Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Motivation From The Past

Well, the Leafs have to run the table to even have a chance at the playoffs this year. I have a case of beer riding on that outcome (bet set before the season, so stop looking at me like that). So, I give the Buds some video motivation in the form of pure awesome. The best Leaf video ever made about the best former Leaf ever with one of the best songs ever. EVER!!!

Go Leafs Go!


Down Goes Brown said...

It's such a great video, I watch it several times a week. I've analyzed it like it's the Zapruder film. The best stretch is the section that starts with 2:45 left:

- The Islander guy who really doesn't want to fight but wants to look tough. Once the linesman moves away, his first instinct is to back into the glass and then turn his body completely sideways. Interesting self-defence move there.

- Next you get the Flyer who makes the classic "oh my god I'm fighting Wendel Clark" face.

- Then you get the best clip in the entire video -- the one-punch KO on the Blackhawk, followed by Wendel falling on him and just beating him to a pulp. The absolute highlight is both the linesmen skaing over and grabbing a player who's not doing anything. You can almost picture the guy who's getting fed saying "hey guys, down here... a little help maybe?" Then another Blackhawk skates over to jump in, but changes his mind at the last minute when he sees who it is.

Highest comedy.

Jaredoflondon said...

My favourite moment still is the Wendel Slapshot that nearly takes of Joseph's head. For some reason that is a defining childhood Maple Leaf memory. It was the coolest thing I had seen at that point in my life.

Down Goes Brown said...

The only fault with that video is that it somehow doesn't include the Clark vs Neely "fight", the only recorded instance of Neely turtling.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

that video made me cry. and i'm at work. and ppl are looking at me funny. but it was worth it. thank you.