Pee-Wee football consists of pint-size players, resembling bobble heads, running around the field dressed in gear grossly disproportionate to their bodies, with jerseys sometimes hanging down to the knee. Sports fan or not, if you’ve never been to a Pop Warner league game, you don’t know what you’re missing! The miniature football players do attempt to execute plays and should one of them break a long run and score a touchdown, you may see a ball being spiked or a little dancin’ in the end zone.
However, the Hawks of the Milford, Massachusetts Mighty Mites league did something better and now they’re ‘Internet famous’ because of it. During a scrimmage game, the 7-9 year-olds lined up for a play when music came over the PA system – Silento’s Whip/Nae Nae. While some of the boys continued to play football, many were overcome with the music and whip’d and nae nae’d with no regards to the game going on around them. It was captured on video and the clip has gone viral, reaching nearly 6,000,000 views on YouTube, with mentions on ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many other media outlets. In a world filled with so much negative press, it’s refreshing to see something like this ‘making the news’ – just kids having fun, even in the midst of a competitive contact sport, like football.
Thankfully, there were no flags thrown for the multiple infractions of offsides and illegal motion. 🙂
This two-minute video will make even the most grumpy, cynical person laugh or at the very least; smile. Trust me, it’s worth spending the two minutes to view, but be sure to watch the entire clip because the dancing is intermittent… meshed in with glimpses of a football game.
The original song/dance video by Silento: