I’m going to cheat a little bit today. I’m going to let other people do the heavy lifting while I pass judgment.
There were a couple of very odd sports videos posted on the web this beautiful Thursday morning as well as the replay of Washington Capitals announcer Joe Beninati going insane over Joel Ward’s goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final against Boston.
Now, I certainly understand why Beninati went nuts. It’s not every day that the defending Stanley Cup champion loses in the first round to a rookie goaltender. In fact, Washington’s Braden Holtby became the first rookie goalie to beat a defending Stanley Cup champ since Ken Dryden pulled it off in 1971.
But I must admit, there was reason to believe Beninati would not survive his call, below (courtesy the Capitals Network):
Now comes the crazy…
Our first video is somewhat disturbing. Did you see that creepy Japanese movie “The Ring?” Remember that make-your-skin-crawl girl ghost, Sadako Yamamura? Well, here she is again, throwing out the first pitch at a Nippon Ham Fighters game.
Honest. This is a real video…
Only in a Japanese Professional Baseball League game, you say? Pity.
And our final video is also creepy. Sort of.
It’s from a young woman named Breanne who would really like a date with the final pick in the 2012 NFL draft. It would be funny, if it wasn’t a little pathetic.
OK, it’s funny. And kind of creepy, all at the same time…
“Day 3, Round 7, Pick 253.” You lucky boy. You could make Breanne, Mrs. Irrelevant.
Of course the best part of the whole deal is her shout out at the end of the video, to the boys of the Big Sky Conference. She knows her football, gotta give her that.