Monday, June 25, 2012

Video Breakdown: Rangers Fan Doing the Worm

Here at T3I we not only bring you up date* happenings in the world of sports, we provide you with the analysis that takes you beyond the highlights. So, much like how Ron Jaworski breaks down coaches' tape and tells you that the Packers opened up the middle of the field by sending the outside guys on 9 routes and flexing the TE in motion while using misdirection play action and having Aaron Rodgers do a half-waggle, the Idiots will be breaking down the hottest videos in the world of sports.

Today we look at the Texas Ranger fan doing the worm after catching a home run off the bat of Nelson Cruz:

- At the :07 second mark you'll see how the fan makes it happen - preparation. Note that he's already out of his seat and standing in the grassy area behind the fence while the ball is in the air. You're not going to do the worm after catching a ball if you're not in position to catch it. Remember, people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

- You'll also notice he brought a glove to the game. If you're over the age of 12, this is poor form, but we'll let it slide this time.

- At the :10 mark, he catches it and immediately drops into the worm. This is obviously planned -- so you have to wonder how long he'd been waiting to pull this off. If I had to guess, I'd say his whole life --  a life spent watching pro wrestling and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

- After Cruz gets done rounding the bases, we get to a detailed breakdown of the worm. At about the :35 second mark, the camera focuses on the replay and you'll see, this guy has excellent form. The real key to getting the worm started successfully is keeping the shoulders back, which allows for an arched torso and strong forward momentum.

- From there you'll notice the other key feature as it relates to worm form - he really works at getting his ass up in the air, which allows for nice follow-up worm action.

- Lastly, you'll notice he keeps it brief.  3.5 good worms and he's out. Of course, he really ran out of stamina, so he might want to do some P90X and build that core strength just a touch if he's going to engage in an long distance worming. He's clearly a sprinter at this stage in his worm career.

So there you have it folks, overall this was a fine, fine effort. The fan loses points for bringing his glove and running out of juice quickly, but the planning and overally execution were outstanding. If you are going to do the worm at a stadium, you need to have great form and be prepared. This guy was.

* for the purposes of this post, "up to date" is defined as random crap twice a week

Friday, June 22, 2012

Padres Ball Girl Has Better Glove Than Most Padres

Below you will meet San Diego (German for whale's vagina) Padres ball girl Lisa. Here's what Lisa does well - snag line drives and get Dick Enberg's blood flowing so quickly to his nether regions he loses the ability to form a coherent sentence, which is kind of important for a broadcaster. It was a hell of a grab Lisa, hell of a grab indeed.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Rocket Not Guilty

Roger NOT in a steroid rage.
Photo: William Perlman, Star-Ledger

The Rocket was found not guilty today.   Yankee radio announcer Suzyn Waldman reacts:

Brooklyn Nets Dance Squad > Actual Brooklyn Nets

Via our friends at Bob's Blitz, we bring you the finalists for the Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets Dance Squad. I found a couple of things about the video interesting:

1) Even though it was announced 100 years ago, the Nets are actually going to start playing in Brooklyn in the fall.

2) You have to love the "strip club DJ" introducing the girls. I wonder which one of these establishments he works at full time.

3) The designer for "Sex in the City" is apparently working on the girl's uniform design. Coincidentally the same guy is also the Net's General Manager.

4) Melissa informs us at the 1:40 mark that Brooklyn fans "go hard." This is no doubt based on her exhaustive research of the fan behavior of Brooklyn's last professional team -- the Dodgers.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ebay Item of the Week: Let's Play the Feud

Photo: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

We're a little late in commemorating the life of game show legend Richard Dawson who passed on June 2nd.  But let's be honest, if you're expecting timely coverage of current events from this crappy blog, you need to re-assess your choices for online news.

Anyways, a 4 DVD set of the vintage "All-Star" editions of Family Feud is too good to pass up.  Especially when it features the likes of the following celebrity teams battling it out for charity:  Love Boat, Eight is Enough, WKRP in Cincinnati, Welcome Back Kotter, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Dallas.

How about a tease?  Trust me, invest the 20 minutes into this complete episode of WKRP vs. Love Boat.  You won't be disappointed.

Where to begin?  How about the Dawson/Ted Lange (Isaac from Love Boat) exchange (4:10 mark) regarding a night together at the Playboy Mansion?   Gold.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Watch Tony Kornheiser Change a Water Cooler Bottle

Because it's Monday and you've got nothing better to do, here's Tony Kornheiser changing a water cooler bottle - blind folded.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

T3I at the Ball Game

Champ has a young son and I have an infant son. We are self-professed idiots. So while Champ and Little Champ have already been to a baseball game together without incident, I've got some time yet before that happens. However, when it does, I get the feeling that this is a distinct possibility:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ebay Item of the Week: No, Not That Otto!

Any Orange fan would love a Syracuse University wall clock featuring Otto.  You and I are probably thinking about this guy.   However, this week's Ebay Item of the Week features a custom designed Syracuse Orangemen wall clock with Springfield's favorite bus driver smack dab in the middle.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Play With J. Peterman's Balls

Let's face it, for the average hacker it doesn't make a lot of sense to invest in dozens of Nike 20XIs, those are too expense to hit in the drink.

Luckily for us, John O'Hurley, best known as J. Peterman from Seinfeld, has decided to become the celebrity spokesperson for a ball for the common man. The brand is Range' and the performance speaks for itself. Look for bonus endorsements from David Puddy (who must be sad the Devils are down 2-0)  and Lloyd Braun. And yes I know this has a million views, but it was new to me. Enjoy.