If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, you undoubtedly saw some Will Ferrell lookalike jumping up and down on a rope in what might have been the craziest moment of a Super Bowl halftime show full of very crazy moments. It turns out that guy has a name, and it is not Ron Burgandy. Instead, it’s Andy Lewis, and he is a competitive slackliner. Slate has the full story on their site:
As you may have guessed, the Super Bowl halftime cameo was a big moment for the young sport of slacklining-and for the talented, curly-haired slackliner who got the spotlight: Andy Lewis, aka Sketchy Andy. If, like me, you had never heard of slacklining before, you may be surprised to learn that Sketch Andy has a sponsor: Gibbon Slacklines.
The sport is popular in Colorado, because of course it is. Those drawing comparisons to Super Mario 3D Land would not be off the mark. Mushroom jokes, etc.