Aug
0

Good morning, here’s an elephant dunking

It’s the eve of the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball, my flight leaves in just over four hours, but somehow there’s still time for utter nonsense. Here’s an elephant dunking. Enjoy.

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Aug
0

BiE’s editor takes the ice bucket challenge, nominates Basketball Ireland boss

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Well it had to happen. Watch me dunk a bucket of water with around 2kg of ice in it over my head. The €22 donation goes to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. For Irish readers, donate €22 because the IMNDA get some extra tax break when you go up to that level.

And now it’s time to get wet.
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Aug
0

Basketball World Cup of Beer: The Final – USA vs France

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After three weeks, there’s only one thing left to decide. We started with 24 beers, one for each of the nations in the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Now, we find out who takes the title in the final of the Basketball World Cup of Beer.

It’s the USA vs France in the decider. Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA vs Admiral Benson. Before we find out who wins, let’s take a look at their paths to the final.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA (USA)
Group: Topped Group C
Second round: Beat Volfas Engleman Rinktinis (Lithuania)
Quarter Final: Beat 8 Wired Superconductor (New Zealand)
Semi Final: Beat Little Creatures Pale Ale (Australia)

Mont Salève Admiral Benson IPA (France)
Group: Topped Group A
Second round: Beat Quilmes Cristal (Argentina)
Quarter Final: Beat Ozusjko (Croatia)
Semi-Final: Beat Old Harbor Kofresi Stout (Puerto Rico)

And now, the final battle…
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Aug
0

Basketball World Cup of Beer – Bronze Medal Match

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We are down the the penultimate match-up of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. 24 beers, one of teach of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, began in this tournament, 4 made it to the semi-finals. We’ll find out the gold medal winner on Friday but first, we find out which of the two unfortunate losers in the semis will take bronze.

Your bronze medal match-up is:
Old Harbor Kofresi Stout (Puerto Rico) vs Little Creatures Pale Ale (Australia)

And now, let the battle for bronze commence…
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Aug
0

Rudy gets iced, the internet rejoices


Rightly or wrongly, there are few European ballers who generate as much hatred as Rudy Fernandez. The Real Madrid and Spain star took the ALS ice bucket challenge, meaning he’s managed to do some good for charity and give something to all of those people who dislike them.

Aug
0

CSKA Moscow’s Kyle Hines and Sonny Weems take the ice bucket challenge

Admittedly this site is in slight danger of turning into ALS Ice Buckets in Europe but seeing as this is the first Euroleague connection to the challenge we’ve seen, we’ll allow it. Check out CSKA Moscow’s Kyle Hines and Sonny Weems taking the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Aug
0

Tony Parker does ice bucket challenge but his friend can’t use a camera phone


France and San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker did the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Unfortunately his friend needs to work on his camera phone etiquette. Dude, when filming you have got to turn your phone.

Aug
0

Basketball World Cup of Beer: Semi Finals

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We are down to the final four of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. Two weeks ago, we had 24 beers, a beer for each of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Now we are down to the medal rounds. Here are your semi-final pairings:

Old Harbor Kofresi Stout (Puerto Rico) vs Admiral Benson (France)
Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA (USA) vs Little Creatures Pale Ale (Australia)

It’s time to find out who plays for gold and who battles for bronze…
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Aug
0

This is how LeBron does the ice bucket challenge

LeBron James may not be suiting up for Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball but that didn’t stop him from accepting the ALS ice bucket challenge from the American team. Of course, being the King, he had to do it in style.

Aug
1

Basketball World Cup of Beer: Quarter Finals – Part 2

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We are in the latter stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. It began with 24 beers, one for each of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Now we’re down to the elite eight. It’s time to find out our first two semi-finalists.

Here are your match-ups on day two of the quarter-finals:
Ozusjko (Croatia) vs Admiral Benson (France)
Al-Ahram Stella (Egypt) vs Old Harbor Kofresi Stout (Puerto Rico)

It’s time to turn 4 into 2…
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