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 completed a not-so-extensive study of the effects of drug use on the performances of professional athletes.
Dock Ellis’ LSD No-No
Dock Ellis’ no-hitter while on LSD put an exclamation point on a fascinating life. One that included a baseball career with beanings and macings, a career as a drug counselor, collaborating on a book about himself, and dying an alcoholic. Despite this noteworthy accomplishment, he has been unjustly left out of the Hall of Fame. Come on. 3000 hits; 500 home runs; 300 wins; LSD no-hitter. Which of those is most impressive? I’m gonna go with the latter. Listen to him tell the story:
Best of Related: Robin Williams On Dock Ellis’ No Hitter, Doc Ellis “I Pitched a No-Hitter on LSD” Shoot Video (Good to know he was still wasted 38 years later)
Stanley Wilson + Cocaine = No Super Bowl
Pretty much the opposite of the No-No while whacked out on acid, Stanley Wilson went on a cocaine bender the night before the Super Bowl where his Cincinnati Bengals were to take on the San Francisco 49ers. The reports vary somewhat, but essential Stanley was deemed unable to perform and he was left off of the roster for the big game. Unfortunately for Stanley, that wasn’t rock bottom. He currently is facing up to 22 years in prison for a robbery done to obtain money for, guess what? Cocaine. What’s the moral of these stories? If you snort coke, you’ll end up missing the Super Bowl and wind up in jail. If you drop acid, you’ll pitch a no-hitter. Suck it, D.A.R.E.
Best of Related: 1983 Fiesta Bowl Stanley Wilson-Oklahoma v. Arizona State (This is really boring, but it’s the only remotely related item out there. If you just listen to the music you can tell it’s from the 80s.)
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