Florida TV Station Re-Enacts Basketball Highlights, Scores Comedy Gold

03/31/2014 10:54 am ET
  • Ron Dicker General Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post

Like any good team, this Florida news station knows how to improvise.

Denied the rights to air highlights of the University of Florida's 62-52 victory over Dayton to reach the Final Four, WCJB sports anchor Zach Aldridge and crew make do with a Nerf-style hoop and ball. That's right, they re-enact the game's important moments in an office-shot video that aired instead of the actual game clips.

It's a hilarious fit of inspiration that apparently got the attention of the school. "Fantastic ... it's like I was there!" a commenter from a university YouTube channel wrote on Aldridge's post.

Another viewer exclaimed: "Someone give this guy an EMMY asap!!!"

According to WCJB's website, Aldridge is a Florida graduate who "can be found hanging out with his friends or playing basketball."

Who knew he'd be doing the latter for a viewing audience's amusement?