Posted by Matt Norlander
There are three easy ways to keep fans engaged during halftime of a basketball game: creative cheerleading poses, T-shirt guns and half-court shots for money.
Below, thanks to Deadspin, we've got video of two Villanova fans racing the clock and hitting four shots that earn them $1,000 in ... well, a Series EE Bond, according to tipsters. Still, it's remarkably exciting theater. The first guy is all smooth, sinking his 47-footer to a rousing ovation. Then the second guy completely shows him up and adds drama to the spectacle, as he doesn't technically get his last shot off before time runs out, yet still his prayer is answered. He was evidently rewarded, too, despite heaving the rock too late.
Hey, it's entirely more exciting than the Wildcats' win over Delaware, which came to a 78-59 final Saturday evening.
One small morsel of advice for the folks in charge of setting up these contests in the future: make the prizes worth the contestants' while. An oversized check is almost always a no-brainer, too.
Two fans sink half-court shots at 'Nova contest
Posted on: December 20, 2010 10:22 pm