A good general rule of thumb in life is that you shouldn’t believe something until you’ve seen it. But with modern technology, you can’t always be certain that what you are seeing is authentic. Pictures and videos are easily manipulated and put on the web, quickly spreading to the farthest reaches of cyberspace, creating massive confusion and bewilderment. Luckily, we have honest, stand up folks, like this guy, who go out of their way to give credibility to their amazing videos.
“I don’t think [Synder will] have a difficult time with it,” he [Jack Llewellyn] said. “With catchers it’s a little bit of a different situation, because catchers are usually perceived as the more rugged guys on a team. They’re used to being hit by foul tips.”
Still, a testicular fracture is not something that is easily shaken off. In simple terms, a testicular fracture involves a “crack” in the testicle; the organ retains its shape, but it is damaged. Though different from a testicular rupture, which involves a complete hemorrhage of the testicle, a fracture in this delicate organ can be extraordinarily painful — and may even require surgery, in many cases.
“It is indeed extraordinarily painful,” said Dr. Mark Litwin, professor of urology and public health at the University of California at Los Angeles. Litwin adds that the natural vulnerability of testicles is “one of these anatomical curiosities med students never understand.”
“The placement of ovaries makes sense. … [Testicles] are in the worst place you could put them. They really are in harm’s way.”
Hey, Doc, you don’t need to tell wrestler D.J. St. James about that.
St. James was a freshman wrestler competing at a high school tournament six years ago. During one match, he was performing a single leg takedown on his opponent when he sustained a sudden and surprising injury.
“When he fell down, his foot came up between my legs,” St. James said. “His foot exploded my testicle.”
St. James didn’t realize the extent of his injury at first. He finished the match with a victory. But the seriousness of the situation soon hit.
“After I walked off the mat, I fell to the ground when I felt the pain,” he recalled. “I can’t describe how much it hurt. … It swelled up bigger than my fist.”
Team USA is still looking for that perfect combination of mad skillz and selflessness from the NBA’s best ballers in attempt to erase years of frustration at the hands of its international competition. When the team travels to Beijing in a little over a month, they might be sporting the best roster they’ve had since the first or second “Dream Team” (although we all know that there is really only ONE Dream Team, the original Dream Team). On Monday, the official announcement was wade and here’s the 12 guy’s expected to resurrect the ghosts of Summer Olympics past.
Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
There is no doubt the rest of the world has defiantly caught up with America in the b-ball department, but there isn’t a country on the planet able to hang with this group of guards. And just imagine how motivated Bryant will be. The dream of grabbing a ring without the Diesel is over for now, but he can still lead his squad to a gold medal. Not a bad way to cap off a MVP season.
If you think Yao Ming is the only baller to come from the Far East then you obviously haven’t seen this guy! He’s got some serious hops and even more impressive range. He can hit the trey, he can slam dunk and when the conditions are right, he can even pull up from behind the three-point arc and deliver a facial.
You’ve seen SlamBall and undoubtedly, you were disappointed in what you saw. That’s because while it had basketball and trampolines, it was leaving out the most important part – the dodgeball to the cranium.
You know when you go to the game and on the jumbotron they always have a clever rendition of three-card monte? Well, this is kind of like that only when it’s over, instead of feeling stupid for being tricked, you start to feel bad about clipping that cyclist who was in full competition gear last week.