Ye Olde Youtube Theatre Thursday

By Johnny Ginter on January 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

It's back! Thanks to the Sugar Bowl, recent developments in the college football world, and plucky youngsters, we here at Eleven Warrior industries have yet again been able to reach into the murky abyss that is and retrieve flawless diamonds of entertainment for you to enjoy. Personally, I feel YouTube is worthwhile only when it is sincere, and what I mean by that is I am not a fan of self-aware, ironic, or otherwise self-aggrandizing videos on YouTube. Instead, what I find interesting are videos made by people who genuinely want to show something people not otherwise be able to see, are useful, or are simply a genuine effort at making something fun. In the following, I feel that the following sports related videos accomplish that.

First, something useful. ESPN has a YouTube channel, and even though there are several other ways to watch the Sugar Bowl online, if you've only got 18 minutes to spare in your otherwise busy life this is a pretty good way to go about reliving the death of a monkey that had been gnawing at our backs for over 30 years.

More Sugar Bowl madness, and honestly this is probably one of the most bizarre things I've seen in a while. At a pep rally, the Arkansas mascot pumps up the crowd. Then the OSUMB enters, marching in lockstep, forcing the mascot to retreat. The Razorback fans in the crowd begin to chant "S-E-C!" All the while, "Lady Marmalade" is blasting in the background.

I actually found two videos of Script Ohio being performed at the Sugar Bowl, but while the one I am not posting is in better quality, it also comes with the added bonus of an extremely irritating drunk woman talking over it the entire time.

ESPN made it a point to compare Brady Hoke's introduction to Michigan fans to Jim Tressel's introduction to OSU fans, and I'm going to do the same thing. No awesome speech from the Hokester, but the enthusiasm seems pretty genuine (although if you give a starving man a turd sandwich he's probably not going to check the contents too closely).

Switching gears to basketball a bit, this is a really cool video of Jared Sullinger speaking at his high school teammate Trey Burke's signing day. The fact that Sully is a very intelligent, well spoken, and considerate young man is no secret, but his comments here (while nothing earth-shattering) really put that into focus. This is about as sincere as it gets. Even if Trey ended up signing with Michigan.

No, wait, maybe this is as sincere as it gets.

Okay, that's great Sam, but who won the game?? WHO WON THE GAME?!?

Oh, awesome. Thanks Sam!

And that's it! If any of you have found any other Ohio State related YouTubery, please don't hesitate to post it in the comments.

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