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Throwback Friday: Bo Knows Tecmo Super Bowl
Today's throwback video of the week is brought to you by "Tecmo Super Bowl" on NES. In this video we get to watch Bo Jackson carve up the defense repeatedly. Let's see Adrian Petersen try to do that in Madden 25. It's not going to happen...and I think that's why I miss old school football games. The game is one of the all-time classics. Just do a Google search and you'll find dozens of sites dedicated to the game even though it was released over five years before the internet became popular. The best one I've found was TecmoBowl.org, which is still putting up quality articles about this legendary game. Alright, enjoy the video. I'm going to go download Tecmo Bowl Throwback for Xbox 360.
Throwback Friday: The Godzilla Weather Report
Ladies and gentlemen, on this Throwback Friday we bring you the best weather report ever. If you haven't seen it, check it out immediately and then read the rest of the article. If you have seen it, then we are here to help you figure out why this report happened. The report was created by a guy named Aaron Justus who used to work for a station in Richmond, Virginia with the call sign WTVR-CBS 6. He was getting ready to leave the station and decided to put together the fake forecast as a farewell sendoff. He explained some more about the background story on his blog: This video was never on air. It was part of an ongoing joke... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Flea Market? Mini Mall
You have to love local commercials...cheap, low production quality, and bad acting. In this week's retro video a guy named Sammy Stephens raps and dances for a "Flea Market Montgomery" ad. The Background Sammy was an on-air personality for Montgomery, Alabama's WMGY radio station and was asked to help create a commercial for a local flea market. The video was recorded in 2006, and featured Sammy singing and dancing about the flea market. The concept was pretty simple, but the combination of his rhythm and crazy eyes made this video a viral sensation. What Happened Next? Just remember a couple things before you get all 'uppity'... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Randall Cunningham Was A Beast
Randall Cunningham was the first true dual-threat superstar in the NFL. And there have been other QB's who are as dangerous with their feet as with their arms, but in our opinion no one has topped Cunningham with his blend of speed, accuracy, and football smarts. The Background We had many highlights to pick from when we decided to make Cunningham the focus of Throwback Friday, but none encapsulates the QB as well as this pass to Fred Barnett during a 1990 game against the Buffalo Bills. In the play, Cunningham was throwing from his end zone and was about to be sacked by one of the most feared defensive ends ever, Bruce... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Boom! Goes The Dynamite
Brian Collins was covering the March 22, 2005 game between the Indiana Pacers and the New Jersey Nets - and it was a horrible performance. Millions of people have seen this video, but not everyone knows the story behind it, so here it is. Collins agreed to be on Ball State University's college newscast because the regular sportscaster was ill. The teleprompter worked, but a new prompter-operator accidentally fast-forwarded through the script. Collins improvised (admittedly, very badly) and uttered the now immortal phrase "boom goes the dynamite." It wasn't all bad for Collins, he landed a job on TV as a reporter, appeared on... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Jason McElwain's Inspirational Shot
It's Friday, so that means a "new" classic throwback video from the internet archives. Although we usually post funny things, we love this video of Jason McElwain's inspirational shot in basketball. In 2006, Jim Johnson was the basketball coach for Greece Athena High School and he decided to add Jason to the roster a game against Spencerport High School. Jason was born with autism, and had served as the basketball team's manager, but the coach wanted to make sure he could get Jason his own jersey and a seat on the bench for the last home game of the season. The coach thought he might be able to let Jason play for a little while if Grace... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: The Backin Up' Lady Remixed
We love the mid-west! Where else could you get a witness to a robbery that sounds like this? Diana Radcliff walked into a convenience store in Kansas City, Missouri on September 1, 2010 and she witnessed a failed robbery attempt. Radcliff fell to the floor as her friends/amigos behind the counter started shooting at the criminals as they ran out of the building. Luckily, everyone was safe and she was able to give this amazing interview about the incident to a reporter for KMBC-TV. Here's how she described the incident: I was putting one more tap of coffee in my coffee cup and out of the corner of my eyes, I saw two guys come in,... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Lazy Sunday
