When I was growing up on the mean streets of suburban South Florida, my parents were unable to provide me with standard sporting equipment like a baseball glove or a football helmet, so every Christmas they just gave me a piece of rope. Eventually I was able to tie them all together and make one long rope and I used that long rope daily to train myself to become the greatest jump rope artist in the history of the world. At least that’s what I remember in bits and pieces of my childhood because I started drinking early on in my teen years and it’s all a bit of a haze. I may have also been a basketball-playing wolfman. Who knows?
But the young ladies who make up the King’s Firecrackers jump rope team are the real badasses, as they put on a show recently at the U.S. Naval Academy. And while you may say that it’s not cool or jump ropes are for girls and bullies to strangle emo kids with, their routine is probably 99% better than anything that you or I are going to do today. Unless you count my karaoke rendition of Smash Mouth’s “All-Star” which I will perform once again at Taco Tuesday tonight. Throw all the beer bottles you want, but I’m still going to sing their 90s brand of fun rock!
Hop on over after the jump for footage of the Firecrackers latest performance (they’re also in talks to have a movie made about their efforts) as well as some other interesting halftime performances…
(Image via Fedie Photography)