Friday, January 20, 2012

When Sports Go Viral

In this day in age, there’s really nothing better than a good viral video, right?

While that statement might not be entirely true, it’s no secret that internet-dwelling humans love watching random stuff from random corners of the internet! This week on “When Sports Go Viral,” I’ve got highlights, lowlights, a strange Japanese game show and some cute kids!

Are you ready?

We’re going to start this week with something rarely, or perhaps never, seen in hockey: the double one-timer!

Two University of Western Michigan Broncos players line up along the blue line and when a teammate sends a pass their way, they both go for the one-timer, leaving the goalie to guess where it’s coming from. Classic!





Speaking of trick plays on the ice, check out this lacrosse-style goal from 19-year-old Dominic Lammer of the Swiss league. Also: check out how ridiculous the referees in that league look!





Usually when you make a sweet play you don’t expect to be benched for it, but that’s exactly what happened to JaVale McGee of the Washington Wizards last week.

The Wiz are a pathetic 2-12 to start the season, so coach Flip Saunders wasn’t too impressed when McGee gave himself an alley-oop off the backboard in a loss to the Rockets:





Now, to the weird world of Japanese game shows – I don’t know the context of this video, but it stars former Glasgow Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura and a bus full of people.

Nakamura, who is known as a bit of a free kick specialist, is tasked with trying to kick a ball through the window of a bus as it passes by:





Finally: I promised you all some cute kids off the top, so here you go: The NY Knicks Kid Reporters:





Have you got a funny viral video you’d like to see featured? Leave me a comment below!

2 comments:

Tim said...

absolutely awesome post buddy... tons of fun!!

Kerrzy said...

Thanks pal!