April 27, 2011
Disaster Averted
Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin :: AP
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After blowing a 3-0 series lead, the Canucks finally closed out the Blackhawks in Game 7 of their opening-round series last night. Vancouver needed overtime, but left wing Alex Burrows came through 5:22 into the extra period with this goal. The win caused quite a celebration frenzy. As you can see above, Vancouver stars Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin couldn't control themselves, but they did show a little more restraint than the Canucks' famous "Green Men" fans.
MLB Links
Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo hit a homer last night, but the credit should go to Tigers outfielder Ryan Rayburn. ... Nationals third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. did everything he could to make this ball go foul. ... White Sox outfielder Brent Lillibridge made back-to-back game-saving catches in the bottom of the ninth against the Yankees last night. (On a side note, I'm fascinated with the way White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson says "Lillibridge.")
NBA Links
Kobe Bryant showed that his ankle injury wasn't that serious with this monster dunk on New Oreleans' Emeka Okafor. ... Via @jeskeets, Bulls center Carlos Boozer shows us that few things are as funny as a player left hanging on a high five. ... Magic coach Stan Van Gundy gave another classic postgame press conference, in which he took on the referees and the media following his team's 101-76 win over the Hawks last night
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Tika Sumpter :: Esquire.com
Gossip Girl actress Tika Sumpter is the latest celebrity to be featured in Esquire.com's always enjoyable "Me In My Place" series.
How Do They Tear Down A Stadium?
On Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, the National Geographic Channel is airing Break It Down: Yankee Stadium, an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the demolition of the old Yankee Stadium. You can get a sneak peek (along with pictures and a show overview) here.
If You Have A Spare $63,000...
You can buy the a Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI ring on eBay.
Sports Video Of The Day
Here are the top 10 sports fans you hope never reproduce. (Thanks to Kyle, of St. Catharines, Ontario, for the link.)

Jimmy Fallon Video Of The Day
The talk-show host and Meat Loaf sang an ode to Bagel Bites on last night's show.

Power Outage Video Of The Day
Jonathan Lindsey, of Midland, Texas, says, "Here's my buddy's lights out dunk."

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