If the power of motivational speeches were measured by amount of curse words, this guy would be Ray Lewis. This beautiful speech took place prior to a Drexel flag football game, according to Deadspin. By our count, that was 24 F-bombs in 85 seconds, which comes out to one F-bomb nearly every three seconds. Gotta love his ode to James Vanderbeek with the “we have the chance to play like gods” line. I know I’m pumped. Wooooooo!
Last week a video of one of the most epic twerking fails of all time went viral. The video featured a beautiful girl twerking inside her office and then falling onto a coffee table and catching fire after getting knocked over by someone who entered the room.
Like Jimmy Traina at SI Hot Clicks, I thought the video was fake because it was a little too scripted. As soon as the girl started twerking up against the wall on the door, you knew something bad was going to happen. But that doesn’t mean the video wasn’t hilarious and fantastic and totally deserving of the 9.4 million YouTube views it received. And it’s quite fitting that the geniuses at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” were behind it, which is what Kimmel revealed in a new YouTube video uploaded on Monday.
Here was the about description of the original YouTube video, which was uploaded by user “Caitlin Heller.”
A Colorado State student received a full scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year from several of the school’s coaches, but it was not your average athletic scholarship. Instead, Andrew Schneeweis earned the tuition by sinking an improbable shot during Colorado State’s pep rally at Moby Arena on Saturday night.
CSU men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy, football coach Jim McElwain, women’s basketball coach Ryun Williams, and volleyball coach Tom Hilbert all promised to cover the cost of a student’s tuition if he or she could hit a half-court shot during the rally. Schneeweis was chosen and given three chances to sink the basket, but he drained it on his first try. The arena went insane.
After Schneeweis’ accomplished the feat, the coaches showered him in congratulations on Twitter.
Former NBA Defensive Player of the Year Gary Payton says he was part of the inspiration behind Allen Iverson’s infamous “practice” speech.
The members of the panel at “FOX Sports Live” on FOX Sports 1 were discussing Allen Iverson’s plans to officially retire from the NBA (yes, we thought he retired two years ago too) when the story came up. Payton says he’s the one who discounted the importance of practice to Iverson, though the Philadelphia 76ers point guard botched the pitch when saying the word.
Payton says he and Iverson were out one summer, having a good time and drinking, and Iverson asked Payton for his secret to keeping his body in good shape. Payton told Iverson that his coach with the Seattle SuperSonics, George Karl, kept him out of practice to preserve his body.
“That was it. I [told Iverson] ‘you have to stop practicing!’” Payton recalled.
Payton says that conversation inspired Iverson’s rant, though the former MVP guard got the intonations all wrong when he said the word “practice.”
“I was like ‘don’t do it like that!’” Payton said with a laugh.
Payton says word of his advice got back to former Sixers coach Larry Brown, who later confronted Payton after a game between the teams for “creating” the situation.
Of course, you can’t show a video of the story without showing the actual rant. Full video below:
Oliver was on the sidelines during pregame warmups for the Indianapolis Colts-New York Giants game on Sunday and was hit in the face by a throw from Colts backup quarterback Chandler Harnish. Harnish, last year’s Mr. Irrelevant, went over to give Oliver a hug to apologize for the throw, which was just out of the reach of his receiver.
Head on a swivel at all times, Pam. Head on a swivel.
Kyrie Irving has quickly grown on me as a player, and it’s all because of his sick moves.
The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard put on an absolute show over NBA All-Star Weekend last season, winning the 3-point competition and then embarrassing Brandon Knight in the Rising Stars Challenge. He won Rookie of the Year after being the first pick in the draft, and then he became an all-star in his second season. Oh, and did I mention that he has sick moves?
Irving busted out the incredibly difficult, always awesome God Shammgod move at Jamal Crawford’s Summer Pro Am basketball league in Seattle. The video above shows two of Irving’s best highlights, with the Shammgod coming second. The move happens so quickly, you have to watch carefully otherwise you’ll miss it. It’s like he has the ball on a yo-yo.
This is not the first time Irving has successfully pulled off the second-prettiest move in basketball (Hakeem’s Dream Shake is first). He actually did it in a game against the Boston Celtics in January. Watch him embarrass Brandon Bass:
The second half of the fifth season of AMC show “Breaking Bad” debuts on Sunday, so the folks at ESPN debate show “Around the Horn” decided to get in the Walter White spirit. They produced the video seen above, which is a takeoff on the “Breaking Bad” intro, set to the song Crystal Blue Persuasion. Instead of Crystal Blue Persuasion, this version is Crystal Mute Persuasion. Well done, Mr. Reali.
If you liked that video, you should see the “Goodfellas” tribute video ATH made last year.