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  • 11 Year-Old Japanese Hockey Player Makes Us Forget Tarasenko For A Sec (Video)

    11 Year-Old Japanese Hockey Player Makes Us Forget Tarasenko For A Sec (Video)

    If you’re following the NHL right now, that pretty much means you’re following Vladamir Tarasenko and the blaze of glory he’s experiencing. Well, there’s a Japanese hockey player that’s demanding your attention be paid elsewhere. His name is Alto Iguchi, he’s 11 years old, and he skates like the damn wind. Yesterday, we shared a […]

  • Japanese Soccer Team Flies to Brazil on ‘Pokemon’ Plane *UPDATE*

    Japanese Soccer Team Flies to Brazil on ‘Pokemon’ Plane *UPDATE*

    The Japanese national soccer teamwas apparently uninterested in breaking down Japanese stereotypes on their way to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. That’s because their team plane was decked out with a Pokemon paint job, featuring characters like Pikachu, and, uh (I never got into Pokemon as a kid, so forgive me), Happy Bear, Winking […]

  • Behold the Worst Bunt Attempt in Baseball History (GIF)

    Behold the Worst Bunt Attempt in Baseball History (GIF)

    I don’t know much about Japanese baseball, but I have seen the 1992 classic Mr. Baseball, starring Tom Selleck. And if that movie is correct, then Japanese baseball players are extremely loyal to their teams, always willing to subjugate their personal self-interest for the greater good. This explains the bunt attempt you are about to […]

  • 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 […]