Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Harlem Shake" takes sports by storm

Unless you've been herding cattle in Mongolia (not that there's anything wrong with that), you're probably aware by now of the YouTube sensation "Harlem Shake."

They're videos lasting about 30 seconds in which one person dances in the first half - usually wearing a helmet, mascot head, etc. - with others going about their business, and then madness ensues when the words "Harlem Shake" kick in on the song.

What does this have to do with sports, you ask?

Apparently, athletes and fans across the country feel the need to give it a shot.

There's Tennessee swimming ...

... and Georgia swimming ...

... and Kansas basketball (love the Bill Self cameo) ...

... and Jeff Gordon (Jeff Gordon?!?) ...

... and Georgia football ...

... and Florida basketball ...

... and, well, you get the point.

As disturbingly catchy as the song is, and while it's great everybody is having a lot of fun with it, I have a feeling the seconds are ticking away on the shelf life here.

But at least everybody's jumping on the bandwagon, including the world of sports.

- Chris Lillstrung | @CLillstrungNH

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As did Cardinal High School
http://www.maxpreps.com/blogs/maxwire-national-blog/gPC17SVgDEOWX2gC3tQbuA/10-of-our-favorite-harlem-shake-videos-by-high-school-sports-teams.htm

February 17, 2013 at 1:37 AM 

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