By Ryan Mayer
The college basketball dunk competition got interesting last night.
Now, you may be asking yourself “There’s a college basketball dunk competition?” Yes, fellow sports fan, there is. It doesn’t get nearly the same amount of promotion and notoriety as the pro or even the high school one, but it does exist.
That brings us to Mississippi State senior guard Craig Sword. The 6’3″ Sword was selected to be a part of the dunk competition and for one of his attempts he decided to try and jump over something. Now, that in and of itself isn’t unusual, we’ve seen players dunking over people, chairs, and even cars. But, Sword’s prop was a little different, and it didn’t end well.
Yes, that is a pancake mascot. Why is there a person dressed up as a pancake? Well, that’s because Denny’s is a sponsor of the dunk contest. Just for fun, here’s the reverse angle.
The whole thing is made even better by the flat out frightened look on the mascot’s face. Watch that again and just look at the mascot. Poor, poor pancake.
In case you’re wondering who won the contest. That would be University of Mary guard Devan Douglas. Here’s an idea of why he won.
That was great, but unfortunately for him, this event will be more remembered for Craig Sword taking out a pancake.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.