Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Update: Corey Williams Footage Goes Viral; Now Let's Have a Contest

On Monday we posted the remarkable video footage of Corey Williams getting his knee cap broken by a line drive and managing to throw the opposing hitter out at first with a backhanded fling.

Over the past few days, the footage and the X-ray photo have been spreading like wildfire. I noticed on Monday that the Sporting News picked up on the story. Then yesterday a friend emailed me this posting from Barstool Sports (very funny blog by the way). I then saw that Deadspin had posted about it. Most recently, Mrs. O'Shea noticed that the L.A. Times (!) has gotten in on the action.

Also sighted at the Huffington Post, the Palm Beach Post (which may have been first to post the footage), on FanHouse, on the blog JOCKpost, and in NowPublic.

Contest for No Apparent Reason

Anyone up for a Where's Waldo competition? Whoever can find the most random, bizarre, off-the-wall place on the Web where this footage of CW and/or the X-ray have been posted, will win VSL's Grand Prize. I cannot yet tell you what the prize consists of, but it is unlikely to be anything remotely desirable. But hey, it's a Grand Prize. Just post your links in the Comments section.

7 comments:

AD said...

Cached page from BestLadiesGolfAccessories.com:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:jqsErjNqgz4J:bestladiesgolfaccessories.com/corey-williams-injury-video-knee-shattered-by-line-drive/2010/+corey+williams+vanderbilt&cd=24&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Anonymous said...

I saw the picture tatooed on your mom's backside. Hey Yo!

Seamus O'Toole said...

The throw to first or the x-ray?

Anonymous said...

It was on the ever-so-great show of SportsNation on ESPN2. If that's not epic, then I don't know what is.

Joseph said...

originally found through bustedcoverage.com (a fellow blogger), but linked to yahoo.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Vanderbilt-s-Corey-Williams-is-much-tougher-than?urn=mlb,232012

the best line of the article: "the lefty's full name needs to be declared a synonym for tough. He should also be immediately promoted to whatever ranks above Commodore."

Anonymous said...

the best line about american idol: "the show's name needs to be declared a synonym for sucks."

Anonymous said...

i don't know if it beats ladies' golf accessories but Business Week seems strange.

http://bx.businessweek.com/vanderbilt-owen-gsm/vanderbilts-corey-williams-is-much-tougher-than-you-are/9588533606585238452-de324ac1898ec1a5a1bc341ed8b23fb4/