WHEN IT COMES TO THE BEST VIRAL CLIPS, WE'LL RAP WITH SHAQ TO THE CHEERS THEME ANY DAY
Tonight, MTV Europe is releasing their "Best Act Ever" award. Can we just talk about the nominees for a second? Uh, Britney, Christina? Um, Rick Astley? AHHHH! OK, we get it: "Rick-Rolling" is an Internet sensation. (Little known, or cared-about, fact: when Chris Sprow started working here, his second day he says out loud: "Sheesh, my buddy just rickrolled me!") In honor of Astley possibly winning this award, we decided to rank the best viral clips ever from athletes. A few caveats: we're not necessarily ranking stuff that people send around, like the All-Star Dance Off, the Superman Dunk, anything involving Papelbon, or this. We're ranking stuff designed as viral. If you want to take a look at the athletes who produce the most viral videos, read this. Side note: did you ever wonder why Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" didn't become the "Rick-Roll" song?