Archive for the ‘Odd Ball’ Category

Brazilian Motorcycle Racer Banned after Pretending to Faint (Video)

Brazilian Motorcycle Racer Banned after Pretending to Faint (Video)

Motorcycle racer Marlinton dos Reis Teixeira, aka Kalunga, was banned from a Grand Prix Moto Race in the city of Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil, after pretending to faint during the race. Kalunga slipped on the rainy track and decided to go for a red flag by feigning a fainting spell, following a couple of unsuccessful attempts to return to the race. The whole thing was caught on camera:

8-Year-Old’s Amazing Touchdown Run (Video)

8-Year-Old’s Amazing Touchdown Run (Video)

An 8-year-old kid named Jayden Scott runs through the entire defense for a touchdown.

Incredible Blindfolded Penalty (Video)

Incredible Blindfolded Penalty (Video)

Finnish striker Pekka Sihvola scores an incredible rabona penalty kick goal – blindfolded.

The Best Goalkeeper Goal Ever (Video)

The Best Goalkeeper Goal Ever (Video)

Danish goalkeeper Jakob Kohler scored a goal on Saturday that is already being dubbed as the ‘greatest goalie goal ever‘. Kohler’s football club Frem took on Skjold Birkerod in the Danish second division when he managed to hit an acrobatic, overhead kick (aka the bicycle kick) equalizer to secure a point for his side.

Polish Man Risks His Life for a Photo (Video)

Polish Man Risks His Life for a Photo (Video)

An amateur photographer gets too close to the action during a tandem drift competition in Karpacz, Poland, and is almost hit by a speeding race car.

Amazing Table Tennis Shot at Paralympics (Video)

Amazing Table Tennis Shot at Paralympics (Video)

David Wetherill made an amazing diving table tennis shot at the London 2012 Paralympics Thursday. It still wasn’t enough to avoid 3-1 defeat by Thomasz Kusiak.

Squirrel Interrupts US Open (Video)

Squirrel Interrupts US Open (Video)

A squirrel interrupted Tuesday’s U.S. Open match between Julien Benneteau and Olivier Rochus. The frisky squirrel ran onto the court during the second set, left briefly, but returned for some more nutty antics.

Swedish Soccer Fans vs Linesman (Video)

Swedish Soccer Fans vs Linesman (Video)

Funny Långholmen FC fans mimic the assistant referee during the match of Swedish football cup against IFK Göteborg.

Brazilian Boy with No Feet Invited to Train with FC Barcelona (Video)

Brazilian Boy with No Feet Invited to Train with FC Barcelona (Video)

Gabriel Muniz, an 11-year-old Brazilian boy born without feet, has earned an invitation from FC Barcelona after impressing at the club’s summer camp in Rio de Janeiro.

William Bell the 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter (Video)

William Bell the 90-Year-Old Pole Vaulter (Video)

Meet Dr. William Bell, a 90-year-old pole vaulter and the father of former 1984 Olympian Earl. Dr. Bell is the world record holder in pole vault for his age group and still jumps three times a week at his son’s training facility in Bono, Arkansas.