It didn’t take long, but the memes, photos and videos all dealing with Bryce Harper’s “That’s A Clown Question, Bro” are beginning to all pour in and take over the Internet. It is going pretty strong right now, but I think in a week we’ll have t-shirts and bumperstickers, in two weeks probably a “Clown Question, Bro Night” at Nationals Park and within the month– the world.
I figured every blog under the sun is right now posting this video so I better do it on the NQ so it doesn’t feel like the fat blog picked last in the Nats Blogger Dodgeball game.
If you haven’t heard about or seen it yet (and you have), Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper helped the Nationals secure another series win over an AL opponent with a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “Bam-Bam” Harper tagged a huge shot to the hotel/restaurant level of the Rogers Centre for his seventh home run of the season. Fast forward to post game in the locker room and Harper answering reporter’s questions. One particular Canadian-ey reporter decided to ask a 19-year old if he’d go out and celebrate with a Canadian beer after the game. In Canada, Harper falls into the country’s legal drinking age. Harper gave him one look:
…and then dropped the line that is no doubt the line of the season and one that will be repeated in D.C. for years to come:
“That’s a clown question, bro.”
It is an incredible sporting gem that just birthed itself right before our eyes. You might find me nuts, but Harper deserves Rookie of the Year honors just for that. Yeah, I hear all this crap about Mike Trout and Gigantosaurus Stanton and they swing pretty mean wood, but come on…”that’s a clown question, bro?” Neither of those guys are as entertaining as Harper on AND off the field.
Asking if a 19-year old is going to go out and have a beer and a Canadian beer at that…Jesus, Canada.