It is well documented that I do not care for sports. Neither does Gabe, I don’t think, so it’s rare that any exciting sports news gets covered on Videogum. Plus it’s not a sports website? I’m sorry if you’ve been coming here after every running dunk and torchdown hoping for coverage, but I hate to break it to you that this is indeed not a sports website. It’s a homepage about trampoline accidents. I hope you still stay, though! And what I’m trying to get at here is that if you’re a big sports guy, today is your lucky day! Because it just so happens that I completely understand what is going on in the biggest sports news of the day and feel completely confident covering it. Roll the clip, Felicity Huffman from when she was on Sports Night

Ahhhh!!! AHHHHH!!! The scariest part is when he turns around and thinks it’s off of him, BUT IT’S NOT!

My goodness! But yes, this I completely understand. No rules that seem like they’re in place for no reason, no scoring that seems mostly random, no injuries. Just terror at the hands of a giant insect. Duh! Sports! You’re welcome, sports fans! (Via BuzzFeed.)

Comments (26)
  1. Modern athletes are so pampered! It’s hard to find a real Mantidae.

  2. I think that mantis needs to be tested for juicing. It was holding on to his shirt just a little too tight, I think.

  3. “I’m really scared of bugs, No LoMo”
    -Logan Morrison

  4. I like how he first looks at it like, “Hey little guy, what’s up? You’re creepy lookAGGGGGGHHHHHHHH GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!”

  5. Kelly, do you want to be on my fantasy shoe shopping league? Mostly it involves drinking wine at the computer and watching what people buy on the Zappos map…

  6. That mantis might be creepy, but he has a beautiful man voice.

    “I wanna kick your ass until your head falls off. Then I’ll kick your head and kick your ass again. Why? I don’t think it’s learned its lesson. Open the door, sucker. It’s Zorak, here to kick your ass.”

  7. Come on, man! We all know you’re supposed to laugh along and pretend you’re not SOSOSO scared during a bug attack. Now he’ll never live it down!

  8. I can’t tell if the announcer is real and live, but there’s something sort of awesome and surreal about it if he is. it cuts in so fast and he say things so fast and it’s hard to tell what he says. but the way he transitions from talking about baseball to the praying mantis without a comma is pretty hilarious.

    “…makes the catch the praying mantis with him being high to Logan Morrison. LOOK OUT LOMO! LOOK OUT! HE’S DOWN! TOMMY! MEDIC! MEDIC! He’s…. (nearly maniacal laughter for 20 seconds)”

  9. Let’s review the facts at hand:

    1. Kelly does not like sports.
    2. Gabe does not like sports.

    I think that it is safe, once again, to assume that Kelly = Gabe.

  10. “it’s about time Cricket shows American Baseball who’s boss.” – some pompous brit

  11. The best part is this little guy just loved the Marlins. He would’nt leave them alone. It started on Clay Hensley’s hat then attacked Morrison and ended just chilling on the railing. I love Preying Manti. They are just so insidious looking.

  12. Kelly? Are you there? Are you OK? Did the guys from Deadspin kidnap you again? Blow the whistle I left you! Blow the whistle!

  13. Jeez, I knew Brian Sabean was a good GM, having won a World Series and all, but I didn’t know he could control the animal kingdom and get them to take revenge on his detractors.

    #baseballnerd

  14. Did not see this game. I can, however, guarantee this is the most exciting thing that happened during the entire telecast.

    I’d go so far as to say this is the most exciting thing that has or will happen all season in baseball, but there’s a slight chance a cat might run onto the field of play at some point, so I’m going to hold off on that one.

  15. h t t p : / /w w w .b e n z l o g o. c o m

    I tide fashion

    wander on the beach with fashion

    Good-looking, not expensive

    Free transport

  16. Logan Morrison’s high fear of bugs is BABIP driven.

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