The Australian planking craze has taken the world by storm. We’ve seen footballers in Australia do celebratory planks, IndyCar drivers plank on their racecars, planking songs and contests and more (yes, even I am planking). There are planking Facebook groups in major cities around the globe and even dogs are planking! Most recently, planking made its way to the Canadian Football League and a YouTube video of the event is climbing the YouTube charts today.
The video, ‘CFL Planking Celebration by Blue Bombers’, hit the CFL Official Channel on YouTube on July 1 and is going viral today after being posted on a number of sports blogs and online news sources, as well as YouTube Trends. According to the video’s description, “After the Winnipeg Blue Bombers make an interception and run it back for a touchdown, they celebrate by Planking.”
What would you call this plank? Touchdown Plank? Blue Bombers Plank? CFL Plank? And where do you think the planking trend will end up next? Do you think we’ll be seeing NFL players planking? I sure do!
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.