We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You're thinking, "A half-court basketball shot? Hey, it might take me a few tries, but no big deal!"
I remind you, though, that form also counts.
But on a low note, as long as I was on YouTube I decided to investigate the darker side of basketball, so I did a search for "basketball cheerleader mayhem bloody death" and came up with the following horrific scene of a cheerleader being brutalized right there in public.
I didn't have the stomach to watch past the halfway point, though.
I loved the reaction from the crowd. They were as aghast as anyone would be. And that the two teams got together beforehand to work it out was pretty cool of them. As you said, a pretty clever skit, aghastness factor notwithstanding.
yes. Not hard to know in advance that nothing bad is going to happen, given that none of the cheerleaders or umpires does anything to interfere (and neither do players, trainers, security guards, etc. etc.).
I've seen mascots do this type of thing before - and yep, it is great entertainment, really great - But, I sort of feel like I've just watched a magician's trick and wondered "how did they do that?"
I mean, is the cheerleader standing on the mascot's feet inside? or is she somehow or other hanging onto him over his shoulders? Man, to be the mascot who is already dealing with wearing the costume AND holding the cheerleader has got to be something of a challenge, no?
Oh, and that half-court basket is really cool - kudos to her for all the practice it must have taken to get it just right.