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Amazing sports videos

I will continue to edit this post with more videos over time. [Most recent edit was: 11-21-2007.] 

Over time I have seen a bunch of “did that really happen” sports videos. Below is a short list of some of the best that I have seen. Note: if any of these links go dead, please let me know, and I’ll hunt down an updated link. If you have other favorites that I haven’t listed, send me links and maybe I’ll list them.

October 2007. Trinity University (Division III) beating Millsaps College on the final play of the game. A total of fifteen laterals. Really wild finish. You can also read the story.

Plano East vs. John Tyler. 1994 high school football game in Texas. Plano East is losing 41-17 with 2:42 left in the game. But the game was far from over. Three onside kicks and a few touchdowns were to follow. Pay special attention to the announcers. They are hilarious. In particular listen for the phrase, “I done wet my britches.” :-) And be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video.

Travis Pastrana hitting a double backflip in XGames 12. Dude…are you crazy?

Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State. The Egg Bowl 1983. This play is known to Ole Miss fans as “The Immaculate Deflection“. The wind had been gusting a lot during the game. Last play of the game, State is attempting a field goal that was kicked dead center and plenty strong enough on a normal day. A big gust stopped the ball’s forward motion before it crossed the plane of the uprights. It actually blew backwards and fell into the endzone. Video is really grainy, but it is the only version of it that I have ever seen.

Tony Hawk landing The 900 at the X-Games on June 27, 1999.

The Immaculate Reception. December 1972. Pittsburgh Steelers. Franco Harris catching a deflected ball.

Jason McElwain hitting 6 three pointers in the last four minutes of a high school basketball game. Jason is autistic, and this was the only game he ever played in.

2007 Daytona 500. Clint Bowyer crossing the finish line sliding on his roof.

LSU fake field goal vs South Carolina, Sept 22, 2007. I include this one in the list at the risk of catching flack from my fellow Ole Miss alumni friends. Sorry guys…this is possibly the best execution of a fake that I’ve ever seen.

Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup. Argentina vs England. Note that this game occurred just a few years after the Falklands War.  The Goal of the Century. Interesting quote from one of England’s players, “[it was] probably the one and only time in my whole career I felt like applauding the opposition scoring a goal.”

Pele. This is a compilation video of a bunch of Pele’s games. His footwork was simply amazing. It’s amazing how he made professional soccer players look like they weren’t even trying.

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November 15, 2007 Posted by | sports | | 1 Comment

Peyton Manning Priceless Pep Talk Commercials

The first time I saw the Priceless Pep Talks from Peyton Manning Commercials I cracked up laughing. They are Peyton Manning giving a “pep talk” on some of the stuff that comes up in life. My favorites are the haircut and “I’ve got a gut” ones…although the “I can’t stop eating” is really good also. You can even personalize them and send to a friend.

Probably only your guy friends…unless you really don’t want the girl to call you back.

Seriously…she won’t.

November 15, 2007 Posted by | comedy, sports | , | 2 Comments

Loved enough to fight for

Last Friday night Julie and I were out at an outdoor mall area in Orlando. On one of our stops I stayed in the car while Julie went into a store. I was people watching while she was inside. In particular I was noting a bunch of teenage kids who were all over the sidewalk. A bunch of them were being goofy and acting weird. A few were intentionally getting in people’s way…harassing them. At that point it occurred to me that Julie was going to have to walk through the middle of them to get back to the car. I had no sooner thought that, when I saw Julie coming my direction. I turned the key off and had my hand on the door handle watching to see what was going to happen…ready to jump out to her rescue if needed. Thankfully they ignored her as she walked by.

When she got in the car, I let her know what had been going on, and what I had been prepared to do. She told me that her whole life before meeting me she had always wanted the guys she dated to be willing to defend her…to fight for her if necessary. She didn’t want them to have to fight…she just wanted to know that they would. She wanted to know that she was valuable enough to be fought for.

Julie…you are very deeply loved. Yes, you are very valuable to me. Yes, I will defend you. Yes, I will fight for you if necessary. I’m glad it wasn’t necessary last week. But know this…your husband was and is ready to do battle for you.

November 15, 2007 Posted by | life, relationships | , | 2 Comments