From the Bowels of YouTube: Why Sports Should Be on A 5-Second Delay


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.

Just this past week, one of my favorite ESPN personalities, Scott Van Pelt, accidentally let a profanity slip before they were all the way to commercial. We’ve decided to commemorate the occasion with a post about sports TV censorship failures. (It should go without saying that you should be careful who’s around when playing these clips) These are just a couple:

“I Don’t Give a $@#!”

Alex: Shaq is one of my favorite people in the entire world. One of the best NBA players of the last 20 years, my guess is The Big Aristotle feels he’s earned the right to say whatever he wants. In this clip, Shaq curses during an interview, and when he is reminded by the reporter that they’re on live, he lets another profanity fly for good measure. I almost feel bad for the reporter, since he’s forced to deal with an incredibly awkward situation, though when dealing with athletes mid-game, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

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“Oh, We’re Live?”

Pat: Here you will see former great Minnesota Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven fumble through some pre-game introductions. Bert thought this was being taped to air later and decided to say “cut”, but replaced the word cut with another choice four letter word. Bert dropped almost as many F-bombs in those few seconds as Adrian Peterson dropped the ball in the NFC Championship game (yes, I’m still bitter). Anyway, Bert landed himself a suspension from the little tirade but in my opinion, it was well worth it and just added to his legacy. How he isn’t a hall of famer after we all got to see his cussing ability is beyond me.

This one got taken off of YouTube so we put it up here. I guess MLB isn’t too fond of this sort of publicity.

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Alex Chalupka - Originally from the Baltimore-Washington area, Alex is a huge Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Terrapins fan who currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s also an Orioles fan and follows the NBA and other sports as objectively as possible. He enjoys writing about all sports and is the founder/editor of - Follow him on Twitter here - Visit his personal website

Pat Lussenhop - Pat was born and raised in rural Minnesota and is currently living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from St. John's University (MN) with a degree in psychology and went on to get his masters in school psychology at the University of Northern Iowa. He's a lifetime sports fan and follows basketball and football the most. His favorite teams include any team that has "Minnesota" in it's name and he enjoys sports statistics and any good sporting debates. - Follow him on Twitter here

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