One of the greatest lines in the 1994 sports comedy Little Giants is when Kevin O’Shea clocks fat lineman Zolteck’s 40-yard dash. After what seems like an eternity, a breathy Zolteck asks for his time, and a gum-chewing O’Shea responds, “I don’t know, kid. I don’t have a sundial.”
That forgotten scene rushed back to me when I witnessed Action Network and content machine Darren Rovell’s 20-yard dash at the Nike headquarters.
I challenge you to watch this just once. I believe it to be impossible.
The greatest part about this is that Rovell was teasing the run, as if it was his time to reveal to his 2 million Twitter followers that he had sneaky wheels.
That did not turn out to be true.
And Twitter was very forgiving and understanding. Just kidding, that’s not true either.
Hey, give Rovell some credit. If he finished the next 20-yards in .21 seconds, he’d have the fastest 40 time on record.