Today's throwback video of the week is "Lazy Sunday." If you didn't know, it's a song that was the resurgence for Saturday Night Live. Back in 2005 SNL was struggling. They were trying to find their identity, and had tried a "Digital Short" once. Digital Short's are sketches that are recorded in advance, instead of the typical live performances you see on SNL. Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg got together with a couple of the SNL writers that Samberg grew up with and knocked out Lazy Sunday in one day. The two eat cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery, buy snacks at a convenience store, and more on their way to see The Chronicles of Narnia.... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Baz Luhrmann's Graduation Advice + Lyrics
Ahhh...1998. I was 17, our very own Pat was in his late 40's, and Baz Luhrmann put out a song that I liked because of the beat. And every year that I get older, it makes more sense. The song came from an article called "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997. She described the article as a commencement speech she would give if she were asked to give one. Australian film director Baz Luhrmann used the lyrics on an album of his in 1998. Baz has directed Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby among others. The speech was narrated by an Australian voice actor... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Vanilla Ice Sung By The Movies
Today's Throwback Friday video isn't on par with our usual videos in the sense that it was posted this year, and not multiple years ago like most of our videos. So how can we justify a "throwback video" that is only a couple years old? This one includes Ice Ice Baby being sung by Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian, Ernest P. Worrell, the Breakfast Club, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yeah, this qualifies. The Background The creator of the YouTube channel dondrapersayswhat took three months to combine 280 movies into a single video for Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby". He even went as far to embed the movie... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: The Creepy Colonel Sanders KFC Commercial
This week on Throwback Friday we have a video that may haunt your dreams for years. Sorry about that. Colonel Sanders was famously known as the face of KFC, the chicken giant that he started in 1930. We've always thought the white suit and awesome facial hair was pretty endearing, but they found a way to make him look like the second coming of Hannibal Lecter in this commercial from 1967. In the spot, the 77-year-old Colonel is attached to a lie detector and laughing like a madman while he refuses to reveal the secret recipe for KFC to a group of housewives. The housewives failed to get the recipe, and KFC... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Christian The Lion
  Here's the story: two guys named John Rendall and Anthony Bourke bought a lion named Christian from Harrods department store of London in 1969. We guess that was a thing back then? The 60's sound awesome. The Background Eventually, John and Anthony realized that it was a good idea to release Christian back into the wild because, well, he was a freaking lion and they were keeping him in the basement of their furniture store. Although it was the smart move, it was still tough for them since they had grown to love the big cat. A year after they had sent him back to his homeland, they decided to look for him while they... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Leprechaun In Mobile, Alabama
Did you ever wonder where the image in our "Throwback Friday" logo comes from? Well, if you don't already know then you'll find out in this weeks edition: it's the leprechaun from Mobile, AL. In March 2006, residents of Mobile, Alabama started claiming that they had a leprechaun in their neighborhood. The local NBC affiliate, WPMI, sent a team out to investigate. The video really took off due to two things: The amazing interviews with the local leprechaun hunters. The best amateur sketch in the history of journalism. The Follow-up The video went viral and was featured on the New York Times website, Tosh.0, Key and... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: What Happened To The Grape Stomping Lady?
You may not know Melissa Sander's name, but you probably know her as the Grape Stomper, the Grape Lady, or the Grape Lady Epic Fall Girl. Those names are in reference to a viral video that first appeared on YouTube in January of 2006 and became one of the most famous "fails" caught on camera. The original clip aired on the WAGA-TV local news station in Atlanta, Georgia, and it shows Sander challenging another woman to a grape-stomping contest. Sander stops the race, but then decides to get a few extra stomps in after the contest is over. In true "cheaters never win" fashion, she loses her balance and falls face-first into the... READ MORE
Throwback Friday: Bill Cosby's Picture Pages
Before he was Dr. Huxtable and wearing outlandish sweaters, Bill Cosby was teaching me and a million other kids about reading, counting, and connecting the dots. Each morning I would be up and ready with my Picture Pages books for the day's lesson, while Cosby and "Mortimer Ichabod Marker" helped me out. The Background "Picture Pages" started on a local Pittsburgh children's show in 1974 with the "Picture Pages" puzzle booklets given away at a supermarket chain. It debuted as a national segment of the Captain Kangaroo show in 1978, in which Captain Kangaroo would do the lessons on his "magic drawing board". Later, the segments... READ MORE
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