If you go to http://www.vimeo.com/791265, you can watch this in HD.
Below is the press release from the September 8th, 2007 event:
“The Washington Generals Versus Nine Sticks of Dynamite” by Bob and Seth
The Washington Generals remained the sole foil for the talents of the Harlem Globetrotters from 1953 to 1995. More than 13,000 loses made them the losingest professional sports team in history. Despite claiming the desire to win, the General’s integrity was thrown into question by the Basketball Commission in 1995 and by the end of that season the team had disbanded in shame. It was discovered that they were part of a communist gambling ring led by their head coach, Louis “Red” Kloch. The Globetrotters remained unscathed throughout the controversy, and now have begun an ongoing rivalry with the New York Nationals. The talents of the Washington Generals remained untapped until early this year, when they regrouped to form a cross country running team in the independent CCRA league. Their record remains dismal, but the team has high hopes for their exhibition race on September 8th, 2007 versus 9 sticks of Dynamite. “After all,” states General Nottin Witaker, “nobody could lose against nine sticks of dynamite.”
For the inauguration of their new careers, the race will culminate at 18 Wooster Street with the largest publicity stunt they’ve produced to date: the lift of a person with helium balloons. This increasingly popular form of publicity has proven to be another point of shame for the Generals. Despite the precedence of many other such lifts across the country, their first attempt ended with 3,200 balloons and no one in the clouds. However the Generals remain optimistic for the September 8th lift. “It’s just math. We’re good at math.”