Shirtless, dancing Wolves fan offers line of 'Jiggly Boy' wear...for a cause


Stadium stunt maestro "Jiggly Boy" is back, and now you can sport his signature let-it-all-hang-out look...and contribute to a good cause while you're at it.

In case you haven't been properly introduced to the Jiggly Boy phenomenon, it all started more than a decade ago when John Sweeney found a memorable way of hamming it up for the stadium cameras during a Timberwolves game.

His now-famous routine is better watched than described:

This embed is invalid

Riding a new wave popularity after his triumphant return in February, Sweeney, who owns the Brave New Workshop improv theater in Minneapolis, has launched a line of Jiggly Boy merchandise. That includes shirts that comically simulate the Jiggly Boy physique:

According to the website, all proceeds from the merchandise will go to Smile Network International, a nonprofit that provides reconstructive surgery for children born with cleft palates in developing nations.

"If we could turn something as silly as Jiggly Boy into more people having the ability to smile, then I'll take my shirt off as many times as people need me to," Sweeney told City Pages.

According to the Independent, Sweeney had a little help in recreating the magic of his first, star-making dance – he was apparently contacted by the Timberwolves to resurrect his character for Kevin Garnett's first came back in Minnesota.

If YouTube is any indication, the stunt was a smashing success – the dancing video has five million views and counting.

Next Up

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins

Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

Chris Finch / Timberwolves

National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

best buy

Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

jacob frey

Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

Willmar Police Department

Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

hazelewood burgers

3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

Fire, firefighters

Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition