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Wisconsin Basketball’s Brad Davison Plays Through Dislocated Shoulder Better Than Any Of Us Can Play Healthy

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brad davison wisconsin basketball shoulder dislocated

Whenever the weather was over 50 degrees, me and my housemate would skip our classes and hit up the local shitty golf course. There, we fine-tuned our golf game and the sport of pacing our drinking through 18 holes.

One day on the 11th hole, as I’m well on my way to another three-putt, I hear someone shout “MOTHERFUCKER” loud enough to wake the dead. While trying to chip onto the green, my housemate dislocated his shoulder. What did he do in this situation? He did what any real man would do: popped the shoulder back in and played the rest of the course. Granted he played like shit the rest of the way, but a dislocated shoulder with a mild Natty Light buzz will do that to you.

Turns out my roommate isn’t the only one who’s struggled with a little mid-game joint dislocation.

From Yahoo Sports:

If Wisconsin’s Brad Davison wasn’t already on his way to becoming a folk hero among Badgers fans, the freshman guard surely is now.

He added to his legend during Sunday’s 68-63 loss to Michigan State with a memorable display of toughness and resilience.

For months, Davison has played with a black brace on his left shoulder to keep it from popping out of place. Davison dislocated it yet again with just under 14 minutes left in Sunday’s game, but he calmly popped it back in, checked back into the game in a mere 23 seconds later and buried step-back jumper after step-back jumper over the next few possessions.

All I know about Wisconsin is that the Green Bay Packers play there and it’s where That ’70s Show took place. Apparently they’re also home to a new athletic legend and the face of perseverance. This dude does better with one bad shoulder than I do with three good ones (don’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to). But just how good is Brad Davison?

Davison finished with 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting, a special performance that kept Wisconsin within striking distance against the Big Ten’s best team.

30 points? That’s more than I scored in my illustrious intramural career before my jersey was unceremoniously retired to the fraternity basement rafters. Hell, there were some times I saw my college’s D1 basketball team score that many points in an entire game.

NBA teams, I don’t want to tell you how to do your jobs, but don’t sleep on this kid.

[via Yahoo Sports]

Image via Twitter/@braddavi34

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Previously known for being the 4th best improv comedian in the state of New Jersey, he enjoyed a brief career in politics by serving on his fraternity's eboard until a scandal not as bad as the Lewinsky scandal, but more memorable than Whitewater lead to his resignation. Now, he spends his time making God awful jokes in chapter meetings, rooting for a shitty New Jersey hockey team, and serving on the congressional committee set to determine whether Oprah Winfrey should be classified as a cult or a religion.

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