The sports world loves to latch onto dance crazes and make them a trend until they’re driven straight into the ground. The Dab is a prime example. It seemed like Cam Newton was one of the first to put The Dab in his arsenal and now, some odd months later, you can’t wait in line at the grocery store without some idiot dabbin’ on you.
With that being said, sports’ latest dance obsession may be my favorite in a while, and hopefully it sticks around for a little while longer.
It centers around “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJs, a song that’s more than 20 years old but hasn’t recently been thrown back into the spotlight thanks to some Maryland basketball players who just wouldn’t stop dancing to it. From there, the dance spread to with other top programs around college basketball, including Louisville, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Marquette and UConn.
But the “My Boo” dance craze has become bigger than college basketball in recent weeks. Miami Heat rookie Justise Winslow celebrated his first career playoff win this week by posting a video to Instagram of himself tapping into it. Even Papi from ESPN’s Highly Questionable found the dance too irresistible to not get in on the action.
The movement only seems to be getting better and more powerful as the days roll on, and one of the better examples to date came from a Rutgers football spring practice this week. Head coach Chris Ash uploaded a video that showed his team getting ready to engage in 1-on-1 drills in the Ring Of Honor, only to take a unexpected turn into a “My Boo” dance-off. This serves as proof that, as hilarious as the dance itself is, the movement is at its peak when it comes at the most unexpected of times.
Here are some more examples for you to educate yourself with, friends.