Shaqtin’ A Fool: Brings the Funny to FTS
We Admit, the Segment is Funny
The Big Aristotle finally proved he is funny. Shaq is a member of TNT’s Inside the NBA studio coverage and has a unique broadcasting style. Really, how many times can the man say “barbeque chicken” in one night? But he and TNT have created one of the funniest blooper segments in recent sports history, Shaqtin’ A Fool. Shaq Diesel may be annoying, but the episodes are comedy gold. We will be sharing the Shaqtin A Fool weekly segment regularly during the NBA season. Thanks for funny Shaq. Our choice is number five, Terrence Ross who doubled his pleasure with his dribble.
Why so Hateful?
First and Ten Sports came of age in the late 80’s and early 90’s and played a big role in our sports fandom. We hate the Yankees because of their front-running fans and dominance. We love the Giants because of LT and Bill Parcells. We fell in love with hockey and the Rangers leading up to the ’94 finals. Watching the NBA, we became die-hard Knicks fans thanks to Ewing, Starks and their rivalries with the Pacers, Bulls, and Heat. All of sudden, Shaquille O’Neal was dominating the league. He was raw, athletic and always played his best against Patrick Ewing. It was one of the reasons we hated his success. His Orlando Magic squad became elite as the Knicks aged out. Then Shaq went to the LA Fakers and won multiple championships with Kobe ‘The Black Hole’ Bryant and Knicks nemesis, Phil Jackson. He even won another championship with Pat Riley and the Heat. Damn you.
It’s hard to forgive Shaq, but he keeps calling out the ridiculousness of player fails and we will give him a pass.