July 2012 | Sharapova's Thigh

This ultimate drunk fails compilation is a must-watch

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/31/2012 11:32:00 PM | , ,


Well this video is a keeper. And I was honestly afraid to watch it at first because I expected to see at least one clip of myself on there. Lord knows I've had countless drunken moments that would be worthy clips for it.

Also, tremendous music choice for the video. Just an A+ all around.

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So this trailer for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, apparently hit the interwebs on Tuesday, and it's absofreakinglutely fantastic. You may have already seen it, but I know I'm sure as hell going to watch it a few times.

Check it out:


Also, a topic that a few friends and I randomly discussed last week at the bar: Who is the best James Bond? Could make great arguments for most all of them. Feel free to shoot away your opinion in the comments.

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Love it. According to Deadspin (who got the info from this Italian site that I don't understand a word of), the video was "filmed in the run-up to the Olympics for a commercial for Head." They continue with the idea that the nutshot could be part of the commercial, or perhaps just Head wisely trying to make a viral video.

Whatever the case, it's the Thigh Goddess drilling Novak Djokovic in the balls, so it's great.

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Wondering what to expect from the 2012 London Games' Opening Ceremony tonight? NMA has you covered:


Like you, I have pretty much no response to that video, other than "What the FUCK just happened?" That may be the weirdest NMA video yet, which is really, really saying something.

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But he certainly played the part with this wall-climbing grab against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night in Toronto:


And you may notice that the Blue Jays' broadcast said it was a home run on the bottom. Oops.

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UPDATE: There's now video available of the catch:



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Your July 2012 FAIL compilation

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/25/2012 02:52:00 PM |

TNL brings you 10 minutes of the top fails caught on video this month. Check it out:




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Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night before the Cubs/Marlins game, to promote their new movie, 'The Campaign'. And before Ferrell threw out his first pitch, he had a D'Agostino's pizza delivered to the mound for he, Galifianakis, and Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster to eat. Just Will Ferrell being Will Ferrell.

Here's video of the scene:



Ferrell and Galifianakis also did some wacky lineup intros:


And this is the perfect opportunity to remind you that I have a Cubs blog, The Friendly Blogfines (I also have a Chicago Bears blog, Da Bear Necessities).

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19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke recently showed off quite the dance routine before running the 100m hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona.

Warning: You may be about to fall in love...


Thigh Five: Cosby Sweaters

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Angelo Sharpless, a 6'4" junior small forward at Elizabeth State University (D-II school in North Carolina), recently threw down the best dunk you'lll see this summer (and probably all year).

Check it out:


That took place at the Ben Wallace Pro-Am, where I assume the free throw shooting wasn't nearly as impressive.

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Topics also covered include Jason Kidd's drunk driving, and Raymond Felton being fat.


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HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THIS CAR EXPLOSION

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/16/2012 11:09:00 PM

I translated the following video's YouTube page description from Russian to English, and this is what it reads:

"The incident occurred at the Kashira highway in Moscow. Gazelle broke straight during the movement. The driver tried to extinguish the flames of a fire extinguisher, but it did not work. A few minutes later the fire reached the tank with fuel and there was a massive explosion".

And the video, which looks straight out of an action movie:


Crazy. And what's up with the other cars just casually driving by like there's nothing to worry about while there's a car in flames right in the middle of the road?

Thigh Five: Reddit

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Kiss Cam during the USA-Brazil exhibition basketball game on Monday night:




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So apparently NBA guard Delonte West (or, that guy who was rumored to be banging LeBron James' mom) was in a celebrity baseball game recently, and what I've gathered from this footage is that anybody (on West's opposing team) who hit the ball to right field had a great chance at an inside-the-park home run:


That may be the most pathetic baseball throwing I've ever seen.

Thigh Five: Barstool Boston

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As a minor league baseball prospects junkie, I've been following Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton (ranked #27 on Baseball America's midseason top-50 prospects) closely this year. And maybe you should be following Hamilton closely too, because he, as Gus Johnson would say, has "getting-away-from-the-cops-speed". Yahoo's Jeff Passan wrote an article on Monday which even suggested that Hamilton may be the fastest baseball player ever.

After stealing 103 bases last season, Hamilton stole 104 bases in 125 attempts for the Bakersfield Blaze (Reds' single-A affiliate) this season. 104 STOLEN BASES IN 82 GAMES.

