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AFL fans around the country have long come to terms with the fact that, when it comes to modern broadcasting technology, the sport steadfastly lives 50 years in the past. True, free-to-air finally moved to proper high definition video last year, but now the AFL and Telstra have stuffed up the digital side of things, restricting the maximum size one can watch the stream on mobile devices to "iPhone size".


The NFL's Pro Bowl game kicks off on Sunday night ahead of next week's Super Bowl, and part of the pre-game festivities included a fun series of "skills showdowns". For some reason, this meant pitting some of the game's best wide receivers and defensive backs against football-dropping drones.


Video: You won't want to actually kick it around without wearing steel-toed shoes, but Russian carpenter Vladimir Zhilenko makes turning a bunch of wooden pentagons into a perfectly-round soccer ball look incredibly easy. The final sanding looks especially satisfying, assuming you don't accidentally sand away your fingertips in the process.