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(Fox Sports)   Fan reads the break and speed on 95 feet of lacquered hardwood, drops the ball right in the clown's mouth to win $15,000 towards a car at today's Mississippi State / Auburn college basketball game   (msn.foxsports.com) divider line 12
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2014-02-15 09:24:44 PM
That's pretty impressive over that distance on such a hard surface like that. just a hair off over that long distance would have been pushed the ball way off.
 
2014-02-15 10:22:26 PM

Farkenhostile: That's pretty impressive over that distance on such a hard surface like that. just a hair off over that long distance would have been pushed the ball way off.


Its pure luck really, if there was even a scratch on that golf ball or surface, that ball would of rolled off to the side. I grew up a baseball player in high school, one day I was the "lucky" fan of maybe 100? at a Tigers AA game, that I got a chance to win a $200 gift card to the local mall. I had to pitch and hit a Quarter at home plate. I was given 5 pitches to warm up and one pitch to throw, instead of throwing the hardest I could, I threw a constant speed just to get my accuracy down.

I guess years of pitching little league and high school paid off, I was only the 2nd person to do so in a few hundred games.

/It was well spend on Sears Craftman tool set, meh the tools are decent but it was free!
 
2014-02-15 10:33:00 PM

Farkenhostile: That's pretty impressive over that distance on such a hard surface like that. just a hair off over that long distance would have been pushed the ball way off.


Yup.  Hell, we used to try shiat like this for fun before basketball practice (granted, usually rolling a ball, not a golf club), but still, damned impossible.  Made me smile.  Until I saw the hater Youtube comments. :P
 
2014-02-15 10:51:36 PM
gunga lagunga
 
2014-02-15 11:19:01 PM
30 second commercial to watch a 19 second video?

The best part?  The golfing promotion was sponsored by a Toyota dealership and the 30 second commercial I had to watch was for Nissan!
 
2014-02-15 11:34:32 PM
Let's assume a normal person is capable of keeping the ball within the boundaries of the baseline....

NBA baseline is what, 50 feet?  600 inches?  The ball is 1.62 inches wide, and assume the hole he has to hit it through is 3 inches wide.

multiply, divide, carry the one, and, um...  I've got about a 1 in 500 chance.

(3.0 - 1.62) / 600 = 0.0023

Assume he's capable of keeping it within the 16 feet of the "paint", and it's about 1 in 150.

(3.0 - 1.62) / (12 * 16) = 0.0071

Can someone check my math?
 
2014-02-15 11:37:45 PM
So he "won" about half a car?  Great.
 
2014-02-16 06:57:59 AM

whooter: So he "won" about half a car?  Great.


What a scam. Article totally glossed over that. I wonder if the setup offers a tax benefit though?
 
2014-02-16 07:43:24 AM

Dawg47: whooter: So he "won" about half a car?  Great.

What a scam. Article totally glossed over that. I wonder if the setup offers a tax benefit though?


It seems like, if the guy ends up not being able to purchase a car, they've essentially given away nothing while pretending they did...
 
2014-02-16 09:02:20 AM
Why are they doing a putting contest at a b-ball game?
 
2014-02-16 09:52:12 AM
Just been to a Div I game on Saturday.  The game now seems secondary with all the activities that go on during time outs and half time show.    If you are ADHD it must be Heaven.
 
2014-02-16 11:08:06 AM

whooter: Dawg47: whooter: So he "won" about half a car?  Great.

What a scam. Article totally glossed over that. I wonder if the setup offers a tax benefit though?

It seems like, if the guy ends up not being able to purchase a car, they've essentially given away nothing while pretending they did...


So he goes down to the Toyota lot and offers someone who is buying a car $15,000 off in exchange for $10,000. Even if they have to arrange it where he buys the car and then turns around and sells it to the real buyer, it would be worth the paperwork trouble for both parties.
 
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