Monday, December 23, 2013

7 Things You Can Do In 0.3 Seconds

On Tuesday, December 17, Florida Golf Coast had a game-tying shot in double overtime negated. They were playing South Florida and were trailing 66-68 with 0.3 seconds left when Chase Fieler caught a full-court pass and made a shot as time expired. He got the shot off before the buzzer sounded, but the officials ruled that it didn’t count. See it go down here:

Apparently, there’s a little rule in college basketball that states: 

“In any period, when the game clock displays 10ths of seconds and play is to be resumed by a throw-in or a free throw when 3/10 (.3) of a second or less remains on the game clock, a player may not gain possession of the ball and try for a field goal. Such player can only score a field goal by means of a tap of a pass or of a missed free throw.”

It’s hard to blame Fieler for his failed attempt at “Just the Tip.” There’s not a whole lot you can do in 0.3 seconds, but there are at least 7 things you can do in that amount of time...

1. Lose your momentum unexpectedly.

2. Destroy an extremely elaborate sandcastle.

3. Start and stop the timer on a stopwatch.

Author's note: What a talent. We will never forget the name Andy Pelfrey. Or the time the witness for a world record asked his mom to take his shirt off.

4. Recite all 50 states.

5. Have a prank backfire on you.

6. Ruin your chances of having children.

7. Fart baby powder out of your butt.

See?  Step it up FGCU.

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