I swear that this is not an April Fools’ Day joke. This is just too damn weird to not make a post on.
So, hands up if you’ve seen Baby Geniuses or Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2? I see very few hands. Okay, fine. The Baby Geniuses series are two of those movies that probably only has notoriety because the Internet exists and would likely be a long forgotten footnote of a film were it not for the meme-ification and weird, pseudo-ironic enjoyment that comes from horrible things. The original is #74 on IMDB’s Bottom 100 list and the sequel is currently ranked #4 while also, to this day, remaining the second worst movie Jon Voight ever made. Actually, that’s not even close to true. Does anyone have a weirder IMDB page than Jon Voight? See you for Baby Geniuses 5, dude.
Anyway, Jon Voight aside (and Scott Baio! Bob Loblaw forever), the real stars of the movie are, of course, the Superbabies themselves played by the Fitzgerald triplets. Well, okay, they played 2 characters in the first one and just one in second one because all babies look the same and I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to work a baby for 16 hours. Anyway, here’s where it gets fun. The Fitzgerald triplets are now all growns up and have turned into some pretty decent hockey players. All three play for the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL and also just happen to be the Grizzlies’ top-3 scorers. A new version of the Sedin Mutants, perhaps? Anyway, as reported over at SB Nation, the brothers have all committed to play for Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minnesota which is…a place.
The Bemidji State Beavers (great name) are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, a hockey-only conference in NCAA Division 1, and made the Frozen Four in 2009. The Fitzgeralds finished the regular season with 71 points in 52 games for Myles, 50 for Leo, and 41 in 41 for Gerry. Also, they were born in 1993. Start feeling old….now.
I honestly have no idea if any of the triplets could make any real noise in the WCHA nor if they have any serious draft prospects to the NHL but, honestly, how incredible would it be to have a line of Superbabies? Let’s start teaching Jon Voight how to coach a hockey team just in case.
A man can dream.