Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Weight: Did You Know?

I used to love SportsCenter on ESPN. Middle school mainly, early high school. Back when sports trumped music and I knew Chuck Knoblauch and Lenny Dykstra and had never heard of John Bonham or Lindsey Buckingham. Wasn't Bonham a center on the Bucks and Lindsey was that hot chick in my homeroom?

My favorite part of Sports Center was the daily 'Did You Know' segment. At the very end of the show, one of the hosts (Tirico, Ley, Patrick, Olbermann?!?) would drop a little knowledge on the viewers with a trivia tidbit that would have them scratching their heads. Here is the debut of The Weight's 'Did You Know'.

Sunday, December 16th, 2007 - Did You Know

Did you know who wasn't Bad enough? Apparently Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single, Bad, was originally intended to be a duet. When the other artist ultimately heard the track, he knew the song would be a hit without him. So he dropped out. Who was it?

That artist was Prince. You should also know that a young actor would go on to appear in the 18-minute extended version of the video as the head bad guy, Mini Max. It was Willie Mays Hayes himself, Wesley Snipes. He had already appeared in the 1985 movie Wildcats (which was the first rated -R movie I ever saw), his first pairing with Woody Harrelson, but was an unknown actor building his career.

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