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  • This Day In Sports History (November 2nd) – NBA in Japan

    This Day In Sports History (November 2nd) – NBA in Japan

    It was on this day in 1990 that the Phoenix Suns defeated the Utah Jazz 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.  This was the first regular season game of the four major professional North American sports (NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA) to be played outside of North America. The Suns were led that […]

  • Lamborghini Murcielago Wrapped In Leopard Print…. WTF? (Pics)

    Lamborghini Murcielago Wrapped In Leopard Print…. WTF? (Pics)

    Lamborghinis seem to be the car of choice for people who are deathly afraid that they won’t get noticed. As if a $400,000 low-slung sports car that looks like a stealth fighter isn’t enough, the most popular colors for these cars seem to be yellow, orange, and lime green. Well, considering how those are the […]

  • Embarrassing Fall Leads To Breakaway Soccer Goal (Video)

    Embarrassing Fall Leads To Breakaway Soccer Goal (Video)

    The Japanese have never been known for their excellence on the soccer pitch, and this video pretty much sums up why. It comes from a J-League Cup match between Yokohama F. Marinos and Consadole Sapporo, as Yokohama defender Naoaki Aoyama took a spill while running backwards with the ball at his feet.  That allowed Sapporo […]

  • Ryujiro Ueda Scores On A Header From 58-Meters Out (Video)

    Ryujiro Ueda Scores On A Header From 58-Meters Out (Video)

    If we consider a soccer goal that is kicked in from 40-meters out to be amazing, what words could possible describe a goal that is headed in from 58-meters out? Incredible?  Unbelievable?  Astonishing? I’m not sure any of those words do justice to Ryujiro Ueda’s header from 58-meters out, which bounced over the opposing keeper […]

  • Dwight Howard Dunks On A Giraffe (Video)

    Dwight Howard Dunks On A Giraffe (Video)

    It appears as though Dwight Howard has grown bored of dunking on humans, so he decided to kick things up a notch during his recent trip to Japan.  After all, aren’t most of the people in that country under 5-feet anyways?  Where is the fun in dunking over someone that short? Howard must have felt […]

  • Tiger Woods Is Selling Heat Rub To The Japanese (Video)

    Tiger Woods Is Selling Heat Rub To The Japanese (Video)

    After losing dozens of endorsement deals following the unveiling of his extramarital sexual escapades over a year ago, Tiger Woods has taken the first step towards regaining his marketability, as he made his long awaited return to the studio to shoot an advertisement for Vantelin Kowa, a Japanese heat rub for athletes with aches and […]

  • Picture Of The Day: How Japan Celebrate Baseball Victories

    Picture Of The Day: How Japan Celebrate Baseball Victories

    I have never been a big fan of fireworks.  Just a bunch of over-priced sparkles flying into the air, making a bunch of noise, then disappearing while leaving behind an terrible odor.  Seems like a rather dumb way to celebrate a home run or a victory for any Major League Baseball team. Japanese baseball, on […]

  • The Erotic Pitching Styles Of ’98 Koshien (Video)

    The Erotic Pitching Styles Of ’98 Koshien (Video)

    For those of you who always thought Hideo Nomo had the weirdest pitching windup in baseball history, you haven’t seen nothing yet.  Much like the pitchers from their country, Japan’s ’98 Koshien baseball video game has mastered the art of the crazy pitching windup, however, in true video game fashion they have taken things to […]

  • Fan Gets Hit By Sebastien Buemi’s F1 Race Car (Video)

    Fan Gets Hit By Sebastien Buemi’s F1 Race Car (Video)

    Hurdling over stationary hurdles may be difficult and dangerous enough for some, but not for this daring Japanese boy, who decided it would be a good idea to try hurdling over Sebastien Buemi’s Formula 1 race car as it cruised down a track at approximately 20 mph during a Red Bull F1 Exhibition in Japan. […]

  • Bo-Taoshi Is My New Favorite Sport (Video)

    Bo-Taoshi Is My New Favorite Sport (Video)

    The clip below will likely have you asking yourself two questions: What is Bo-Taoshi and why have I never seen this amazing sport before? In response to the first question, Bo-Taoshi is a game played between two teams of 75 individuals.  The role of the team on defense is to protect a giant pole that […]

  • “Japanese Messi Boy” Is Amazing! (Video)

    “Japanese Messi Boy” Is Amazing! (Video)

    I am not quite sure what is more impressive.  The kid in the video below, or the soundtrack that accompanies his compilation of incredible dekes and goals. Oh, who am I kidding.  The kid is obviously more impressive.  YouTube has labeled this kid as “Japanese Messi Boy,” and it is obvious why immediately after watching […]