Videos

Man Mows, Drone Watches

This is art. It will soothe you. I figured if there’s an entire category of “Powerwashing Videos” on YouTube, then by gum, why not start a “mowing videos” category. Oh wait, there is one? Well, do they film their mowing… BY DRONE!? This is the infamous “Yohoonye Field” in summer. Stressed by heat. Greener than normal due to all the rain, but with pesky tufts of relentless “nutsedge” as you can see. It’ll be nice by football season, I promise. In the meantime, I mow. Enjoy.

The Science Behind that Magic Yellow First Down Line

While we still can’t figure out how to properly define a “catch” in the NFL, we’ve reduced getting that “first down line” down to child’s play.

And by “we” I mean “smart-ass-hell tv/computer engineers” who have been noodling at it for a while.

If you ever wanted to get the full skinny on how it’s done, this video ‘splains it the best I’ve ever seen.

Speaking Of David Blaine…

I read a lot about how he might have pulled this off. From what I gather, the answer is basically a TON of preparation, plus multiple possible “abort points” to various tricks, and make sure to perform several tricks during a visit like this, and keep the cameras rolling the entire time.

Now… “… GET OFF MY PLANE!”

Now That’s Some Good Coachin’!

So what if Winston has already won a National Championship and Heisman Trophy? It doesn’t mean ol’ Jimbo Fisher actually trusts his starting QB to act appropriately after a big win.

Coach ’em up, Jimbo. Coach ’em up.

“Now here’s what you’ve got to do. Calm down. Don’t give them that over-exuberant look. Act very passive right here and get people back on your side. You understand what I’m telling you? Humble. Humble pie.”

Kiffin’s Krimson Korner – Best Video You Will See All Football Season!

I’m calling this one a BTFI video. It’s an acronym I just made up, that I hope gets some traction.

Break The F***ing Internet!

If I don’t watch and re-watch this 37 times today alone, I will have failed on my Thursday. You combine the brilliance of Tosh, the clownability of a loser like Lane Kiffin, mixed with thinly bleeped out high level vulgarity…. well… gold.

Just gold, Jerry. Gold.

Maybe I (And Others…) Were A Bit Too Harsh On Rodman’s Trip to North Korea

I was sent this video link by a listener who claims the ENTIRE PURPOSE of Rodman’s pick-up game in front of Kim Jon Il was solely to get an American camera crew inside the “Hermit Kingdom” to film whatever they could.

If so, wow, what a slam dunk!

VICE News – a new media outlet that is doing some incredible documentary work in dangerous places – produced this 31 minute video of Rodman’s trip with several Globetrotters in tow.

How often can you say somebody sent you a THIRTY-FUCKING-ONE minute YouTube link… and that you watched EVERY SECOND OF IT without even moving from your chair?

I can say that. I think you will too. Grab a beverage, make sure you have enough bandwidth, and get ready to be hypnotized, amazed, sickened, and scared shitless all at once.

And oh yeah… SEMI-SPOILER ALERT (!) … the guy “using” Google in the “computer lab”?

WTF… priceless!

Enjoy….

Bubba Watson Is Still A Monster Off The Tee… and An Uptight Prick


So here was his gob-smacking 424 yard moon-ball at #16 at Firestone this week.

And this week Bubba says he’s NOT going to participate in the newly re-vitalized PGA Championship long drive contest at Valhalla.

Why?

He’s a serious golfer, you know.

“I’m there to play golf, not to hit it far,” said the namesake of BubbaGolf. “I’ve got to practice. I’ve never been to the course. I don’t need to worry about a long drive on the 10th hole.”

Geez. Is it any wonder that my sources on Tour say that Bubba is secretly the LEAST liked player amongst his peers? The words I hear used a lot with Bubba are: “Phony” and “smart ass know-it-all.”

This was the same long drive contest that Jack Nicklaus once won with a persimmon missile of 341 yards and 17 inches in 1963.

Nicklaus still carries the money clip they gave out as a prize, and proudly showed it to me and Andy Pollin when we interviewed Jack at Creighton Farms in 2012.

Okay, Bubba. Go study the course.

“Who Do You Love…”

A wonderful production piece and writing from Wright Thompson of ESPN before the USA lost to Belgium in the World Cup.

I’m a sucker for these little vingnettes. Enjoy. And kudos to the imagery and production value.

God bless ‘MURICA!

FIFA: The World’s Largest, Legal, Crime Syndicate

While I loathe the “you’ve GOT to see this” exhortation about any video on the internet, I would say this one comes close.

Your life won’t change, but you’ll enjoy these 13 minutes more than any other 13 minute stretch in your otherwise mundane Tuesday.

Hello, My Little Purple Friends!


Nothing quite as exciting for a “Bird Nerd” like myself, as seeing and hearing these little suckers doin’ there thing, eating lots and lots of flying bugs in springtime.

Let’s hope for bountiful reproduction of my flock this summer. I’ll keep you fellow Bird Nerds posted.