June is traditionally a quiet month for Miami sports. But this one? This one is downright silent.
With the Heat and Panthers leaving the playoffs early, the Marlins in the midst of a forgettable and injury-ridden season, Inter Miami unable to score a goal and the football season still months away, there is no just not a lot of viewing options on a basic night.
So what to do when there is nothing on TV? You inevitably fall into a YouTube wormhole and waste hours of your life watching videos you didn’t know existed or forgot existed.
That’s what we did. And now we have to share it with you.
Below are the ten most watched Miami sports videos on YouTube. We’ve removed the highlights from the game, because who wants to relive an ESPN recap of the 2015 Marlins-Cardinals?
Below, in ascending order of YouTube’s popularity, let’s take a trip down memory lane that you didn’t know you needed until you found yourself watching another Clippers playoff game.
The Miami Miracle (1.6 million views). One of the greatest games in NFL history just happens to be a Miami Dolphins one-game game. “The Miami Miracle” was just an amazing, well, miracle, that no matter how many times you watch it, you still can’t believe it happened.
Yes, we’ve kind of broken our “no game highlights” rule here. It was worth it.
The Dancing Child of the Marlins (2.5 million views). Perhaps the greatest moment in jumbotron history only has 2.5 million views on YouTube. It looks a lot like 7,000 people showing up to a Marlins game in a brand new stadium.
This moment has undoubtedly been used as a GIF on Twitter more often than it has been seen on YouTube.
Interior edition interviews the woman who flashed all of America in a Marlins game (2.5 million views). Who can forget the time marlins man‘s plus-one literally took out all the saves in an attempt to distract an opposing pitcher.
The Marlins asked the woman in the middle of the game to refrain from shaking her breasts as she took the most visible seats in sports. It gained national attention – because of course it does – and still pops up from time to time on social media today.
Cat Delay at Marlins Park (3.6 million views). The Marlins put a roof over their new park to avoid rain delays, but they had no protection in place to avoid stoppages due to rogue cats on the field.
Black cats are considered bad luck. If that cat lives there, that would explain a thing or two about the Marlins’ lack of success over the years.
Bam, Jimmy and Tyler star in “Point ‘Em Out!” (3.8 million views). Apparently, knowing which Miami Heat player is most likely to show up to the arena wearing a romper is good for YouTube views. The answer was Tyler Herro, of course. Even he agreed, not even knowing what a romper was.
This video was shot in December 2019. These guys had no idea that the weird ass season was in store, a season that ended almost a year later in Orlando, playing in the NBA Finals against the LA Lakers.
Ariana Grande at 8 sings national anthem at Panthers game (9 million views). You never know who this little girl who sings the national anthem at a sporting event will be. In this case, this little girl grew up to be Ariana Grande, one of the most famous singers in the world.
Grande is from Boca Raton, so it just seems like she’s singing that at a Panthers game at Sunrise, not a Miami Heat game. Broward, stand up. Large gang of gangs.
Miami Heat’s documentary “Together We Rise” (10 million views). In a very YouTube way, that sounds wrong. Guy on YouTube made thousands of dollars from a pirate recording of the fantastic documentary Sun Sports Big 3. In a way, it’s still in place. Probably because Sun Sports no longer exists.
Ten million people relived the Big 3 through this video on YouTube. This is only a fraction of the number of times Heat fans have relived it in their heads.
“Call Me Maybe” – Miami Dolphins Majorettes vs. US Army (13 million views). I’m sorry in advance. You probably haven’t even clicked on the video yet, but Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe” is already stuck in your head.
In 2012, making a lip-syncing YouTube video “Call Me Maybe” was like TikTok before TikTok. In fact, it’s only a matter of time before TikTok remembers this song. The cheerleaders of the Miami Dolphins, and subsequently a group of American servicemen, had the “Call Me Maybe” trend.
LeBron tackles fan who hits $ 75,000 hit (48 million views). Ah, 2013. A simpler time. At some point, Miami Heat fans will likely still consider the top of the mountain. In a time when the field team was so amazing, it rubbed off on the fans to the point where chubby middle-aged white men came down from the stands to sink $ 75,000 worth of half-court shots. .
It was a magical moment. Fortunately, it’s available to relive on YouTube. Where he has been relived, 48 million times.
Little girl slaps Miami Heat player in the face (80 million views). I bet you’ve never even seen this clip.
I hadn’t done it.
Eighty million views for a video in which a little girl accidentally slaps ex-Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson in the face? Crazy. Someone made money with it. It just shows that headlines and headlines are everything!