Watch Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O’Brien Fall Off Chair During Interview On NBC (Video)
Remember Dan O’Brien? He and fellow U.S. Decathlete Dave Johnson were part of this massive Reebok ad-campaign leading up to the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The campaign was called “Dan & Dave,” and it tried to use the two rivals and medal-favorites to spike interest in both the decathlon, and Reebok, of course.
The campaign worked really well. Everyone knew who Dan & Dave were, and they were all excited to see who would win gold in Barcelona.
The only problem? Neither of them won. O’Brien was a disaster at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trails and didn’t even make the team in 1992, and Johnson had to settle for the Bronze. It was pretty much a catastrophic failure.
Luckily for O’Brien, he did make the US Olympic squad in 1996. And this time he made good on all the hype (albeit a little bit late) by winning gold in the Decathlon.
Why do I bring all this up? Because Dan O’Brien was at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials this weekend, and during an interview with NBC’s newly acquired sports reporter, Michelle Beedle, the guy fell off his seat.
Check it out:
It just makes you wonder, what is it with this guy and the Olympic trials? It’s like they’re Dan O’Brien’s cryptonite.