Video has come to SB Nation, as you saw yesterday when I introduced you to my dining room. SB Nation's official Youtube channel was launched on March 1st with some pretty large ambitions: let's try something new. Across the entire network, the world of sports is being approached from a different angle. The passion, expertise, and first-rate analysis and discussion that takes place every day on our site (and across the network) is something to be proud of and we didn't want to ruin that with a bunch of talking heads in suits and ties with no game-footage rights.
There's humor, expert analysis, weirdness, video gifs, and incredible storytelling all in one place and we're really proud of what this thing has become. Right now, SB Nation is producing over 30 new original videos every single week. Be sure to subscribe to not miss anything. Here's a rundown of the offerings:
Twinkie Town YouTube Channel - I'm biased, but this should be your number one stop. At least once we have more than one video, which will be in the next few days. In the meantime...
Shutdown Fullback (College Football meets Tim & Eric -- New episodes every Friday): If you've ever wondered what it would look like to see a video version of threads on EDSBS.com, we ll here you go. Simultaneously a college football talk show and unintentional postmodern art project, Spencer Hall and Jason Kirk will make you laugh (or else they've duff'd it). Essential Viewing: Bobby Petrino Fired episode with hot blonde assistant - http://youtu.be/k6inSsQpI2E
Bomani & Jones (All sports; opinion and commentary -- New episodes Monday and Thursday): Around the Horn contributor and known Twitter user Bomani Jones is Bomani & Jones: sketches and commentary with no excuses. Think Chapelle's Show for the internet and the sports world. Essential Viewing: Oklahoma Thunder are the Rolling Stones: http://youtu.be/DGfsuOtPZtI
Full Nelson (All sports; Outside the Lines with a sense of humor -- New episodes every Wednesday): Athletes, Access, and Culture. Full Nelson takes an inside look at the most interesting stories from the world of sports in a beautiful, different, and always interesting package. Host Amy K. Nelson joined SB Nation after years of reporting for ESPN and regularly appearances on OTL and First Take, and Full Nelson offers something new every week. Bonus points to Full Nelson for having the most-viewed video of our whole channel with Amy's perilous tour of a Duke bar during the Duke/UNC matchup. Check it out here:http://youtu.be/qyY6EBygUWw
The Sporting Gentlemen (All sports, comedy; sketches, tours, behind-the-scenes, interviews -- new episodes daily): The all-encompassing daily video series The Sporting Gentlemen, featuring Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford, features unique (read: weird and occasionally threatening) reactions to the day's biggest stories, plus remote, generally participatory segments out in the field defined primarily by a general lack of athleticism, coordination, and respect.
I'll run through a few more programming tidbits, including Rob Neyer's Mailbag, after the jump.
An example of an ongoing segment that has taken the world by storm is "Bro vs Douchebag," which promises to be the authority on determining how athletes should be filed and categorized as humans. Heavy stuff. Essential viewing: Bro vs Douchebag …http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Rob's Mailbag (Baseball -- New episodes on Wednesday): Get smarter about baseball with Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer. In Rob's Mailbag, Rob takes questions from viewers every week and breaks them down in absurd (and extremely entertaining) detail. Essential viewing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Core of Sports (All sports, epic -- new episodes monthly): The Core of Sports is our answer to Sports Science, taking you inside the mind of elite athletes in the most cinematic way possible. Essential viewing: UFC Fighter Brian Stann's Epic Training:http://youtu.be/wh0apFY3ewM
The Petey and Lomo Show (Baseball; comedy): It's our first reality show and we followed Miami Marlins players Bryan Petersen and Logan Morrison (Petey and LoMo, to the initiated) as they tried to find ways to fill the boredom that is Spring Training in South Florida. Essential viewing: Marlins Off The Hook (i.e. Master-baiters): http://www.youtube.com/watch?
News from the Studio (All sports; analysis, breakdowns, experts -- new videos every day): We're not just doing sketches… we're all over breaking news, using experts from around SB Nation to weigh in on the latest news from their respective homes, workplaces, and law offices. Some of our biggest communities are represented here regularly… what about yours? Essential viewing: Ben Golliver breaks down Lamar Odom's departure: http://youtu.be/WFCYSx2aApA
Extra fun stuff: We'll also be doing one off series and videos and undertaking big projects from time to time. Check out these draft profiles we made for every single first-round prospect (complete with whimsical narration and the finest animation money can buy):http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Also, this wouldn't be YouTube without some fun viral videos. Check out Dolphinception (http://youtu.be/CrptLxy35V0), Epic High Five with Vernon Davis (http://youtu.be/rshc4RxIwSc), and 8-Bit Petrino Accident (http://youtu.be/NwqBEuJBhhs).
Check it out. There's a lot of really good stuff to watch.