When I gathered around a fire pit in the driveway of my Michigan friend and fired up my laptop to check some email, I never expected the hilarity that would follow.
“Ever heard of Tommee Profitt?” my friend asked.
What a name, I thought, and certainly unique. Tommee Profitt? Nope. I’d never heard of him.
“Look him up on YouTube,” my friend suggested. “Man versus Ball.”
So, I did. I first tried “Tommy Profit” till the correct spelling jumped out at me. Soon I had Tommee’s “Man VS Ball” video running full screen, and the sound of me chuckling started shortly after. As I moved into “Man VS Ball 2”, I began to recognize some of the areas around Grand Rapids, including some comical moments at Grace Bible College where I’d visited earlier in the day. Tommee’s humor and filmmaking style immediately reminded me of my good friend, Justin Robinson (click here to learn more about Justin). I think these two masterminds of silliness would get along just fine.
I later learned that Tommee’s talents aren’t strictly in the funny video department. He’s also the admissions specialists and worship arts coordinator at Grace Bible College in Wyoming, MI and an accomplished musician. According to his website, Tommee has shared the stage with artists such as tobyMac, MercyMe, Mark Schultz, Hawk Nelson, Barlow Girl, Downhere and the Newsboys. His discography spans 15 albums from 1998 through 2010, three which are available for preview and purchase. To hear and see him in action, be sure to visit his main page. (www.tommeeprofitt.com)
But before you visit there, you’ve got to experience the tension, the thrill, the terror of … the big red ball!
Bring on the Zaniness!
Before you proceed, I do feel I need to warn you. Just like Jaws ruined frivolity in the surf; 2012 brought anxiousness to calendars and Billy Zane ruined deck side fun on Titanic, Man VS Ball (and its three sequels) may forever change the way that you see a red bouncing ball.
You have been warned. :)
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Man VS Ball
Filmed January 11, 2006
Man VS Ball 2
Filmed April 11, 2008 and features some inside footage of Grace Bible College in Wyoming, MI.
Man VS Ball 3
June 13, 2009 – six months in the making, according to the YouTube caption. Hagar Park was used as a filming location, and that fall and injury… that’s not special effects.
Man VS Ball 4
May 21, 2010
Man VS Ball 5 – New!
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
If you enjoyed all those, here’s some other entertaining “Man VS Ball” pieces:
► The Making of Man VS Ball 3 – Click Here
► Man VS Ball 3 CLIP – Tommee’s Injury – Click Here
► Man VS Ball 3 Bloopers – Click Here
More info on Tommee Profitt:
► Tommee’s GBC Testimonial Page (with Video) – Click Here
► Tommee Profitt’s Official Webpage – Click Here