Last night in Siloam Springs, Ark., the NAIA's John Brown University played its first game of the 2011-12 season against Hillsdale Freewill Baptist and won, 101-58. And as they do every year, the Golden Eagles surrendered two easy points to Hillsdale in the second minute of the game, after officials called a technical foul on the home crowd for throwing hundreds of rolls of toilet paper into the air to celebrate John Brown's first basket.
John Brown—not to be confused with Joe Smith U—has been celebrating this way for more than 30 years, and the tradition has grown steadily ever since the administration fully embraced it as the school's most beloved ritual. (The practice was banned by the NCAA years ago.) Like a local diner framing its "Best Area Milkshake" certificate, the men's basketball page proudly displays that USA Today once called their annual TP game the "best technical foul in all of sports."
But we're sold, so we're not arguing with that. Toilet paper should probably replace confetti as the official celebratory paper of sports.
Via The Dagger.