When I posted the video of NESN’s Jack Edwards yelling at Montreal’s Roman Hamrlik to “GET UP!” after what he felt was a dive, never in my wildest dreams would I expect the whole thing to become the single most visited post in the history of this blog.. Thanks to several national sites and Google searches, the clip has gone viral.
Normally I would not link to sites that link back here, but it’s interesting to see how this got picked up. I will say I did e-mail the link to three sites, two of which used it, the other had video of its own and is in better quality than mine. But overall, it was interesting to see where the traffic was coming from.
Most of the traffic for the clip has come from Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks and I thank Jimmy Traina for picking it up.
Kate Shapiro at Deadspin was amused by Jack’s yelling.
Cam Martin of SportsNewser provides his take on the video.
Glenn Davis from SportsGrid feels Jack went overboard.
Brady Green of Awful Announcing was very amused by Jack’s yelling.
Jeff Gordon from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch adds the video to his links in the “Mysteries of the Universe” section.
Tauntr mixes “GET UP” in several historic sports dives. Classic.
And let’s finally get Jack Edwards in his own voice explaining why he hates players who dive not just in hockey, but in life in general. This is 3 minutes of one of the greatest rants I have ever seen.
Jack needs not only to get his own show, but his own channel. I may have to give him his own page here.
And thanks to all who have visited here over the last day to view the Jack Edwards clip.