Here are the best links that I can find for you for Wednesday May 2nd.
- We start with a link to the classic Tom Emanski Baseball instructional video. http://espn.go.com/page2/s/caple/030709.html. This is a column from ESPN’s Page 2 archive that talks about the long lasting life of this hilarious commercial. The video is on the right hand side, and remember this video produced baseball world’s back-back-back AAU National Champions. What they don’t tell you is the guy that ran and started baseball world is Tom Emanski who was a professional scout in his prior life. Oh yeah and you also have to worship the “crime dog” Fred Mcgriff and his hat.
- Here is one of the best Sportscenter commercials of all time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVEyEbroac4. This is the “Ringers” commercial in which ESPN city basketball league team is stacked with NBA players. The best part is at the end where the guy gets cleaned out on a screen and his teammate yells, “defense wins championships.”
- While we’re at it here is another site’s take on the top ten Sportscenter commercials. http://www.sportable.com/2007/04/30/top-ten-espn-commercials/. I have to agree with the #1, but some of the others are questionable to say the least.
- http://youtube.com/watch?v=RjtPkDdvkBU. This is as good as a youtube clip that you will ever see. It’s called Trampoline Basketball and is hilarious if you listen to it.
- LEERoyyyy JENKinSSS!!!!!!. http://youtube.com/watch?v=LkCNJRfSZBU. This is a clip of guys playing the World of Warcraft computer game. It starts slow but stick with it because it is hilarious.
- While we’re at it here is another one of my all time favorite youtube clips. It is called FPS doug, and is about a guy playing a first person shooting video game. It’s just hilarious. http://youtube.com/watch?v=TsQFYceNZS8.
- http://youtube.com/watch?v=9cFkDTtQdMw. Larry Bird montage, and the next one is a collection of “Pistol” Pete highlights. http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Y5KAaercTI.
- Remember this great Mountain Dew commercial? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl0az4l99Nk. You better like it, and you gotta love it.
And that’s the way the cookie crumbles………Back later this week with more NBA playoffs and how USA basketball should be run.