I saw the highlights of this yesterday, but luckily for us, FanIQ has video of the entire thing. I’ve truly never seen anything like this. Absolutely nuts. Just hang tight for about a minute, and brace yourself. You’ll see the tarp start to make motions like it’s a freaking tidal wave. Crazy. Adam Eaton said one guy flew like 10 feet in the air. No joke. So what did the Phillies do of course? They stepped in to help out. Check it:
Wow, Nike certainly outdid themselves with this one. They sponsor the best tennis player in the world, and the best golfer in the world. They sponsor two of the most dominant athletes in the world. They sponsor Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. Their sponsorship of these two men allowed them to put together this outstanding commercial. I had the pleasure of viewing it just prior to the start of the Wimbledon men’s singles finals between Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is fantastic. Pay close attention to the man doing the voice over, and enjoy:
The commercial is fantastic for several reasons. For one, it’s always cool when you get to see a picture timeline of a future star growing up. Secondly, I knew the voice was familiar, but didn’t realize who it was until the end; how often do you expect Tiger Woods to do a voice over? Third, the commercial pairs two of the most dominant athletes on the planet. Fourth, the commercial also shows the mutual respect and hearty competition that exists between Federer and Woods. And lastly, Tiger gets in that great dig at the end, a playful jab which provides more incentive for Federer to win. What an outstanding commercial, great job by Nike.
Spike Lee straight up says he “likes Dick,” when talking about Dan Dickau. If you notice, after Spike’s slip, Gus Johnson calmly slides in a “pause.” As I’ve come to learn, such use of the word “pause” is another way of saying that the reference was not homosexual — not that there’s anything wrong with that. So there you have Spike Lee saying he likes Dick, and a professional broadcaster working in a hip-hop type reference all in the same setting. As noted in the title of the video on YouTube, one of the most professional uses of the word pause you can find.
And if you can’t figure that one out after watching the video, then you need to raise your hand so I can come by and hit you over the head with a tack hammer because you are a moron. Anywhoo, as you probably know right now, because it is more popular of a sporting event than actual real sports on July 4th, Joey Chestnut defeated Kobayashi by three wieners to win the World Hot-Dog-Eating Championship. Nicely done Joey, nicely done. Oh yeah, and for all the complaints that Kobayashi had jaw issues, the 63 dogs were his most ever. Exactly.
Sorry to say it, but I actually think the clown is starting to grow on me. I mean, once you accept him for what he is — a class clown — you can actually sit back, laugh at him and enjoy his goofy behavior.
So anyways, here’s a little more on Joakim, because I’m still obsessed. HG at You Been Blinded had a genius comparison as we were trying to figure out just who Joakim was on draft day — Junior from “Problem Child.”
Then we had this gem of a video — Joakim Noah doing the funkiest dance moves you could imagine:
Wow. He’s a dork. He’s crazy. He’s annoying. But damn, he’s growing on me.
I saw this a week or so ago on Dlisted and intended to post it, but somewhere along the lines, it got lost in the blogging shuffle. Anywhoo, I was watching MTV this morning and My Super Sweet 16 Remix was on, so I got to see all the never-before-seen footage from the shows. Needless to say, my day has been completely made. They just played some footage for Audrey’s sweet 16. I don’t expect you to know who she is. Luckily, here is all you need to know about her:
Yes, much to your and my surprise, people like that actually exist. It’s a sad world.