Today’s Friday Sports Funny lampoons a ridiculous and far too common basketball spectacle.
I’ve named the absurd sight the “missed free throw celebration.”
College hoops fans witness this sorry scene every time they tune into to watch a game.
Just tune into the NCAA basketball games on CBS, TNT and TBS, and I guarantee you’ll to see countless “missed free throw celebrations.”
The egregious “failed free throw festivities” occur whenever basketball players enthusiastically approach their brick-laying, free throw shooting teammate. They oddly congratulate him with high fives and generous pats to the butt after he just clanged an important freebie from 15 feet.
Doesn’t anybody else on the planet find this behavior ridiculous?
Why don’t announcers decry the dreadful display of celebrating ineptitude whenever a shooter misses a gimme from the charity stripe? Instead, they claim there’s a mysterious lid on the basket.
Imagine if MLB infielders sprint to the pitcher’s mound to bask in the embarrassment of a pitcher immediately after his last fast ball wound up 450’ away in the center field stands?
And, what if NFL players party-hearty with their team’s running back after he coughs up the football in the red zone?
You get where I’m going here. So, let’s stop the “missed free throw celebrations” before these pitiful parties spread to other sports.
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