January 26, 2010

Prank Goes Awry: The girls' basketball coach at NorthWest High School in Olathe, Kansas was told that if he hit a half court, blindfolded shot he would earn tickets to this year's Final Four. The student body however, had plans of their own. They were instructed to cheer wildly after the coach inevitably missed the near impossible shot, giving the coach false hopes of March Madness. There was one problem though, he made it. Oh, and the students never actually had the tickets, so instead he was given a gift card to a Mexican restaurant.

posted by BoKnows to basketball at 09:51 PM - 13 comments

Note to self: Don't play a trick-shot prank on somebody who walked on to the Kansas basketball team.

posted by jmd82 at 10:24 PM on January 26, 2010

When he's being spun the shooter pauses each time he passes zero, squared up to the basket. That's presence of mind.

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:36 PM on January 26, 2010

Yeah, but which Mexican restaurant?

Because there is a case to be made for some serious enchiladas.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:46 PM on January 26, 2010

Do you have anything else besides Mexican food?

posted by owlhouse at 12:08 AM on January 27, 2010

I'm not positive he couldn't see through that blind fold. I think that's why they tried to put a second one on him.

Nevertheless, nice shot.

The looks on the prankster's faces and their body language was perfect.

"Oh. F*ck. He hit it. Now what do we do?!"

posted by grum@work at 12:21 AM on January 27, 2010

The buzzfeed version of this story included another link that's just as amazing: the Fox affiliate reporter covering the story takes a shot of his own...

posted by hincandenza at 04:05 AM on January 27, 2010

My pals told me that if I could get through a day at work without murdering anyone that they'd give me tickets to the Superbowl. I did it, but it turned out they didn't have the tickets, so now I don't have any tickets to the Superbowl.

*waits for media to get hold of story and inevitable subsequent offers of free tickets from organisers of Superbowl*

posted by JJ at 05:56 AM on January 27, 2010

jj...Sorry about the tickets. But perhaps now you have a legimate reason to murder them all. And be aquitted by reason of insanity!!

posted by wildbill1 at 07:03 AM on January 27, 2010

I like how the coach knew this was a prank and that the punch line was that he was going to get hit in the face with something. He must be a SpoFite to worry about such a thing.

posted by NoMich at 07:05 AM on January 27, 2010

Wait, I've seen this prank before. Although that time, it worked as planned.

posted by bender at 08:04 AM on January 27, 2010

Mexican food, in Kansas? No, thanks.

posted by bdaddy at 09:19 AM on January 27, 2010

Another half-court shot prank.

posted by yerfatma at 10:20 AM on January 27, 2010

Mexican food, in Kansas? No, thanks.

But the steaks in Kansas are off the hook.

posted by BornIcon at 02:38 PM on January 28, 2010

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