Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What is TSOL?

Posted by Double M

I know a few some most of you don't really watch The Association (that's the NBA) as much as I do, but allow me to educate you to something. The Phoenix Suns ran a new style of offense a couple of years ago called "Seven Seconds or Less" or SSOL. Basically, the thought was to get a decent shot up in under 7 seconds from the time they got the ball. Obviously, this was a lot of fun to watch because it led to lots of fast breaking, big dunks, and game-changing 3's, but it also had an unanticipated effect on the NBA - it made slow teams like the Spurs seem really, really slow. Basically, if you weren't a fan of the Spurs (or Pistons, or another team like them) and you had the choice between the Spurs and the Suns, you'd probably prefer to watch the Suns.

What does this have to do with IR? Well, as you all know already, I watch a lot of videos on the mist. What you probably don't know is that I suffer wickedly from ADD, and, as such, I have the attention span of the 4-year-old. If a YouTube video comes in at over 5 minutes and I don't know what I'm getting into, its probably going to just get skipped. I'll wait for someone else to tell me to watch it (and if no one does, then I'm probably not missing much).

On the flip-side, one of my favorite things when I open an webernet video is when I see the time is 30 seconds or less because I know that the good stuff is coming right away. Here's a prime example we've all seen.

Awesome, right? And all in 5 seconds.

So, in keeping with the theme of Seven Seconds or Less, I'm going to be bringing you videos that I've (sporadically) found and enjoy that fit into the Thirty Seconds or Less (TSOL) time frame*.

So, here's your first installment. The first is a video from Super Bowl 43 (via KSK).

The second has a swear word, so headphone up before you watch this one. It's worth it though - trust me (via EDSBS).

Not today indeed.


Post a Comment