Photo: Sports Illustrated
I am sure we are all familiar with the phrase: “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Well, then that begs the question, what is a video worth?
In this week’s space we will explore just that with videos from the sports world that many of you may not have seen. As longtime noted New York sportscaster, Warner Wolf, used to say, “let’s go to the videotape!”
VIDEO #1 – AWKWARD!
This “interview” of former New York Yankees teammates, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, comes to us from CNBC (Squawk Alley). The retired pinstripers thought they were going to have a lighthearted chat about their foundations as a part of BTIG global services company’s “Charity Day”, but reporter, Bob Pisani had other ideas. This one went off the rails early and often…enjoy.
VIDEO #2 – OOPS!
Being a Draft Geek, I actually saw this beauty live. As a part of their draft announcement coverage, the NFL paraded retired players to the podium who were synonymous with having played for the team choosing next. Each was introduced, addressed the crowd, and then revealed the pick. Well, let’s just say that when Tony Richardson (who played just 48 of his 234 career games for the New York Jets) had the opportunity for Gang Green’s 3rd round pick, it didn’t go so well. In fact, somewhere Fireman Ed is cringing. The only saving grace I guess is that he was not asked to spell the selected player’s name (ArDarius Stewart)!
The New York J-E-T-E — JETS…wait, what? https://t.co/CEYX89AJ6D pic.twitter.com/RNxsptszkh
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 29, 2017
VIDEO #3 – EAR MUFFS!
Getting drafted by an NFL team is a huge moment in a young man’s life. For UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley, being chosen by the Atlanta Falcons with the 26th pick in the first round, took on a whole new meaning. The video below is a bit long, but it is powerful and it speaks for itself. Be aware that there is some off color language towards the end.
VIDEO # 4 – THREE FOR ALL
In the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox game, the O’s turned a triple play. With no one out and runners on first and second, what started out as a botched pop up in short left field, ended in an inning ending, and most confusing, 6-4-3 triple killing. See if you can follow along and count just who is out.
And that is it for the first edition of Video-So Good You Have To See It For Yourself. So, what do think it was worth? Maybe enough to recommend the blog/website to your friends? 😉