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The 40-yard dashes begin to show up on Twitter

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Last night, we pointed out that the folks at NFL Network are encouraging folks to run the 40-yard dash at work, which Rich Eisen will do for the eighth straight time, in suit and tie, at the 2012 Scouting Combine.

The videos are starting to show up, and we’re starting to wonder when NFLN will eventually wish it had added a “do not attempt this at home . . . or at work” disclaimer in fine print at the bottom of the call to action.

The funniest video we’ve seen so far is funny primarily because the guy who sprints across a parking lot ends up wiping out onto the pavement.

The impact really does sound painful.

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32 Responses to “The 40-yard dashes begin to show up on Twitter”
  1. jpb12 says: Feb 22, 2012 2:05 PM

    Ok – You told me it how it ends.

    Still LAUGH OUT LOUD funny.

  2. babyhorsemorgan says: Feb 22, 2012 2:07 PM

    “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!…………………………..Ohhh!”.

  3. jpb12 says: Feb 22, 2012 2:08 PM

    This guy wants to be your latex salesman.
    Vandelay Industries parking lot.

  4. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 22, 2012 2:12 PM

    He’s very productive in the work place. If he can play guard or defensive line, the eagles will be sure to draft him in the first.

  5. irishnativeson says: Feb 22, 2012 2:13 PM

    I didn’t catch the time?

  6. quixotissimo says: Feb 22, 2012 2:22 PM

    How is this going to look on the HR incident report?

  7. mavajo says: Feb 22, 2012 2:30 PM

    “I didn’t catch the time?”

    I’m not sure where the finish line was, but I logged him at 5.8 seconds.

  8. CJ says: Feb 22, 2012 2:34 PM

    irishnativeson says:
    Feb 22, 2012 2:13 PM
    I didn’t catch the time?

    ______________

    hasn’t made it the full 40 yet.

  9. marima07 says: Feb 22, 2012 2:35 PM

    That is hilarious. Best offseason diversion NFLN has come up with ever, lol.

  10. gbpackman says: Feb 22, 2012 2:39 PM

    Oh man I just crapped my pants laughing so hard! He’s swinging his arms like no, no please don’t fall………SKID. Damn son!!!

  11. neilpountney says: Feb 22, 2012 3:05 PM

    Cut him some slack he was diving for the end zone!

  12. elroyjetsson says: Feb 22, 2012 3:12 PM

    He could get deep on Eric Smith!

  13. waxdaclam says: Feb 22, 2012 3:13 PM

    That’s one way to get the hair off your palms… lol

  14. sg419 says: Feb 22, 2012 3:14 PM

    No doubt a union worker
    He will be on disability for 3 months now

  15. pleazenufalready says: Feb 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    Now we know why workers’ comp claims are up!

  16. citiciti says: Feb 22, 2012 3:27 PM

    Must be a Steeler fan!Big Dummy!

  17. KIR says: Feb 22, 2012 3:49 PM

    This is exactly what half of you guys complaining that you’d play for 50k look and run like. Sorry to rain on your fantasy but that’s 50k more than anyone’s willing to pay.

  18. ham1 says: Feb 22, 2012 3:55 PM

    Somebody should have thought of this during the lock out instead of posting all that legal mumbo jumbo every 2 seconds.

  19. purplengold says: Feb 22, 2012 3:58 PM

    sod is softer than pavement

  20. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 22, 2012 4:14 PM

    The fall across the finish line could have made him millions more … as we know every tenth of a second can change your draft cred.

  21. 808raiderinparadise says: Feb 22, 2012 4:16 PM

    He obviously drank a 40 before running his 40

  22. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 22, 2012 4:36 PM

    He should have carbo-loaded with a plate of fettucine alfredo before running.

  23. ryanf61 says: Feb 22, 2012 4:37 PM

    The raiders just offered him a 7 year $57 million contract.

  24. wwwfella says: Feb 22, 2012 5:19 PM

    he couldnt crack the 7 sec mark if they spotted him 10 yards and 2 extra legs lol

  25. lasher1650 says: Feb 22, 2012 5:21 PM

    Why would Mike Golic do that?

  26. toler21 says: Feb 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    Was that Ben Roethlisberger?

  27. nygrecojet says: Feb 22, 2012 5:49 PM

    this guy can get deep on the phins all day!

  28. noahbird says: Feb 22, 2012 6:07 PM

    That sound is disturbing.

  29. croghan1919 says: Feb 22, 2012 6:57 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Feb 22, 2012 4:36 PM

    He should have carbo-loaded with a plate of fettucine alfredo before running.
    ________________________________

    He looks like he did, several times.

  30. croghan1919 says: Feb 22, 2012 7:09 PM

    I don’t know what makes me laugh more:
    Rudy’s run or …
    his “teammates” laughing at him after he kiss’s the concrete.

  31. whatwouldaldavisdo says: Feb 22, 2012 8:07 PM

    “In Oklahoma City news, a finance manager misunderstood the NFL’s plea for 40 videos… and was killed while running along I-40 with his handycam. That is all”.

  32. robatopia says: Feb 23, 2012 2:11 AM

    My favorite part was the adjacent field where he could have done the run.

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