Barstool Sports - Picture this. It’s the Sweet 16. Tie game. 20 seconds left. The world is watching. And the world’s most popular announcer asks if BYU should foul. Say it ain’t so Gus! Say it ain’t so! Should they foul? Huh? Not good. Not good at all. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to listen to him the same way again. Because if there is one thing I can’t stand as a human it’s stupidity.
I pretty much felt compelled to make a point here. Mostly because I love Gus, but also because Barstool is just so off the mark. 20 Seconds left, tie game, Florida has the ball and the last shot. If you don't foul, the best you can do is get to OT. At this point in the game Jimmer can barely move and is playing 0 defense. If you foul, you probably put Boynton on the line (their only good free throw shooter at 82%), and you give Jimmer a chance to fire a thirty footer and win the fucker. They were never going to win in OT. Never. The kid looked like he was about to keel over and die. If BYU fouls with 20 seconds left at least they're giving themselves a chance to win it in regulation. Obviously very few coaches (and probably none) would have the cherries to make that decision in this spot, but Gus certainly isn't stupid for raising the question.