Ben Roethlisberger

Enter the 36 Chambers: The Lego Version

Some of you don’t know this about me, but I am a ridiculous, die-hard, obsessive fan of the Wu-Tang Clan. Put it this way: I’m one of the few who’s still holding out hope that Raekwon will someday put out that “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II” album we’ve been hearing about for the past ten years.

Anyway, those of you familiar with the Wu’s classic debut album, “Enter the 36 Chambers” are undoubtedly aware that one of the best songs on that album is “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’.” Not all of you may be aware that there was also an incredible video made for this song, and even fewer probably know that there’s a version of the video shot entirely using Lego characters.

The result is one of the most clever, accurate and surreal creations I’ve ever seen on the Internetz before. In a word, it’s awesome (and make sure you click the “full screen” option, as it’s just as clear as what you see in the little box). When you check out this video (and the original video is there too, so you can compare…the resemblance is uncanny), make sure you scroll down and look at the skit to end all hip-hop skits, the great “Killer Tape” skit. Check out the blood they used on that one. Priceless.

OK, back to sports

— Well, that sure was easy: Matt Holliday got traded to the Cardinals for a few prospects, highlighted by uber-prospect Brett Wallace (i.e. Eric Chavez’s new replacement). I wonder if like the Nick Swisher deal, Billy Beane consummated this trade via email. (Chin Music)

— Henry Schulman doesn’t think he would have given up as much as the Cardinals did for two months of a Scott Boras client. For the record, I wouldn’t have either. (The Splash)

ESPN wouldn’t cover the Ben Roethlisberger story when it broke, but they’re more than happy to report that LeBron James smoked weed back in high school. (Deadspin)

— The first round of the NFL Draft will take place on Thursday now, ruining what Punte calls his “greatest spring drinking day of the year.” (With Leather)

— Some people will appreciate the Giants/Rockies preview, I’m linking to this because Grant calls Ewoks “moon koalas.” (McCovey Chronicles)

— Where did Mike Vick spend his first night free from federal custody? At the strip club with Allen Iverson, of course! (The Big Lead)

— One last non-sports link: want to see pictures of a leopard killing a crocodile? (Telegraph)

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