[CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES] – UConn Basketball fans are used to success. The university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have won countless NCAA Championships. Despite past success, the UConn Men’s Huskies have been struggling a bit, which has resulted in a viral hot-sauce drinking charity.
It’s awesome that UConn fans are giving back to charity in order to entertain themselves while their favorite team struggles on the court. That’s one way to pass the time!
It all started last week during the UConn Huskies’ game against Marquette. With the Huskies down by 18 points, UConn alum and basketball super fan Bryan Jackson jokingly took to Twitter to announce that he would drink hot sauce if his Huskies came back to win the game.
Little did he know that his UConn Huskies must have been checking Twitter on the sidelines. The team came back from behind to pull off an upset victory. Bryan had to eat his own words in the form of a spoonful of hot sauce.
Wow. Bryan lost a bet that he made with himself. Maybe he should have kept the bet to himself instead of posting it on Twitter. Just hot sauce though? Seems like we could make things a little bit more interesting if we add the Guinness Book of World Record’s official hottest pepper in the world into the mix. If you’re going to do it, go big.
College Basketball Fail Results In A Charity Drive
Not only did Bryan’s Huskies win the game, but his video went viral online. Fans within the UConn community loved it, with many making their own hot sauce drinking bets. As the videos began to take off, a UConn based charity called Husky Ticket Project stepped in.
The Husky Ticket Project, which raises money to send underprivileged kids to UConn sporting events, took the viral sensation and decided to start raising money for a good cause. The organization asked everyone for a donation of at least $5 to go along with their hot-sauce shots. As of now, the charity has raised almost $50,000!
Wow just goes to show that making a fool of yourself online can sometimes result in something nice. Kudos to all who are involved in this incredible effort.