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(New York Daily News)   Florida man guarantees years of uninterrupted basketball TV time, by arranging for girlfriend to be "randomly" picked for chance to make $20,000 halfcourt shot at Orlando Magic game, and then proposes to her after she misses the hoop   (nydailynews.com) divider line 43
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2013-03-29 01:11:08 AM
But the real question on many farkers minds is, what if she had actually made the shot? Would she have demanded the $20,000? I mean, yeah she got proposed to, but 20 grand, that's kinda hard to pass up.
 
2013-03-29 01:48:16 AM
Public proposals are coercive.
 
2013-03-29 09:42:16 AM
I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her
 
2013-03-29 09:42:42 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Public proposals are coercive.


Better than a shotgun a wedding.
 
2013-03-29 09:43:44 AM
Guaranteed years of uninterrupted basketball TV time, condemned to watch the Magic?
 
2013-03-29 09:43:50 AM

strangeluck: But the real question on many farkers minds is, what if she had actually made the shot? Would she have demanded the $20,000? I mean, yeah she got proposed to, but 20 grand, that's kinda hard to pass up.


That was my first thought too.

DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her


I'd give her an open layup.
 
2013-03-29 09:45:11 AM

Ponzholio: DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her

I'd give her an open layup.


I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.
 
2013-03-29 09:47:00 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Public proposals are coercive.


Unless they had already made plans to get married and agreed on them, then yeah, I agree with you.  But a lot of couples talk it out first so that only the timing/location of the question is a surprise---not the answer.
 
2013-03-29 09:49:07 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Ponzholio: DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her

I'd give her an open layup.

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.


I'd drive her lane and slam it home.
 
2013-03-29 09:49:09 AM
I saw a video where a woman said no under similar circumstances, in front of the whole arena at a basketball game. What was awesome was the mascot walked up to the guy afterward in his costume and handed him a beer and patted him on the back.
 
2013-03-29 09:49:38 AM
I imagine the dude agreed to pay, should she make it, and he would have been confident of her inability.
In which case, had she made it, then turned him down - awesome.
Proposals should be private.
 
2013-03-29 09:52:47 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Public proposals are coercive.


tacky as well.
 
2013-03-29 09:54:51 AM

miniflea: I saw a video where a woman said no under similar circumstances, in front of the whole arena at a basketball game. What was awesome was the mascot walked up to the guy afterward in his costume and handed him a beer and patted him on the back.


If I recall, that whole thing was a fake.
 
2013-03-29 09:59:40 AM
Proposals should be what you want them to be. As luck would have it, people have different sensibilities.
 
2013-03-29 09:59:58 AM

Neondion: KiwDaWabbit: Ponzholio: DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her

I'd give her an open layup.

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.

I'd drive her lane and slam it home.





I'd foul her
 
2013-03-29 10:03:19 AM
KiwDaWabbit:

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.

That's longer than Rick Pitino lasted at Porcini (15 seconds).
 
2013-03-29 10:12:08 AM
I am a jaded person because I think that these types of proposals are just old and played out?  Plus, what a way to put her on the spot there, sport.
 
2013-03-29 10:13:41 AM

whiteylexus: KiwDaWabbit:

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.

That's longer than Rick Pitino lasted at Porcini (15 seconds).


I was thinking more like 12, but I had a theme to go with.
 
2013-03-29 10:14:01 AM

Mr.Hawk: Neondion: KiwDaWabbit: Ponzholio: DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her

I'd give her an open layup.

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.

I'd drive her lane and slam it home.

I'd foul her


I'd dribble and then get it slapped out of my hand.
 
2013-03-29 10:17:48 AM

Prof. Frink: Mr.Hawk: Neondion: KiwDaWabbit: Ponzholio: DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her

I'd give her an open layup.

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.

I'd drive her lane and slam it home.

I'd foul her

I'd dribble and then get it slapped out of my hand.


Haha winner!
 
2013-03-29 10:21:42 AM
...or, he could stay single and watch all of the basketball he wants without someone acting like they're doing him a favor.

/Just a suggestion
 
2013-03-29 10:33:37 AM

PsyLord: I am a jaded person because I think that these types of proposals are just old and played out?  Plus, what a way to put her on the spot there, sport.


No, no you are not. That shiat was played out the second time someone did it.
 
2013-03-29 10:42:48 AM

Bslim: PsyLord: I am a jaded person because I think that these types of proposals are just old and played out?  Plus, what a way to put her on the spot there, sport.

No, no you are not. That shiat was played out the second time someone did it.


Lots of cat ladies dying alone in this thread.
 
2013-03-29 10:44:04 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Proposals should be what you want them to be. As luck would have it, people have different sensibilities.


