In Honor of The Team That Change The World...

Currently playing on PBS is a documentary concerning the “Team that Changed the World,” their description of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters. A schedule can be found here. I unfortunately missed the Georgia showing of it.

Anyway, the Harlem Globetrotters have long been considered some of the greatest athletes and entertainers in the world. Wilt Chamberlain got his professional start with the Globetrotters, and I’m sure all of us remember Meadowlark, Curly, and the rest appearing on those old Scooby Doo hour long shows. The legendary Globetrotters were even blessed with their own planet and university in Futurama.

So, in honor of this team, this team that has been one of the most enduring popular culture icons of all time, I give you a new theme named after that classic whistling tune by which we all know the Globetrotters. Today, I give you Sweet Georgia Brown.

Gotta love it.

<img src=“”> That is a nice new style 984. It has all the greatness of Carnage Red (My old favorite), Soylent Green, but without the DEATH TO THINE EYES of Yellow Democrates. :stuck_out_tongue:

P.S. Everyone who replies to this thread is a honorary Globetrotter…except Bender.

I idolized the Globetrotters as a kid.

This has now become my new color scheme since 15 seconds ago.

and it’s easy on the eyes.

The Harlem Globetrotters played here in Buffalo not too long ago. They are fun to watch. I appreciate you 984, for giving forum goers here choices on how they want the forum to look, but I think I’ll keep my green background for now. Brown’s not that bad though, but personally I’m not a big fan of it.

Goddamn I hate this style… but honor to the globetrotters ^^

My brother went to see one of their games about a week ago, I didn’t even know they were still playing. Please enjoy some globetrotters flash movies.

Nice forum skin. This is by far, the best.

yeah they really changed the world.

the Washington Generals are due for a win soon

If anyone has ever seen them in person, it’s pretty cool. I suggest seeing them, if possible.

The Globetrotters rule. That’s all that can be said.

Believe it or not, a few years ago, the Globetrotters came to Whitefish, MT (a town with about 5000 people, about 7 miles from the slightly smaller town where I live). My mom and I went to see them. It was pretty cool. I got most of their autographs, and an autograph of one of the players on the other team, because everybody kept ignoring them, and my mom thought he was cute.

They stopped playing the Washington Generals in 1995 (that team last beat the Globetrotters in 74, so the all-time series is literally like 15,000 - 1). They’ve been replaced with the New York Nationals, a team that has yet to beat the Globetrotters. In a sense, if you saw the Generals or Nationals beat the Trotters, it would be kind of cool AND suck at the same time. You would see an upset that almost NEVER occurs, but the Globetrotters would’ve lost.

Wait, wait. You bet against the Globetrotters?

Well, hindsight IS 20/20, Epic.

I thought the Generals were due!

(Shame on 984 for not catching a Simpsons reference!)

I caught it. I just felt like quoting Dirty Work since Chevy Chase’s character bet against Rocky in Rocky III.

Sure ya did…

But Rocky DID lose in Rocky III. (Obviously, he won later, but if you bet against him in his first fight against T…)