“Dude.” That’s a familiar word thrown around loosely by all three of my boys. But if you say “Dude Perfect“, then their ears will perk up and smiles quickly emerge. Dude Perfect is a YouTube channel, brand and a group of guys who were former high school basketball players and college roommates at Texas A&M University. And not only have they taken the Internet by storm (famous for their basketball trick shots), they have certainly invaded our home with their hilarious and entertaining videos.
Of the 114 videos they’ve posted on their site, many of them have millions of views. Here’s a few of our favorites:
Who is Dude Perfect? If you ask my boys, they can likely name most of the members who include: Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney and Sean Townsend. Oh, and they have a Panda mascot that makes appearances in their videos also. We’ve plowed through so many of their videos, that Dude Perfect comes up in our conversations often. And I will admit, I’m guessing if they lived in the Des Moines, Iowa area, we could probably be great family friends.
What we love about Dude Perfect is that their videos are safe for our family to watch. But if you peel back the onion and do your research, you’ll quickly realize these guys also love Jesus. As do we.
If producing dozens of videos wasn’t enough, Dude Perfect has an iPod app (downloaded on multiple iOS devices in our home) where you can try your hand at trick shots. In addition, Dude Perfect co-founder, Cory Cotton has written a couple of books entitled, “Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World” (that you can pick up on Amazon.com) as well as, “UnMotivated: Why Passion Positions Excellence” – a book focused on motivating teens. Cotton also keeps busy as a motivational speaker.
As you can imagine, Dude Perfect also has some pretty great t-shirt designs that you can purchase through Spreadshirt.com – our t-shirt printing and fulfillment company. I’d pretty much wear any of their tees as the designs are simple and focus on the Dude Perfect brand and logo. Grab a t-shirt for yourself at DudePerfect.com. Here are a few featured t-shirts that you can purchase on their site.