Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski didn't take a single snap during the New England Patriots' final preseason game this week, but the two superstars made sure to get in a few pre-game reps.

Brady and Gronkowski went one-on-one during warmups, with the stars alternating between cornerback and receiver. So who had the edge?

Brady beat Gronkowski a few times and made one good catch, but he was out of bounds. Gronk, on the other hand, could not haul in a pass over Brady. It looks like Gronk wanted an interference flag on that play, and it could have gone either way.

As the announcers point out, it's nice to see the pair having fun on the field. Gronk is known for his light-heartedness, but it's rare to see Brady goofing around.

It's too late now, but maybe one day we'll get to see either Brady or Gronk line up on defense. If Chad Ochocinco can kick an extra point, maybe Brady can try his hand at corner.

(H/T to Sports Grid)

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Who needs a waterpark when you've got a culvert?

The artist Devin Graham, perhaps best known for creating a humongous rope swing and a giant slip and slide, released a new video this week, which is already making "waves."

Graham and some friends took a quarter-mile culvert and fashioned it into a quarter mile waterslide. They began by blocking a storm drain at the top of the culvert, and after sufficient water built up, they removed the blockade and let loose.

What a ride. Graham definitely has some of the luckiest friends in the world.

(H/T to Hot Clicks)

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Charles Barkley recently took the mic at a North Carolina bar and started singing the Boyz II Men classic "End of the Road." Luckily for everyone involved, he did not have to finish.

Barkley was in the Tar Heel State this week, helping raise money for the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. And he decided it would be a good idea if he showed off his singing "talents."

Barkley began to sing "End of the Road," and all you need to know about his performance was summed up by one heckler: "you're [expletive] terrible!", the man shouted.

Luckily, two of the members of Boyz II Men, who were also in town for the charity event, came on stage to help Barkley finish the song.

And thank goodness for that. No one wanted to hear Barkley reach the end of the road.

As bad as he is at singing, Barkley can always take comfort in knowing this: he is much worse at golf.

(H/T to Yardbarker)

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Nelson Cruz had no idea what he was in for.

The Texas Rangers outfielder played a prank on FSN reporter Emily Jones before Wednesday's Rangers-Rays game. As she began her broadcast near the Rangers dugout, Cruz reached over and covered the camera with his glove.

But Jones was ready.

She immediately started spraying Cruz and his teammates with a spray bottle. How she got the bottle and why she was holding it during her broadcast are still unclear.

In Jones' words, she had to "fight fire with fire." And that strategy proved effective.

Something tells me that neither Cruz nor his teammates will mess with Jones again.

(H/T to Yardbarker)

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It seems like Tim Tebow is never far from the eye of the storm.

While the New York Jets quarterback continues to be a center of attention in the Big Apple, down in New Orleans a weatherman had to resort to Tebowing to stay upright in the face of Hurricane Isaac.

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore was reporting from the streets of New Orleans on Wednesday morning when the wind became so strong that he had to take a knee.

"I don't know what the heck this is coming through here right now," Cantore shouted. "This is some of the strongest wind we've had all morning... It is really hard to stand up right now."

Cantore proceeded to take a knee and cover his head to protect himself from the violent rain.

"The rain is just killing me," he said. "For whatever it's worth I hope I'm making Tebow proud."

Cantore's Tebow was different than others because it was practical and unintentional. But, hey, inadvertent Tebows are Tebows too.

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The trick performed by one skier/stuntman is so improbable it's almost laughable.

In the video below, Matthias Giraud skis off a cliff and then deploys a parachute, all while an avalanche tears down the French Alps behind him.

Yeah, that's right.

Giraud and partner Stefan Laude used their avalanche location devices to locate the perfect spot for the stunt. On his website, Giraud notes that he had a helicopter rescue team on standby.

This is why Giraud's nickname is "Super Frenchie."

"It was probably the best run of my life," Giraud said. And that's coming from a man who's been on some pretty crazy rides.

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Despite what San Diego Padres fans may lead you to believe, catching a foul ball at a baseball game is unlikely and can be extremely difficult.

And so you can understand why one fan celebrated like she just won the lottery after grabbing a ball at Fenway Park during Monday's contest between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals.

The ball bounced around this woman's section, and after staying out of the initial scum, she deftly turned around in her seat and grabbed the loose ball. After claiming the souvenir, she stands up and raises her arms in celebration. Then she sits back down and appears to be overcome with emotion. But before long she rises again for her curtain call.

It looks like this woman was waiting a long time for this moment, and it appears to be everything she wanted and more. Good for her.

(H/T to Sports Grid)

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Football players aren't the only athletes having difficulty getting on the same page as their league executives.

In a hilarious skit depicting a group of gladiators preparing to fight, the humor website Jest.com gently pokes fun at various hot topics from the NFL's labor dispute.

"We had to pull our son out of gladiator summer camp," one gladiator laments. "As a parent it's scary to think that your son could be disembowed. I mean, you like to think to yourself, 'Not my kid.' But it happens."

The skit mocks the new 35-yard line kickoff rule, the addition of preseason games and the distrust amongst players of commissioner Roger Goodell.

"Fellow gladiators, these were merely surface level changes," one of the gladiators says of the new measures. "Emperor Goodell seeks to clear his name in the Roman press, nothing more."

Player safety is a serious concern in the NFL, and concussions should not be mocked. But seeing other issues presented in this way makes one realize just how silly some of these disputes are.

(H/T to Bro Bible)

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Guys have been employing the old "marriage proposal at the sporting event" trick for years now, but the move still manages to offer some cachet. Usually the payoff is the woman's reaction. Some literally flee the scene. Others melt into tears. Regardless, this appeals to the voyeuristic curiosity in all of us.

At a recent minor league game hosted by the Spokane Indians, Donald Klein went on the field with his girlfriend during the seventh-inning stretch to entertain the rest of the fans with this ritual.

This story has the standard feel-good, big-kiss moment, but the reaction of the bride-to-be, Marion Meier, is what nudges it toward Hall-of-Fame status. Check it out, courtesy of KREM:

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When LeBron James is impressed with a dunk, you know it's the real deal.

James tweeted this about a slam by Indianapolis Pacers forward Paul George: "The homie @King24George got crazy bounce. Just saw him reverse 360 b/t the legs windmill at the Nike FOS in Shanghai. No warmup #sick."

And sure enough, the dunk was worth the hype. In the video below, George throws down a reverse, 360-degree, between-the-legs, windmill dunk. If that sounds like a mouthful, wait till you see the actual dunk.

George put down a similar jam at the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest, but he added the between-the-legs twist.

He has already produced his share of highlight-reel slam dunks, but George is only 22, so NBA fans should look forward to much more where this came from.

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