Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wendel Moment #13 - The "All Heart" Video

On November 22, Wendel Clark's #17 will be raised to the rafters as the team honours its former captain and arguably the most popular player in franchise history.

In the lead up to that night, Down Goes Brown will feature a countdown of Wendel's Top 17 Greatest Moments.

OK, technically speaking this is neither a "moment" nor something that Wendel Clark had anything to do with.

I don't care. It's my list, and I'm finding a spot for the greatest youtube video of all-time.

Every Leaf fan should bookmark this masterpiece, and watch it every morning to get them pumped up for the day ahead. The video currently has just under 700,000 views, which is less than the current population of the world which means it is not enough. This video should be shown to school children in third-world countries to teach them what can happen if they aspire to be completely awesome.

I haven't forgotten my promise to some day to a scene-by-scene breakdown of the entire video. That post will include screen caps, background research, be 40,000 words long and will officially be the post that makes the other Barilkosphere sites start phasing me out of the community.

But for now, let's just sit back and enjoy.

I am now ready to go bench press my car.


  1. I haven't forgotten my promise to some day to a scene-by-scene breakdown of the entire video.

    Neither have the rest of us. We wait with baited breath.

  2. We wait with baited breath.

    You're making fun of me, aren't you?

  3. Nope. I would read such a post.
    That's just the closest to English I can manage after watching that video three times running. I'm basically operating on the level of "Hulk smash!" at the moment.

    Now I'm gonna watch it again and lose fine motor control.

  4. I have this bookmarked and downloaded on both my PC and Blackberry. I link to this video anywhere on the net where I find some moron poster bragging about how "tough" their favourite player is.

    My kids have seen it. My wife has seen it. My boss has seen it.

    And if that Fetisov punch out isn't on this list, I will cry like Cujo looked like he was going to after his mask was disintegrated by Wendel's shot.

  5. the last time i watched this in the morning, i dropkicked 2 people and 1 dog on my way to the subway. i only watch it in the evening now.

  6. The video you linked to has been removed.

    Here's a working link.

  7. @selvig...

    Great catch, thanks. Both posts have been updated.

  8. who is he fighting around 3:25, it looks like they're at a practice or something?

  9. sorry, I hadn't yet read the complete breakdown that explains the whole practice fight, it's good stuff