What if I don't want to be part of your attention-whoring proposal? Have there been any studies on the longevity of marriages that begin with the "everybody goes awww now" proposal. If not, I'm gong with 23 percent success rate. Book it.
 
2013-03-29 10:54:21 AM

Cletus C.: KiwDaWabbit: Proposals should be what you want them to be. As luck would have it, people have different sensibilities.

What if I don't want to be part of your attention-whoring proposal? Have there been any studies on the longevity of marriages that begin with the "everybody goes awww now" proposal. If not, I'm gong with 23 percent success rate. Book it.


I'm not in favor of the attention-whoring proposal. As a few have already mentioned, it's a cliché, not to mention that I think that proposals should be private.

However, if I'm there when somebody pulls one of those off, I just don't feel like it would impact my life beyond repair.
 
2013-03-29 11:01:11 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Cletus C.: KiwDaWabbit: Proposals should be what you want them to be. As luck would have it, people have different sensibilities.

What if I don't want to be part of your attention-whoring proposal? Have there been any studies on the longevity of marriages that begin with the "everybody goes awww now" proposal. If not, I'm gong with 23 percent success rate. Book it.

I'm not in favor of the attention-whoring proposal. As a few have already mentioned, it's a cliché, not to mention that I think that proposals should be private.

However, if I'm there when somebody pulls one of those off, I just don't feel like it would impact my life beyond repair.


Well, obviously I've been traumatized. I can't even look at a JumboTron without getting the cold shakes.
 
2013-03-29 11:07:01 AM
espn.go.com
 
2013-03-29 11:12:07 AM
""Magic fans, this is NOT a contest. This is actually a surprise marriage proposal. SSHHHH!" read a sign that the mascot was holding."

I don't understand why this was necessary. Why does the audience need to know beforehand that it's not a free-throw contest? They risk having random drunk people in the crowd screaming out to give it away, or having the woman turn around and get a glimpse of the sign.
 
2013-03-29 11:13:51 AM

KiwDaWabbit: Guaranteed years of uninterrupted basketball TV time, condemned to watch the Magic?


'there was finally time'
/sobs.
 
2013-03-29 11:14:31 AM
I'd show her my finger roll.
 
2013-03-29 11:27:52 AM
The only thing cheesier than a public proposal/coersion stunt like that is doing it in that sweater.

Egads that awful.

/real men propose in private
//then spend the next 24 hours awaiting her decision as she sorts out her inner anxieties you thought were previously addressed
///9years later, still with her, enjoying my cool stories, bro....
 
2013-03-29 11:50:12 AM
Another moron who thinks public proposals are cute.  Nothing like it being tough enough making a life-altering decision, let's just do it in front of thousands of people and on giant video screens too, eh?
 
2013-03-29 12:12:23 PM
Man up. If you're going to this, put your balls on the block and do it at some sort of hen party like a baby shower or, hell, I don't know, some other place where only women go. An abortion clinic would be good if you could get a camera in there.
 
2013-03-29 12:36:15 PM

Smackledorfer: 'there was finally time'
/sobs.


"Time enough at last."
 
2013-03-29 12:44:26 PM
Guys who propose in highly public venues like this deserve to be shot down when the pop the question. This is not romantic, jerkwad. This is almost coersion.
 
2013-03-29 12:51:59 PM

ZeroCorpse: Guys who propose in highly public venues like this deserve to be shot down when the pop the question. This is not romantic, jerkwad. This is almost coersion.


you sound fat
 
2013-03-29 01:09:13 PM
Follow up: hundreds of women in attendance, storm the basketball court for their chance to miss a half court free shot ;)
 
2013-03-29 02:56:04 PM

Prof. Frink: Mr.Hawk: Neondion: KiwDaWabbit: Ponzholio: DubyaHater: I would sink my ball into her net.

I'd full court press her

I'd give her an open layup.

I'd give her the 24 second shot clock.

I'd drive her lane and slam it home.

I'd foul her

I'd dribble and then get it slapped out of my hand.


HA HA HA NOT IN MY HOUSE NO NO NO
 
2013-03-29 04:23:02 PM
What, nobody going for the backdoor cut.

I'm disappointed in you all.
 
2013-03-29 05:16:09 PM
Save me, Florida Man!
 
2013-03-29 10:40:21 PM
Guy is a DB like every other DB that has tried this.   If you're that commited do it in a private setting where only the two of you are present.   Sunset on the beach worked for me.
 
2013-03-30 02:11:59 AM

midigod: Smackledorfer: 'there was finally time'
/sobs.

"Time enough at last."


Eh, potato pototo.
 
2013-03-30 02:03:34 PM

Smackledorfer: midigod: Smackledorfer: 'there was finally time'
/sobs.

"Time enough at last."

Eh, potato pototo.


"There were potatoes enough at last."
 
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