mGrowOld

August 7th, 2012 at 10:21 AM ^

OMG that looks like something that was done immediately after the consumption of way too much alcohol, the presence of a bunch of women and the phrase "watch this!"

Todd Plate's n…

August 7th, 2012 at 10:22 AM ^

Maybe Wide World of Sports can replace the flailing ski jumper guy who wiped out in their opening credits, as this is a great contemporary example of the, "agony of defeat". 

Wait, is that show still on?  Yes, it is, I think it is on just after Baseball Bunch.

 

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

August 7th, 2012 at 10:23 AM ^

That dive looked like a disaster from the beginning.  Looked like his tuck just fell apart mid-dive.

That said, I guess I'm less impressed by the crash, since that can often be par for the course for high school divers and that's what I got used to watching for four years as a swimmer.  One of my good friends decided for reasons still unknown to me to pick up diving as a sophomore, and he got to be pretty good by his senior year but never quite lost the nickname of "50/50" that he picked up his first year.

FabFiver5

August 7th, 2012 at 10:34 AM ^

Four years of intense training to become one of the best divers in the world. Then you lose what is probably second-nature in your mind for two seconds and now the guy will live in infamy forever.

Tough pill to swallow.

Blue in Yarmouth

August 7th, 2012 at 10:41 AM ^

When I read your post (prior to watching the video) I thought "That's just terrible, making fun of a guy who put so much work into his craft, gets to the olympics and makes a mistake and this is how you react"....Then I watched the video. 

I still feel for the guy and all, but that was pretty much the funniest thing I have seen since gerg washed Demens face with a stuffed animal. In fact I had similar reactions to both. First was shock and embarrassment that was quickly followed by a WTF was that moment that lead to much laughter. Thanks for the post, it made my day.

LSAClassOf2000

August 7th, 2012 at 10:57 AM ^

...which just happened, so it seems, I did see that.

On one hand, I feel for the guy because he worked for years undoubtedly to get to that very diving board and then...well...at least modern science has provided ibuprofen as well as ThermCare pads for that. Ouch. Nonetheless, I admit to chuckling at it.

Thanks for sharing that, and thanks to NBC for at least allowing a few people to see it here.

goblue_jb

August 7th, 2012 at 11:21 AM ^

man that had me laughing but i kinda feel for the guy... a back flop from 3m has got to hurt like a b**ch. plus the fact that he got zeros cant be good for the ego.

oriental andrew

August 7th, 2012 at 11:51 AM ^

Nope, all taken down with messages either "An error occurred.  Please try again later" or "This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."  Party poopers.

EDIT: Feel for the kid, although I haven't seen the video.  Did find a couple stills, though.  Anyway, he's seriously just a kid (17 years old), so it's gotta be really tough for him.  Had he lived in an English-speaking country, I'm sure he'd be getting the "Feck Up" and Stephen Feckless comments all the time.  I'm sure those crafty Germans will come up with their own clever insults.  Hope he rebounds from this. 

htownwolverine

August 7th, 2012 at 12:26 PM ^

Holy Cow. I think the IOC censors could free lance for some of the big entertainment cos. Those guys are fast.

And by the way, why the hell are the Olympics being censored? Amazing.