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  • Nick Samples the Soap

    Posted by Murphy

    We thought it would be a good idea for Nick to sample some soap.  It always smells so good, maybe it tastes good too?  In theory, it made sense.

  • Gatorade Bath Goes Dreadfully Wrong.

    Posted by Murphy

    Saw this on Yahoo....classic.  We rarely see basketball coaches being doused with Gatorade buckets after big wins and there's a good reason why: Gallons of liquid and hard basketball courts don't mix.  Unfortunately for Richard Thurin, that incompatibility didn't register with any of the women on his North Platte Community College basketball team over the weekend. Watch what happens to Thurin and a Good Samaritan fan after his 15-14 squad decides to mark their big win in Sunday's huge NJCAA Division II Region F title game.

  • A Hooters Waitress Fielded a Fair Ball at a Pre-Season Baseball Game

    Posted by Murphy

    Major League Baseball's spring training is happening right now. And a waitress from HOOTERS got in on the action Saturday.  It was during a game between the Rays and Phillies. And the waitress . . . named "Priscilla" . . . was the ball girl fielding foul balls down the third base line.  Problem is, she fielded a FAIR ball by mistake . . . then tossed it to some kid in the stands. (--Since it's the pre-season, it didn't really matter. But in case you're wondering, the batter was awarded a double on the play.)

     

  • A Guy Hit a Half-Court Shot at a Basketball Game . . . but Didn't Win the $50,000 Prize?

    Posted by Murphy

    If you ever get a chance to take a half-court shot for $50,000, here's some advice.  Make sure you know the rules first. Yesterday at the Missouri Valley basketball tournament in St. Louis, a guy named Alex Permann had a chance at 50 grand, but he didn't just have to make a half-court shot.  He had to make a lay-up, then a free throw, then a three-pointer, THEN a half-court shot, all in less than 25 seconds.  Well, Alex made THREE of those shots, including the one from half-court. But he forgot about the three-pointer . . . even though the announcer and people in the crowd were yelling "three-pointer" at him.  After the game, he admitted that he wasn't clear on the instructions, saying quote, "I was so excited to be out there that I didn't pay attention to what [the announcer] said.  I had in my mind what I was going to do."Luckily, he's not walking away completely empty handed.  He DOESN'T get any of the $50,000. But he does get free tickets to the Missouri Valley tournament for life. Plus, some V.I.P. passes, and three days in a hotel for next year's tournament. Which, let's be honest . . . totally sucks compared to 50 grand.