If you’re into humorous videos that weren’t made with the intention of being funny at all, then Steve Addazio, head coach of the Boston College football team, is the Viner for you! Addazio may not produce the most creative vines, but there is something charming about his misuse of the app. He clearly missed the memo about the comedic component of Vine. Yet, without putting in any real effort, he put together a semi-addictive spread of videos that, at the very least, promote the team. I assume his almost 800 viewers (probably just the football players and their friends) tune in for the most effective drinking game to date: take a shot every time Addazio says “dude.”
In his simplistic video “Stuck in the middle” Addazio puts a new spin on his dude talks by adding a musical component to his verbal delivery. There is no way of knowing if he was trying to be funny or not. Perhaps the whole point of this vine was merely to point out that “Eagles in the Superbowl” are dudes and “First Round Draft Picks” are also dudes. Maybe he was trying to educate his audience?
The mystery continues in his vine “Ultimate Dudes.” He tells the camera that these two athletic awards are indicative of ultimate dude status: something the BC football team holds in high regards. Is he trying to motivate the team to strive for excellence? Is he trying to say that you’re a basic dude if you cannot achieve this level of dude?
After watching only a few vines, you start to feel compelled to find out how else he can construct a ten second video around the fact that he coaches a team full of dudes aspiring to be dude-er every day. The vine that sums up Addazio’s attitude best is probably “Camp.” He stands alone in the bleachers, gazing down at his minion dudes and asks the profound question, “What’s better than this: guys bein’ dudes!” I want to believe that there is a humorous undertone to this question but if I’m not mistaken, he winks at the camera towards the end.