Monday, February 1, 2010

Does Anybody Miss This Shot?

I'm sure you've all seen this first video.... It was everywhere!

In part of an elaborate prank planned by students at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas, basketball Coach Joel Branstrom was told that he would receive two tickets to the NCAA basketball tournament if he made a blindfolded shot from half court. What he didn't know is that whether or not he made the shot, the students would erupt in applause, making him think he had made the basket.... The students, of course, did not expect what happened next....

Because this was all a hoax, nobody had expected the coach to make the shot, and nobody was actually planning on giving the coach tickets to the tournament.... However, the students did chip in and get him a gift certificate to Chipotle....

After the coach's shot had become a viral sensation, it was reported that an unidentified donor has donated six tickets, transportation and lodging for the NCAA's Final Four Basketball tournament!

After the coach had made the impossible shot, reporter Rob Low made a special trip to the school to do a story on the prank-gone-wrong. While shooting the tease for the story at half court (exactly where the shot by Coach Branstrom was made), Rob Low blindly threw the ball over his head.... Can you guess the outcome?

If I was on the Olathe Northwest High School basketball team, all I would do is take half court shots.... Apparently nobody misses from half court....


  1. LMAO @ the look on the reporter's face!

  2. Good thing someone dontated the tickets for the NCAA Final Four. I would have been pissed if I was promised the tickets and all I got was a gift certificate to Chipotle! LOL. But that was an awesome shot!

    That reporter looks puzzled it went it which only makes the whole shot even more hilarious. I am thinking anyone playing on that court should only shoot from half court.

  3. When you get a minute come by I have presented you with an award..

    BTW...That shot was friggin awesome...I watched it like 10 times...

  4. I don't even know what to say. Amazing. What are the odds of that happening. And twice??


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