The shortstop recently moved up to double-A ball with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, and in five games there, has five stolen bases in six attempts (so, in total, Hamilton has 109 stolen bases in 87 minor league games this year).

And in last night's Blue Wahoos game, Hamilton showed off his amazing wheels on an inside-the-park home run that took him only 13.8 seconds to make it around the bases:


Ridiculous.

The record for stolen bases in a minor league season is 145, held by Vince Coleman. And before the All-Star Futures Game last week in Kansas City, Hamilton told CBS Sports, "Yeah, last year I didn't get to 100 until the last couple of games of the season. Then when I hit 100 this year, it didn't feel the same. Last year it was intense. This year it was just another stolen base. I guess 145 will be like 100 was last year. It is the record, 145, so last year when I got to 100 it was pretty intense -- so this year it will be 145. Well, 146 -- 145 would tie it. I don't want to just tie it."

Thigh Five: theScore's awesome MLB blog, Getting Blanked

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Improv Everywhere ("a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places") recently put together a fantastic video in which they turned a random mini-golf course into a major golf championship.

Here's the specifics on what they did (link):

For our latest mission, we turned a mini-golf course into a major golf championship. We surprised random mini-golfers with caddies, commentators, an ESPN camera crew, and a huge crowd. The “winner” was presented with the actual Claret Jug from The Open Championship. We surprised several groups throughout the day, appearing out of nowhere each time..
And here's the video:


Just awesome. Outstanding presentation.

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The Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry made a RIDICULOUS leaping catch over the Camden Yards' outfield wall on Friday night, to rob the Baltimore Orioles' Wilson Betemit of a home run.

Check out the rookie outfielder's amazing grab:


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This man's attempt to jump off a dock looks painful

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/13/2012 06:27:00 PM |


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PICS: Maria Sharapova at the ESPYS

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/13/2012 12:10:00 PM | , , , , ,

A couple days late, but with how sexy Maria Sharapova looked on Wednesday night at the ESPYS, we had to make sure to still show you the pics. Oh, and she took home an ESPY that night for Best Female Tennis Player. Looking gorgeous and winning awards? Just another day for the Thigh Goddess.

Anyway, check out these pics of Maria at the ESPYS:


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New Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning closed the deal on a $4,575,000 million mansion in the Denver suburbs on Monday, according to TMZ.

Specifically, the house is located in Cherry Hills Village (which is about 10 miles from where I live, actually), a neighborhood that also features the home of Hall of Fame quarterback and current Broncos executive vice president of football operations, John Elway.

The house is 16,000 square feet, and has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a 7-car garage, a gated entrance, a panic room, and an elevator.

Here's some pictures of the beautiful mansion:


You can see more pictures of the mansion at TMZ.

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EA Sports had Rory McIlroy try to hit a soccer goal crossbar with a golf shot from 150 yards away, as a promo for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.

Said McIlroy on the YouTube description of the following video, "Took me a few attempts but eventually got it!!"

Check it out:


Thigh Five: Devil Ball Golf

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This is quite the surprise, and quite the awesome reaction from the people fishing:


Sarah Brame, the girl fishing (and screaming hysterically) there, posted in the YouTube comments, "Myrtle beach. Behind our beachhouse in the sound. 6/7ft bullhead shark eating a 5lb reddrum".

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Yikes. That is the football field for Lindenwood University-Belleville (Illinois), an NAIA program that will play their inaugural football season in 2012.

Here's more about the hideous field, from the terrific college football and college basketball blog, Lost Lettermen:

The color scheme – which alternates between gray and maroon every five yards between the end zone and 45-yard lines – was captured on Sunday by The Southern, a local newspaper. It is part of a $2.3 million renovation to what was formerly Township Stadium. Ground was broken on the new stadium on March 5 and is scheduled to be completed on Sunday. The new stadium will feature a capacity of 4,129, as well as a new press box and locker room.
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It's Bryce Harper hour at the Thigh!

We just showed you the ridiculous Under Armour shoes Bryce Harper that will be wearing at tonight's MLB All-Star game, and now, we bring you pictures of the 19-year-old's customized Mercedes-Benz, which features a glowing bat rack in his trunk:

Why the bat rack? Pro Motorsports' owner Jim Lewis, the man who designed the car, said, "FBI or Secret Service agents might keep their weapons in their trunks. I figure his weapon is his baseball bat, so I put it in the trunk."

Thigh Five: The Washington Post

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Clown shoes, bro.

