Worst Fan Video Ever!
This instant classic comes from Kentucky fan Joe Shroer. Your eyes and ears might will bleed while watching this video.
Things to watch for during the video:
1. Don't stare at his pasty thighs; you may go blind.
2. He won't even look at the camera for most of the video.
3. Why did they need multiple cameras for this "music video"? He's just sitting in a chair?
4. His awkward use of props.
This Day In Sports History:
The Original Dream Team won the gold medal on this day in 1992.
"Many consider it the greatest team ever assembled, in any sport. Yet even that description fails to give it proper credit for its impact.
The original Dream Team, the
U.S.basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in , was a phenomenon on and off the court. It mattered not that it dominated the Olympic competition, beating its eight opponents by an average of 44 points. What was important was that the Dream Team, the first Barcelona Olympic team to include NBA stars, gave fans a glimpse of basketball at its finest, and an entire world responded. U.S.
Since 1992, basketball has exploded in popularity around the globe, rising to a place where it truly challenges soccer's status as the world's most popular sport. Much of that is due to the impact of the Dream Team, which attracted fans and followers wherever it went.
"It was," said Coach Chuck Daly, "like Elvis and the Beatles put together. Traveling with the Dream Team was like traveling with 12 rock stars. That's all I can compare it to."
And what a band it was. Start with three of the game's all-time greats: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Add the irrepressible Charles Barkley for a little spice, as well as seven more NBA All-Stars: centers David Robinson and Patrick Ewing, power forward Karl Malone, swingmen Scottie Pippen, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler and point guard John Stockton. Complete the roster with Christian Laettner, the best college player of 1991-92 and a future NBA All-Star.
Opponents didn't have a chance, but they didn't care. One player, while trying to guard Magic Johnson, was seen frantically waving to a camera-wielding teammate on the bench, signaling to make sure he got a picture of them together.
"They knew they were playing the best in the world," reflected Daly after the team won the gold medal with a 117-85 win over
on August 8, 1992. "They'll go home and for the rest of their lives be able to tell their kids, 'I played against Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.' And the more they play against our best players, the more confident they're going to get. Croatia
"Finally there will come a day -- I'm not saying it will happen anytime soon, mind you, but it's inevitable that it will happen -- that they will be able to compete with us on even terms. And they'll look back on the Dream Team as a landmark event in that process."
Best Catch Of The Week:
Watch this fan go head first into a wall to catch a home run off the bat of Jorge Martinez during a minor league game. Don't think the ball was worth the injury.
I Don't Watch Surfing
...but I may have to start. You're welcome.