Josh Sneed - Sports

Sneed, Lynch, Spruyt, Laney Season 8, Ep 0807 12/10/2004 Views: 8,421

Fat kids are taking over. (3:03)

LIKE YOU GO TO PLACES LIKE

NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES AND

THEY'RE LIKE, YOU KNOW, "OH,

YOU PROBABLY LIKE NASCAR."

AND YOU KNOW I'M LIKE,

"NO, I DON'T KNOW."

BUT THEN I FEEL LIKE HAVE TO

JUSTIFY THE SPORT.

I'M LIKE, "YOU KNOW WHAT?

IT'S THE NUMBER ONE SPECTATOR

SPORT IN OUR COUNTRY.

THAT'S A FACT."

AND THEY'RE LIKE, "REALLY?"

AND I'M LIKE, "YEAH, YOU KNOW."

AND THEN PEOPLE WONDER WHY

THERE'S SO MANY FAT KIDS.

AND I'M LIKE, "HELLO."

HA-HA-HA!

YOU KNOW.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY, LET'S BE

HONEST.

THERE ARE PARENTS AT HOME GOIN',

"SEE THAT BOBBY, HOW HE SITS

THERE AND TURNS THE WHEEL?

OKAY.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S AN ATHLETE.

YEAH."

I'M SERIOUS, YOU GUY'S.

FAT KIDS ARE TAKING OVER.

IT IS A PROBLEM.

BUT IF YOU DO HAVE AN OBESE

CHILD, THERE'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION

AND IT'S SPORTS.

NOW MORE THAN EVER, PARENTS HAVE

TO GET THEIR KIDS OUT THERE

PLAYIN' SPORTS.

AND DON'T MAKE 'EM FEEL LIKE

THEY HAVE TO BE THE BEST OR GET

A FULL RIDE TO COLLEGE OR MAKE

MILLIONS IN THE PROS.

YOU KNOW LET 'EM HAVE FUN

BECAUSE IF NOTHING ELSE THEY'LL

HAVE WHAT I CALL MOMENTS OF

GLORY.

ANYONE IN HERE THAT'S EVER

PLAYED A SPORT, I GUARANTEE YOU

HAVE THE MOST BORING STORY

ABOUT YOUR BIG PLAY OR YOUR BIG

GAME THAT YOU WILL TELL PEOPLE

ANY CHANCE YOU GET WHETHER THEY

WANNA HEAR IT OR NOT, YOU KNOW?

I'LL NEVER FORGET MINE.

IT WAS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL.

[LAUGHTER]

IT WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE 9th.

2 OUTS.

BASES ARE LOADED.

I'M UP TO BAT.

IT'S MY TURN TO BE THE HERO.

THE GUY PITCHED IT.

I SWUNG.

TINK.

I HIT THE BALL HARDER THAN I'VE

EVER HIT ANY BASEBALL IN MY

LIFE.

AND IT'S MOMENTS LIKE THAT THAT

SOMETHING IN AN ATHLETE SAYS,

"YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SHARE THIS

STORY WITH PEOPLE FOR THE REST

OF YOUR LIFE."

"TAKE IT IN AND MAKE IT A GOOD

ONE."

AND I HAVE MADE IT A GOOD ONE.

AND I HAVE MADE IT A GOOD ONE,

YOU KNOW, 'CAUSE IF YOU ASK ME

HOW IT HAPPENED IT WAS LIKE

RIGHT OUT OF A MOVIE.

AND IF IT EVER BECOMES A MOVIE,

THIS IS PROBABLY WHAT IT'LL

LOOK LIKE.

THE CAMERA STARTS OUT.

ALL YOU SEE IS MY FOOT KICKIN'

UP DIRT WHEN I'M LEAVIN'

THE BATTERS BOX, RIGHT.

THEN IT CUTS TO ME RUNNIN' DOWN

THE LINE IN SLOW MOTION.

[LAUGHTER]

I LOOK INTO THE STANDS AND

I NOTICE MY DAD, WHO SWORE

HE WOULD NEVER COME WATCH ME

PLAY BASEBALL.

I'M LIKE, "OH, MY GOD.

HE'S HERE."

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

THEN IT SHOWS MY TEAMMATES

IN THE DUGOUT.

"GO DUDE, GO."

IT CUTS TO UMPIRE AND HE'S LIKE,

"OUT AT FIRST."

YOU KNOW, 'CAUSE AH...

WELL...

[APPLAUSE]

YOU KNOW?

[APPLAUSE CONTINUES]

I MEAN SURE, IT WAS JUST A

GROUND BALL BACK TO THE PITCHER,

[CHUCKLES] YOU KNOW.

BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM.

HERE'S THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH

THIS.

LATELY I'VE BEEN WONDERING

IF SOME DUDE'S OUT THERE IS

TELLIN' THE SAME STORY,

MY STORY, FROM THE OTHER SIDE,

RIGHT?

SOME GUY SITTIN' AROUND WITH

HIS BUDDIES.

THEY'RE LIKE, "TELL THE BASEBALL

STORY, NATE."

HE'S LIKE, "ALL RIGHT.

AH, THERE I WAS ON THE PITCHER'S

MOUND.

IT WAS-- IT WAS THE BOTTOM OF

THE 9th, 2 OUTS, BASES WERE

LOADED.

I'D GIVEN EVERYTHING I HAD

THAT DAY, BUT MY ARM FELT LIKE

JELLO.

YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH?

MY TEAM NEEDED ME AND MY COACH

NEEDED ME TO GIVE ONE MORE

PITCH."

AND I'M LIKE, "ALL RIGHT,

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

FASTBALL, YOU GOT IT."

EVERYTHING I HAD, RIGHT DOWN

THE PIPE.

THE GUY SWUNG, HIT A GROUND BALL

RIGHT BACK AT ME.

I KIND OF BOBBLED IT.

HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN

SAFE, BUT HE WAS LIKE RUNNIN'

IN SLOW MOTION FOR NO REASON.

HE'S LIKE WAVIN' AT THE STANDS.

ALL RIGHT, NEW YORK CI