Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Jan 2010

LaDainian Tomlinson's Electric Glide

LaDainian Tomlinson made this song and dance video. It is apparently a video Nike has had forever and chose to release now for no particular reason. I have no idea what else to say about it. But I know you should watch it immediately.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 12 Jan 2010

32 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 1:29pm by Noah of Arkadia

Comments

1
by Neoplatonist Bolthead (not verified) :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:12pm

Man, that's cool. Takes guts to do something like that.

2
by AnonymousA (not verified) :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:23pm

Removed by user :(

3
by Travis :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:27pm

Try here or here.

4
by Marko :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:31pm

I saw this yesterday on PFT. The production quality (or lack thereof) is reminiscent of that on The Super Bowl Shuffle.

5
by Jerry F. (not verified) :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:34pm

Here's where they got their idea:

http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/70698/detail/

If they didn't have Tim and Eric make it, I hope they at least gave them a little cash for it.

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by jaredtaskin :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 7:35pm

I also immediately thought of Tim and Eric.

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by Botswana Meat Commission FC (not verified) :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:39pm

It also bears the musical influence of the great "Flea Market Montgomery" video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk

It's just like... It's just like... a Mini... Mall.

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by JonC :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:06am

I think this Eric person was the "director" of the video.

6
by McAnonymous (not verified) :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:37pm

Wow... Just... Wow.

7
by MilkmanDanimal :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 4:56pm

Wow . . . that's awful. Awesome, but awful.

8
by ammek :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:21pm

Nice disguise, Bret and Jemaine!

"I don't like that call
Not a very good call"

20
by Noah of Arkadia :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 8:24pm

"Naw!"

9
by Key19 :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:24pm

I had a myriad of jokes inspired by "Hit the hole! Hit the hole!" regarding LT trying to have a child, but I'll just keep them to myself... lol

28
by JonC :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:05am

Yes, miscarriages are very funny.

14
by Theo :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:41pm

Boo! Boo!!
It was bad!
It was pretty terrible.
I didn't really like it.
It could've been a lot worse.
There were parts that were very good, though.
It wasn't bad.
Well, it was pretty good...
Oh, that was great!
I loved that!
Bravo!
That was wonderful!

10
by alexbond :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:28pm

There are no words.

19
by Raiderjoe :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 8:04pm

It had words.

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by Vincent Verhei :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:19pm

This is my new favorite RaiderJoe comment EVER.

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by D :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:29pm

That was without question one of the most surreal things I have experienced.

13
by Theo :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:40pm

"Look at your wife, see your uncle"
HOLY. SHIT.
That must be the most disturbing and horrible line of lyric ever created. Brrr.

12
by Andy (not verified) :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 5:37pm

I now want LDT to score a TD this week and do the dance.

15
by jebmak :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 6:43pm

Sometimes you see something on YouTube the irrevocably changes your life, perhaps like Christian the Lion (I Will Always Love You).

This is one of those things.

16
by Sophandros :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 7:10pm

Greatest video in the history of videos.

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Sports talk radio and sports message boards are the killing fields of intellectual discourse.

18
by Theo :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 7:47pm

Peter King would agree with you.
If this was the latest thing he saw and if it was 1 on the binary scale, for him it would be the greatest thing ever.

21
by Theo :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 8:24pm

RJ's #19 comment is perfect.

22
by JasonK :: Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:23pm

Yes.

25
by tuluse :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:09am

When did I die and re-enter the 80s?

26
by Bobman :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:40am

sweet

"shake your little hips... ha ha ha ha"

The comments after it are pretty good--I like the one suggesting LT is on PCP.

Of course if I were a Chargers fan, I'd dig a hole in the back yard and bury my head for a couple hours, or weeks.

27
by pouringlizards (not verified) :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 7:43am

I like the wonderfully inappropriate backing dancers. The mad tramp they have with the t-shirt saying 'hit that hole' is amazing.

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by jayman4 :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:05am

I am Chargers fan and this was a thing of beauty. I was afraid it was going to be some schmatzly, well-produced, "LDT as superman"-type video.

Sometimes the strange and awful transcends to something of surreal beauty, like the occasional piece of modern art that you actually like/get.

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by Johnny (not verified) :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 11:10am

Whut?

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Wed, 01/13/2010 - 1:29pm

It's good, but to be honest, that Tim and Eric vid was superb. Thanks for pointing it out!