27 Jul 2009 11:05:55 AM
If you haven’t been paying attention to the internet lately, you might not be aware of the phenomenon known as the ‘pool jump.’ Basically a dude jumps out of three feet of water and on to the side of a pool in order to prove what a great athlete he is. The whole thing started with Jarron Gilbert, who just got drafted by the Chicago Bears. Not to be outdone, UFC lightweight champ B.J. Penn pulled off the same jump and helped to show that MMA fighters are every bit the athletes that NFL players are. Score one for us, right?
But then along comes Washington Redskins wide receiver Keith Eloi who raises the bar by jumping out of the pool backwards. Damn the NFL and their constant one-upsmanship. We can’t let this go unavenged, MMA fighters. Quick, somebody get Georges St. Pierre on the phone. Tell him we need him to backflip out of a pool and land with both feet in a half-full glass of water. The very future of our sport depends on it.