DATELINE: Bubbling Juices
Like Watching Home Movies of Your Cousins
Notable YouTube videographer Julian Edelman was at it on the NFL Network this time.
During the summer, the NFL and Patriots decided to send two Abbott & Costello-style players to Mexico to pave the way for this week’s big international game South of the Border.
Who might better represent insanity in sports than Julian Edelman and his partner in crime Danny Amendola?
One of them might be sufficient, but two is a handful. It was like watching the reincarnation of Hope and Crosby on the Road to Oblivion.
As would-be media stars and Internet splashers, the twin Patriots chose to direct a short film of their experiences. Alas, for Julie, an injury in preseason has knocked him out for the year. Yet, he was the right man for the job of public relations in Mexico with his other slotty receiver/Zoolander model wannabe.
A giant crowd greeted them like conquistadors, and Julian noted he felt like a Beatle.
They bickered about what to include in their four-day sojourn on NFL Network’s home movie—and decided on failed pranks on each other, a bout with professional wrestlers, visiting restaurants and eating crickets, as well as taking a balloon ride over the City of the Gods, ruins of pyramids.
Perhaps the greatest wonder is that Edelman managed to finish the entire film without once mentioning Tom Brady.
He and his comic partner, often referred to as Nofundola, seemed to have more fun than a honeymoon couple deserves. Julian even sings while Danny strums on the guitar.
In one episode, Edelman was reluctant to enter a lion’s den with Amendola and would have preferred, he said, to pet a GOAT—was that a sly reference to Tom? Amendola dominated his matchmate and has his bucket list fulfilled.
At one point Julian noted his “juices were bubbling” in a wrestling match with Danny.
At another event, they seemed about to crash their mile-high balloon, and Julian was a tad uncomfortable that the hot air had no control. They also raced up the stairs of ancient pyramids where people had their hearts cut out, oblivious to history.
The best moment came when Danny ate a cricket appetizer and notes its good taste, but Julian looked like he would like to spit it out, but the camera was rolling.