Do you remember those days of waking up early on Saturday mornings, grabbing a bowl of cereal, and plopping yourself down on the floor in front of the television just in time to start watching Saturday Morning Cartoons? You’d sneak downstairs, trying not to wake your parents up, and make it just in time to catch the Star-Spangled Banner ending, signifying that the stations were signing back on.
Well, we want to bring that magic back for you, sort of. Unfortunately, we don’t have any classic clips from Spiderman and Friends (although I may try in future editions), but we do have some sports related stuff to help wake you up on the weekend and give you a reason to crawl out of bed. So slink downstairs, grab a bowl of Lucky Charms, and tune in for Saturday Morning Cartoons.
To kick this series off, I thought it would be prudent to stick with the times and relive some of the best coaching and player meltdowns caught on camera. If you remember, and how could you not, this is inspired by Carlos Zambrano’s Gatorade romp earlier this week. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here it is:
Well, now that we’ve all had our refresher course, let’s move on to some more, err, “legendary” performances. Zambrano’s meltdown immediately led people to remember the mother of all freak outs, You know the one, starring Braves minor league manager Phillip Wellman, who deserves the distinction of having the most elaborate ejection celebration in the history of the game.
But let’s not limit ourselves to baseball, because there are other great ones out there that deserve mention. With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, we can’t exactly leave them out of the equation can we? Now there are many solid NBA ejections, but they all bow down to “The Malice In the Palace.” This will be discussed a little more in next week’s edition, but in the meantime, let’s remember what makes it so famous.
Hey, let’s not forget hockey huh? The game that promotes fighting can’t be left out, especially when they had a documented history of going into the stands dating back to 1979, when the Boston Bruins took out some frustration on Rangers fans in Madison Square Garden. One thing scarier than a huge athlete coming at you in the crowd is a huge athlete with a stick and sharp objects attached to his feet.
And to close off this inaugural edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons, we’re going to end with the King of Blow-ups himself, or should I say “The General” giving us a subtle goodbye.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying Saturday Morning Cartoons with us. Have some favorites of your own? Link them in your comment below.