Miley Cyrus’ name has been in the news a lot recently. Usually, it’s been for doing something completely ridiculous, and that’s what we’ve all come to expect. Her antics are hilarious, though repugnant to some, but that’s okay. She’s an entertainer both on and off the stage, for sure. I’m cool with that. I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m laughing at her, not with her.
Despite her popularity and her repeated presence in the news, it’s not too often you see her name thrown around in the world of sports. Sure, there were those kids who did the “Wrecking Ball” play, but Miley and “Wrecking Ball” are having an even greater impact in athletics, particularly in college basketball.
For those of you who didn’t know, Belmont University beat Number 11 ranked UNC 83-80 the other day. Now, I’m no expert on sports psychology, but I think one particular fan may have had a pretty big impact on the outcome of the game.
When UNC’s James McAdoo was about to shoot a free throw, a Belmont fan decided to take things into his own hands. Knowing that there was little he could do to aid his team from the stands, he did the best thing he could do. Loudly, this brave fan sang his own version of Miley’s “Wrecking Ball”, and it honestly looks like it screwed up McAdoo’s shot.
Like I said, I don’t know if the fan’s singing had a real impact on James McAdoo’s ability to shoot. All I’m saying is there’s definitely a correlation there. Causation? I’ll let you be the judge.
Take a look for yourself.
Well played, sir.