Thigh Five: Darren Rovell

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You may remember the Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad featuring Will Ferrell, which aired only in North Platte, Nebraska. As Old Milwaukee hoped/figured would be the case, the ad went viral, getting millions of views on YouTube.

Well, after the success of that ad, Old Milwaukee decided to go a similar route with an ad campaign featuring our ol' pal Jose Canseco! Multiple ads featuring Canseco aired only in the MLB's All-Star Game host city, Kansas City, during the Home Run Derby on Monday night.

Check them out:






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Jessica Alba tweets her golden thighs, in a bikini

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/10/2012 01:00:00 PM | , , ,

Jessica Alba tweeted a couple photos of her bikini-clad self vacationing off the Italian coast on Tuesday. Check out my all-time fave babe looking as sexy as ever:

Those are some pretty spectacular mom thighs.

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River Monsters' Jeremy Wade showing off the "ball cutter".

In an episode of River Monsters, extreme angler (and all-around badass) Jeremy Wade concluded that a fish species known as the "pacu" was responsible for biting off the testicles of two fishermen in the waters of Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea residents even refer to the pacu as the "ball cutter".

Well isn't it comforting to know that these ball cutters are now being found in an Illinois lake?

The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.

Responding to a report that a fisherman had reeled in a piranha on June 7, lake superintendent Jim Caldwell brought the fish to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, where it was identified as a pacu. Some reports say another pacu was seen a couple of weeks later.

Caldwell said he is still swimming in the lake nearly every day. Pacus primarily eat nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, he told KDSK, and pose no real threat to humans.
Oh, Jim Caldwell. You said it yourself: the pacu eat nuts. Dude, we're talking testicles, not Planters.

And shocking that Caldwell says all is just fine in the water during this fourth of July season and people have nothing to worry about, right? Stop me if you've heard this one before.


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This is how the Russians do their flips

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/09/2012 01:42:00 PM |


I don't really know what the hell just happened, but I'm highly impressed.

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These guys at Johnny Rockets look familiar.


Thigh Five: SportsGrid on Facebook

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This is what wakeboarding in a Russian flood looks like

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/08/2012 09:41:00 PM | ,

During a flood in the Russian town of Irkutsk, some dude decided to wakeboard down the streets while being pulled by an SUV. And it looks quite enjoyable:


Thigh Five: Last Angry Fan

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During the Minnesota Twins-Texas Rangers game on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark, a clap of thunder caused the players on the field to freak out and run to their respective dugouts. The Twins' Josh Willingham, who was a baserunner leading off first base, even fell to his knees as the thunder struck.

Here's two videos of the scene:



Thigh Five: The Big Lead

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Andy Murray just defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the Wimbledon final, where he'll face Roger Federer. And I think a major reason for Murray's victory is that he pretty much destroyed Tsonga's testicles early in the match:


Damn. I respect Tsonga for even continuing on with the match after taking that nutshot.

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Ben Coupet is a 6'7" eighth grader in Chicago, and is considered by many to be the top eighth grade basketball player in Illinois. And in a recent game at the Fab Frosh Camp in Atlanta, Coupet provided a terrific example of why he's so highly regarded.

Watch this posterizing dunk that Coupet threw down at he Fab Frosh Camp:


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As our friend Ben Chew of Outside the Boxscore pointed out, the video you're about to see is a couple years old, but for some reason is now just making the rounds on the interwebs.

What the video involves is a grandma pitching in a family slow pitch softball game, and getting drilled by a line drive off the bat of her grandson.

Check it out:


Definitely not a good place to take a line drive. Hopefully grandma ended up being okay, although there's a good chance she's dead by now anyway.

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The San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin is an incredibly talented player that just hasn't put it all together yet. Coming into the bigs as one of the game's top prospects, the 25-year-old Maybin is already on his third team in six years, and currently has an unimpressive .207/.287/.307 slash line for the Padres. His career line isn't much better: .244/.310/.367 (although he does have an impressive 75 stolen bases in 91 attempts).

But, every once in a while, the 6'3", 210-pounder reminds you of what he's capable of doing at the plate. Like, with this 484-foot homer (MLB's longest homer in 2012) he hit on Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field:



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Sad day, you guys

Posted by Matt Clapp | 7/02/2012 11:30:00 AM | , , , , ,

:(. Shake it off, Maria. Been a superb year and still have the U.S. Open to come. Never stop believing in the thigh magic.

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