With the National Championship set to kick off tonight, ESPN was pulling out all of the stops in their pregame coverage. In a contest sponsored by Eckrich Meats, Joey Delk had himself a chance to win a million dollars on live television by making one throw. To get that massive payday, Delk had to throw a football through a small target 25 yards away. Needless to say, Delk was not up to the task.
Jesus Christ, was that Connor Cook in disguise? While that was most definitely a pathetic effort from Delk, I’m not going to be too hard on him. I’ll freely admit that I’d have a snowball’s chance in hell of making that pass. The level of difficulty on that throw is a 10 out of 10, as you’d need surgical precision to successfully thread that needle.
And that’s not even counting the nerves factor. I could barely handle the pressure cooker that was JV basketball, so I can’t even imagine how shaky I’d be with a million bucks on the line. My throwing hand would be shakier than Gene Wilder in Blazing Saddles.
[H/T Busted Coverage]