Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Funny Story #1

If you've ever met me, I love to tell stories. In fact, I think the whole point of our existence is to tell stories. Many of them cannot be shared in a public forum, most are best told over beers.

As I was getting my son settled for bed this evening, a Bio on Animal House was on. Perhaps this isn't really my story, but who cares?

I "played" baseball at the University of Florida from 1992 through 1993 (JUCO prior to that). Our announcer/PA dude was a local radio personality, can't remember (or find) his name. He played all the usual baseball songs:

- Centerfield by John Fogerty
- Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen
- Take Me Out To The Ballgame by Jack Norworth

So on and so forth.

He also had a little fun. One of the pieces he did depended on a very specific situation. Going into the bottom of the 9th (which meant we were losing) in a close game (usually a run or 2). He would play the scene from Animal House, the one were Bluto (John Belushi) gives his speech on rally the troops.

Bluto: Hey! What's all this laying around stuff? Why are you all still laying around here for?
Stork: What the hell are we supposed to do, ya moron? We're all expelled. There's nothing to fight for anymore.
D-Day: [to Bluto] Let it go. War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
Bluto: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: [to Boon] Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
Bluto: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
[thinks hard of something to say]
Bluto: The tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!

Here's the video as well...

I'm pretty sure the curse words were removed, but it was funny and definitely got the crowd fired up.