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.
10/25/2016 11:28:03 pm
You've got to be the dumbest human being alive. The admissions office would have nothing to do with this for opener's, the office of the Bursar would. And that's if the money matters. These promotions are called sweepstakes, and they have companies that handle these payouts when they happen. A 30 second Google search would've revealed ETSU's checkered past in these promotions. Next, this is a fan base that when the product is good, has averaged 10,000 fans a game in an indoor football stadium to watch basketball. Thankfully they don't play there anymore, but still pull impressive numbers for the conference they're in. Next, you obviously know nothing about college basketball, or the accomplishments ETSU had last year. 20 plus win team that played for their conference championship and had a participant in the dunk contest. Do you even basketball? It's clear you can't write, and it's even more clear you've never paid attention to a program that's steeped in a tradition of winning that includes multiple NBA draft picks. The only person I've seen write anything more idiotic is a guy named Marky Billson, and he literally has been fired from every job he's had working for legitimate media.
10/26/2016 09:51:12 am
Well, someone needs to get laid.
10/27/2016 04:04:07 pm
A word of advice you two bit hack, Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, kid. Neither is partaking in bath salts, which is the only logical explanation for how something like what you've written could've been put down. Again, this is the type of crap that comes from the Eastland Mall via the Howard Dean scream off champion of Pittsburgh. Don't be a moron. That's all.
10/26/2016 10:42:00 am
I second this. To say "this is the most impressive thing that the casual college basketball fan will see from ETSU all year" might be one of the dumbest things I've ever read. If you did any research at all you would see that the Bucs will be competing for a conference title this year and have a great shot at winning a game or two in the NCAA tourney. Not to mention the athletes they have on this team, its not the last time you'll see this team on Sportscenter Top10
10/26/2016 12:56:22 pm
Completely agreed. A very uninformed, ignorant article regarding college basketball. This team has two preseason all conference athletes on it, and is picked by many to win the conference and advance to NCAA's.
10/26/2016 01:22:02 pm
Speaking of uninformed, if you looked at the site for more than 3 seconds you would realize how dumb you appear for criticizing the amount of research that goes into it.
10/27/2016 01:17:51 pm
Should have researched ETSU basketball a little more before writing such an uniformed article. ETSU basketball is projected a 2nd place finished in the Southern conference this year. Finished with 24 wins and a postseason bid last year. They are ranked 21st in the first mid-major poll that came out today. Projected to have the Socon player of the year by NBC Sports. Projected to have two players on the all conference list by the Southern conference coaches. Led the Southern Conference in basketball attendance last season. They also beat Georgia Tech in Atlanta last year. Maybe this article should have been about Georgia Tech?
11/11/2022 11:08:08 am
Loved readinng this thank you
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