They call it “The Catch That Shook The World”. Dwayne Leverock is the hoss in the video above who made a diving catch against India in the 2007 World Cup. I love big guys that complete un-imaginable athletic feats. I’m not the most well versed on the history of Cricket, but supposedly this catch is a big moment in Cricket circles. Our guy Dwayne was basically the Magic Johnson of the 2007 World Cup Bermuda team. The Bermuda media was constantly chirping him that he was too fat, too old, and too slow to field his position. Welp, told the Bermuda Daily News to kick rocks with those cat-like reflexes.
Honestly, it’s always good to have a fat guy in your crew whether you’re playing Bermudan Cricket or pre-gaming. Fat guy always brings it no matter what. You know when the Big Boy is coming to the pre-game its going to be a long night. You need someone who’s going to still be out with you until 4am and you want to get Taco Bell? Big guy has longevity and is always down for everything. Need to hit the strip club late night? Big Guy somehow finds a way up on the stage dancing on the pole before security gets him. Even when the big guy gets too drunk, he’ll find a place to sleep it off with a 15 minute power nap, and be back better then ever. The drunken corner nap in a chair, in a packed bar is a Big Guy move. Everyone needs the fat friend. A lot of the times that fat friend has a hot girlfriend because he’s funny. So then his girlfriends bring their hot friends. If you don’t have a fat guy in the crew you’re doing it wrong. Just look at the whole team tracking down Dwayne as he’s running for his life. They dog-piled on him like they just won the World Cup, and I’m pretty sure they were losing in the first inning or whatever they call it in Cricket.
This blog is an ode to the Big Dogs that accomplished feats unimaginable.
The Fridge’s Super Bowl TD
Butterbean at Wrestlemania XV
CC Sabathia an elite Big Boy Fire Baller
Bartolo Colon’s First Home Run
Grip it & Rip it
Boris Diaw – who went through fat guy transitions like all of us.
Prince Fielder’s Inside the Park Homer
David Wells’ Perfect Game that I’m pretty sure he was still drunk from the night before. Total fat guy move committing improbable feats when it would still be illegal for you to drive a car.
Zach Randolph – best low post game of the 2010s
We’re not just celebrating the Big Boy’s but the Big Gal’s too