Since we’re off celebrating the girth of our nation by pumping our bodies full of pork meat, beer and anything else we can get our hands on, I thought I’d put up one of my favorite stories of all time. It’s the tale of ex-Knicks coach and all-around hilarious guy Jeff Van Gundy getting his car destroyed by a jet blast from a charter plane. The best part of this story isn’t that Jeff Van Gundy’s car was blown away by a jet engine (although that’s totally awesome) it’s the little things throughout this article that make it worth reading over and over and over again.
Here are a few tidbits to keep an eye out for:
1. Why is Jeff Van Gundy, a millionaire, driving a 1995 Honda Civic? His assistant drives a Lincoln.
2. The phrase “totally demolished”
3. Jeff Van Gundy slept on his office couch. No one would give him a ride home.
To recap his really bad day: After losing a playoff game and flying home at 3 am, Jeff Van Gundy’s 1995 Honda Civic was “totally demolished” by a jet engine so he slept on his office couch because no one would give him a ride home. Happy 4th!