SEC Championship 2013: Dr. Pepper halftime contest highlights awful throwing technique (GIF)


Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; General view of the field during the first quarter of the 2013 SEC Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

It is clear that fans in the SEC grew up watching Tim Tebow throw a football. During halftime of the exciting SEC Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and Missouri Tigers, Dr. Pepper held a contest that rewarded the winner with a $100,000 scholarship.

All you needed to do to win the contest was throw a football through a Dr. Pepper can.

Unfortunately for the football purists, it was a contest filled with some horrendous throwing technique. Two young students, Brooks and Lindsay, competed in the contest. The first round ended in a tie, which led us to a tie-breaker round.

Twitter was clearly behind Lindsay, but Brooks came away with the win despite this technique:

If you throw the football like a basketball, you should be instantly disqualified. This isn’t pop-a-shot, folks, it is a competition centered around throwing a football.

In all seriousness, though, congratulations to Brooks for earning a huge scholarship that will hopefully change his life.

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  • Brian Lamb

    I would love to see you do better.

  • Daniel McGuire

    You know what the correct tecnique is for throwing a football through a hole? The one that wins you $100k, but I’m sure you could’ve done better.

  • David Mulvihill

    Why should be be? The point is to win 100,000 doollars not look good doing it.