The Mobile Leprechaun turns 14! Here’s the annual backstory…

This week marks 14 years since one of the best (and one of the first) viral videos of all time was born. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed.

The original version of the video has amassed nearly 30 million views, not including the remixes and all the other creative variations. Every year around St. Patrick’s Day more and more people are introduced to the video for the first time.

A couple of years ago, Barstool Sports announced the video is the first-ever induction into its Internet Hall of Fame. Obviously a major honor.

Unfortunately, after all these years, we still don’t know where da gold at.

I’m forever linked to the iconic story because I’m one of the news anchors who introduced it on camera. As a result, I’m peppered with questions about it several times a year. One question is often repeated: “Was that a real news story?” The answer is yes and no…

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