Rugby Australian Rules Football is the most awesome thing in the world that I know nothing about. That honor used to go to the Marianas Trench, but I ended up learning a lot about it in the seventh grade. Anyway, I don’t think you have to know anything about rugby footy to appreciate this video of Nic Naitanui clearing an entire group of human beings to catch a ball. Imagine if Blake Griffin jumped a car for a slam dunk, but jumped the middle part. The Mark of the Year candidate took place against Carlton at Etihad Stadium in Round 14 on Sunday, and yep, that is absolutely right.
Also like the Blake Griffin dunk, the fan comments on the YouTube video itself are a great mixture of “this was great” and a deep explanation of why it wasn’t, including “he just jumped onto other peoples’ backs”, proving that no great deed goes un-meh’d. I think we should always look to enjoy the accomplishments of people who do what we can’t. You could give me a thousand tries to use a living man as a plateau with which to reach a flying rugby ball and I would miss it 1,005 times.
Fun Fact: The bottom of the Marianas Trench is further below sea level than Mount Everest is above sea level.
[via Hot Clicks]