VIDEO: Ted Cruz Should Probably Watch Hoosiers Again
April 27 / Gregg Sussman / SportsGrid
There are certain pop culture things that you should learn if you are running for President of the United States. Simple pop culture knowledge will make you relatable to the American public. Part of the reason Barack Obama was so popular during his 2008 campaign, was due to his ability to know what we were talking about. He knew Jay-Z and Beyonce, he watched March Madness, and he's a Game of Thrones fan. We also assume that he knows that Joe Paterno is dead. Knowing that President Obama is also a basketball fan, we also can assure you that he knows that on the end of each court there is a basketball hoop. A hoop with a rim. Perhaps, President Obama should fill in Ted Cruz.
While campaigning in Indiana yesterday, Ted Cruz was in the historic Hoosiers gym. Much like "Rocky" in Philadelphia, in Indiana, Hoosiers is iconic. This Norman Dale speech is legendary.
You get goosebumps from the scene and Ted Cruz rightfully went to mention it. Seeing as how Cruz is an underdog in the race, referencing Hoosiers and trying to relate to the underdogs in Hickory seems like a good mentality. The problem here is that Ted Cruz doesn't actually know what a basketball rim is.
Yeah...that's right. "That basketball ring is the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in this country". We wish this was us confusing a Tina Fey and Sarah Palin comment, or in this case Taran Killam and Cuz. But no, this is real. Our next potential president has no idea what a basketball rim is.
How are we supposed to TRUSTED if we can't trust him to know what a basketball rim is? At Cruz's next town hall, can someone please ask him his thoughts on Steph Curry or Chris Paul's injuries? Ask him about the Villanova shot to win the national championship. We just need to see what his people will convince him to say.
Our reaction was befuddlement. Your reaction was better.
Ted Cruz, in his latest campaign to convince humans he is one of us, has referred to the "basketball ring" commonly used in our Earth sports