NFL Player Gives Away Bulldog Puppy on Twitter

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For the second week in a row, a pro athlete used Twitter to give away an English bulldog.

Last week, NBA center Kendrick Perkins put his English bulldog up for sale on Twitter for $1,500, and closed the the deal within an hour. Then on Wednesday, Anthony Davis of the San Francisco 49ers one-upped Perkins by giving a 4-month-old English bulldog pup away for free.

Perkins posted several photos to entice prospective buyers, but Davis kept things short and to the point — trying things up in about 30 minutes.

So if you’re looking for a new puppy — especially an English bulldog — keep an eye on athletes’ Twitter handles.

Do you think this is a useful way for sports stars to use Twitter, or does it put their dogs at risk? Let us know in the comments.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/06/26/nfl-player-free-puppy-twitter/

Royce White Deals With Anxiety On Draft Day Short Documentary

Iowa State forward Royce White has everything a person would need to be a desirable draft pick in the NBA. The problem is, he has something extra. Anxiety. 

Panic, fear, and angst are constantly hiding in the shadows no matter what Royce does. It’s a daily battle that he wins everyday, but there is always another war tomorrow.

And for that reason alone, there was a question if he would make the 2012 draft. 

In June,  spent a whole day with the college star while he waited to be drafted, and now the touching short film featuring the star is trending.  

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/09/06/royce-white-deals-with-anxiety-on-draft-day-short-documentary/

Top Moments from Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Begins, France Wins Gold

It’s day six at the Sochi Olympics and while competition is over for some athletes, it’s just beginning for others.

Russian Curler Andrey Drozdov faceplanted during Thursday’s match against Switzerland. It was also the first day of the Women’s skeleton competition, and top men’s figure skater Evgeni Plushenko retired after withdrawing from the Sochi Olympics.

Other top moments included a major crash in women’s speed skating during the 500m by Great Britain’s Elsie Christie, allowing China’s Li Jianrou to win gold unopposed.

Lakers Fans Pass Steve Nash Beer On Highway

Los Angeles Lakers fans are very excited after Steve Nash was just traded to LA. Any big name might be a little nervous with such a pivotal move, but Lakers fans proved to Nash that he was welcome. 

While driving down the freeway, an SUV packed with Lakers fans cheered at the sight of the freshly traded athlete, and even passed him a Keystone Light. While driving. On the highway.

The video went viral after the Lakers point guard posted it to his Twitter. Read more on YahooSports and HuffingtonPost

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/07/16/fans-give-steve-nash-beer-on-highway/

Squirrel Eats Seeds Out Of Baseball Player’s Hand

The Portland Sea Dogs are the double-A affiliates to the Boston Red Sox. For a few years now, one of their biggest fans isn’t a person, but a squirrel. The squirrel comes around to the bull pen to get some free sunflower seeds. The little guy has become so comfortable with the players that he even eats out of their hands! Cute.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/05/13/squirrel-eats-seeds-out-of-baseball-players-hand/

LeBron James Has His Own App, and It’s Only on Samsung Devices

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Image: Chuck Burton/Associated Press

Samsung on Thursday released a new app, titled “LeBron,” exclusively for Samsung Galaxy owners.

The LeBron App is available for the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 3, and the idea is to offer fans a “unique look” into the life of NBA superstar LeBron James during his NBA playoffs journey.

The app is split into four sections, each offering a look into the life and happenings of the Miami Heat forward both on and off the court:

  • Athlete – These are social updates, videos and photos from LeBron as he gets ready for games, post-game videos and more.

  • NBA Playoffs – This offers up LeBron’s season and career stats and also offers real-time updates and live scores from Heat games during the playoffs.

  • Style – This section includes photo updates and videos that feature LeBron’s kicks, breakfast choices and off-the-court clothing.

  • Journey – This is focused on photos and updates related to LeBron’s charity work and his family life.

