Have To Imagine Someone Wasn't Happy About ETSU Players Hitting Back-To-Back Half-Court Shots To Win Students Free Tuition
I don't want to take away from the moment here. I have to believe that this was one of the more exciting athletic achievements that has ever taken place at Eastern Tennessee State University. That's an assumption based on the fact that two players hitting back-to-back half court shots is extremely unlikely, but it's also an assumption based on the fact that they are a state school that only represents a select region of one of the smallest states in the continental United States. Call it a hunch, but I feel pretty comfortable saying that this video is the most impressive thing that the casual college basketball fan will see from ETSU all year.
That said, you know that someone sitting behind a desk running numbers in their Admission's Office was PISSED when it got sent to their e-mail. I'm sure it was their idea to get their limited fanbase involved with a promotional stunt that would bring the student body together. No doubt they even put enough money aside to cover a lucky undergraduate's tuition in case it was successful. What they definitely didn't plan for was flipping the bill for TWO free tuitions. Watching a bunch of half-drunk kids that will probably ignore the basketball team for the foreseeable future go bonkers in the crowd was pretty damn awesome. Knowing that there may have been some budgeting director standing at the end of the bleachers that let out a "you gotta be fucking kidding" under his breathe as that second shot ripped twine? For someone - like myself - that appreciates anything that costs colleges money, the mental image of him potentially schlepping back to his computer to move some decimal points around after his half-hearted gesture of good will was more pricey than he had planned is what really puts a diabolical smirk on my face.