Friday, January 29, 2010

What Would You Do For 100€?

I've heard Money is the root of all evil...So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?” 
 I've heard Money can't buy you happiness... Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.

Now money is a crazy thing, it will cause girlfriends to leave boyfriends, it will cause boyfriends to get was cause depression, suicide, and some of the biggest smiles in the world. But this is not a blog about money. I'm lucky enough to be in a position where I can gamble a little bit of my money on occasion...I bet my teammates 10€ they can't hit five 3-pointers in a row, 20€ they can't go between their legs and dunk 50€ they can't hit a half court shot and 100€ they can't perform the Dough Dance by the end of the week. Let's just say I made money on the 3 pointer, made money on the between the legs dunk, made money on the half-court shot...but LOST on the dancing bet. Now for those of you that don't know what the Dough Dance is...check it out

And for those of you that don't know the story of Taj Finger, let me get you up to date. He's a Stanford alumni (and the smartest  guy on the team after myself). He is an aspiring movie director who unfortunately dislocated his shoulder a few months back. The rehabilitation process has been humbling, as he's lost a ton of weight and strength, but his spirits are high as the team is continuing to rally around his energy and support to continue winning games. Although he hasn't practiced in God Knows How Long...he's as much a part of this team as anyone and is a great asset to us all out here...okay enough of that mushy sh*t. Taj is currently on a strict rehab cycle that doesn't allow him the perks of a day-off. Between the pool workouts, the shoulder program, the stationary Tour De France and skyping with his girlfriend, he doesn't necessarily have time to pick up a new hobby. So one night a few weeks back, we're out celebrating after a game and we were talking about something, which led to some other topic which finally landed us at The Simpsons. Now Homer's catch phrase was D'oh and when we were talking Simpsons, I remembered this Dough Dance that I had seen earlier in the week. A few BananWeizens later, I told Taj that there is a dance that if he could do, I would give him 100€. Knowing that Taj is from New York I assumed he could dance a little bit, but then I looked again and said...nahhhh. It was a sure win for me right? Wrong. It didn't take Taj but 5 hours to go home and learn the dance, and today, his performance has hit a little known site called YouTube. I'm out 100€ but if you guys enjoy this then it was all worth it.
Quick Sidenote: Last year, I would go through money likeitwuddentnuffin, a dinner and a movie with my girlfriend was always pushing that Green Bill, but looking back, especially in comparison to that, this may be the best 100€ I've ever spent.

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  1. Incredible! He should be a part of the Dance-Team, as long as he is not in charge of playing ball :-D

  2. Hands down, best blog of the year. For a 6'9 white guy, That dude can dance!

  3. That just made myday =]

  4. Double Awesome. Pretty fly for a white guy ;o)