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Samsung’s LeBron app is split into four sections and available only to Galaxy owners.

Image: Screenshot Samsung

The app also includes a moving wallpaper, a LeBron lock screen for your phone and access to a radio station that plays LeBron’s favorite mix of songs. The lock screen plugs into the NBA Game Time app and offers real-time score information from a Miami Heat game as it happens.

Samsung has had an endorsement deal with LeBron James for several years, and the Miami Heat forward frequently appears in ads for Samsung products (although he was recently caught tweeting about problems with his phone, too). Last fall, Samsung also signed a broader deal with the NBA.

Part of that NBA partnership includes special access for Samsung Galaxy owners to special content inside the NBA Game Time app. That app is what powers a lot of the real-time analytical data for the LeBron app. That app also offers up custom lock screens for all NBA teams.

What’s the value?

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Samsung’s LeBron app includes access to a special radio station of LeBron’s favorite tunes, a moving wallpaper and a Miami Heat lockscreen.

Image: Screenshot Samsung

According to Samsung, part of the value with the LeBron app — especially for his biggest fans — is that it will be the only place fans can expect to find lots of social updates from the sports giant.

“LeBron pretty much goes on social media lockdown during the playoffs,” a Samsung representative told Mashable. “The LeBron app will be one of the only places fans can get updates directly from LeBron.” In other words, don’t expect to see the same photo and video updates syndicated to Twitter and Instagram.

The bigger value is for Samsung. Over the last few years, Samsung has increasingly focused on bringing exclusive apps and experiences to its devices and users. In March, the company launched Milk Music, its own take on Pandora and iTunes radio.

The idea is that these kind of exclusives, when taken in aggregate, will help convince buyers to choose a Samsung phone over a model from someone else.

Of course, what’s interesting about the LeBron app is that it is distributed in the Google Play store. Yes, it only works on Samsung devices, but Samsung isn’t forcing users to go to its own app store to get the app. That indicates that Samsung realizes it doesn’t necessarily benefit from forcing users to go all-in on its own systems.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/05/01/samsung-lebron-app/

The Most Amazing Bike Ride You’ll Ever See

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Sometimes the best thing to do is to go off the beaten path, especially if you’re going to do it with a bike.

That’s the idea behind this awesome ad for the Pinarello Dogma 2, the bike that won the 2012 Tour de France.

The biker, Martyn Ashton, took the $16,000 bike and decided to test its limits, taking it off the road for a challenging ride through forests, creeks, skate parks and beaches. The resulting video is worth watching every second of it.

Watch the video above to see one of the most epic bike rides you’ll ever see and some incredible and acrobatic stunts you didn’t even think were possible to do with a bike.

Snowboarder Performs Triple Backside Rodeo

British snowboarder Billy Morgan made sporting headlines last Friday after pulling off a beautiful triple backside rodeo jump flip. Some say this is the first triple rodeo caught on camera. Read more on ESPN.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/12/22/snowboarder-performs-triple-backside-rodeo/

Police High Five Girl After She Beer Bongs At Phillies Game

Now that football season is finally upon us, many football videos are going viral. This video from last February had almost no traffic, until recently going viral on Reddit. After drinking a beer bong, a girl turns around to see two Philadelphia police officers on motorbikes. For a moment, it seemed like she was in trouble, but instead, one cop says, ‘I can appreciate that,’ and high fives the girl. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/09/21/police-high-five-girl-after-she-beer-bongs-at-phillies-game/

Ron Burgundy Hosts Canadian Curling Championship

Ron Burgundy Hosts Canadian Curling Championship

Ron Burgundy has truly changed how movies are advertised, appearing in many Dodge commercials and even a traditional newscasts in an effort to further promote Anchorman 2

He has even hosted the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Championship.

TSN Tube posted this hilarious recap clip of Ron enjoying the festivities and even joining the TSN broadcast from the curling event. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/12/02/ron-burgundy-hosts-canadian-curling-championship/