Anyone ever heard of the toy, Skip It? If not, please refer to the illustration to the left. It’s a fairly simple concept.
Well, Skip It was one of those items that you saw advertised on TV (in 1989) but you never knew someone who wasted their money on one. Sort of like the Pet Rock.
Anyway, we think someone (namely Ashton Kutcher from Punk’d) should buy a whole bunch of them, hire an actor to play a strength coach and then use them at a station during drills at Spring Training. According to the new coach, here’s how the Skip It will help each player: “It muscles your speed. It strengthens your agility. And it agilitizes your endurance!”
With decent acting and no breaks in character from assistant coaches, you think anyone would bite and start skipping to agilitize their endurance? We think the most players on the Nationals would heavily consider it. Science tells us desperation tends to lower inhibitions.
The best thing about sports — besides the actual game, scouting cheerleaders, nine innings worth of downing beers and munching on hot dogs — has to be when fans express their irritation when something goes wrong.
Ashley Simpson doesn’t lip sync for once, and she pays for it at the Orange Bowl:
Barry Bonds and his expanding head hears it from the crowd during an at-bat.
WWE fans get a “boring” chant going during yet another lame attempt at something funny from WWE “writers.”
Carl Lewis embarrasses himself in front of Michael Jordan and Chicago.
Sarah “Hockey Mom” Palin has few fans in Philly.
Yankees fans can be tough — they’ll even boo the ones they love.
Nationals fans give Dubya the same reception he’d get from 77% of U.S. citizens.