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Oh, Really?

01/26/2007 at 7:04am EST

This just strikes me as strange, but maybe I’m missing something…

On Thursday, January 25th, this hockey highlight video (see video below) received 40,208 views in 24 hours on YouTube, though it had only been viewed 11,000 times in the 3 days before that. That made it the #120th most-viewed video of all genres (music, entertainment, etc) ranked against the viewership on nearly every major video network out there (including: Atom Films,, Daily Motion, Google, iFilm, Metacafe, Myspace, Revver, vSocial, Yahoo, and Youtube).

These numbers appear to make this footage the most-viewed pro-sports video in the world yesterday. That’s saying a lot for a mid-season NHL game, the January 20th tilt between the Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings.

Did Peter Budaj launch some fanatically-popular MySpace page or something? I’m struggling to understand why the swamp of interest in this footage all of a sudden.

On an entirely unrelated subject, here’s some other Friday entertainment.

Being that it’s All Star Week (and people can’t seem to stop complaining about it everywhere I turn) I thought it would be fun to laugh at football for a moment. Although, truth be told, the NHL should dream of a skit about a badly behaved hockey player showing up on Saturday Night Live—the mad virus of pop culture has its benefits. (But I’m sure plenty of people will disagree with me, given the topic.)

Oh well. Perhaps hoping to see a Red Wings player busted with weed in his suitcase is just my dream. Which kinda makes me sad.

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