows out of NFL streaming negotiations, Facebook steps up

Though Apple’s TV subscription plans are reportedly on the shelf for the time being, the company over the past few months has remained interested in exploring content that might be suitable for the company’s fourth-gen Apple TV. Not too long ago, for instance, there were a number of credible reports suggesting that Apple was planning to make a bid for the non-exclusive digital rights to stream Thursday night NFL games.

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Best Super Bowl Endings

10 most exciting Super Bowl endings of all-time

By on February 7, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

10 most exciting Super Bowl endings of all-time

In just about an hour, Super Bowl 50 will kick off as the Denver Broncos will attempt to pull off a major upset by defeating the rolling and seemingly unstoppable Carolina Panthers. While Cam Newton and the Panthers are heavy favorites, sources from within Denver over the past few days have indicated that Peyton Manning’s arm is stronger than it’s been in weeks, which if true, might provide us with a closer game than many analysts are anticipating. More →

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WingBoarding Wakeboarding Extreme Sport

WingBoarding is just like wakeboarding, but up in the clouds

By on January 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM.

WingBoarding is just like wakeboarding, but up in the clouds

Extreme thrill seekers will surely jump at the chance of trying WingBoards as soon as they become commercially available, as this particular type of recreational device will let humans fly up in the sky longer than anything else. WingBoarding is similar to wakeboarding, skateboarding, surfing or snowboarding… it just happens way up in the sky.

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Kelly Slater Man-Made Wave

Watch champion surfer Kelly Slater unveil the most powerful artificial wave ever created

By on December 21, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Watch champion surfer Kelly Slater unveil the most powerful artificial wave ever created

If you’ve ever tried to surf, you know full well how exhilarating and challenging of an endeavor it can be. It may look easy enough on YouTube, but when you’re out there on the water, learning how to catch and ride even a small wave takes a whole lot of practice.

Unfortunately, practice doesn’t come easy if you’re not situated near an ocean. But a new and revolutionary invention from Kelly Slater, an 11-time world surfing champion, may soon change that. Recently, Slater, who is otherwise heralded as the Michael Jordan of surfing, unveiled a huge breakthrough in wave technology that was, quite literally, 10 years in the making.

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Apple NFL Thursday Night

Apple may make a play for NFL games on Thursday nights

By on December 17, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Apple may make a play for NFL games on Thursday nights

Thursday night NFL games have historically been on the boring side, typically consisting of irrelevant matchups and a noticeable lack of star power. Not surprisingly, the NFL for a long time, naturally, wanted to keep its most compelling matchups reserved for Sunday or Monday night.

This current season, however, the matchups have not only been compelling, but have delivered in the excitement department as well, with the Green Bay Packers’ crazy Hail Mary win over the Lions a few weeks back being a prime example. As it stands now, fans looking to get a glimpse of the NFL’s Thursday night action need a cable subscription. But come 2016, NFL games on Thursday might be streamable, and Apple may looking to secure the rights to those NFL Thursday games for its rejuvenated Apple TV or even, perhaps, directly to iOS devices once Verizon’s mobile deal with the NFL expires in 2018.

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NFL Stadiums Of The Future

What NFL stadiums of the future are going to look like

By on December 13, 2015 at 12:47 PM.

What NFL stadiums of the future are going to look like

Thanks to the advent of HDTVs, it’s becoming more and more challenging to convince consumers to get up off their comfortable couches, brave the outside world, and enjoy time-honored pastimes such as going to the movies or checking out live sporting events.

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Fancam Photography

Fancam’s 20 Gigapixel photos provide a CIA-esque portrait of NFL crowds, concerts and more

By on December 7, 2015 at 7:50 PM.

Fancam’s 20 Gigapixel photos provide a CIA-esque portrait of NFL crowds, concerts and more

People love laughing at the pseudo-technology that one tends to see on TV shows like CSI. Often times, we see investigators endlessly zoom-in and enhance video footage to a laughably granular level, as evidenced by this widely circulated and notoriously absurd clip of CSI NY investigators magnifying a photograph to such an extent that they can then magically analyze the reflection of an image off of someone’s eyeball.

TV nonsense aside, some of the detail advanced cameras can pick up these days is truly astounding, and no where is the more apparent than in a photographic service provided by a company called Fancam.

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