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"Unfortunately, his NBA career will probably be derailed by a complete inability to understand or carry out the fundamentals of defense."
October 1, 2011 9:17 AM   Subscribe


 
Yeah, yeah, yeah. How is he on defense, eh?

(I kid, I kid. That dog would kick my ass in basketball. Of course, so can your average middle-schooler.)
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:23 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait... there was a DOG in that clip?? (Have to watch it again. Maybe several times.)
posted by Mike D at 9:24 AM on October 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


I heard, but can't confirm, that Petey is also better than me at hockey and football. Water Polo I could so totally take him though!
posted by cjorgensen at 9:24 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


My dog's talent remains eating a pound of butter and six slices of pizza in less than 20 seconds.
posted by YukonQuirm at 9:28 AM on October 1, 2011 [9 favorites]


Molly is really excellent at eating cat shit, so, we've got that going on.
posted by kbanas at 9:30 AM on October 1, 2011


My dog plays better Basketball than you!

He might.
posted by valkyryn at 9:34 AM on October 1, 2011


It's just bad manners to slobber on the ball.
posted by Brent Parker at 9:37 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


My cat is totally meh about this
posted by localhuman at 9:43 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Come on, there's no way I could imagine a dog doing--

Oh wait. It's a border collie. Nevermind.

Look at her. She noses that ball high into the air as if it were nothing. She chases her tail in off-cycles. That dog has crazy energy.
posted by JHarris at 9:48 AM on October 1, 2011


Dribbling at 1:00 is most impressive.
posted by Flunkie at 9:48 AM on October 1, 2011


Obvious CGI. Fake.
posted by stevil at 9:54 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


stevil: "Obvious CGI. Fake"

You can tell by the pixels.
posted by Copronymus at 10:00 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is exactly why I'd never own a border collie. They make children look low maintenance. It never stops, morning till night.

"Gonnaplaysomepickup? Gonnaplaysomepickup? Gonnaplaysomepickup? Yaythetruck! Yayyyplayingpickup! Herdtheball herdtheball herdtheball herdtheball YESIAMAGOODDOG herdtheball herdtheball makeavideo makeavideo herdtheball herdtheball YAYYYYYYY iheardedtheball LICKS LICKS LICKS nowwhat nowwhat? Gonnareadsomeproust? Gonnareadsomeproust? Gonnareadsomeproust? YAYREADINGPROUST!"
posted by bicyclefish at 10:03 AM on October 1, 2011 [20 favorites]


The video cut out before the end, so I missed the part where Petey brings in all these fans but instead of getting more treats his owner locks him out of his house and he has to go play in Europe.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:04 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought Air Bud was already based on a real dog. One who uses an official sized basketball and everything.
posted by dobbs at 10:05 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Being from the UK I am unfamiliar with the phrase 'air bud' and thought maybe some dude had come up with a new way of growing skunk....

I'll get my coat....

Cool dog btw....
posted by Monkeymoo at 10:08 AM on October 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Border collies are so wonderful...
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:28 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is akin to the soccer dogs that put on shows at at my kids' school carnivals. They are the most awesome, friendly dogs I've ever seen, and they are a huge hit. Wave after wave of kids kick soccer balls at them and they remain completely nonplussed all day.
posted by Brocktoon at 10:30 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I once knew a family who had 6 kids and brought a new border collie home, the kids ended up being herded like sheep w/i the first hour.
posted by PinkMoose at 10:54 AM on October 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Needs more Matt LeBlanc.
posted by Fizz at 10:57 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


The phrase "complete inability" does not apply to border collies. The dog might have a hard time blocking shots, but you'll never get to that point - it'll take the ball on the dribble.
posted by burden at 11:35 AM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Big Eight, K-Nine, and Pac Ten.
posted by Cerulean at 12:06 PM on October 1, 2011


Yeah, but I bet when it comes to snowboarding, he'd have his ass handed to him by a chimp.

Worst. Genre. Ever.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:46 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cool dog. I like that the video showed his misses as well as his hits, and that the girl playing with him didn't condescend and deliberately miss baskets when she made shots.

Of course, once Petey gets his paws on the editing software, there may be a very different version of this video going up.
posted by maudlin at 1:31 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nobody? Okay, I guess it's up to me. Here goes: he's really good at dribbling, that dog.

Ba-dum-tssch.
posted by Mooseli at 1:51 PM on October 1, 2011


The dog appeared to be wearing shoes. Is... is that a thing? I'm not a dog person.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:22 PM on October 1, 2011


The dog has a shoe contract.
posted by found missing at 3:44 PM on October 1, 2011


The owner mentioned in the video details that Petey was wearing booties to protect his feet from the hard playing surface.

Of course, not all dogs take to booties right away.
posted by maudlin at 3:46 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cute!
posted by cashman at 4:17 PM on October 1, 2011


I bet AI could still cross Petey over.
posted by nathancaswell at 6:35 PM on October 1, 2011


Good god, there are been 10 sequels to Air Bud? Who knew?
posted by octothorpe at 7:14 PM on October 1, 2011



"Gonnaplaysomepickup? Gonnaplaysomepickup? Gonnaplaysomepickup? Yaythetruck! Yayyyplayingpickup! Herdtheball herdtheball herdtheball herdtheball YESIAMAGOODDOG herdtheball herdtheball makeavideo makeavideo herdtheball herdtheball YAYYYYYYY iheardedtheball LICKS LICKS LICKS nowwhat nowwhat? Gonnareadsomeproust? Gonnareadsomeproust? Gonnareadsomeproust? YAYREADINGPROUST!"
posted by bicyclefish

You forgot:

BARKBARKBARK! RuncatRun! OKCatjuststaystillandletmelickyourears. CAT!Comeback! BARKBARKBARK Getinthetruck! Getinthecrate! Getinthecatbed! SitBegRolloverDownCrawlSpin! What's a stay? BARKBARKBARK! Findtherope. Findtheball. Findtheteddy. Findthekong. PEANUTBUTTERKONG!!!!!! Pets, please. Pets. Morepets. Gimmeepets. Petspetspetspets. FRISBIE!!!!!

There's always 28 hours in a day with a BC.
posted by BlueHorse at 9:26 PM on October 1, 2011


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