Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Prank Gone Wrong

Some of you might be familiar with the Prank War on CollegeHumor.com. If you haven't seen the prank where Streeter makes his friend Amir think he's made a half-court shot, then check it out here:

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The basic deal is that Streeter brings his buddy to a Maryland basketball game, and during halftime, rigs it so he gets to shoot a half court shot for $500,000. That catch is that he's blindfolded. The crowd is in on the gag and regardless of result, they will cheer as if he made the shot. He misses, but believes he has just won $500,000. Then Streeter comes out and Amir realizes he's been pranked.

Anyway, some high school students attempted to copy this prank by offering their high school girls' basketball coach (and former Kansas player, Joel Branstrom) tickets to this year's Final Four. This prank doesn't work out quite as well...



Yes folks. Coach Branstrom sunk the half court shot. Nice prank, kids. Obviously, the didn't have Final Four tickets, so they got him a gift certificate to a Mexican restaurant. Totally weak. How in the world are you going to promise top college basketball action and one of the world's best sporting events, and instead, give the poor guy diarrhea? It doesn't seem fair.

Apparently, there have already been some offers of people who want to donate Final Four tickets to the coach, so he may get to go after all. Moral of the story: be careful when you prank someone because the joke may end up being on you.

5 comments:

GMoney said...

I bet that Great Plains mexican food is top notch! But here's the thing:

When Kentucky wins it all this year and four years from now, they get stripped of their title, in essence, the Final Four would have never taken place.

But you and your colon would always remember that meal...

Tony B. said...

Great point- I wonder if all the people who watched Michigan games during their "Fab Five" years feel ripped off that those games never really happened.

Then again, it might be nice to be at the Final Four instead of watching it on TV where Clark Kellogg announces/whistles through the whole thing.

GMoney said...

But without Special K, how would you ever learn new terms such as "extreme leapjumpability"?

Tony B. said...

I suppose I wouldn't- it would clear my brain for more use tidbits- like Chip Carey's baseball commentary.

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