I was playing one-on-one with my good friend Josh on Saturday morning when I pulled up from 25 feet, called out “For the Sudan!” and knocked down a game-winning three-pointer. Anyone who has seen the movie White Men Can’t Jump likely gets the reference. For those who are completely in the dark on what shooting for the Sudan means, please see this UrbanDictionary entry for more information.
While calling out random things on the basketball court might irk some, I’ve found that eliciting non-sensical phrases in the flow of the game only boosts my confidence. I might be a 35-percent three-point shooter when silent. But when talking simultaneously? My average probably doubles.