By Andi Osters
Second Half social media guru
Welcome back, video mongers! A new school year has begun, and with it #SocialStudies 2.0.
Ready for your weekly dose of clips to peep? I hope so.
A quick refresher on #SocialStudies – I give you a selection of video clips I spotted in my never-ending quest to find the end of the Internet (which I’m convinced involves a cat video of some sort). These videos will typically highlight the amazing, dazzling, funny or weird side of sports – some high school, some college, some pro… and some which defy categorization.
And sometimes, we’ll simply show you a clip that is interesting and/or unique enough to be worth sharing.
We welcome your submissions and ideas for this weekly feature, so feel free to email us a link or raw footage. Seriously: we love videos. That said, let’s get to the meat & potatoes.
1. Give him a hand (he needs only one)
Here’s a high school football player from South Carolina who apparently was born with mattress springs attached to his legs instead of feet. The slo-mo replay of this interception (courtesy of PlayOn! Sports) is simply jaw-dropping.
2. Oh, Buddy ...
If Blake Griffin was at a gymnasium and I also happened to be in that very same gymnasium, I would absolutely tell my dignity to have a seat and allow that monster NBA dunk-master slam one over my head. I’d probably react to the experience just like this guy did, too.
3. Swing, swing a song
And now, for something completely un-sporty. Well, almost. There’s definitely activity happening in this brief short about an art installation in Montreal. I’m always fascinated by the intersection of musical creation and physical motion. Enjoy this giant human-powered instrument.
4. Summer School
And file this last one under In-Case-You-Missed-It-Over-The-Summer – here’s a recap of our Student Advisory Council’s 2nd Annual camp retreat to Mystic Lake in June. The 16-member council enjoyed time on the high ropes course, team building activities, bonfires and strategizing an action plan for the 2012-13 school year.
That's enough for this school year's first lesson. See something over the weekend that caught your eye? Snag something at a pep assembly that we should see? Upload it to YouTube and send it on over.
You might just see it on Second Half’s #SocialStudies.