Bag The Goat Shot, Please...


((HT: NCAA/truTV))

We all know this staple of emotional sports television...

And it has nothing to do with the greatest of all time designations we give athletes in their prime...

In TV terms, there's always two types of people- heroes and goats...

This is your hero shot... from yesterday's Loyola-Miami game...

Kids jumping out of their sneaks, excitement, all that... love that stuff...

But, unfortunately with that, there's an assignment of blame somewhere in the process...

Thus, the "goat" shot... at the :25 mark... thanks to @SportWithAshley

Loyola goes down to the other end and buries a 28-footer to take the lead and, eventually, win after a review, three-tenths of a second are put on the clock, and the inbounds pass goes away...

It's not the only time this has happened, but it's the most recent and it raises the question: Why...???

Another recent example, thanks to our friends at CBS Sports

If the person is germane to the event, I can see a shot or two of reaction after the fact- like the Navy kicker...

But in the basketball case, the free throw missed created the situation and gave it the opportunity. It did not have a direct effect on the three-pointer that eventually won the game. And getting in the kid's grill, to me, was completely out of bounds...

Why not focus on the defensive breakdown instead...? And the reaction shot of UM head coach Jim Larranaga was a GREAT replay...

But, in the situation from the tournament, we're talking kids from 18-22...

I can understand adults, probably, having the wherewithal of handling it...

College and high schoolers- not so much...

Will there be an end to this idea at the end of games...??? Probably not any time soon...

But you'd like to have television think a little bit in the production truck before the shot makes air...

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