If you’re like me, you’ve certainly experienced a “YouTube loop” – that is to say, a time when you find yourself on YouTube for much longer than you’d planned, having clicked on video after video, and wondering, “How did I get here?”. This is our weekly segment where we share some of our favorite sports highlights that you may not have seen (or haven’t in a very long time). Feel free to share your favorites in the comments or tweet us and we’ll consider them for next week. Check back every week for the latest edition.
This week, we’ve got a few clips that will make you cringe. Warning: these are not for the faint of heart.
This is awful. I’ve seen a lot of nasty soccer broken legs, and this is the worst one in my mind. Not only do you get to see Felix Mwamba (whose appearance can be best described as that of a Puli dog with an incomplete haircut) kick Oupa Ngulube (whose only claim to fame is this video. Personally I’d rather be unknown) in the shin so hard that his leg snaps in half, but you get to see a nice slow-motion replay of Ngulube’s shin bending like a wet noodle. Not surprisingly, Mwamba was issued a red card, and is facing a possible ban/fine, though I feel like after watching this, we should all get the opportunity to kick his leg as hard as we can in lieu of such punishments.
These hockey injuries can get pretty grotesque and there’s not a lot of commentary needed here. Moral of the story? If you’re looking for an ice sport, try curling.
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If you’d watch just the punch of this video, that is if you saw no basketball court, no jerseys, or anything that signifies it is a basketball game, this punch would be like something out of a crappy Jean Claude Van Damme movie. Fist meets face, and that was the end of that. But this wasn’t “Bloodsport”, but a game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. As a brawl broke out at mid-court, Kermit Washington was in the thick of it. Rudy Tomjanovich comes running in to join or help, and run’s right into Kermit’s fist. Rudy was KO’d and his face bone literally separated from his skull. He nearly died on the court from blood and spinal fluid leaking into his cranial cavity. Gruesome enough? While I don’t condone this sort of violence, I was shocked to see an NBA player actually land a punch (and not on some small fan half the size of the athlete). Not only will Kermit forever be remembered for being the inspiration for Kermit the Frog*, but this punch remains ingrained in the minds of basketball fans everywhere…and people who troll YouTube for violent video clips.
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