MUD BOWL + CUTE OREGON CHEERLEADER = AWESOME
After our 25 Things countdown post yesterday, I got the following email from Oregon fan, DJ:
As an Oregon fan following your excellent blog since 2007 (guess why), I had to direct you to this video with our former cheerleader (now TV host) getting a little dirty in Michigan...
I've been a fan of Oregon and their fans since my roadtrip to Eugene when Michigan played there in 2003. Sure, I can do without the crazy uni combos (they have more wardrobe changes than a Lady Gaga concert) but I have perma-crush on their cheerleaders. The video below that DJ sent only reinforces that.
THE RETURN OF STRETCHY BUCKEYE
So last night I'm searching YouTube for a good Michigan Football hype video (Memo to M Fan who shall remain nameless: Never EVER use a Journey song in a hype video. Those things are, by definition, mutually exclusive) and somehow the video below came up in the search results.
The clip is of some girl calling herself "Jessi Buckeye" and it's posted in support of new Tosu* football coach Luke "Happy Gilmore" Fickell. Take a gander and we'll discuss more below.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. There's a lot to poke fun at in this vid, the least of which is the blind support for sacrificial lamb Luke Fickell. I mean, with the camera angle, if not for the door behind her, I would swear she was taping herself on the toilet (Sorry, Jessi).
But bad Buckeye production values are not the reason why I'm giving all-out thanks to the Blogging Gods today.
For some reason, Jessi-with-an-i's name rang a bell in a my blogging brain. So I did a quick MZone search and hit the jackpot. You see, we did a post on Jessi waaaay back during the Original MZone (respect) under the title"Stretchy Buckeye."
While you may not remember the post, longtime readers just might remember the pix of Jessi, who called herself "Jessi the Flexi" back then on MySpace (yes, MySpace). First, here's Jessi (who was a brunette back in the MySpace Era) living up to her "Flexi" name:
And then there's the pic of Jessi singlehandedly spelling out "O-H-I-O":
Sure, the "H" is lowercase. But are you really gonna quibble about that? Me, neither.
Wanting to learn more about Jessi Flexi/Buckeye, I did a Google search and was taken to her Facebook page (sorry, MySpace) where she has a fan page under the name "Jessi Buckeye: Contortionist/Handbalancer."
And she also has a Twitter page with a less-flexible but no less appealing profile pic:
Look, we give our Buckeye brethren a lot of grief here at the MZone (as they deserve). But we're not haters (not totally). As we said in that original "Stretchy Buckeye" post, while it's against our religion to say "Go Bucks" here at the MZone, we have no problem giving a very sincere "Go Jessi" after seeing these "flexible" pictures.
But for cryin' out loud, get somebody else to shoot your videos.
What? Okay, fine. I'll do it.