Sunday, July 6, 2008

Super Bowl Shuffle

Last night my cousin Paul got married in Appleton, a fun time. His wife, Gina, is from Chicago, and many of the guests were from the Windy City. Not surprisingly, many were Bears fans, and the DJ did his best to make them feel welcome by playing the Super Bowl Shuffle.

What a trip down memory lane. It was 1992 all over again, with Hill rapping awkwardly:

"I'm Samurai Mike, I stop 'em cold, part of the defense, big and bold ..."

"I'm mama's boy Otis, one of a kind, the ladies all love me for my body and my mind ...:

"They call me Sweetness, I like to dance, runnin' the ball is like makin' romance ..."

Here's what I don't remember: the song lasts for about 45 minutes. We listened for awhile, nodding along, and I decided to get up and take a leak. I come back five minutes later and it's still going. "Gary Fencik's verse took like two minutes," says my brother-in-law Nick with a sigh. Was that really necessary?

The world needs more stuff like this, athletes who aren't afraid to make asses of themselves on camera on purpose.