In this day in age, there’s really nothing better than a good viral video, right?
While that statement might not be entirely true, it’s no secret that internet-dwelling humans love watching random stuff from random corners of the internet! This week on “When Sports Go Viral,” I’ve got highlights, lowlights, a strange Japanese game show and some cute kids!
Are you ready?
We’re going to start this week with something rarely, or perhaps never, seen in hockey: the double one-timer!
Two University of Western Michigan Broncos players line up along the blue line and when a teammate sends a pass their way, they both go for the one-timer, leaving the goalie to guess where it’s coming from. Classic!
Speaking of trick plays on the ice, check out this lacrosse-style goal from 19-year-old Dominic Lammer of the Swiss league. Also: check out how ridiculous the referees in that league look!
Usually when you make a sweet play you don’t expect to be benched for it, but that’s exactly what happened to JaVale McGee of the Washington Wizards last week.
The Wiz are a pathetic 2-12 to start the season, so coach Flip Saunders wasn’t too impressed when McGee gave himself an alley-oop off the backboard in a loss to the Rockets:
Now, to the weird world of Japanese game shows – I don’t know the context of this video, but it stars former Glasgow Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura and a bus full of people.
Nakamura, who is known as a bit of a free kick specialist, is tasked with trying to kick a ball through the window of a bus as it passes by:
Finally: I promised you all some cute kids off the top, so here you go: The NY Knicks Kid Reporters:
Have you got a funny viral video you’d like to see featured? Leave me a comment below!