Free Throw Distractions

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So I was talking to my friend about the upcoming season and we were talking about the swirly things the Demon Deacons' fans use, so I started looking stuff and stumbled upon this article. Anything we can do to help out our boys will be a big help this year. I also feel like sometimes it would be better if we were silent rather than trying to be loud to distract free-throw shooters, I'm sure they prepare for noise. Silence would really throw them off...

http://www.slate.com/id/2111939/

In the mind of a free-throw shooter, a crowd of people waving wiggle sticks looks like a snowy TV screen. This sort of white noise might make it harder to see the rim, but the stats show that isn't a big deal...But what if the waving balloons didn't cancel each other out? If fans behind the backboard waved their balloons from side to side in unison, opposing players would perceive a field of background motion. When we see a moving background, we tend to assume that we're the ones moving and that the background is staying put.
At schools like Duke University and the University of Texas, student cheerleaders lead similar organized distractions, where everyone waves their arms together in one direction. If Cuban could get someone in the stands to conduct the thunder sticks, the plan might work.
During last week's game against the Celtics, three members of the Mavs' "Hoop Troop" worked the crowd behind the backboard. Boston shot 18 for 30 from the line, or 60 percent, about 20 percent below their season average.

P.S. I don't care if they say they work or not, I want one of those spinny things...
 
I'm not so sure about silence...but I would love to have some of those swirly things. I know exactly what you are talking about and those rock. Or at least some of the thunder sticks to make even more noise.
 
Yea I think(hope) you're talking about when everyone moves in one direction in sync right when the guy shoots. I irrationally think thats more effective than just noise. And it makes us look like more organized fans.
 
I like having a few moves that we all do together... before the shots, someone down front makes the call on which one we are doing.
 
ShoeSh1ne said:
I like having a few moves that we all do together... before the shots, someone down front makes the call on which one we are doing.

I nominate Pav
 
I think it would be great (although maybe hard to pull off)... if everyone in the arena was dead silent...but you had one person in that student section standing up yelling at them.

I'd laugh.
 
BOOMShakalaka said:
VCU4LIFE said:
Rambo Rowdy in a speedo.
:shock: :hurl:
I guess it could be worse... Pav, Wyne, Yow, and Tatum all in speedos...
:shudder:

Tatum is a sexy mofo, however they frown on speedos being worn on the baseline.

I nominate paul.
 
xjohnx said:
BOOMShakalaka said:
VCU4LIFE said:
Rambo Rowdy in a speedo.
:shock: :hurl:
I guess it could be worse... Pav, Wyne, Yow, and Tatum all in speedos...
:shudder:

Tatum is a sexy mofo, however they frown on speedos being worn on the baseline.

I nominate paul.
so long as he brings a Towson cheerleader.
 
I really do wish we could make the single free throw screamer a reality. I definitely think it's worth experimenting with in the exhibition game...
 
Natty said:
I really do wish we could make the single free throw screamer a reality. I definitely think it's worth experimenting with in the exhibition game...

Absolutely. Let's get on this.
 
Or an alternative, everyone stays quiet until he starts the motion going up to shoot and everyone screams.
 
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