Take yourself back, for a moment, to first grade.
As much as some of us would love to relive elementary school, at that time there was nothing better than having a day off. And there were few better days to stay home than the Monday after the Super Bowl. After all, even adults want that day off.
And image that with one made basket, you could get Super Bowl Monday off for your entire school. That's right -- if you sank a free throw, every one of your classmates could take that day off. Quite a bit of pressure, if you ask us.
Well, that's the situation first-grader Blake Harper of Mater Dei School in Bethesda, Md., found himself in recently. After an eighth-grader and a seventh-grader both missed their shots, Harper represented the last chance for the students at Mater Dei.
And here's how he did:
Hopefully Harper was able to enjoy his day off and didn't have to spend it icing the bruises he got after being trounced by dozens of ecstatic classmates.