I can't even begin to tell you what my expectations were when I got sent a video of Bobby Farnham playing basketball. All I can tell you is that outside of actually making the shot, it was everything I imagined it to be. That's what is so funny about this, because after seven games of watching him play hockey, making the shot after nearly tearing his ACL after trying to do a crossover is exactly what I should have seen coming. Farnham isn't supposed to be an athlete. He doesn't even look like he should be walking anywhere without assistance, never mind skating. It's not fair to say he has two left feet. He has a right foot and and a left foot, I am just pretty sure that they are attached to the opposite legs. There isn't a goddamn thing about him thats says "I should be in the NHL" and that is a compliment to him, because, against all odds, that is exactly what he is proving.
He's basically the far less talented, hockey version of Manu Ginobili. Just flailing around the ice, looking completely uncoordinated, yet somehow getting the job done. He optimizes the phrase "it doesn't have to be pretty, just do it". The opponent is the one that should be fearful when he is on the ice, but half the time I end up concerned over his safety. He's a wrecking ball. A wrecking ball of energy, emotion, lunacy, and...and... goal scoring? Yeah, exactly. I don't know how either, but I just know that it couldn't be more entertaining to watch. I didn't expect Bobby Farnham to be able to make a fadeaway jump shot, and that's how it should be, because I didn't expect him to able to play meaningful minutes for the New Jersey Devils either. Keep proving me wrong Bobby.
P.S. My view of Bobby Farnham is completely and totally skewed by my brother having witnessed him get kicked out of a college bar for wrestling his buddy shirtless while in the AHL. If it were anyone else but Farnny I might question the authenticity of that story.
Also of note from the following video...
-Painfully obvious that Kyle Palmieri is the only other American player on the floor. That J stays WET.
-Stefan Matteau shoots a basketball exactly how I would expect someone named Stefan to shoot a basketball.
- Jacob Josefson, your shooting stroke? WOOF.