First, the video:
This is 7'7" Kenny George, who plays for UNC Asheville. My friend Roy recently enlightened me about this man, and I've been obsessed ever since. So many things happen in this video that I don't know where to begin.
- Watch #23 on the other team try to D up on Kenny. Does he seriously think he can defend him?
- Note that because of his arm length, he doesn't even have to jump to dunk the ball.
- Upon catching the ball, there's immediate goofiness - he takes a terrible hook shot, taps it to himself twice, and then suddenly, magically decides: "You know what, I'm just gonna throw this s*** down".
Now, here he is up against North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough. Just watch the right edge of the screen as this video starts:
- Hansbrough catches the ball, fakes the jump shot, and then makes the conscious decision that he wants to dunk on a 7'7" guy, and no one is going to stop him.
- Afterwards, poor Kenny George just hangs his head in shame after getting completely posterized by a (relatively) shorter guy.
Kenny George: at this point, probably my write-in vote for Washington State Governor.
A couple of weeks ago, Nuss plugged E:60, and I wholeheartedly agree. Great show. Now I've got another one for you, one that starts its third season this week.
A little background for you: I missed the boat on Arrested Development. I heard everyone say how good it was, and noticed when critics applauded it and gave it emmys. But I still never watched it, partly because most Fox shows outside of House are garbage. Ultimately, it ran its course after three seasons when Fox canceled it (the same network that canceled Family Guy, mind you) and the creators decided they would rather hang it up than go for another season on Showtime.
Long story short - my neighbor let us borrow Arrested Development a few months ago, and within a month or two I bought all three seasons and have definitively crowned it my favorite show of the decade. It even challenges Seinfeld as my favorite sitcom of all time.
Now, there's another critically acclaimed show that people are avoiding for no good reason: 30 Rock. It's incredible stuff; consistently hilarious without being as painful as my other favorite Thursday night show, The Office. Tina Fey is hilarious, something more people are realizing with her Sarah Palin impersonation. Alec Baldwin is brilliant as a GE corporate executive, and the rest of the casting is equally incredible. Who'd have ever thought the perfect role for Tracy Morgan was just to let him play himself?
The guest stars alone are worth watching: they've had (or will have) Jerry Seinfeld, Edie Falco, Will Arnett, Chris Parnell, Carrie Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Martin, and a ton more. And they're all in consistently hilarious roles. And I know no one watches the emmys anymore, but it won best comedy. So it's good.
I really can't describe it all, so you just have to watch the show. Which should be easy, because it is on at 9:30, right after the Office, a show you should already be watching. So do it. Don't let it become one of those good shows that gets canceled, and no one realizes how awesome it is until it's too late.