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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are some things that simply need to be seen to be believed. And yet, there remain some things that still seem impossible even when you have video evidence staring you right back in the face.
Case in point: this incredible video depicting a man slicing a baseball clean in half with a samurai sword. What makes the video so remarkable is that the baseball is travelling at 101 mph, about as fast, if not faster in most cases, than most fastballs thrown in the major leagues.
In the wake of a mini fantasy sports scandal that erupted earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo is now banning its employees from participating in paid fantasy sports leagues. The move comes after it was revealed that an employee from DraftKings — one of the top fantasy sites today — may have used information gleaned from his position inside the company to make more informed bets on FanDuel, another leading fantasy site.
This summer’s Ashley Madison hack has remained ingrained in the tech news cycle for a good three months now. From the site’s former CTO threatening to sue a security researcher to the fact that the site employed bots masquerading as women, the fallout from the site’s security breach has spawned no shortage of bizarre stories.
And now we have what might very well be the strangest, and at the same time hilarious, take on the Ashley Madison saga yet. In an effort to capitalize on the now-mainstream Ashley Madison name, the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks recently launched a new promotional campaign featuring women who are actually named Ashley Madison. By channeling the spirit of some vintage 90s era phone sex commercials, the Hawks’ ad tries to have a little bit of fun while trying to promote season ticket sales.
Though skydiving in and of itself provides quite a rush, one way to amplify the entire experience is to skydive into a stadium full of cheering fans. Unfortunately, one can’t typically do that these days without getting arrested. But not to worry, one skydiver recently captured a POV video highlighting what that looks like.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a video like this comes around and leaves you speechless. One even struggles to come up with the words to accurately describe how insanely cool this video of Australian motorcycle rider and all-around daredevil Robbie Maddison is.
What you’re about to see here is the real deal. There’s no CGI or anything of the sort. Just breathtaking footage of Maddisson not only riding across the water on his motorbike, but actually using it to surf the famously challenging Teahuo’po wave in Tahiti.
An achievement two years in the making, this is without question one of the coolest stunts we’ve seen in a long time.
When it comes to corruption in sports, you’d be hard pressed to find an organization with fewer scruples than FIFA, the governing body of international soccer. Speaking to this point, authorities this past May indicted 14 FIFA officials on charges of wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering. Suffice it to say, FIFA’s corruption is so rampant and has endured for so long that it makes the NCAA seem angelic in comparison.
Given the sheer volume of head-scratching and awe-inspiring video content that fills up the web on a daily basis, it’s not too often that we come across a video that truly blows us away. The entertainment bar, so to speak, has been elevated to such an extent that really impressive feats are harder to come by than ever before.
Well, the video below not only meets that bar, but arguably sets it even higher. You want to be blown away? You want to be impressed? Look no further, friends. Your search has come to an end.