Nascar Sprint Cup racing, early 90's pop music and Twitter combined for a pretty great blooper during yesterday's Pocono 400 where Vanilla Ice was serving as the all-important Grand Marshall of the race. Anyways, early in the race Joe Gibbs Racing team member Denny Hamlin took the lead which inspired their Twitter account to shoot out this Vanilla Ice themed tweet that referenced one of his iconic moments. The TNT racing crew caught it and mistakenly attributed it to Vanilla Ice in this bit of awkward video that comes via @Tlksuperstation.
That's Adam Alexander handling such an odd situation about as well as possible. I'm not sure if he froze up because he noticed it wasn't actually the go ninja go ninja GO guy or if he made a last second audible and decided that 20 seconds of dead air was probably better than using race time to explain that Vanilla Ice actually didn't tweet that.
If you wondered why Vanilla Ice is re-emerging now in 2012, first, stop thinking about such things and second, it's because he's in likely future Razzie nominee That's My Boy where he has the herculean task of playing himself.
This isn't Vanilla Ice's first foray into acting, you should remember him from Cool as Ice back in the day. A movie with possibly the greatest scene ever. EVER.
I've disagreed with a lot of what Matt has written over the past few weeks, but he is spot on with his analysis here. "From top to bottom ESPN's tennis coverage rivals its work at the World Cup for best at the network." So true. ESPN tennis is a joy to listen to. No crew in all of sports has more chemistry. By the way, based on how they did the Aussie Open final weekend, my thought is that they put Folwler, PMac and Johnny Mac in the booth for the final. Gilbert, Cahill and McKendry will probably provide additional analysis from the "studio" at the beginning of each set.