When we filmed what would eventually become "LBSU Basketball: No Sick Days" last Monday night at the Men's basketball photo and poster shoot, we couldn't have imagined that a week after its release nearly 40,000 people would have seen the video, that we would be doing interviews for not only the Daily 49er but also USA Today, be featured on KTLA's 10 p.m. newscast, and spread across the blogosphere from Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Rivals, NBC Sports and many others.
It's been not only a whirlwind of excitement around the athletics department, but a concrete reminder of the power of the Internet, a Flip Cam, college basketball and little dose of humor. Oh, and human size hamster balls.
With "No Sick Days" getting so much love from other blogs, it's fitting that it also gets its due on our blog today, the day that official practice begins for Long Beach State. As the video says, the March towards March begins October 15, and we couldn't be more excited about it!
So in case you have been living under a rock, here is "No Sick Days" in all of its 46 second glory. Enjoy!
Stop by the Goldmine Gym tonight at 5:00 p.m. to get your first look at the 2010-11 Men's Basketball team. The practice is open to the public.