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December 28, 2010 10:35 AM   Subscribe

Last week, UConn's women's basketball team beat Florida State to win an unprecedented 89 games in a row. Here's the halftime show from that game.

Bonus SLYT: The Amazing Christopher's Jackson 5 act.
posted by phaedon (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
12 seconds, how about you guys?
posted by hincandenza at 10:38 AM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


Those puppets are clever. I can't see the mechanism which is used for turning their heads.

That's a great novelty act, if a bit creepy until you see what's really happening.
posted by hippybear at 10:42 AM on December 28, 2010


I've seen this guy a bunch of times. He comes to our local AA ballpark (Hadlock Field) as the entertainment a couple of times a year. I assume he does a regular tour of these things. He's amusing and all, but I'm not sure this is front page material.
posted by anastasiav at 10:42 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna go watch the Blizzard Demolition Derby video again.
posted by ReeMonster at 10:42 AM on December 28, 2010


I can't see the mechanism which is used for turning their heads.

Handle on the grip bar.

Nicely done rig, but nothing special here.
posted by shinynewnick at 10:44 AM on December 28, 2010


About that win streak: Before UCLA, beyond UConn, there was Wayland Baptist University. The Flying Queens racked up 131 straight wins!
posted by Carol Anne at 10:44 AM on December 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Creepy.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 10:45 AM on December 28, 2010


Awesome. Watched the whole thing with a smile on my face. That's a guy who knows when even an ironic playing of a song has outstayed its welcome.
posted by DU at 10:47 AM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


> 12 seconds, how about you guys?

15, skipped to 3:17, same same. Close window.
posted by doublesix at 10:57 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'll never combine the Mens and Womens records as one division and personally think the Womens Record was easier to achieve (scheduling) then the Mens Record.

Sure, if you want to compare current NCAA Division I schedules (rather than comparing the UConn current schedule to NCAA basketball teams in the early seventies) which would be stupid and no one with half a second's thought would do...
posted by muddgirl at 11:05 AM on December 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't get it. What does generic, slightly creepy halftime show have to do with a win streak?
posted by cmoj at 11:23 AM on December 28, 2010


Wayland Baptist University has the 131 Division Two record, but when they set their record no Divisons were set by the NCAA. therefore their record is set for their current Divison (two).

What? I don't see the logic there. Why not Div. One?

It's funny that when there's a dominant men's team, it's a dominant team. When there's a dominant women's team, the league/division is weak.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:25 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


[A couple comments removed. If you can't comment in a thread without explicitly baiting people, don't comment.]
posted by cortex at 11:35 AM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


and now, a note from SCROOGE:

the coaches make substantially more than the president of the school. The school, like so many state universities has raised the cap of out of state students from 10 percent to much higher because they get to keep the tuition and that takes the heat off the State. Out of state students pay thousands more than in-state, so that the school(s) seek out of state kids.. Univ of Virginia for example has 1/3 of its students from out of state. What does this mean? Means that if your kid has good grades he may not get in because a kid with similar grades from out of state will be selected. And that means your kid now goes out of his state --for which you pay taxes for the school--and you pay an out of state fee in addition to being taxed for your state university.
ps: I like UConn. Have two degrees from there.
Now back to the show.
posted by Postroad at 11:48 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I saw something (around the three minute mark) like this awhile back and at first I thought it was weird, then it kinda grew on me.
posted by Hop123 at 11:54 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


FYI (because it's all you really want to know) - Moonwalk happens around 2:10 on the MJ video.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:08 PM on December 28, 2010


Haha, at first I thought that the poles were there as a challenge ie., synchronized dancing in restraints and thought, "Cool, that must be really hard to do!"

Took me a second look to realize that there were four puppets and one dancer.
posted by porpoise at 1:44 PM on December 28, 2010


The first time I saw this act was on a show from the mid 80's called Puttin' on the Hits. Basically, it was the bastard love child of Star Search and Karaoke. So, yeah, it was a show full of lip-syncing where someone won money and got to come back and do it again.

Sometimes, one will watch anything.
posted by parliboy at 12:35 AM on December 29, 2010


I disagree with this obviously gay-influenced musical act sullying the manly sport of cheerleading.
posted by dhartung at 12:42 AM on December 29, 2010


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