Maybe that's why they call it "football"
Cairo Santos is the Kansas City Chiefs' 5'8" tall kicker, and he's here to show you why 5'8" tall NFL players don't play basketball.
In a hilarious slow-motion video set to R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," (a la Space Jam) Santos, who is almost a foot shorter than the average NBA player, tries to dunk a basketball while wearing teammate Mitchell Schwartz's size 18 cleats.
Check out Santos' hoop skills:
In honor of #MarchMadness check out my major ups while wearing @m_schwartz72 size 18 cleats 😎🏀 #HoopDreams https://t.co/0IIMztDCPR— Cairo Santos (@Cairo Santos)1490103106.0
Again, for reference, Santos is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighs just 161 pounds. His teammate (and gracious shoe-loaner) Mitchell Schwartz is 6'5", and weighs 320 pounds (that's the equivalent of two Cairo Santoses).
At least Santos managed to hit the net with the ball.
Generally, NFL kickers are known for being the smallest, weakest players on the field, so it's not really a surprise that Santos missed the shot. But NFL players are generally freakishly athletic, as evidenced by this video of skill position players dunking basketballs.
That video even has 6'4", 330 pound defensive lineman Haloti Ngata dunking. Get outta here! That means his vertical jump is almost three feet – for a dude who weighs 330 pounds, that's pretty impressive. Will the next Pro Bowl Skills Challenge feature a dunk contest instead of a dodgeball game?
Stay tuned to Popdust for more impressive (or not so much) videos of professional athletes performing athletic feats!
Happy birthday to the world's biggest genre
On this day in 1973, Clive Campbell, the Jamaican-American "selector" known as DJ Kool Herc, hosted a "back to school jam" at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the Boogie Down Bronx of New York City.
Armed with a booming sound system and reggae beats, Herc– a shortened nickname for "Hercules"– commanded insatiable audiences across the South Bronx with his unique looping technique called the "Merry-Go Round." "[I knew that] they were waiting for this particular break," Herc later said, "and I got a couple of records that got the same break up in it. I wonder how it would be if I put them all together."
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Raymond's popularity sheds light on a bizarre underside of the Animal Crossing fandom.
Raymond is a smug cat who highlights his heterochromatic eyes with hipster glasses.
He is essentially the same exact character as every other Animal Crossing villager with a "Smug" personality type, but again, and this is very important, Raymond is a cat with heterochromatic eyes and hipster glasses. As such, he has completely broken the Animal Crossing community.
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